Shopping Guide – Last Minute Gift Ideas

Christmas is coming and time is running out to beat the shipping cut-offs and get handmade goodies delivered by Australia Post. We’ve put together a short list of great last minute gift ideas to make shopping Australian handmade a breeze.

Little Girls Bag & Purse Set by Vicki Elle

Gold Christmas crown by Under The Hawthorns

Dinosaur tails by Under His Wing

Baby romper by Little Loris Co

Santa kids undies by The Climbing Tree

Hand painted Wedgwood plate by The China Hutch

Baby Bib set  by Fig Tree Hill Crafts

Baby Christmas outfit by Four Little Buttons

Box Toiletry Bag by One Busy Sloth

Muslin swaddle wraps by Ruby’s Quilts & More

 

 


Sensational Six – Silver and Gold

Silver and gold, all that shimmers and sparkles, perfect for the festive season.
Contributed by Amelia of Lucy May Vintage Designs

Felt Ball Necklace – by Songbird and Wren

Original Sterling Silver Spoon Ring – by Lallyandme

Eucalypt Leaf Gold and Silver Stainless Steel Wall Art Wreath – by Galaxia Metal

Mint and Gold Polka Dot Ruffle Dress – by The Three Birds Shop

Cufflinks – by SisterWorks Inc

Reindeer Antler Bows – by Maddie’s Mum

 

Lucy Mae Vintage Designs creates baby and children’s clothing from upcycled and reclaimed vintage fabrics and linens.

The goal was to repurpose the old and unwanted to create new, exciting, unique clothing that helps fight the wastefulness and the environmental impact of the fashion industry.

The result is a clothing label that is locally handmade, ethical, sustainable and eco-friendly.  Designs are inspired by vintage fashion of the 40s, 50s and 60s, and all items are one-of-a-kind.  Sizes range from newborn to approximately 5 years, with Girl, Boy and Unisex styles.


Maker’s Inspiration – Christmas

Where do our makers find inspiration for their Christmas designs?
We asked four of our members to share what they are influenced by.

“Blue Christmas ” This year, Benita of BerryCoot Creations was inspired by a blue and white theme, as seen in this gorgeous tree by Rebecca Robeson. Benita’s Christmas romper fits the colour scheme perfectly.

PJ of Marjorie Handmade is inspired by “Little Golden Books with Christmas as the theme”. Her festive bibs for babies are the ideal complement to a little Christmas reading.

Kate from Tinkerbell Tailor has been busy sewing Christmas bloomers and has had great fun styling them in the Christmas spirit. Her plum pudding collection of bloomers matches with this tasty plum pudding from OZphotography at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Elizabeth from ELK Prints loves “the idea of making a floral Christmas wreath with our Australian native flowers”. Her Advent calendar milestone cards fit perfectly with Australian natives, such as this grevillea, photographed by Kathryn Willmott.

 

What is inspiring you this Christmas?


Sensational Six – Gifts for Newborns

The arrival of a newborn is such an exciting time and giving the gift of Australian handmade makes it even more special.

Curated by Christine from Ruby’s Quilts and More

 

Newborn Gifts Australian Handmade

Nappy Wallet & Change Mat set by Vicki Elle

Wooden letters by It’s My Room!

Wall Print by Mum and Me Handmade Designs

Cherry Baby Shoes Baby Shoes by Cheeky Rascal

Handknitted Bootees by Amy Myers Heirloom Knits

Muslin Wraps by HoneysucklenJasmine

 

 

Christine from Ruby’s Quilts & More creates beautiful nursery décor and baby accessories using only the highest quality fabrics – quilts, baby blankets, cot sheets and so much more…bibs, burp cloths, nappy wallets. Mums and grandmas are not forgotten either with a range of fabulous waterproof beach bags.