Thursday, December 30, 2010

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The Handmade Canberra team is taking a well-earned break and will be back on board early January to start planning a fantastic and exciting 2011. Applications for A Handmade Christmas will open in February, so check back for more details then - it will be an exciting project!

Shop Handmade will be closed over Christmas and will re-open on Tuesday 4 January... come on in and say hi!

Wishing you all a joyous and restful Christmas, with lots of delicious handmade surprises. Thank you for joining in the handmade spirit during 2010 - it's been a huge year and we've so loved meeting everyone and sharing this incredible creative journey with you all.

Here's to an even bigger year in 2011 - done in handmade style!

The Handmade Team

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Tracey D excerpt from handmade living in the Herald Sun

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Big congrats to Tracey Donohoe of Tracey D for this fabulous excerpt from handmade living - published in the Herald Sun's Weekend magazine today!! How utterly exciting! Doesn't it look just fabulous?
It's such a thrill to see handmade living doing so well, only a short time after release. May it continue!

handmade living Book Signing and Chai Tea at Paperchain

Talk about a wonderful way to wind up a massive weekend of handmade living book launch events...

Illustrator, graphic designer and major contributor Tina Snerling and author Tania McCartney spent an hour at Paperchain bookstore in Manuka, Canberra, for a relaxed and totally lovely book signing, along with the gorgeous Anthea Cahill from RealChai.

We were really in giggle mode and just spent the whole time laughing and chatting and sipping tea with several customers. It was such a lovely experience and so fantastic to share the book with yet more enthusiastic readers and handmade aficionados. Thanks, Paperchain!

Friday, December 17, 2010

handmade living in the Herald Sun this weekend!

Don't miss this weekend's Herald Sun - a handmade living excerpt will appear in the Weekend magazine. Will the excerpt be YOU!? Don't miss it!

handmade living High Tea and Mini Designer Expo

What a gorgeous morning we had on Sunday at Dalton's bookstore in Canberra City - a luscious and whimsical high tea for 40 people amongst garden-plucked blossoms and the most gorgeous circle of designers, showcasing their wares on tables for our guests to come and peruse. What better way to celebrate the release of handmade living?

We also had Anthea from RealChai come along with some delectable chai tea sampling, and it was such a pleasure to mingle with talented designers from the book and meet some wonderful new guests who chatted and sipped and even took away some wonderful prizes, thanks to our designers.

Thank you everyone for coming along! and thank you to the lovely Meredith of Dalton's for hosting us.

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tiny concept and anthea from realchai with polly from polbymade

michelle of poppy bean & bloss with kate ward (left) and with naomi of highland habitat

naomi of highland habitat and rachel of shop handmade

posie patchwork

the creators sign books: tania mccartney, julie nichols, tina snerling

-:- photos by Tania McCartney and Jennie McClelland -:-