Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sew It Together

Handmade's very own Shopgirl Jennie McClelland of Posie Patchwork is heading to Sydney for Sew It Together this Saturday 26 March at the Menzies Hotel from 11.45am to 2.30pm.

Jennie will not only be showcasing her stunning wares, but she will be taking a stash of handmade living, signed by the creators and some of the designers. If you want to pick up a copy, just head to Posie's stall and she'll also throw in a fabric stash as a thank you!

If you can't get to Sew it Together, not to worry - you can still buy handmade living right here, or why not pop into Shop and browse before you buy? (and buy and buy... sorry, you'll be sooooo tempted in that shop...)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

handmade living in Embroidery & Cross Stitch magazine

What a beautiful write-up on handmade living in Embroidery & Cross Stitch magazine! Many thanks to the editors for including our beautiful book in the mag - we've already had even more inquiries about the book since this went live! Handmade bliss.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

International Women's Day Event

Join us to celebrate the 100th annivesary of International Women's Day! We at Handmade Canberra are delighted to join forces with sensational new women's website, HerCanberra, to celebrate this momentous occasion with some very special events.

You could win some spectacular prizes thanks to some of our glorious Handmade Designers - and grab the chance to mingle with some pretty special local women - all in honour of a day that recognises and celebrates the achievements of women worldwide.

Things kick off this coming Tuesday 8 March. Click on your exclusive invitation (above) for more!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Handmade Auction for Christchurch

The dust may have settled in Christchurch, but the pain and loss is still palpable... While Australians have been very hands-on in aiding our kiwi family across the ditch, it's been so inspiring to see people from all over the world reach out to the people of New Zealand and help in any way they can.

But we can always do more.

A band of mums and handmade aficionados based in New Zealand have come together to run a series of auctions to raise funds for Christchurch - Handmade for Christchurch.

"When we heard about the Christchurch earthquake our hearts sank and we all felt so helpless. A couple of our group are from the area and we sat there for hours waiting and waiting to hear if our friends were ok," says mum Roslyn Henley.

"In that time we all chatted and thought of someway that we could help to give a little as we could not leave our families and go and help with the clean up."

The group decided that, as they are all crafters, they would create a group which helped raise money for those affected by the earthquake.

"In the last 24 hours since the group has started, we have received many many responses from people who are willing to take some time out of their busy life to create something for a donation for us to Auction off on Trade Me," says Roslyn.

"As time goes on, the donations are increasing and we would love to be able to raise as much as we can."

Can you spare an hour or two to create something handmade for this wonderful cause? Join the facebook page now...


...and spread the word far and wide. Auctions will start from this Sunday night.

For direct handmade donations please email: handmade.for.christchurch@gmail.com

Remember, every little bit counts and all money raised will be split between the Christchurch Womans Refuge and The Salvation Army.

Well done, handmade girls! Our hearts are with you and the people of Christchurch.