Monday, June 24, 2013

Dandelyne and the Artful Business Conference

I am 100% ecstatic to be virtually attending the Artful Business Conference this year. 
My business, Dandelyne, is only 2 years young. It really is trotting along nicely but, I would love for it to gallop. My ultimate goal is to stitch FOREVER and, I feel, in order to do this I need to invest in it. After investigating the speakers and content of the Artful Business Conference I knew this was the key to helping me reach my goal. I work from home, on my own, and as many small businesses do, I indulge in Dandelyne days where I feel lost and would love someone to answer the myriad of questions I have. I need a buzz, kick and knowledge … and I feel the ABC will do just that, and then some.
I would personally love everyone interested to own one of my miniature embroidery hoops. They are made in Melbourne and then hubby and I spend many nights sanding, drilling and constructing each one. It's definitely a labour of love. To be able to workshop, with many like-minded people at the ABC, I am hoping I will be able to take these little babies to the next level … YIPPEE


Monday, June 17, 2013

not a book review ... Made By Hand

A few weeks ago I went rummaging through Mr CHA's library and to my surprise I found "Made by Hand" by Mark Frauenfelder.  I've really enjoyed reading this book, as its easy to read and it talks about a topic close to my heart.

Mark's book has given me a new respect for my friends who keep chicken and how my coffee is made.  Its also awakened some long held DYI desires that I've put on the back burner while I've been building my business and being a Mum.

What was the last book you read?  Did it have an effect on you?

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Handmade Stockists

After my post the other week - Is handmade all about babies and kids? - I got to thinking about bricks and mortar stores that stock handmade products.

Thanks for our followers on Facebook I've come up with this list.  If you know of a business we have missed please let me know via email


Shop Handmade Canberra, Allara Street, City Walk Blvd ACT

New South Wales

Alie Jane Travel Accessories & Designs, shop 4, 200 Hunter street, Newcastle, NSW
Blackbird Corner, Darby St. Newcastle, NSW 
Follow Store, 380 Cleveland Street, Sydney, NSW
FOUND::The Store, 1011 The Old Princes HighwayEngadineNSW.
Free Range Living, Shop 1. 2 Prince Charles Parade,  Kurnell, NSW
Little Finch, 56 Wallace StBraidwood, New South Wales
Made590, 590 King Street, Newtown NSW
Made by Others, 366 Argyle St, Moss Vale, NSW
Naponda Community Store, 226 Cressy St, Deniliquin, New South Wales 2710
Olive & Co, 185 Hunter St Mall, Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW
Sew Make Create, 8 Shepherd Street, Sydney
Studio 52 creative hub and store, 2/52 Govett's Leap Road, Blackheath, NSW.
Sweets Workshop, Shop 4, 58-60 Carlton Cres, Summer Hill, NSW
The Bower Bird Project, 3/308 The Entrance Road, Long Jetty, NSW
The creative spirit centre, 43/44 40 Sterling Road, Minchinbury NSW
The Creatory, shop 3, 60 Carlton Cres, Summer Hill NSW 2130
The Nook Leura, 133A The Mall, Leura, NSW.


Billycart Markets & Store, Shop 2, 6 Knox Street, Sandgate, QLD 
Cultiver, 2/126 Brisbane St, Ipswich, QLD
in.cube8r gallery, 368 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD
Jolie, Shop 1, 11 North Rd, Brighton, QLD. 
Karen White Gallery, 138 Wickham Street Brisbane, QLD
Lilly Cottage, Shop 4, 31 Benabrow Avenue, Bellara, Bribie Island
handmade high street, 466 Ipswich Road, Annerley QLD
mimmis, 33 Victoria Street, Foresthill, QLD
Nook, 19 Browning St, West End, Brisbane, QLD
Side Street Vintage, 85 Riding Rd Hawthorne in Brisbane. Entrance in Monmouth St, QLD
The Collective Store, 78 Bay Terrace, Wynnum, QLD
Two Create - Handmade Elegant Bliss, Shop 2/6732 Cunningham Hwy, Aratula Ql

South Australia

Add Character, 42 Semaphore Rd, Semaphore, SA 
E for Ethel, 116 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide 
LittlestVINTAGE, 91 Glen Osmond Rd, Eastwood, Adelaide, SA 
Mockingbird Lounge, 63a Broadway Glenelg, SA 
Storison, 73 Main St Hahndorf, SA 
Vintage Carousel, 26 hawker street, bowden, SA 


Classwood, 52 church st Ross Tasmania
Hope and Me, Quadrant Mall, Launceston, Tas 
Squirrel & Dove, 207 Invermay Rd, Launceston, TAS


Davies & Son, 520 Hampton st Hampton, Melbourne, VIC
Gleaners Inc. 2 Ballarat St., Brunswick, VIC
I Dream a Highway, 259 High Street, Northcote, VIC 
in.cube8r gallery, 321 smith street fitzroy VIC 
little shop of..., 2 Woorayl St Carnegie, Melbourne, VIC
Maker's Emporium and Cafe, Shop 2/170 Warrandyte Rd, Ringwood North VIC
MiM Found Ena, 239 High Street, Northcote, VIC
Naughts and Crosses, 104 Ormond Road, Elwood, VIC
own little world,  122 Fordham Avenue Camberwell
The {East Gippsland} Makery, Bairnsdale, VIC

Western Australia

@The Den, 250 South Terrace, Fremantle, WA. 
Aster & Ruby, Dolphin Quay Mandurah Ocean Marina, WA
Behind the Monkey, Behind the Monkey 479 Beaufort Street, Highgate, WA
Common Ground, 312B Williams Street and 621 Hay Street Perth  WA
Fossick Handmade, 93 Egan Street, Kalgoorlie, WA
Montage Collective, 224a William St, Northbridge Perth WA
Mr Sparrow, Shop 3, 223 Bagot Rd, Subiaco, WA
PIGONHOLE, Forrest Chase, London Court, Shafto Lane, Perth, WA
Story Boutique, Floreat Forum Howlett Pl, Perth, WA.
The Tenth State, 2/10 BROADWAY, CRAWLEY, Perth, WA.
William Topp, 452 William Street, Perth, WA. 
Willow and the Bowerbird, 78 George Street, East Fremantle, WA