Sunday, March 30, 2014

Using Canva to promote Handmade Business.

I made the graphics below using  I was introduced to this online graphics program back in September when I virtually attended the Artful Business Conference.  

Advert used on the +Handmade Cooperative blog for Willow Tree Kids

Simple brand promo for +C Percy Designs using my logo and colour pallet 

Cute Sales Graphic I created for my January Sale.  I used my business' colour pallet
and I've given a nod to my logo by using the lamb. 

Canva makes graphic design amazingly simple for everyone, including me!   I've been doing their great online Tutorials and I've learnt a heap about this program and designing in general. 

You can find out more by viewing this YouTube video.

This post was originally posted on the C Percy Designs blog -

Friday, March 14, 2014

Raising Money for Asylum Seekers Centre‏

Okay Crafters is a practical, crafty project that has the aim of bringing together artsy-crafty types who want to see something positive happen for people seeking asylum in Australia.

Okay Crafters is hosting an online Auction, asking people to donate a handmade item to be auctioned with proceeds going towards the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre is located in Melbourne and provides assistance to newly arrived refugees living in the community and also advocates strongly for people seeking asylum.

The Crafty community has a great deal of talent and heart. One hope of this project is that it helps raise a little awareness that a number of 'regular types' think this is an issue in which our country could craft a more humane, just and compassionate response for people seeking asylum.

The Auction works in this way
1. People donate handmade items, and the cost of postage of that item. 
2. Okay Crafters hosts an photo album of donated items, with links back to people's individual blogs or facebook business pages. 
3. People bid on beautiful handmade items
4. The lucky person who has a winning bid on an item would pay the amount directly to the ASRC and then forward their receipt number back to the person from whom they have purchased the item.
5. Once the receipt number is received their item is posted out. 
This cutie has been donated by moppysgirl 

People can be involved in three main ways
  1. donating an item for auction; 
  2. bidding on auction items; or 
  3.  spreading the word about this project. 
Along with supporting a cause - a craft auction can also introduce a wider audience to your crafty business!

If you want to 'get your craft on' Okay Crafters would love to hear from you! 

For more details click on the image above or go to

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Northern Regards Artisan Market has become a monthly market!

An Atmospheric Market in Melbourne's North ... with beer.

We are proud to be Melbourne's only handmade market with a sustainable focus. All our stallholders create handmade wares for your home, body and soul using upcycled, recycled and sustainable materials. Located at the iconic Northcote Social Club in Northcote, Melbourne. The perfect spot to wander down high street for shopping and beer!

We have stallholders creating drinking glasses from discarded bottles, turning your dad's daggy ties into beautiful handbags, jewellery from recycled silver and soft toys from recycled blankets. 

Dee and Kate are two Melbourne makers who wanted to create a market with a difference. We are committed to creating a highly curated market that supports artisans creating with sustainability in mind. 

We'd love to take a look at our websitefacebook and instagram for a peak at our fabulous stallholders and market. 

If you have any questions or would like more info, please don't hesitate to contact us on 

And of course if you are in Northcote on the first Saturday of the month, we'd love to see you at market ! 

Dee and Kate
Northern Regards Artisan Market