Sunday, 16 December 2012

more shop snippets

hand dyed Japanese rice paper gift wrap "Heirloom Paper" by Olive and the Volcano, along with hand spun linen yarn and Japanese washi tape. The perfect wrapping options. Love Mae gift wrap also features pretty highly on the wrapping paper love.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

counting down the days

The last days of Hey Maker! pop-up shop are approaching. It has been such a wonderful whirlwind of connection and creative happenings in our beautiful little shop. Have you come down to have a look yet? No, well - you'd better scurry on down. We are closing the doors on this Pop-Up on Saturday 22nd December at 2pm. 

There are so many amazing and perfect little gift items for your Christmas giving. Remember - shop local and hand crafted this Christmas (and at all times of the year). Really, who wants to go to the 'shopping malls' when we have such pretty little shops in our own home town who stock such pretty little things that are just exactly what your loved ones wanted. 

Image above is: art prints by Gretchenmist and Belinda Suzette - these are all archival prints, and an very affordable way to own your own piece of artwork. Ceramics are by Kathryn Mitchell - my little boy has his eye on that middle cup there! The ceramic pin cushions are by Hey Maker! Belinda Smith and look simply lovely on the wall or as a paperweight, or in your collection of beautiful things. Brooches pictured are by Jetta's Nest, Kimono Reincarnate and Edward & Lilly - we also have brooches by The Sentimentalist and BirchSeed. And the little hand screen printed pouches / purses are by me, Red Seed Studio
Image below is: fine porcelain by Pinky & Maurice. This is so beautiful to hold, come and check them out for yourself. Also, wrapped ceramic vessel by Belinda Smith. 
Bottom image is: Christmas cards, gift tags, and decorations by BirchSeed. All hand block printed and stitched in Murwillumbah. And those sweet little softie chooks - BirchSeed makes them, as well as a wonderful selection of cushions, tote bags and other little pieces.

I for one will be super sad when I have to pack everything up in a week's time. Come on down and take some loveliness home with you, before it all gets packed up!

Our opening hours between now and next Saturday are:
Saturday 15th 9.30am-2pm
Sunday 16th (closed due to a workshop)
Monday 17th 9.30am - 4pm
Tuesday 18th 9.30am - 4pm
Wednesday 19th 9.30am - 2pm (sorry, early closing due to school presentation!)
Thursday 20th 9.30am - 5pm
Friday 21st 9.30am - 5pm
Saturday 22nd 9am - 2pm. FINAL DAY

Monday, 3 December 2012

Sew & Tell : hand made, hand me down an

Coming up this weekend is an amazing market that is NOT TO BE MISSED. {and not only because there will be quite a few of us Hey Makers! there with stalls of our own, nope there's lots of other goodness to be had and shared and experienced as well.....}.

Sew & Tell started earlier this year as an idea by Gabe and Tori. Well, what a fantabulous idea it was. The first Sew & Tell was so successful that before it was even over, the next one was being organised. How good is that. Super good!

Saturday 8th December 9am - 1.30pm (dst)
Bangalow's beautiful A & I Hall


With the bearded man set to visit just a few weeks later, Sew & Tell is the place to find the perfect gift for those that have been naughty or nice! And maybe even something for yourself.

Organisers Tory Bauer and Gabe Cramb said “We are curating this edition of Sew & Tell with the festive season in mind and everything that goes along with it. Handmade and vintage gifts are unique. They are special. You feel good giving them.” 
The heritage A & I Hall will be jam packed with one of a kind gifts for family and friends. There will be a diverse array of crafty goods for sale including everything from handmade journals, children’s clothes and home-wares, textiles, stenciling and felting to applique, painting, jewelry, handmade cards and wrapping paper, and sew much more. 

As well as craft there will be retro wares, nic nacs, records and a few additional blokey stalls to find that special something for the fellas. AND for all those fans of vintage frocks we have something really special. Julia Stone will be selling off much of her amazing collection of vintage gear at Sew and Tell! High voltage frock n roll!

Sew & Tell Handmade and Hand-me-down will also see the return of some of the special stalls that were so popular at the first event.  Sew & Tell is not like other markets. Oh no - not at all, not one bit! It’s about connecting people and getting the public involved! Some of the thoughtful and unique stall ideas bring out the best in each of us and bring about the sharing and community aspect of any good local handcraft hand-down market stall. You really do have to see this market to experience the wonderful minds who have made it possible (and all the busy busy making, doing, thinking, planning). Some of the special stalls are:

Do you have any craft projects that you are not likely to finish any time soon? Like that Jenny Kee style jumper you have been trying to finish since the 80’s? Why not put them up for adoption on our Unfinished Business table?Just bring them along to Sew & Tell. All items on the unfinished business stall are free and you don’t have to return to sender. All you have to do is promise to finish them off. We’d also love it if you could post a pic of the finished item on the Sew & Tell facebook page.

Bring along any items that you’d like to donate - fruit, vegetables, herbs, chillis, wool, threads, badges, crafty items etc. Anyone can donate to the free stall. You just need to bring the donated item along to Sew & Tell and put it on the stall. Anyone can take these items, but if you do we encourage you to perform a random act of kindness for someone at some stage during the day – like buy a coffee for the person behind you.  

Nobody mends things anymore! It wasn’t that long ago that people darned holes in their socks, sewed buttons back on or mended a tear in their shirt. Mending is thrifty and eco friendly and just plain sensible. Kim Bailey from East of Grey will be behind the machine on the Mend It Like Beckham stall. Kim has 15 years experience sewing and mending all manner of things. So gather up those shirts with missing buttons, pants that need hemming and other items that need fixing and bring them along to Sew & Tell. Oh and the great news is the Mend It Like Beckham stall is FREE! Yes!

Yes! The Man Cave is back! This is a space for the fellas to respite from the craft and vintage worship taking place in the rest of the hall. There'll be comfy seating and magazines to read. This is the updated and super funky space - all through out history men have had to wait around for women to finish shopping and chatting and discovering the next treasure to take home. Toni and Gabe have made this space more than a "waiting for the women" chair - you might not want to leave when she's ready to....

Make sure you mark this in your diary in bright red glitter, so you don't forget. Well, how could you forget! This Saturday 9am. 
There's also lots of other lovely things to do in and around Bangalow after Sew & Tell stallholders pack up, so plan a whole day of hand crafting, hand-me-down, vintage, local time with your sister, friend, mum, best friend, boy friend, girl friend, children...... Or on your own - there'll be plenty of people to chat with.  
Make sure you say Hi! We'll be there eager to chat. xxxx