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Meet the Maker: MC drawn

Hi Miranda, tell us a little about MC drawn… My MC drawn collection blends traditional illustration techniques with contemporary flavours. It’s a somewhat personal offering from hours accumulated within sketchbooks. Why and how did you get started? Leading…

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Meet the Maker: Quirkie Su

Hi Amanda, tell us a little about Quirkie Su… At Quirkie Su both my daughter Rory and I design and make unique, quirky, handmade soft toys, brooches and cushions from reclaimed and new materials using carefully sourced products in our…

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Meet the Maker: Petite Green Terrariums

Hi Amy, tell us a little about Petite Green… I’ve been making terrariums and teaching people how to make terrariums for over five years in Melbourne. I’ve run workshops in both Sydney and Melbourne and lectured at The University of…

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Meet the Maker: Alisa-Tanaka King

Hi Alisa Tanaka-King, tell us about your creative business… My arts practice incorporates both design and commercial illustration. I mainly use watercolour and ink for my works on paper. I freelance for creative agencies and small businesses, and…

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Meet the Maker: Soul Stories

Hi Tams, tell us about Soul Stories… Soul Stories are insightful creations that capture the sensitive and vulnerable pieces of your soul. They are written and illustrated from the heart, allowing you to remember how every ingrained and…

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The Human Chameleon’s Guide to Spring Racing Style

GUEST POST BY THE HUMAN CHAMELEON Despite the name, Spring Racing Carnival isn’t just about racing. For some, it’s not about racing at all, it’s all about serious spring racing style. The races are a perfect excuse for putting…

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8 Totally Doable DIY Marketing Ideas Handmade Businesses Can Start Today

Marketing handmade businesses with an undernourished piggy bank and a full schedule can be a challenge, but it’s one we’ve learned to embrace here at The Make It Collective. If you’re feeling stagnant in your handmade business or not regularly…

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A Night On The Town: Handmade Head to Toe

Getting glammed up for a night on the town isn’t all swanky labels and fast-fashion. With the handmade clothing movement sweeping Australia from Steep Point to Byron Bay, the options for stepping out in one-of-a-kind threads are getting more exciting by the slipstitch….

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12 Handmade Greeting Cards Guaranteed to Get Framed

Nothing says “I actually care” quite like handmade greeting cards. On the contrary, there’s nothing more obvious than a last minute birthday card picked up from a petrol station on your way to the party. Besides supporting creative small business…

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8 Simple Steps to Being a More Ethical Consumer

Did you know Australians produce about 50 million tonnes of waste every year? That’s an average of over 2,000 kilograms per person! Contributing to this waste is non-biodegradable plastic food packaging, once containing the controversial ingredient palm oil; a driving…

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