How to Prepare for a Makers Market: The Complete Checklist From Go to Whoa

Ever had one of those nightmares where you find yourself naked in public? It’s totally humiliating. Kinda like turning up to a market and realising you’ve left your EFTPOS machine on the charger at home – but it happens! The good news is you’ll…

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Meet the Maker: Cheerio Paper Co

Hi Maude, tell us a little about Cheerio Paper Co… Cheerio Paper Co is my little Melbourne-made eco-stationary label that produces unique and playful keepsakes with the goal of making everyone’s day a little more cheery. I’m all about…

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The Ultimate Guide to Pricing Handmade Products

For some makers, pricing handmade products is the least favourite part of the job; a job that started off as a hobby… a craft experiment you stumbled across one rainy day on Pinterest that was refined over time until somebody eventually said,…

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The Must Do Melbourne Handmade Markets if You Really Want to Win Christmas Giving

Summer in Melbourne has arrived. Christmas is almost here. This can only mean 1 thing… The Melbourne handmade markets scene is about to explode! Grab your calendar, muster up some friends and create a hit list of the Melbourne…

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Meet the Maker: Kate and Rose

Hi Suzanne, tell us a little about Kate and Rose… Kate and Rose has a mix of vintage and upcycled products, including kawaii inspired jewellery and a new High Tea themed collection, which has vintage plates upcycled into cake stands,…

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12 DIY Handmade Tutorials for a Thrifty Christmas

“Jingle bells, store-bought smells, handmade all the waaay…  Oh what fun it is to make, save money and create… HEY!”  This Christmas, trade consumerism for creativity with these DIY handmade Christmas tutorials ranging from easy-peazy to totally achievable….

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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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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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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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marketing handmade businesses

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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