New items about to go in store

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Well, Niche Market Bazaar is over for another few months and it is time to stock my store up again!  I have been busy making a whole range of new items and will be busy photographing and uploading over the next week so stay tuned for updates!  Here is a peek at some of the items I have recently created.


Well this didn’t last long

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I was looking forward to showing you my newest pendant (made from that gorgeous vintage tin I have been crushing on) … and here it is…. however… as with all my pieces it is a one of a kind…. and this one sold immediately on posting it so unfortunately is not available for purchase.  However it is going to a most amazing lady who I have known for many years so I couldn’t be happier!


SOLD Vintage tin and 1970’s costume jewellery pendant on sterling silver chain

New items in shop

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I have added a few new items into my store today.  I am holding onto most items for a while as I have a couple of markets coming up that I am desperately trying to stock up for!

Here are some of the items in store now.  Each is of course a one of a kind and unfortunately when gone, they are gone!  However if there is a style of item that you really like, please let me know and I will be able in most cases to make something similar.





Meet Marlia and Keeya

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I am pleased to introduce my two newest prints to The Grateful Red family.   Thank you to our wonderful Instagram and Facebook family for putting forward so many awesome names to choose from!  My two beautiful sons each drew a name from the box and Marlia (left) and Keeya (right) were the two beautiful names chosen!

They are currently available only via direct message but I will aim to have them in store come Easter time when I do a refresh and restock.

Critter update January 2016

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Time has been short but I have still managed to squeeze in a little design time in between Christmas, New Year, family visits, camping trips, finding a new winery to indulge in (just down the road – which is bad bad news) and various other goings on.

These little critters will have their launch at the upcoming Handmade Exchange online market on Tuesday. If you want to see some amazing works from artists around Australia… click here and sign up to access this exclusive market – you won’t be disappointed!

Don’t be scared to fly alone

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I think this is something we all need to keep in mind (me especially).  So often I am consumed by ideas that I am too timid to follow through with.  So as part of my Critter collection I have added this inspirational quote alongside ‘Morgan’, who, though looking hesitant is taking that leap and flying alone, above the treetops.

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Morgan was only completed last night and is freshly available on my Etsy store here.

2016 – the Year of the Critters!

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Welcome to 2016… officially the Year of the Critters!

After launching my first Critters at the end of 2015 they have been a huge success and I have started working on adding to the Critter family in 2016.

First up is ‘Geraldine’.  Geraldine is a very Zen Critter.  She focuses on inner peace and harmony.  Geraldine’s mediation mantra is “Sky above me, Earth below me, Fire within me”.

Please welcome Geraldine to the Critter family.

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Here come the Critters

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Ok… it has been a little quiet here as of late.  This time of year is just so busy!  Trying to get orders out before Christmas is a stretch!  However, in my spare time I have been taking a little whimsical journey in my sketch book.

Here is the outcome so far … I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed creating them.