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.






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Etsy Love, for sale, Studio Update, Tasmanian Artists, The Grateful Red, upcycle

After a wonderful few days away with friends and family I finally had the chance to finish off these three gorgeous brooches this afternoon!  They will be added to my shop tomorrow.


why has it been so quiet?

for sale, Tasmanian Artists, The Grateful Red, upcycle

2016 was almost silent for The Grateful Red.  I apologise for that!  2016 turned out to be a big big year for my family and myself outside of my business and unfortunately that meant something had to give… and it was my beloved Grateful Red.

However….. that also led to some time to think about what I am doing, what I want to do and on what journey I wish to take you all!

So…. welcome to 2017 and a year of new adventures.  What does 2017 bring to The Grateful Red?  A complete change in direction.  A refocusing on what is important to me and bringing that all together to share with you in the form of new works.

Living in a lovely rural community, in a ramshackle 115 year old cottage, surrounded by my animals and gardens, I found that the consumerism of printed paper works was starting to grate on my love of all things vintage and recycled.  So this year I am bringing you a range of works that focuses on ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’.

To kick it off I have been working with some of my lovely china pieces I haven’t had the heart to throw out once they were damaged and broken, as well as using some lovely vintage costume jewellery pieces I have collected over the years and remodelling some other vintage items.  Keep up to date here and on or Instagram: thegratefulredstudio to see what I have been making.

All items are OOAK and you are guaranteed to own your own unique piece.  I would love to hear what you think of this new direction (good and bad!).

Warm hugs and HAPPY 2017!


My Spirit Animal – the Sloth

Etsy Love, The Grateful Red

I have two favourite animals in the world – the Echidna and the Sloth. Let’s leave the Echidna for the moment and concentrate on the Sloth… why sloths.

  1. they are so chilled
  2. they have the cutest dang faces in the world
  3. their arms are made for hugging

Seriously – what’s not to love?

So this week’s I love Etsy is proudly brought to you by the letter ‘S’  for sloth.

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And as a nod to one of my favourite blogs my OBT … there is a felted sloth!

Here are the links to each: