Saturday, 31 March 2012

Our New Creative Learning Space!

We were very excited to move our Creative Learning Space in to the new shop next door to the emporium - here are some pics from the Sunday Sessions today - our $10 creative mini workshops - with Easter theme.

We can't wait for our upcoming School Holiday Workshops - we will see morning and afternoon workshops, and some all day workshops for our 8 years plus students. 

For more information - visit our website and to book your places, you can email purchase through the webstore!

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Sunday Sessions March

In March we set up the new Sunday Sessions - a casual drop in crafting experience for kids.

The Creative Learning Space is open from 10-12 for kids aged 3-11 years and the cost is $10 per child. In the afternoon, the CLS is open from 1-3pm for young people aged 11years and up, and they can either choose from a $10 mini activity, or purchase one of our craft kits or patterns in store and start a bigger project.

We have really been enjoying this and one thing that has been really exciting, is seeing the number of boys come through, joining in the fun and developing crafting and sewing skills!

Each weekend we have a different theme, and thought we would share some images here on the blog.

We are very excited about some BIG changes, and welcome Laura Maidment, our women's fashion designer - as our second in charge on a Sunday! Come and join us next Sunday for Easter Crafts! 

Love Vintage

Today, on my day off {Deni}

I ventured in to Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park, with my two little ones, to visit the Love Vintage Clothing Show and Sale

It was great to see all the gorgeous vintage dresses and hats in one place....

and I came away with a couple of purchases - the cupie doll kept Amalia happy - although secretly I bought it for myself, and the vintage fabric is for a special project we are about to embark on at FRL!! The book - well, couldn't go past it - Kelly was there in the flesh when I purchased it :)

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

{New Designer} Blueberry Ash

Anyone who knows us - knows that we LOVE Australian textiles designers!!

This month we have some very exciting new textiles designers coming in to the shop - today we introduce you to Maria Tanygina of Blueberry Ash

We are thrilled to be working with this gorgeous designer - to find out more about her - check out the story on her blog!

Currently in store we have a variety of hand screen pritned cushions and pillows, and beautiful unique tea towels. They are priced at $14-$16 and make a gorgeous gift.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

a Hootalicious birthday party!!

Recently we hosted Sienna's 9th Birthday Party.

The theme was "Hootalicious" and using the pattern from our gorgeous designer Clare, from Craft Schmaft, we helped Sienna, her sister and eight of Sienna's friends, to make the uber cute sock owl softies. The Birthday girl also received our little gift of her Owl Rosette Brooch/Hair Clip (a little birdie had told us her favourite colour was blue).

Sienna's mum had opted for our Deluxe Party Package, and as such, the girls enjoyed a healthy munch and crunch platter of grapes, carrots, cucumbers and organic corn chips, with apple juice, during their crafting, and our absolutely fantastic Sweet's Station, styled by local business Devine Eventions, incorporating the most yummiest owl cookies from another local business, Gingerbread Kiddies!

Sienna was gob smacked with her celebratory Birthday Cupcake Tower, baked by local business Suzy Cool Cupcakes.

If you are looking for a unique, fun and engaging party experience for your child's next birthday, contact Free Range Living today on