Each week I find myself surrounded by more and more beautiful hand made treasures. I am so totally converted...Hand made items hold a little of the energy of their maker somewhere within..you can feel the difference, see the difference...
Here are some of my recent purchases
I only ever use hand made soap now....I bought a 'six pack' from Erin of Inner Earth Soaps
They are so good! They last for ages and are never drying against the skin and the fragrances are also delightful. I have 4 left out of this pack...I think when I get down to two I will order some more..I couldn't stand it if I ran out...
These little Shea Butter Bars are proving to be the perfect thing for dry winter skin.They are quite amazing really...you just warm them for a little while between your hands and then rub all over ...so soft and smooth...I love feeling all shea buttered!!! I will be getting more of these..they make the perfect gift too.
and I now carry this lip balm with me everywhere! We have had some of those nasty end of winter winds the last couple of weeks and this has been the best thing..It is perfect...stays on your lips...not too slippery or greasy and just the perfect waxiness to actually work! It has a lovely gentle natural scent no yukky chemicals or stupid smells..
and then to add another perfect treat to my collection I ordered a sample set of teas from Verity at Joie de Tea
I chose the Ruby Red Mint, the Tonic and the Apple Pie Rooibos and they arrived in perfect and very generous sample sized portions....They are all organic and hand blended and absolutely delicious. I will be back for more!
I feel I have been a little self indulgent....scrubbed all clean and shiny...polished all silky smooth...soothed with luscious teas...it's good...all good
That was by no means all that I have recently bought...I will save some to show you in my next post!
DUST (Down Under Street Team) is a group of Australian Artists, Crafters, Craft material suppliers and Vintage sellers who promote and sell independent Handcrafted goods here in Australia and worldwide. The team has over 390 members and so far has sold nearly 29,000 items all around the world...Yep! that's right...29,000! This absolutely astounds me.It is amazing to think that we have been able to let the world know how much talent there really is here in Australia. Our reputation around the world as a creative and talented nation of people is growing fast!
The handmade movement is gaining momentum all around the world with consumers starting to see the value, on many levels, of buying hand made. Quality, ethics and the pending demise of mass produced consumer goods is leading people back to recognising the true values of creativity and the incomparible feeling of owning an original piece of art or something special that has been made with love, skill and by hand.
Here is a teeny glimpse of what the Australian DUST Team has to offer...
Gorgeous...tempted?.....The Dust Newsletter (you can find the sign up button at the side of my blog here!) will make sure you know about new items, new sellers and any promotions and special events that the Team is running...
hint...... a huge event coming at the end of July!!
Be a part of the change in consumer attitude that is sweeping the world...support Hand Made...support DUST!
I spend my days playing with colour...well... working with it really but it feels like play! I love colour mixing and I love fabric. I am also a colour therapist so if I combine everything I do I end up with something that you can wear that makes you feel good too!