Supporting our local makers

With a never-ending love for all things handmade, I can’t wait for the Etsy Made Local Brisbane market next weekend.  I’m planning to tick off lots of Christmas presents, and of course a few little treats for myself too!

Etsy Made Local is a nation-wide market that will be held at many exciting locations around Australia. Bringing together the region’s finest artisans and makers, the Brisbane event is on Saturday 28th November 2015 at Brisbane City Hall, from 9am to 3pm.

Etsy Made Local Brisbane Market

With so much creative goodness gathered together in the one place, I’m certainly looking forward to meeting lots of lovely people and buying lots of lovely things.  You can find out more details about the Brisbane event here, and on their Facebook event page here, or click here to see if there is an Etsy Made Local event near you.  I hope you’ll join me in supporting our local makers too!

Sarah xx

Dailylike Workshops coming to Sydney

Dailylike Workshops in Sydney at The Finders Keepers Markets

Our DIY workshops are back! We are excited to be running our next series of workshops at The Finders Keepers Sydney on 8th, 9th and 10th May.

We have teamed up with Fiona Michelon of Craft Hunter and Rin Dawson of Papered Thoughts to present three amazing workshops to get you creating and crafting. Here’s what’s on offer!

Fabric Wall Hanging with Craft Hunter for Dailylike

Fabric Wall Hanging with Fiona of Craft Hunter

Get creative with your very own fabric wall hanging. A brilliant addition to blank walls needing a splash of awesome!

All tools and materials supplied.

Cost: $35 per person

Venue: The Finders Keepers Sydney, Australian Technology Park

Sessions:

  • Friday 8th May 2015, 6.30pm – 7.30pm
  • Saturday 9th May 2015, 12.30pm – 1.30pm
  • Sunday 10th May 2015, 12.30pm – 1.30pm

>> Click here to book for the Fabric Wall Hanging Workshop.

Selfie Softie Workshop with Dailylike

Selfie Softie with Sarah of Dailylike

Create a selfie of the soft cushie kind! Make yourself or delight a special someone with a miniature version of themselves!

All tools and materials supplied.

Cost: $35 per person

Venue: The Finders Keepers Sydney, Australian Technology Park

Sessions:

  • Saturday 9th May 2015, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Sunday 10th May 2015, 2.30pm – 3.30pm

>> Click here to book for the Selfie Softie Workshop.

Surprise Garland Workshop with Papered Thoughts for Dailylike

Surprise Garland with Rin of Papered Thoughts

Make a cute surprise garland for someone extra special. Hmmm… maybe Mum for Mothers’ Day? Or your bestie’s birthday is coming up? In any case, get ready for paper-craft heaven!

All tools and materials supplied.

Cost: $35 per person

Venue: The Finders Keepers Sydney, Australian Technology Park

Sessions:

  • Friday 8th May 2015, 8.30pm – 9.30pm
  • Saturday 9th May 2015, 10.30am – 11.30am
  • Sunday 10th May 2015, 10.30am – 11.30am

>> Click here to book for the Surprise Garland Workshop.

Dailylike Workshops in Sydney at The Finders Keepers Markets

Pop-up Shop with Dailylike and The Chaos Club

In addition to our workshops we will also have an amazing pop-up shop of Dailylike and The Chaos Club goodies, so make sure you visit for a good dose of creativity and craft.

So with all that exciting news said, pop over here to book yourself in, and you better make it quick as spaces are limited!

We hope you can join us!

Unleash Creative Wrap Up by Kelly K

Last weekend Unleash Creative rolled into the sunshine state, and didn’t we put on a crackin’ weekend for them. It’s hard to believe Winter officially starts in less than a week.

Run by the mastermind behind The Craft Revival, Magdalena Franco, Unleash Creative promised to bring out your inner child, encourage you to learn some new skills whilst getting your hands dirty in a fun and creative kinda way and meet a bunch of rad people whilst doing it. And they delivered.

Unleash Creative BrisbaneUnleash Creative Brisbane

On arrival we all selected our own coloured name badge without thinking too much about it. I’m pretty sure most people picked their favourite colour. I picked yellow to match my earrings – serious decisions right there people. We then got our first surprise of the day. The colour of your name badge indicated what group you would be a part of for the rest of the day. Initially you could see a look of terror flicker across the faces of some people when they realised they were not going to be with their bestie. That lasted for the whole of 30 seconds, with everyone quickly getting down to business (the crafting kind) and getting to know one other. The whole point of this exercise was to meet some new people and we did just that. I’m sure by the end of the day there were lots of new friendships formed – so thanks for that little push Mags!!

Unleash Creative - Mary AnnUnleash Creative - Mary Ann

This is Mary Ann – a practicing weaver, artist and designer and on-board with Unleash Creative to teach us a little bit of Pasifika weaving magic. Once we were taught the basics of weaving we realised it’s a relatively simple process that can yield amazing results. We didn’t want to stop. She’s definitely infected us with her weaving bug! Think you might like to try your hand at weaving? Jump onto Mary Ann’s website for future workshop dates, or get involved with The Million Stars Project – weaving communities of courage to end violence.

Unleash Creative Lulu LuckyUnleash Creative Lulu Lucky

Next up, the ever so lovely Kara from Lulu Lucky had the group working wonders on tissue paper to make cute tassel garlands or wall hangings (whichever took your fancy). Look at all those glorious tissue paper colours!  Kara’s material of choice for crafting is paper.  If this is also your thing, we suggest you follow her on Instagram to stay in the loop about upcoming workshops and for lots of other lovely inspiration.  Have you seen her paper chandeliers?!  They’re magical.

Unleash Creative AlfalkyUnleash Creative Alfalky

Not long after, we took a seat at the crafting station that belonged to Alex Falkiner of Alfalky. At each setting we were allocated a bunch of rough fabric strips about 1 inch wide. Yes, the colours were pretty but other than that, they didn’t look like much. One could easily mistake the fabric strips for rubbish. Enter Alex – the queen of re-purposing scraps and offcuts into glorious everyday objects such as homewares and jewellery. Before I knew it I was half way through creating my own woven coaster. This woman is a genius.

Last up we had calligraphy and I must admit I was more than a little apprehensive about the calligraphy workshop. It looks so intimidating with all those perfect little flourishes and carefully crafted lines, but I was in good hands. This session was taught by the super lovely Louise of Floralovely who told us all to relax and showed us how to master that odd-looking pen and create beautiful calligraphy with our own twist. My handwriting in particular is inconsistent at best, and I definitely don’t practice cursive anymore. The outcome – either it’s not as hard as it looks or we had a really great teacher. I think it’s a bit of both.

Unleash Creative Velvetier

There is no denying that the food was also a highlight for us. The ladies at Velvetier sure know how to put on a spread. Some of the culinary delights included fruity meringues, the most amazing hand painted gingerbread cookies, chocolate marshmallows and macarons that looked like mini burgers. And this was just morning tea! There was definitely no going-hungry at this event and fortunately this crafting business definitely works up an appetite.

Full credit to Magdalena (and her little army of helpers behind the scenes) just for getting that amount of talent under one roof, let alone running an event that ran like clockwork. Anyone who didn’t know any better would think this event had been rolled out ten times before.

If you like what you see here then make sure you sign up for the Unleash Creative newsletter so you don’t miss the next one. And if you think you’re not creative enough – don’t be silly. With this bunch of talented (and patient) mentors, this is no-pressure crafting at it’s best.  We’re so looking forward to the next event!

Have you heard? The Etsy Craft Party is just around the corner.

Etsy Craft PartyEtsy. Craft. Party.  If those three little words excite you as much as they do us, then read on friends…

Way back in 2010 before most of us even knew that craft parties were actually a thing, the geniuses at Etsy came up with this wonderful concept – to pioneer a global celebration of meeting and making called the Etsy Craft Party and we love it! Held annually, this year’s theme is Recapture – bringing new meaning to your photographs. You can read more about it here.

Want to get involved? Firstly, it’s taking place on Friday, June 6 so mark it in your diaries now.

Next up, connect with makers and crafters in your neighbourhood by finding a Craft Party near you or by registering to host your own party. If you’re in Melbourne, why not join our good friends at Unleash Creative. Brisbane based? You’ll find us getting our craft on at the BrisStyle Craft Party.

We hope you’re able to make time for some good ol’ crafting fun. It’s sure to be amazing, so get amongst it!

Unleash Creative Rolls Into Sydney

Unleash Creative Sydney

Have you got plans next weekend?  ‘No’ we hear you say!  Well if you’re a Sydneysider, we’ve got some good news for you.  Unleash Creative is rolling into town and we’re telling you now – you won’t want to miss it!

Unleash Creative Sydney

But what is Unleash Creative?  Brought to you by Dailylike Design Team member and creative mastermind behind The Craft Revival blog, Magdalena Franco, it is an intimate style workshop designed to unleash your creative brilliance.   You’ll spend an entire day in the presence of four creative mentors (including the lovely Rin from Papered Thoughts) as they help you learn a wealth of new skills and techniques, in a no-skills required and no-pressure environment.  It’s really just about having fun, getting hands-on and releasing your inner-child.

Unleash Creative Sydney

Not only will you get to meet lots of lovely like-minded folk (cue your newest best friend!), but you’ll also get to take home your completed projects as well as a little goodie bag that might even have a Dailylike treat inside.  Huzzah!

Unleash Creative Sydney

Best described as a creative bootcamp that will set your creative soul alight – could it sound any more fun?  We suggest you jump online and nab yourself some tickets before they sell out!

The Sydney event takes place Sunday, 4 May 2014.  You can purchase tickets here.  Not in Sydney?  Don’t worry, check out their website for other workshop dates and planned events.

New Beginnings : Hooray for Adelaide!

Dailylike DIY Workshops Adelaide

To kick off 2014, Dailylike Australia is touring with “New Beginnings”, a series of DIY workshops and pop-up shop to celebrate the new year and inspire you to get creative!

The Adelaide event is being held at a pop-up site in Charles Street Plaza (next to Oxfam), Charles Street, off Rundle Mall on 22nd & 23rd January. Here’s what we have planned…

WORKSHOP : CRAFTY CALENDARS

Crafty Calendars sees you create an amazing wall calendar for your home (or to give to someone special!). We’ll be starting with a blank canvas for each month and using a tantalising mix of Dailylike fabric tapes, stickers and masking tapes, plus some sparkly Alex Mae glitter tapes, you can cut, collage and stick to your heart’s content. Create a unique design from January to December or plan ahead and create a theme for yourself for 2014! Lucky participants will also receive a little goodie bag of crafty treats to take home!

WHEN: Wednesday 22nd January 2014, 9.30am – 11.30am
COST: $50 per person

Click here to book for Crafty Calendars in Adelaide

WORKSHOP : DELICIOUS DIARIES

Delicious Diaries will see you receive your very own Mi Goals Soft Cover Diary to keep you on track with your goals and tasks for 2014. We’ll be decorating with a wonderful mix of Dailylike fabric tapes, stickers and masking tapes, as well as sparkling glitter tapes from Alex Mae. But the fun doesn’t stop there… You’ll also receive a little goodie bag of crafty treats to take home!

WHEN: Wednesday 22nd January 2014, 1.00pm – 3.00pm
COST: $50 per person

Click here to book for Delicious Diaries in Adelaide

WORKSHOP : BRILLIANT BOOKS

Brilliant Books is designed to make learning fun! In this workshop we’ll dress up cute little exercise books from Alex Mae with an exciting mix of Dailylike fabric tapes, stickers and masking tapes. You’ll be inspired to learn new things and keep detailed notes in your beautifully decorated notebooks! Please also bring your own folders, pencil cases, pens, rulers, etc. for a bit of jazzing up too. Plus you’ll receive a little goodie bag of crafty treats to take home!

WHEN: Thursday 23rd January 2014, 10.00am – 11.30am
COST: $35 per person

Click here to book for Brilliant Books in Adelaide

There are limited places for each workshop so book now to reserve your place!

POP-UP SHOP

The Dailylike Pop-up Shop will be open Wednesday & Thursday from 9.00am to 4.00pm. We’ll have some special deals exclusively available at the Pop-up Shop so make sure you come down and visit us!

New Beginnings : Melbourne is go!

Dailylike New Beginnings Melbourne DIY Workshops

To kick off 2014, Dailylike Australia is touring with “New Beginnings”, a series of DIY workshops and pop-up shop to celebrate the new year and inspire you to get creative!

The Melbourne event is being held at the Rose St Artists’ Market, 60 Rose Street, Fitzroy on the weekend of 25th & 26th January. Check out what’s on offer…

WORKSHOP : CRAFTY CALENDARS

Crafty Calendars sees you create an amazing wall calendar for your home (or to give to someone special!). We’ll be starting with a blank canvas for each month and using a tantalising mix of Dailylike fabric tapes, stickers and masking tapes, plus some sparkly Alex Mae glitter tapes, you can cut, collage and stick to your heart’s content. Create a unique design from January to December or plan ahead and create a theme for yourself for 2014! Lucky participants will also receive a little goodie bag of crafty treats to take home!

WHEN: Saturday 25th January 2014, 11.00am – 1.00pm
COST: $50 per person

Click here to book for Crafty Calendars in Melbourne

WORKSHOP : DELICIOUS DIARIES

Delicious Diaries will see you receive your very own Mi Goals Soft Cover Diary to keep you on track with your goals and tasks for 2014. We’ll be decorating with a wonderful mix of Dailylike fabric tapes, stickers and masking tapes, as well as sparkling glitter tapes from Alex Mae. But the fun doesn’t stop there… You’ll also receive a little goodie bag of crafty treats to take home!

WHEN: Saturday 25th January 2014, 2.00pm – 4.00pm
COST: $50 per person

Click here to book for Delicious Diaries in Melbourne

WORKSHOP : BRILLIANT BOOKS

Brilliant Books is designed to make learning fun! In this workshop we’ll dress up cute little exercise books from Alex Mae with an exciting mix of Dailylike fabric tapes, stickers and masking tapes. You’ll be inspired to learn new things and keep detailed notes in your beautifully decorated notebooks! Please also bring your own folders, pencil cases, pens, rulers, etc. for a bit of jazzing up too. Plus you’ll receive a little goodie bag of crafty treats to take home!

WHEN: Sunday 26th January 2014, 11.00am – 12.30pm
COST: $35 per person

Click here to book for Brilliant Books in Melbourne

There are limited places for each workshop so book now to reserve your place!

POP-UP SHOP

The Dailylike Pop-up Shop will be open Saturday & Sunday from 11.00am to 5.00pm. We’ll have some special deals exclusively available at the Pop-up Shop so make sure you come down and visit us!

New Beginnings : Look out Sydney!

Dailylike DIY Workshops Sydney

To kick off 2014, Dailylike Australia is touring with “New Beginnings”, a series of DIY workshops and pop-up shop to celebrate the new year and inspire you to get creative!

The Sydney event is being held at the Work-Shop Makery, 106 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst on the weekend of 18th & 19th January. Check out what’s on offer…

WORKSHOP : CRAFTY CALENDARS

Crafty Calendars sees you create an amazing wall calendar for your home (or to give to someone special!). We’ll be starting with a blank canvas for each month and using a tantalising mix of Dailylike fabric tapes, stickers and masking tapes, plus some sparkly Alex Mae glitter tapes, you can cut, collage and stick to your heart’s content. Create a unique design from January to December or plan ahead and create a theme for yourself for 2014! Lucky participants will also receive a little goodie bag of crafty treats to take home!

WHEN: Saturday 18th January 2014, 9.00am – 11.00am
COST: $50 per person

Click here to book for Crafty Calendars in Sydney

WORKSHOP : DELICIOUS DIARIES

Delicious Diaries will see you receive your very own Mi Goals Soft Cover Diary to keep you on track with your goals and tasks for 2014. We’ll be decorating with a wonderful mix of Dailylike fabric tapes, stickers and masking tapes, as well as sparkling glitter tapes from Alex Mae. But the fun doesn’t stop there… You’ll also receive a little goodie bag of crafty treats to take home!

WHEN: Saturday 18th January 2014, 1.00pm – 3.00pm
COST: $50 per person

Click here to book for Delicious Diaries in Sydney

WORKSHOP : BRILLIANT BOOKS

Brilliant Books is designed to make learning fun! In this workshop we’ll dress up cute little exercise books from Alex Mae with an exciting mix of Dailylike fabric tapes, stickers and masking tapes. You’ll be inspired to learn new things and keep detailed notes in your beautifully decorated notebooks! Please also bring your own folders, pencil cases, pens, rulers, etc. for a bit of jazzing up too. Plus you’ll receive a little goodie bag of crafty treats to take home!

WHEN: Sunday 19th January 2014, 9.00am – 10.30am
COST: $35 per person

Click here to book for Brilliant Books in Sydney

There are limited places for each workshop so book now to reserve your place!

POP-UP SHOP

The Dailylike Pop-up Shop will be open Saturday & Sunday from 9.00am to 4.00pm. We’ll have some special deals exclusively available at the Pop-up Shop so make sure you come down and visit us!

 

New Beginnings : Brisbane is happening!

Dailylike Brisbane New Beginnings DIY Workshops

To kick off 2014, Dailylike Australia is touring with “New Beginnings”, a series of DIY workshops to celebrate the new year and inspire you to get creative!

The Brisbane event is being held at Bleeding Heart, 166 Ann Street, Brisbane on Thursday 16th January. Check out what’s on offer…

WORKSHOP : BRILLIANT BOOKS

Brilliant Books is designed to make learning fun! In this workshop we’ll dress up cute little exercise books from Alex Mae with an exciting mix of Dailylike fabric tapes, stickers and masking tapes. You’ll be inspired to learn new things and keep detailed notes in your beautifully decorated notebooks! Please also bring your own folders, pencil cases, pens, rulers, etc. for a bit of jazzing up too. Plus you’ll receive a little goodie bag of crafty treats to take home!

WHEN: Thursday 16th January 2014, 8.30am – 10.00am
COST: $35 per person

Click here to book for Brilliant Books in Brisbane

WORKSHOP : DELICIOUS DIARIES

Delicious Diaries will see you receive your very own Mi Goals Soft Cover Diary to keep you on track with your goals and tasks for 2014. We’ll be decorating with a wonderful mix of Dailylike fabric tapes, stickers and masking tapes, as well as sparkling glitter tapes from Alex Mae. But the fun doesn’t stop there… You’ll also receive a little goodie bag of crafty treats to take home!

WHEN: Thursday 16th January 2014, 11.00am – 1.00pm
COST: $50 per person

Click here to book for Delicious Diaries in Brisbane

WORKSHOP : CRAFTY CALENDARS

Crafty Calendars sees you create an amazing wall calendar for your home (or to give to someone special!). We’ll be starting with a blank canvas for each month and using a tantalising mix of Dailylike fabric tapes, stickers and masking tapes, plus some sparkly Alex Mae glitter tapes, you can cut, collage and stick to your heart’s content. Create a unique design from January to December or plan ahead and create a theme for yourself for 2014! Lucky participants will also receive a little goodie bag of crafty treats to take home!

WHEN: Thursday 16th January 2014, 2.00pm – 4.00pm
COST: $50 per person

Click here to book for Crafty Calendars in Brisbane

There are limited places for each workshop so book now to reserve your place!