Here Is A Sneak Peek Into Our Past Surprises
INTRODUCING OUR SEPTEMBER 2017 MAKER…..Sonia Orts
Sonia Orts – holistic slow made skincare hand-crafted with love and infused with ancient Spanish Alchemy. Our September surprise gift featured a pack of Sonia’s beautiful Bath Teas. Perfect for use as a facial steam, in a bath, or in a cuppa!
INTRODUCING OUR AUGUST 2017 MAKER…..Little Hangings
Little Hangings Jewellery is a Melbourne based label creating minimalist jewellery that still makes a statement. Each piece, including these stylish sterling silver earrings, is handmade and meticulously scrutinised to ensure consistency in quality.
INTRODUCING OUR JULY 2017 MAKER…..Narley Creations
Narley Creations is a Launceston based label specialising in custom made accessories. Their product range includes small coin purses and glasses cases right up to large wallets and handbags. The recipients of our July surprise gift were treated to a beautifully made glasses case perfect for keeping spectacles or sunnies safe.
INTRODUCING OUR JUNE 2017 MAKER…..Koi Girl
Koi Girl is a Perth based accessories label creating one-of-a-kind purses, clutches and handbags upcycled from beautiful vintage Kimonos and Obis. The lucky recipients of our June surprise gift parcel were treated to something very special indeed. Gorgeous bags and clutches with intricate textures and luxurious prints meticulously hand crafted into stylish individual pieces
INTRODUCING OUR MAY 2017 MAKER…..Anrol Designs
Anrol Designs creates a range of quirky stationery which compliments their range of gorgeous natural handmade home wares including notebooks, greeting cards, vases, necklaces, brooches and tea towels. Their designs feature witty (they hope) sayings that are designed to make people laugh and enjoy life!
INTRODUCING OUR APRIL 2017 MAKER…..Freya’s Nourishment
INTRODUCING OUR FEBRUARY 2017 MAKER…..Sueramics
The coffee beakers featured in our February surprise gift are a parody of the disposable cup we are all so familiar with and are slip casts from the original cardboard cup. Sueramics has in fact made a disposable item non disposable. We think that’s rather cool.
Shop the Sueramics range here
INTRODUCING OUR DECEMBER 2016 MAKER…..Twig
Lee Hornby is the heart and hands behind Twig, designing and creating clothes for baby, accessories for Mum and home wares for the nest. Lee custom designed a beautiful lightweight scarf exclusively for our December 2016 subscription box.
INTRODUCING OUR CHRISTMAS 2016 MAKER…..Originals Lab
Yvonne Ruge is the clever creator behind Originals Lab, designing and making unique polymer clay jewellery and accessories. Each piece is handmade and no two are the same. This fabulous donut keyring was designed especially for our 2016 Christmas Gift Subscription.
INTRODUCING OUR NOVEMBER MAKER…..Clay Designs
To create her pieces Karen from Clay Designs uses a white air dry clay and adds string,driftwood and beads to transform them into a hanging decoration or gift tag. Perfect for Christmas, weddings and birthdays.
Karen Brown 0411 174 593
INTRODUCING OUR OCTOBER MAKER…..Huis Etc
INTRODUCING OUR SEPTEMBER MAKER…..Tracey Fletcher King
Brisbane based artist Tracey Fletcher King loves to paint and draw what is around her. Teacups, beautiful flowers, great packaging, the environment and things around the house. Most recently, Tracey is completely obsessed with painting and creating lino prints based on blue and white china.
INTRODUCING OUR AUGUST MAKER…..Domum Vindemia
Melbourne based creator Deborah Davey makes beautiful decor for the vintage inspired home or celebration as Domum Vindemia. Her range of literature and music themed wine glass charms was born after attending many functions with family and friends and needing to distinguish whose glass was whose!
INTRODUCING OUR JULY MAKER…..Expressions Handmade
Expressions Handmade are a mother and daughter design team based in Launceston, Tasmania. Their creative brains switched on after becoming inspired at local markets and craft fairs and they began designing and making quality handmade wares. Their gorgeous product range includes jewellery, scarves, storage pouches, handmade cards and calico bags. You can shop their range here –
INTRODUCING OUR JUNE MAKER…..Ena & Albert
Sydney based designer Therese Lyons makes colourful, textural jewellery as Ena & Albert in a small but sunny studio space. Striking statement necklaces, simple strands of kind-of-round beads and small studs in pops of colour make up a cohesive and fun collection. Check out her gorgeous creations here
INTRODUCING OUR MAY MAKER…..Malvolio
INTRODUCING OUR APRIL MAKER…..Cocoon Skin and Body
Cocoon Skin and Body products are for every body – every day.
Their products contain only natural ingredients, they only use the highest grade carrier oils, powerful healing botanical extracts and 100% essential oils in their divine body scrubs.
INTRODUCING OUR MARCH MAKER…..Rondelle Designs
“I love dreaming up an image then bringing it to life by creating the artwork and sewing or printing it into a finished product which then becomes part of someone’s life and memories”.
From organic wheat bags and quirky cushions to sustainably produced art prints and greeting cards, there is something for everyone within this label.
INTRODUCING OUR FEBRUARY MAKER…..Hammered Leatherworks
We are a husband and wife team, Adam and Bec to be exact. We are problem solvers and creative thinkers that quickly realised that craft is not just a hobby but our life. We are a little left of centre, our values are old school. We believe in skills, learning new ones and perfecting the old. Traditional techniques are traditional for a reason, they need to be respected and gently brought forth to the current time and place. We love smart design, going into the unknown to create something truly original with an effortless aesthetic.
Everyone can enjoy a Hammered Leatherworks kit, man or woman, child to grandparent you can make it for yourself, gift the finished productor give the gift of a creative journey.
INTRODUCING OUR JANUARY MAKER…..White Tiger Designs
White Tiger Designs specialise in creating stylish statement necklaces for women who like to stand out.
White Tiger Designs necklaces feature a signature multi-strand look and pack a punch in swanky seasonal colours.
INTRODUCING OUR DECEMBER MAKER…..Stix & Flora
Early 2014 Stix & Flora began in a funky beach shack on the Mornington Peninsula. They never dreamt that their idea of plant pouches would turn into something unique and special.
Jules and Emm are a mother daughter duo whose vases, planters and pouches are the result of two creative minds coming together.
INTRODUCING OUR NOVEMBER MAKER…..Jodie York
INTRODUCING OUR OCTOBER MAKER…..Collectus
Collectus. is here to make you happy!
Their everyday gift and homewares products are about bright colours and fun themes that are sure to put a smile on your face.
Latin for ‘gather’, ‘collect’ or ‘pick up’, Collectus products are designed to themes so you can collect, mix and match or just pick one up.
All products are designed and made in Thornbury, Melbourne by designer Sarah Lawrey.
INTRODUCING OUR SEPTEMBER MAKER…..Sprout and Sparrow
Hello! We’re Adi (a former lawyer) and Tash (a graphic designer). We’re a sister duo from Melbourne, Australia.
Sprout and Sparrow was born after we spent hours scouring shops and the internet to find the perfect piece of art for our little ones’ bedrooms. We didn’t want to spend a lot of money, we just wanted to find something a little bit different, bold and colourful. Nothing really grabbed us. In a brief moment of calm during a play date one morning, we came up with an idea over a pot of peppermint tea: let’s make our own art!
At Sprout and Sparrow we’re passionate about creating wall art that brings colour and life into children’s bedrooms, playrooms and nurseries. All of our products are designed and printed in Melbourne, Australia.
Featuring bold, colourful and contemporary designs, our wall art prints, ply wood blocks and our range of greeting cards and gift tags are playful and fun. We hope you love them!
INTRODUCING OUR AUGUST MAKER…..One Happy Leaf
Every day it gets harder to define your own unique style in the world. You seek out products that display your personality, from the clothes that you wear to the jewellery that you display. You need accessories to be meaningful; they are an extension of you and a reflection of who you want to be. You are modern and down to earth.
I am Anna Anagno and I design jewellery that reflects the connection between yourself and the natural world.
My designs are organic, inspired by the world around us using quality eco friendly wooden materials. My jewellery lets you present your authentic self through contemporary designs, without sacrificing your connection with the natural world.
INTRODUCING OUR JULY MAKER…..Olive Street Originals
These beautiful pieces are designed and hand made with love on the Mornington Peninsula, Australia.
They can be worn as headbands or cowls, the perfect thing to keep you nice and toasty when the weather gets cooler!
We would love to see how you wear yours. Use the #surpriseinthemailbox to show us how!
INTRODUCING OUR JUNE MAKER…..HONEY AND HEID
Honey and Heid is a Melbourne based design firm that brings to you, 100% Raw Australian Leather products and designs. Each design is hand cut, sewn, signed and delivered from right here in Melbourne. Every bag is personal and unique one offs, so don’t miss out on your future love.
The basis of these designs are raw leather only, unless stated other wise, meaning no fiddly bits. The bags are design to fold and age with time, and you will feel the leather soften over its usage, as we use natural products with minimal processing.
INTRODUCING OUR MAY MAKER…..KEEPRESIN
KEEPRESIN is the creation of Mornington Peninsula based artist and designer, Alice Keep.
KEEPRESIN produces a contemporary range of hand crafted resin home wares, lighting and planters. The designs are fresh and striking, celebrating vibrant colour and simplicity in form allowing for complimentary pieces to mix and match.
The hand crafted nature of the products, from the initial design through to the final stages of sanding, ensure that each piece is unique and that no two items will be exactly the same.
INTRODUCING OUR APRIL MAKER…..HABITUEdesign
HABITUEdesign produces contemporary crochet rugs and homewares made predominantly from jersey yarn. The jersey yarn is a by-product sourced from the fashion industry making it an environmentally friendly solution. Most rugs are custom, one of a kind designs which are usually a collaboration with Kristy and her customers to ensure they are satisfied with the end product but also so they feel a connection with the pieces.
I started the business last year whenI was at home with my youngest. I have always been a maker and come from a family of women makers, making makes me happy.
What I love about my products is the tactile nature and the illusion that they are soft and fragile when they are really quite sturdy and hard wearing.
INTRODUCING OUR MARCH MAKER….Ask Alice
Australian designer, Sass Cocker is the creative heart behind Ask Alice.
From her Melbourne hub,“Little Gold Studios”, Sass runs “Ask Alice”, its sister brand “Sunday Paper” as well as a custom design service. She has driven her brand with a strong emphasis towards ethical and sustainable concerns – going to great lengths to source local, recycled and fair-trade materials.
Over the years, Sass has worked on projects for clients including the ABC, Woolmark and Angus & Julia Stone as well as collaborating with a lineup of international artists to produce the renown Ask Alice Charity Calendars, raising over $48,000 for deserving causes.
Sass is an intrepid world traveller with a love of trains. She digs dogs, mid-century design, visiting the Camberwell Markets and riding her bike.
And of course, she loves nothing more that rad stationery and getting a letter in the mail.
Follow Sass on Instagram: instagram.com/sass_cocker
INTRODUCING OUR FEBRUARY MAKER…. Jade Lees-Pavey
Artist. Crafter. Printmaker. Creative.
Creating these Frosted bottles, exclusively for Makers Mailer, is a highlight in the first 5 months of production of my Frosted Bottle and Jars! By extending into functional homewares items, I am able to bring my art and design into a new realm.
Discovering different ways of using everyday objects, through re-purposing and recycling, allows me to inject fun and a bit of frivolity into my day.
When you do what you love every day, it is not work!!
INTRODUCING OUR JANUARY MAKER….Bok Bok B’Gerk
Here at Bok Bok B’Gerk we create a range of colourful and fun jewellery with a slightly quirky edge.
Each piece is laser cut from the eco-friendly wood of the alder tree, then hand painted before being sealed with a jeweller’s grade resin.
Our pieces are all designed and made in Australia, aimed to appeal to fashion conscious women who love to accessorise.
Our range includes brooches, necklaces, earrings, cufflinks, hair clips, tie pins, coasters and key chains as well as wooden garlands for the home.