Freebie Alert! Subscribe to tickle the imagination…

Freebie Alert! Subscribe to tickle the imagination…

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Hello Darlings!

I just wanted to let you know that Issue 17 of ‘tickle the imagination’ is now out in your local newsagent! And if you can’t find a copy, please let me know and I’ll get right onto making sure they start stocking it or stocking more!

If you’ve read my previous post on ‘tickle’ you’ll know that I’m an Official Ambassador for the magazine because I’ve been in love with it for some years now and after meeting Tanya asked for something to be done about this! ūüėČ

If you’ve not read ‘tickle the imagination’ and you’re a crafty, vintage-loving or creative lass you’ll just adore it! It’s full of all things handmade and creative in Australia through the ‘tickle’¬†online community and magazine.

 

Now apart from subscribing and getting a chance to win some ‘tickle’ goodies, I’m also running a competition too. So just to ensure you get a fair and, well kinda awesome extra few opportunities, at winning yourself some ‘tickle’ goodness¬†click on the link below as well as subscribing and you’ll get even more chances at winning!

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‘tickle the imagination’ is full of inspiration and ideas to spark creativity – by showcasing talented artists, crafters and designers, discovering emerging talent and sharing real-life stories and DIY projects.

But I just wanted to remind you that if you take out a subscription – ooh, AWESOME idea for your Bestie, your sister-in-law or any other creative girl you know – you’ll also get a gorgeous necklace – you can see it in the picture at the top of the page.

Now, I’m not telling you to be naughty here and keep it yourself (but you could!), or just wrap it up and give it to your giftee who will be so darn excited and frankly, I think they’ll be hard pressed to not adore you forever!

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tickle the imagination magazine is available nationally in newsagents and independent stores (click here to see ourstockists) but I find that it sells out rather quickly, so it’s heaps easier to subscribe here online (and remember if you subscribe this month you’ll be in the running to win a gorgeous birdynumnum dreamer – there’s another Christmas gift just for you!

So my friends, be inspired by gorgeous images, take a peek into the lives of Australian designers & makers and discover ways to include creativity & handmade into your everyday living.

Do something nice for yourself this Christmas and buy yourself a subscription – then each quarter you’ll have the gift of creativity delivered straight to your door!

Love, Mrs Jones x

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Tickle the Imagination

Tickle the Imagination

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Hello friends,

As an official ‘tickle the imagination’ ambassador I would love you to do a few things for me.

  1. Get down to your local newsagent and grab the latest copy – which just happens to be Issue 17 –¬†paper.scissors.rock. which is all about celebration tradition fun, games and crafts that you can enjoy with the kids!
  2. Go to my Facebook Page and enter the ‘tickle the imagination’ refer a friend competition – seriously, winning this is kinda awesome! There is a ‘tickle’ goodie bag full of crafty and creative goodness just waiting for the winner
  3. Head on over to the ‘tickle’ site and take a look around, and while you’re there why not sign up for a subscription. At just $49 for the year it makes a great gift, but seriously, you’ll need to purchase two because you just won’t want to give it away! And this month’s subscribers have the added fun of winning a gorgeous ‘birdynumnum design’ dreamer (valued at $59)

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That is about it for today but I’ll be posting regularly about ‘tickle the imagination’ as well as holding some great competitions and giveaways from the girls at ‘tickle’!

Oh, and if you grab yourself this month’s copy and you’ll find lots and lots to keep the kids busy – awesome to stash away for school holidays!

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feature stories…

+ the sunshine gang
+ big kids or little women
+ being present
+ springtime crafting
+ make organising child’s play
+ rock of ages
+ campfire stories

create
+ painted rock cactus garden
+ chess piece tiara
+ mini rustic cakes
+ paper boat mobile
+ kokeshi paper dolls
+ paper mobile bliss
+ bookish creations
+ peg dolly
+ marshmallow s’mores
+ chocolate crackle cones

meet the maker
+ birdynumnum
+ charlie & rosie and paperchap collaborate

shopping
+ a few of my favourite things

plus all the regular features!

Nice Day for a Picnic…

Nice Day for a Picnic…

Basil Bangs Picnic RugFeeling like a picnic?

It doesn’t matter whether you’re at the beach, in the garden or on the back deck, the Basil Bangs Love Rug¬†from ‘Top 3 by Design’¬†marks your spot with very cool vintage style.

The¬†Love Rug, a collaboration with “We are Handsome”, is perfect for a family picnic, at the beach or just relaxing on your favourite grassy patch on the back lawn – or if it’s raining, bring it inside for use as a play mat.

The Basil Bangs Love Rug features:
– A spacious family size 1.8m diameter circular size
– Internal urethane padding for comfort
– Underside lined with water-proof backing
– Topside features sublimation printed, water-resistant outdoor polyester canvas
– Hidden pocket for stashing your phone, wallet and keys
– Contrast colour edging
– Padded carry handle
– Adjustable shoulder strap

With Love
Mrs Jones x

Crafty minxes…

Crafty minxes…

I’ve decided to start featuring local crafty or handmade businesses with a vintage vibe, products or vintage style that are locally run (or further afield in Australia) by awesome women!

I know that there is much hoo-hah (is that even how you spell it?) about small business being the backbone of the Australian economy (and I believe the US economy?) and how the majority of these businesses are run from home, by mothers and are of a creative focus.

I’ve been thinking lately of how to hone in on the focus of this blog and my business and how I can spread the love and goodness further afield to those who could do with a little cheer on, or promotion further afield and, in turn, increase their business. After having this run through my mind for weeks now, I decided that every fortnight (family permitting) I’d focus the love onto another small businesswoman who is making or selling things that are vintage,have vintage styling or vintage-values (good, old-fashioned cooking, focus on family and children, crafting perfection over mass production, etc.).

So, friends, I present to you ‘Mama Makers‘ a fortnightly feature on Australia’s most amazing makers, finders and curators of vintage-styled goodness… and who do it all while juggling a family!

Whew, that’s it! Stay tuned for the first installment…

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Melbourne Finders Keepers Market

Finders Keepers Market Poster

This market event we will be running on a Friday evening & Saturday. The markets are FREE entry and parking is available however it is limited.
There is no ATM at the markets and most stalls will trade cash only, please be prepared.

:: WHERE, WHEN & HOW? ::

Friday 19th October 6pm – 10pm
Saturday 20th October 10am – 5pm

The Royal Exhibition Building
9 Nicholson Street, Carlton

http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/melbourne-markets.php