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Christmas Gift Guide 2019

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GIFT

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2019

10 HAND


Contents 04

Handmade gifts for $30 &

19

Christmas Play Dough - 2

under including post

ways

06

Christmas Decor

22

Gifts for teachers

08

Christmas Clothing &

24

Colouring in sheet

Accessories 10

Something for the ladies

25

Gifts for grandparents

12

Aussie Christmas

26

Gifts for him

13

Christmas Wattle Ornament

27

Gifts for hard to buy for

Tutorial

16

people

Gifts for kids

29

Gingerbread pudding biscuits recipe

LULLABY RIOT AMELIE

NAVY

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CHRISTMAS

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1

-

10

YEARS

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&

NAVY

FESTIVE

CHRISTMAS

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SHIRT

GUIDE

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2019

1

-

9

YEARS


MY DEER IVY -

From the editor WOODEN

CHRISTMAS

SET

This year has flown by so quickly! We still remember getting our children ready for their first day of school (yes, we both had prep kids this year!) and poof! Now the Christmas season is upon us. But this means that it's handmade shopping time. For your family, for your friends, for your kids teachers, and for YOURSELF!!! The guide is filled with so many gift giving ideas, right down to buying gifts for someone who has everything. There are also two craft activities, a recipe for delicious gingerbread pudding biscuits, and a colouring in sheet for the kids (or adults). As Christmas comes closer, we get ready to spend more time with family, relax, and reflect on the year. So grab your wine and your favourite cheese/biscuits/chocolate/lollies, sit back and shop at your leisure with Love Australian Handmade!

Cheers, Susan & Anh. PAGE 03 |

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Handmade gifts for $30 or under

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DISH

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AND

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IN

THINGS

TIDY! MADE THIS

DIAMETER.

FABRIC

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CHOICES.

HANDMADE

CHRISTMAS

GIFT

GUIDE

2019

$30& UNDER


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BY

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Christmas Decor

2

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BY

DESIGNS

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6.CHRISTMAS PAGE 06 |

SANTA

BOX

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CHRISTMAS DECOR


Christmas Decor

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SANTA

3.PERSONALISED

STORYBOOK DAFFY'S

SWEETIES PAGE 07 |

READING

BLOOMS ADVENT

7

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BY

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WOODEN

PILLOW

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OF

A

CALENDER LOVE

BY

SCHMANCY

KIND BY

AND

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BLAZE

PANTS

CHRISTMAS

MADE

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7.SANTA'S

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CHRISTMAS DECOR


Christmas Clothing

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OR

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AMSTERDAM

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POCKETS

AN

SIZES

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TO

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CHRISTMAS CLOTHING


Christmas Clothing + Accessories ANA, MA PETIT TRESOR CHRISTMAS

A

COMFORTABLE

UP

AND

WITH

THESE FOR

SANTA

THE

RUFFLE

CHRISTMAS

AVAILABLE

IN

SIZES

CHRISTMAS

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HAVE

PAIR

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MISS MOLLY'S HANDMADE CHERRY

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ROMPER

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Something for the ladies SHESHA COUNTRY ROSE

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CRAFTING FOR TRAVEL CHRISTMAS

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STAR

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LITTLE BEARS GROWL THESE YOUR

HAIR

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ORNAMENTS

FABRIC

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ARE

HOME

DECOUPAGE, LOVE

ALL

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TIED

SETS

ALLIGATOR

BLOSSOM AND BLAZE DECORATE

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BOWS

CLIP

OF

HAIR

THREE

OR

&

YEAR

A

BOWS RANGE

FOR

IN

FABRICS,

SIZES

AND

ORNAMENTS

CHRISTMAS

ROUND. MADE

COME

OF

HEADBAND.

CHRISTMAS

PRETTY

AUSTRALIAN

FABRIC

OF

A

VARIETY

HANDMADE

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FROM OF

JUST

FABRIC

CHRISTMAS

AS

POLYMER

GIFT

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WITH

CHOICES/DESIGNS. GUIDE

2019

CHRISTMAS THEMED


Aussie Christmas

ANA MA PETIT TRESOR AUSSIE

ANIMALS

AVAILABLE

IN

LOLA MARLEYS HANDMADE

CHRISTMAS

SIZES

DRESS

1-10

AUSTRALIAN

PERSONALISED

STOCKING

4

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DESIGNS

TO

CHRISTMAS CHOOSE

FROM

ENCHANTED ITEMS BY NAOMI THE

2019

WOMBAT,

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AUSSIE EMU,

ANIMAL

QUOKKA,

LOVE

CHRISTMAS

ORNAMENT

KANGAROO,

PLATYPUS

AUSTRALIAN

HANDMADE

COLLECTION &

-

AVAILABLE

IN

KOALA,

ECHIDNA

CHRISTMAS

GIFT

GUIDE

2019

AUSSIE CHRISTMAS


Christmas Wattle Ornament BY NAOMI FROM ENCHANTED ITEMS BY NAOMI

I love our Aussie Summer Christmases, we are so lucky to be able to enjoy the outdoors on Christmas day. For our family we have a big BBQ lunch at home and then head down to the beach in the afternoon…I have always found it difficult to find Australian themed Christmas Decorations, so I make them myself. You can find my Australian Animal themed Christmas Ornaments right HERE in the Love Australian Handmade Gift Guide. Here is a simple Australian themed decoration that you can try… what is more Australian than our own Native plant; the Golden Wattle...

Materials Makin’s Clay®, The No Bake Clay® Olive Green, Green Leaf and Yellow (air dry polymer clay). Bronze tone jump rings assorted sizes 0.4mm and 0.8mm Bronze tone Eye Pin Eyelets with thread 0.8mm size Acrylic roller or a Clay machine Exacto Knife A small balling tool or toothpick Pin Vise Hand Drill (to drill small holes in the leaves after the clay is dry, but the holes can place while the clay is wet). Jewellery making tools - Flat nose pliers PAGE 13 |

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Christmas Wattle Ornament BY NAOMI FROM ENCHANTED ITEMS BY NAOMI

Instructions: Roll out your Makin's Clay® the olive green and green leaf, to the thickest setting on your clay machine or roll to 0.4mm thickness, on to a title or a non stick craft mat. Using your Exacto Knife cut leaf shapes out in different lengths. I made 5 leaves for this ornament. Tip - can lightly trace a leaf shape onto the clay first, once happy with the shapes cut them out. Smooth the cut edges with your finger tips.

Lightly press in the centre downwards with a toothpick or a smooth edge knife, a line for the leaf vane, do not press down too hard to cut the clay. Add the little holes with a toothpick to the top thickest part of the leaf (for the jump rings later), if you don't have a small Pin Vise Hand Drill.

Lay the leaves on an empty squished toilet roll. This will give a slight curve to the leaf.

Roll the Makin's Clay® Yellow into little balls, in assorted sizes, ranging from 0.8mm to 0.4mm. Then use a small balling tool or toothpick to make small indents/holes, giving the texture look of the wattle flower. I made 7 wattle flowers.

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Christmas Wattle Ornament BY NAOMI FROM ENCHANTED ITEMS BY NAOMI

Allow to dry for 24 hours.

Once dry, add the jump ring holes into the leaves using the Pin Vise Hand Drill. Add larger 0.8mm jump rings to the holes using your pliers,then screw the Eye Pin Eyelets into the yellow wattle balls. Tip - if you would like a double wattle use an Eyelet pin and thread it through the 2 balls.

Loop the leaves together using the jump rings. Place the larger leaf in the middle and the others around it, even place some leaves at the back of the main leaves to give a fuller look to the ornament.

Use the smaller jump rings to group two or three wattle balls together. Then loop the wattle balls onto the larger leaf jump rings.

Finish off the ornament by threading a green silk ribbon to hang it on.

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Gifts for Kids BRIE'S BOO TEEK SINGLE WITH

DOLLS

(LIGHT

THESE AND

YOUR JUST

CAREFULLY

WASHABLE, CHILDS FOR

CUSTOM

FAIRY

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CHRISTMAS

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GIFTS FOR KIDS


Gifts for Kids

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Christmas Play Dough - 2 Ways BY MEL FROM CREATIVE MAKES

Materials

needed to make playdough base (see individual recipes for additions for green playdough and

scented playdough: 2 cups Plain Flour

2 tbsp Cooking oil

4 tbsp Cream of Tartar

Mixing Bowl

1 cup Salt

Wooden spoon

2 cups hot Water

Jug

Process: Mix together 2 Cups of flour, 4 tbsp cream of tartar and 2 tbsp oil in a large mixing bowl. - If you are making the green Christmas Playdough add 2 tbsp of the Matcha powder to the flour and mix.  - If you are making the Christmas Scented playdough add a total of 6-8 tsp of ground Christmas spices (e.g. cinnamon, cloves, ginger, or nutmeg) and mix. In the jug pour two cups of hot water (water needs to be slightly cooled boiling water, hot water from the tap doesn’t dissolve the salt as well). Mix 1 cup of salt into water until dissolved (not all the salt may dissolve, just dissolve it as much as possible)

Slowly pour water into mixing bowl that contains the flour, being careful not to splash as the water is hot. Combine using the mixing spoon until dough comes together. Tip dough out onto bench and knead until smooth. You may need to wait until it has cooled slightly before kneading as the mixture may be hot.

The cream of tartar and salt allow the playdough to keep in an airtight container for up to 6 months. PAGE 19 |

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Christmas Play Dough - 2 Ways BY MEL FROM CREATIVE MAKES

Additions for Christmas scented playdough Assorted GROUND Christmas spices e.g. Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves Assorted WHOLE Christmas spices e.g. Cinnamon, cloves, star anise Mortar and pestle Various items to play with dough once made. These can be items found around the house or in the garden, hunting for and gathering the items can be just as much fun as using them! Some examples are: *Wooden beads *Buttons

*Buttons *Twigs

*Gumnuts/seed pods *Flowers *Pop sticks *Rolling pin

*Some of the leftover whole spices *Cookie cutters

*Any items with interesting shapes or textures that would give a good print Place a ball of the plain playdough onto a table accompanied by the spices and the mortar and pestle Demonstrate how to use the mortar and pestle, making sure you are intentional in describing how to crush things, you can pound, or you can grind. Encourage your child to add the spices to their playdough, demonstrating how to knead the playdough to incorporate the spices into it. Set out the additional items that you have gathered and make wonderful doughy creations

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CHRISTMASÂ PLAY DOUGH


Christmas Play Dough - 2 Ways BY MEL FROM CREATIVE MAKES

Additions for Green Christmas playdough 2 bsp Matcha powder Various items to play with dough once made. These can be items found around the house or in the garden, hunting for and gathering the items can be just as much fun as using them! Go as Christmassy as possible! Some examples are: *Beads

*Buttons

*Tinsel

*Pipe cleaners

*Sequins

*Glitter

*Pom poms

*Rolling pin

*Cookie cutters

*Any items with interesting shapes or textures that would give a good print

Place a ball of the plain playdough onto a table accompanied by the magical Christmassy items you have gathered Set out the additional items that you have gathered and make wonderful Christmassy doughy creations!

Conversation Starters What can you hear when you are crushing the spices? What can you smell? What can you see is happening to the spices when you crush them? Why do you think the spices are changing? What does the playdough smell like without the spices? How does it feel? What does it look like? What do you think will happen to the playdough when you mix them in? Now that you have put them into the playdough, what do you notice? What does the playdough smell like now that the herbs/spices/oils are mixed in? How does it feel? What does it look like? What can you make? Can you make a ball/sausage? PAGE 21 |

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PERSONALISED

ORNAMENT

COMBO

A

PAIR

OF

GORGEOUS CHERRY

STUD EARRINGS CHRISTMAS CHILD'S

ORNAMENT

NAME

CHOOSE

AND

FROM

ORNAMENT

CLEVERLY

PERSONALISED

THEIR

THREE

DESIGNS

WOOD

DISPLAYED

TEACHER'S

EARRING

GRAIN ON

A

WITH

YOUR

NAME.

DESIGNS

&

THREE

.

REDRAKU YUNOMI

CUP

POTTERY CUP

A

LOVE

AUSTRALIAN

HANDMADE

THROWN

(PRONOUNCED

PERFECTLY

LIP

PAGE 22 |

WHEEL

AND

CHRISTMAS

'YOU

WEIGHTED

HUGABLE

GIFT

CERAMIC

HAND

GUIDE

KNOW

FORM

YUNOMI

ME')

WITH

A

SMOOTH

FEEL.

2019

GIFTS FOR TEACHERS


Gifts for Teachers FORGE FOX DESIGNS PERSONALISED YOU

SHAPE

THANK A

AN

KEYRINGS

THE

EDUCATOR

PERSONALISED

MADE

WITH

SPECIALITY

AN

-

TEACH

LOVE

INSPIRE

-

FUTURE.

FOR

KEYRING

INITIAL

AND

ALL

THEIR

THAT

HARD

CAN

CHARM

BE

TO

WORK

WITH

CUSTOM

SUIT

A

SUBJECT.

BONNY BOMBONS MINI

CHEESE

THESE THEY

MINI

ARE

BOARD

BOARDS

SET

FEATURE

MULTI-FUNCTIONAL

MINI

SERVING

CUP

TOO.

BOARDS

FOR

ORIGINAL AND

TASTY

CAN

RESIN BE

TREATS

ART.

USED WITH

AS YOUR

ENCHANTED ITEMS BY NAOMI DAISY

INSIDE TRAY A

FLOWER

A

ANTIQUE

PENDANT

SINGLE

BRING

PENDANT

IS

DAISY

GOOD

WITH

STYLED, A

LUCK,

BRONZE

ELEGANT

FLOWER

LADYBIRD

WITH

PLACED

COLOURED

CLAY A

APPLIQUE

TINY

ONTO

A

LADYBIRD GOLD

BROOCH

SCENE

OF

TO

COLOUR

BACKGROUND.

CRAFTING FOR TRAVEL RED

AND

FLOWER THE

WHITE,

PERFECT

BLACK

EARRINGS

REMEMBRANCE

PAGE 23 |

WITH

STUD

TOPPER

POPPY

DANGLES

DAY

OR

FOR FOR

LOVE

CHRISTMAS ANY

DAY

AUSTRALIAN

OF

OR THE

WEEK.

HANDMADE

CHRISTMAS

GIFT

GUIDE

2019

GIFTS FOR TEACHERS


Colour Me In BY ELLIE WHITTAKER

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COLOURING IN SHEET


Gifts for Grandparents BRENDA WILLIS ART AUSTRALIAN

NATIVE

WATERCOLOUR

HAND

DRAWN

AUSTRALIAN CREATING ANIMAL

A4

ARTWORK

BY

LOCAL

ARTIST.

ORIGINAL

ARTWORK

AFFORDABLE DESIGNS

BIRD

PRINTS

HANDMADE

FOR

PRICE.

ARE

HAND

BRENDA

WILLIS

ART

UNIQUE

(FRAMES

AN

THESE DRAWN AND

NOT

BY

ARE

INCLUDED).

HAND STAMPED DELIGHTS ESTABLISHED

THIS

PIECE

CAN

CHOOSING FEATURES THE

LIFE

BE

(MUM,

THE

OUTER

(MAXIMUM OF

PERSONALISED

40

DEDICATED

NANNA,

WORD

EDGE

EST.

WITH

AND

TO

NAN

OR

AND

NAMES

LETTERS).

CHARM

KEYCHAIN

A

PERSON

YEAR.

OF

FINISHED

PURPLE

A

ANYONE

BEAD

WE

YOUR OFF AND

OF

YOUR

ELSE) CAN

AND

ENGRAVE

CHOOSING

WITH

A

CLEAR

HEART

TREE

CRYSTAL.

MIND YOUR OWN BEESWAX FOOD WRAP STARTER

THE

BEESWAX

PERFECT

THESE BEEN

AND

ALTERNATIVE

REUSABLE

INFUSED

BEESWAX, PINE

WRAPS

BEESWAX

WITH

LOCALLY

A

TO

CLING

WRAPS

MIXTURE

SOURCED

WRAP.

HAVE

OF JOJOBA

OIL

ROSIN.

JONI'S POP UP SHOP CHILD'S

ARTWORK

KEYRING

IT

OR

DOESN'T

THAN

THIS!

TEACHER DRAWING

PERSONALISED

MAGNET

GET

MORE

SURPRISE

WITH YOUR ON

A

PERSONALISED

MUM,

DAD

OR

A

CHILD'S

GORGEOUS

WOODEN KEYRING OR MAGNET.

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GIFTS FOR GRANDPARENTS


Gifts for Him MOONLIGHT MADE UPCYCLED

MADE

FROM

FINDS, AND

ARE

BAGS

THE

A

GYM,

SWIM

FABRIC

ARE

FOR

OR

EVEN

TO

A

TAKE

WITH

OR A

UP-CYCLED

FABRIC

WATERPROOF

LINER

,

CLOSURE.

DAY

AT

ON

STORAGE

BAG

OUTER

LINED

DRAWSTRING

GREAT

LAUNDRY,

SHORTS

COTTON

THESE

FEATURE

THEY AT

BOARD

THE

BEACH

HOLIDAYS

FOR

A

PAIR

TO

OF

,

AFTER

A

SEPARATE

WORKOUT DIRTY

SHOES.

HAND STAMPED DELIGHTS GOOD

OUR A

MORNING

PERSONALISED

SMILE

WITH YOU

PERSONALISED

TO

GOOD

THE

AND

CHOOSING

FACE

MORNING

CHOOSE

MATTER!)

GOOD

SIGNED

(MAXIMUM

MORNING

OF

YOUR

AND

(DADDY,

CAN

DAD, OFF

15

TEASPOON

LOVED BE

POPPY

FROM

SPOON

A

WILL

ONE!

DEDICATED IF

ANYONE

NAME

(OR

SURELY

BRING

IT’S

ENGRAVED

TO

WHOMEVER

ELSE

FOR

NAMES)

OF

THAT YOUR

LETTERS).

VANTLER LEATHER DADDY'S

THIS

LEATHER

KEYRING

SOURCED

IN

EMPHASIZE

IS

KEYRING

MADE

SOUTH

THE

FROM

FULL

AUSTRALIA.

GRAIN

LEATHER

LEATHER, HAS

LOCALLY

BEEN

USED

TO

DURABILITY.

VANTLER LEATHER PERSONALISED

THIS

SET

LEATHER

INCLUDES

DIFFERENT

1

WIRE

LARGE

COLOURS

TO

ORGANISER

AND

2

SMALL

CHOOSE

WIRE

ORGANISERS5

FROM

MAXIMUM

3

CHARACTERS

HAND STAMPED DELIGHTS THIS

DAD

THIS

ADORABLE

YOUR

PEOPLE

LOVE

AUSTRALIAN

AND

PERSONALISED

(DAD,

CAN

40

BE

WITH

KEYRING

DEDICATED

GRANDPA –

PERSONALISED

(MAXIMUM

HANDMADE

TO

KEEPSAKE

CHOOSING

MATTER!)

PAGE 26 |

BELONGS

OR

TO

ANYONE

NAMES

OF

A

PERSON

ELSE

YOUR

FOR

OF

THAT

SPECIAL

LETTERS).

CHRISTMAS

GIFT

GUIDE

2019

GIFTS FOR HIM


Gifts for those hard to buy for people NOBLE CUBS COFFEE

(TEA)

YOU'RE NOW

AT

ARE

IS

DESIGNED

LADIES

HOUSE

NATURAL

TREAT

SHOES

WOOL

NATURALLY

ODOUR

PAIR

YOUR

100%

'PAINTED

SKIN

TO

FINISHED

AROUND

YOUR

YOUR

COFFEE

EMPTY

AND

CUP.

THAT

SOLVED!

CARRY

SO

HAVE

CARRYING

YOU

CUPS

BEFORE

HAVE

A

FREE

AND

HAND

AFTER AND

USE

NO

WHEN

COFFEE

OUT IN

BAG!

WOOL

FELTED

LOOK'.

BREATHE

THE

AND

IS

RESISTANT.

THIS

OF

MADE-

(SLIPPERS)

ALLOWS

YOURSELF

SPECIAL

CUSTOM

TO

CARRIER

SHOPS,

NOW

ABOUT,

YOUR

WOOLLY WOMBAT -

THE

STUCK

PROBLEM

AND

CUP

CHRISTMAS

SHOES

MADE

TO

JUST

A UNIQUE

FOR

AND

YOU.

KASHZALE HANDMADE COSMETIC BAGS GEOMETRIC

FLORAL

ESSENTIAL

OIL

BAG

(10

BOTTLE)

HOLDS

THE

TEN

BAG

WITH

IS

(10)

10ML

PADDED

INDIVIDUAL

OR

TO

15ML

OIL

PROTECT

FABRIC

BOTTLES.

THE

BOTTLES

POCKETS.

MOONLIGHT MADE - OVERSIZED BEACH TOTE STEP

OUT

WITH

ONE

OF

A

BRIGHT,

BEAUTIFUL

BEACH

TOTES.

ORIGINAL (APPROX LONG

DESIGNED WIDTH

HANDLES

AND

63CM (36CM

X

GENEROUSLY

DEPTH

LONG)

53

TO

SIZED

CM),

WITH

CARRY

ON

EXTRA YOUR

SHOULDER.

FEATURES WATER

INCLUDE

BOTTLE

SECURE

YOUR

POLYESTER

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OR

AN

EXTERNAL

SUNGLASSES.

KEYS. MADE

FROM

POCKET

TO

INTERNAL WATER

CARRY

ZIP

A

TO

RESISTANT

FABRICS.

LOVE

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HARD TO BUY FOR PEOPLE


Gifts for those hard to buy for people

BONNY BOMBONS LARGE

PADDLE

MIND YOUR OWN BEESWAX FOOD WRAP -

STYLE

AND

CONDIMENT

THIS

SET

INCLUDES

AN

PADDLE

ART

HANDLE,

AND

AN

THE

ACACIA

BOARD,

KNIFE

THE

LOT

ACACIA

BOARD, A

WOOD

WOOD

THE

PERFECT

THESE

FEATURING

SILVER

CHEESE

CONDIMENT

RESIN

BEEN

KNIFE

INFUSED

DUO.

AND

PINE

MAGNET

SET

OF

AND

A

WITH

STRONG

MAGNET. APPROX

EACH

POLYMER

CLAY

STALK

TO

PAGE 28 |

MAKE

MIXTURE

OF JOJOBA

OIL

ROSIN.

OVEN

INSULATED

TOUCH

SUCCULENT

IS

OF

AVAILABLE

25MM.

PLACED

A

SOURCED

WRAP.

HAVE

MITT

OVEN

COLOUR

MITT

TO

WILL

YOUR

BRING

A

KITCHEN!

NEODYMIUM IN

AN

ASSORTMENT

OF

FABRICS.

SCULPTED

SPOTS

WITH

LOCALLY

CLING

WRAPS

3

ENCHANTED ITEMS BY NAOMI HAND

TO

BEESWAX

FUSSYPANTS THIS

HANDMADE

WRAPS

ALTERNATIVE

REUSABLE

BEESWAX,

CLOVER AND ROSE SUCCULENT

BEESWAX

DUO

RECTANGLE ON

CHEESE

AND

ON

PLACED

THE

THIS

A

FLY

ON

AN

MUSHROOM REALISTIC

LOVE

AGARIC

ANTIQUE

CAP,

STYLE

GILLS

LOOKING

AUSTRALIAN

MUSHROOM

PENDANT

BROOCH

CARVED

TRAY

UNDER

THE

PENDANT

WITH

CAP

A

AND

INDIVIDUAL

RING

AROUND

THE

MUSHROOM.

HANDMADE

CHRISTMAS

GIFT

GUIDE

2019

HARD TO BUY FOR PEOPLE


Gingerbread Pudding Biscuits BY PETA RHIND FROM THE ROAD TO LOVING MYÂ THERMO MIXER

MAKES 26 Prep Time - 10 min Cook Time - 30 min Total Time - 40 min

Ingredients 130g butter, cubed 90g brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla bean paste 1 egg 100g golden syrup 390g plain flour, plus extra for dusting 1 tsp bicarb soda 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp ground cloves

Decorations 200g white chocolate melts 1 tsp coconut oil/olive oil 78 red coated chocolates 26 confectionary mint leaves

Thermomixing method 1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line two baking trays with baking paper. 2. Place butter, brown sugar and vanilla into bowl. Mix Speed 5 / 30 seconds. Scrape down sides. 3. Add egg to bowl. Mix Speed 5 / 10 seconds. Scrape down sides. 4. Add golden syrup, plain flour, bicarb soda and ground spices to the bowl. Mix Speed 5 / 40 seconds. 5. Place dough onto a floured bench and knead a little flour into the dough by hand until your dough is slightly more firm and can be rolled. 6. Divide the mixture into three. Roll one portion of the dough between two sheets of baking paper until your dough is approximately 5mm high. The thicker the dough, the easier it is to cut shapes out. 7. Using a 7cm circle shaped cutter, cut circles from dough and place onto the baking trays. 8. Leave room between each circle on each baking tray and bake for 10 minutes or until slightly golden. Do not overcook or they will become hard. 9. Allow to cool slightly on the baking trays then move to a wire cooling rack to cool. 10. Place white chocolate and oil/butter into a microwave safe jug. Cook on Medium for 90 seconds. Stir until completely melted. 11. Spoon white chocolate over one edge of the circle to look like dripped icing. See picture for reference. 12. Allow to cool slightly. 13. Place three red coated chocolates and a mint leave on each of the gingerbread pudding biscuits. See picture for reference. 14. Allow to set completely and enjoy! PAGE 29 |

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Gingerbread Pudding Biscuits BY PETA RHIND FROM THE ROAD TO LOVING MYÂ THERMO MIXER

Traditional method 1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line two baking trays with baking paper. 2. Place butter, brown sugar and vanilla into a large mixing bowl. Mix until creamed and slightly lighter in colour and texture. 3. Add egg to bowl. Mix until combined. 4. Add golden syrup, plain flour, bicarb soda and ground spices to the bowl. Mix until well combined. 5. Place dough onto a floured bench and knead a little flour into the dough by hand until your dough is slightly more firm and can be rolled. 6. Divide the mixture into three. Roll one portion of the dough between two sheets of baking paper until your dough is approximately 5mm high. The thicker the dough, the easier it is to cut shapes out. 7. Using a 7cm circle shaped cutter, cut circles from dough and place onto the baking trays. 8. Leave room between each circle on each baking tray and bake for 10 minutes or until slightly golden. Do not overcook or they will become hard. 9. Allow to cool slightly on the baking trays then move to a wire cooling rack to cool. 10. Place white chocolate and oil/butter into a microwave safe jug. Cook on Medium for 90 seconds. Stir until completely melted. 11. Spoon white chocolate over one edge of the circle to look like dripped icing. See picture for reference. 12. Allow to cool slightly. 13. Place three red coated chocolates and a mint leave on each of the gingerbread pudding biscuits. See picture for reference. 14. Allow to set completely. 15. Enjoy!

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Love Australian Handmade is run by an enthusiastic pair Anh and Susan who live, breathe and love Australian Handmade. We are truly committed to connecting buyers of Australian Handmade to the makers behind the products, supporting small business, and celebrating all things handmade. We are continuing our tradition of making it easier for shopping handmade for Christmas. We want you to shop consciously and truly think about where you gift has come from, gifts that are often carefully made with two hands and sent to you with that same pair of hands. Chose gifts that will be appreciated and were chosen meaningfully. Chose gifts that are well made and will last. Who made your gift? @loveaustralianhandmade

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