Thank you

Decisions, decisions, what to do in 2018!

As 2017 comes to a close we reflect upon our achievements and what we have learnt about our craft and ourselves. We wish to be kinder in our approach and gentle on the environment. A simple way of life unencumbered by clutter and excess. Over the past four years we have gathered a tribe of folk who understand our philosophy of repurposing paper and gifted objects into creating paper flowers and paper craft.

As artists we also need to evolve, experiment and give ourselves space to create. To slow down and immerse ourselves in the creative process. We have taken the decision to not attend markets in 2018 but to concentrate on events and continue to sell through the wonderful handmade collective that is Far Fetched Designs in Seddon.

Our home studio in Bonbeach will be open throughout 2018 so please feel free to contact us at any time for an appointment at papertoyou@gmail.com

To all of you who have supported us, thank you. We would like to wish you and yours a wonderful festive season.

Junkies Magazine

So excited and pumped to have our first ever full page editorial in a national magazine. Junkies Magazine is Australian and located in Ballarat in rural Victoria. Its philosophy is simple, rethink, reuse, reduce and recycle and encapsulates everything our business stands for. As a community we all need to reduce waste and repurpose materials and give them a new life.

So with Christmas bearing down on us why not think about a subscription to Junkies Magazine either for yourself or someone you love. It will be inspiring, magical and full of ideas, some you will already know but others that will inspire you to rethink outside the square in an effort for us all to minimise our carbon footprint and create a gentler, kinder and more environmentally safer world for future generations

http://junkies.com.au

 

Tasmanian Craft Fair

November will see us travel across Bass Strait to Deloraine in Tasmania for the Tasmanian Craft Fair. Four days where an entire town devotes itself to creative souls and handmade goodness. We are so excited to be a part of this event and have been folding our little fingers off to ensure that we have enough stock for the expected thousands of visitors who come from far and wide to this town renowned for its artists and crafts people.

The Fair is organised by the Rotary Club of Deloraine and has been running for 36 years and is spread across 8 venues and 5 galleries throughout the picturesque town of Deloraine. Free shuttle buses depart each venue regularly.

We will be comfortably located at venue 2 in the Deloraine Bowls Club, exhibit 205

Dates for 2017 TCF

Dates:  Friday 3rd – Monday 6th November
Times: Fri, Sat, Sun: 9am-5pm  /  Mon: 9am-4pm
Note that Venues 3, 4 and 5 will be open until 6pm on Friday only.

Mandala Market

Our interview with Amanda Scott the curator of Mandala Market can be read here 

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Paper houses – Little Golden Books

Our family Christmas theme was “Make, Bake or Create” this Christmas and I had the task of trying to make something for the girl who makes all things paper. What to make, and then I had an idea, when Brooke was little she enjoyed her ballet lessons and the end of year concert was “The Nutcracker”.

On a recent trip to Ballarat trawling through the many op shops there I cam across a Little Golden Book “The Nutcracker” and had tucked it away thinking I would use the pages for origami. The cover design was so lovely so how to incorporate the cover into something made. It naturally lent itself to being a roof so the Little Golden Book paper house was born.

But not only is it decorative it is also functional as one half of the little roof opens so that treasures can be tucked inside.

Market Season

Markets will commence with our first market scheduled for February 19th at Seaford Handmade Market. We have been developing new ideas over the summer break and will be excited to show you our new creations. We will update our market itinerary each month.

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Wedding Season

We had the privalege of creating bridal bouquets for our first wedding in December 2016. Thanks to Shannon and Matt for choosing everlasting paper bridal flowers for their wedding, they looked gorgeous

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Christmas trees

Christmas trees have been a favourite amongst our customers this year and we now only have one left : this one is sitting pretty amongst Chatterbake macarons : but you will need to be quick : our final market for 2016 is our favourite Seaford Handmade Market on Sunday 18th December in the Seaford Scout Hall opposite the Farmer’s market :

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