Happy Hands Happy Heart

Em Clohesy saw a need for an all-natural product that calmed children, while enhancing their fine motor skills. With her brand, Happy Hands Happy Heart, she has fulfilled that need, and will be showing off her wares at Handmade for the first time on 18 & 19 March. We asked her more.

Tell us about your business
At Happy Hands Happy Heart, we create a range of all natural and scented playdough. Created using fruits/ vegetables/ herbs/ spices and botanicals, our playdough ‘flavours’ have be specifically designed to encourage calm creative play, reduce the symptoms of stress and anxiety, and enhance calm and well being.

What made you apply to the the Handmade Market?
I have had quite a few friends who have attended the market as stall holders, and they raved about the the entire event. I knew I had to be a part of it!

What are you looking forward to most about your trip to Canberra?
Everything. I haven’t been to Canberra since I was a little kid. I’d really love to sneak a visit to the National Gallery though!

Can you describe your studio/place of work?
I work from my little home based studio. And I love it. Ocean blue, rough weather board, with red french doors, that open into my creative space.  Normally it is crazy and chaotic, but it is also filled with lots of my favourite things.


Caroline Leevers is responsible for the Handmade brand, including the website, Handmade Style, the newsletter and the online magazine. When she's not hanging out with the lovely Handmade team, she runs Callie & Co Design, a Canberra graphic design studio that crafts brands for small businesses. Her favourite things about Canberra are the seasons (especially Autumn), the big sky, the coffee and the great events.


  • 28 & 29JULY 2018
  • 20 & 21OCTOBER 2018
  • 7*, 8 & 9DECEMBER 2018
  • *FRIDAY5PM - 9PM
  • SAT & SUN10AM - 4PM


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