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Just what we Need

Vintage Heart Mug Mockup

Claudia & Dave know what we need and wish for. Needs and Wishes Art is a regular feature at Handmade and part of the designer crew that makes Handmade so sociable and friendly. Hailing from England, but based in Sydney, they apply their quirky designs to all sorts of media including their ever-popular mugs, many of which regularly sell out at the the market. We asked them our five questions:

1. What is your business all about?

We are a graphic design business creating unique designs that we hand-print onto a range of gifts and homewares, for example, mugs, coasters, sports bottles and clocks. We also design art prints and greetings cards and hand-sew a small range of cushions featuring our favourite designs.

2. What advice would you give to first time stall holders at Handmade?

Allow plenty of time to set up so that everything is perfect, read the manual before getting to the market, chat to other stall holders at drinks at the end of the day on Saturday – you will meet some fascinating people all with a wonderful story to tell – and last, but not least, smile and have fun!

3. What’s the best thing about Handmade?

So many things….but probably the amazing support that comes from being a part of the Handmade Market.

4. What’s new for the next market?

Now that would be telling!!

5. Sum up your business in THREE words.

Next big thing!


We can believe that! Can’t wait to see what you bring in September.


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.


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