Gorgeous Renelle from Pop Up Succulent Shop is generously giving away two tickets to one of her workshops so you and a friend can have a great afternoon together creating something beautiful. I tell you what, I desperately want to keep this prize for myself!
This is a fantastic local business that you really need to know about! Jess Does Dots is owned and operated by the incredibly talented Jess Sandford (Channon) and is located in Orange.
Jess Does Dots creates original art (framed and on canvas), hand painted earrings, hand painted Christmas decorations and canvas print bags.
The thing that sets Jess apart is that her masterpieces are handcreated with love and talent and some of her paintings can take weeks to finish! The time she spends on these creations are not reflected in her price but you can tell when you recieve one of her items just how much time and love has gone into it.
This business began after one of Jess’ friends make the suggestion for Jess to have an outlet. Jess suffered severe postnatal depression and anxiety and her friend (who was a nurse) suggested it could help her cope. Jess had obtained a top mark in the NSW HSC Art body of work and finally had a reason to switch off from everyday life and focus on her creative side.
You feel the heart in everyone of Jess’ creations.
Jess Does Dots is offering one very lucky nesters an excellent prize pack this year that includes a canvas bag, 4 hand painted cards, 4 handpainted christmas tree decorations and a hand painted pair of earrings! I SO want this one for myself!
One of the best things about the Christmas Prizeapolooza is the great little businesses that get on board that I wouldn’t have known about without this showcase. One of those great little businesses is Elk & Tom
Elk & Tom is owned and operated by Elizabeth Klavins who is a fibre artist. Elk & Tom offers a range of Artisan jewellery and home wares created through hand embroidery and needle felting/wet felting.
Elizabeth says Elk & Tom was created a few years ago when her son was born. She says she wanted to pursue her creative side while on leave. She says she has always been creative, so to her creating her own little business was the natural next step.
Over the years you may have seen Elk & Tom at places like the Bathurst Artisan Markets or online through her social media pages. Recently she jumped on board with the beautiful store in Bathurst “Bespoke & Co.”. Elk & Tom is also part of “The Journey person” which is a collective of artisans from the Central West, who get together a few times a year, selling their handmade items at Pop ups held at The Corner Store Gallery in Orange. Elk & Tom will very soon have their own online store which is exciting for 2020!
The thing that sets Elk & Tom apart from other artists is that a lot of her work is inspired by beautiful Australian Flora and Fauna. It’s unique and quite popular with people.
Elk & Tom is a fantastic idea for gifts for those who are looking to send a little bit of our flora/fauna overseas to loved ones.
Elk & Tom is making Christmas more beautiful and is offering one winner 1 Pair of Hand embroidered Waratah Studs (19mm) + 1 x Hand embroidered Brooch (4.8cm), featuring Gum Leaves, Gum Blossom, Wattle & Our iconic Christmas Beetle.
That Succulent Place provides beautiful quality Succulents and Cacti. Karen grows her own succulents and cacti, and propagate regularly from them. She also sources succulents and cacti from other home based growers as well as her parent’s extensive collection from Warren, Central West NSW.
Quality & rarer succulents and cacti are hard to come by in our local area, so That Succulent Place loves to fill that succulent need.
That Succulent Place creates beautiful Terrariums. She recycles and uses old casserole bowls, Jars, anything that will suitably host a succulent! Karen’s father, Doug creates amazing wooden Log Pots, Sourced from a Property in Warren, NSW, that he has worked on for the past 58 years. His amazing, unique creations, along with Karen’s succulents and cacti, make the most gorgeous and one off gifts and home décor.
The succulents, cacti and log pots have become very popular and people even come from Sydney, Canberra and all around to purchase something unique and special.
That Succulent Place is always open for business; a quick message to organise a day and time to come out to Eglinton is never a problem. She also has regular open weekends, which you can find details about on her facebook page.
Knots with Style began from a hobby and she now holds regular workshops, both locally and out in Central West NSW at Warren, Narromine and Dubbo. Karen says she loves to teach macramé.
Karen takes great pride in both her businesses supplying quality handmade products. She says she loves seeing customer’s reactions when they buy a product from her, and the enjoyment people get from making their own macramé creations when they attend a workshop.
One of the best things about That Succulent Place and Knots with Style is how much Karen supports other local businesses. She chooses to source succulents from other home based growers, and macramé supplies from independently owned craft and fibre businesses. She also supports the “buy from the bush” and “One Day Closer to Rain, (Drought), Rural Cottage Crafts initiative, and her parents create succulent arrangements with materials sourced from the community of Warren NSW. All of the wood arrangements have a story of where the materials were sourced from, highlighting Warren.
2020 is lining up to be exciting year with regular workshops in 2020 and the release of various new collections including a nursery/children’s collection.
If you want some succulent or knot love in your life get in contact with Karen today:
That Succulent Place and Knots with Style is making Christmas more amazing with one winner getting a unique timber log with succulents and a workshop voucher for the winner’s choice of workshop! Awesome!
You know how some people are just lucky enough to be massively talented as well as perfectly lovely? Well, that is the best way to describe Kel from Kellie Gibson Graphic Design.
Kellie Gibson Graphic Design has been operating for over 6 years and can help with all your graphic design needs. This includes stationary, logos, invitations as well as custom designed team wear. She will take you all the way from design to the finished product, including printing!
Kel just loves to design and will tackle anything you throw her way. She says she often finds herself working on party invites one second, then signage and sublimated clothing designs the next!
She particularily loves working with businesses to find their voice. She says “Your logo is your branding and identity. You want to be the first thought of a perspective client when they need one of your products or services.” With this attitude and the right amount of know-how she can take your business to the next level.
My husband and I used Kellie Gibson Graphic Design when we needed our business to have a refresh. It was funny, we didn’t even know what we wanted, but thankfully Kel was able to work with us to create something better than we ever could have thought. I found it incredible how she was able to transform our scattered sketches and verbal ideas into something perfect.
As the new year roles around, it’s a really good time to think about how many photos you have of you and your kids. Photographs have this amazing ability to capture and preserve one single moment in time.
Owned and operated by the Jayde Gerke, Lorde Photography is your go-to for all your photography needs. Jayde will shoot weddings, families, events, businesses and anything else you need.
Jayde obtained her diploma in photography a few years ago and since that time her business has grown significantly. She has had a few breaks to have her 3 babies and to get married herself.
A photo shoot with Lorde Photography is relaxed, enjoyable and affordable. When Jayde did our family photoshoot we had an absolute blast. She made us all feel comfortable and she even put up with a very naughty baby (here’s looking at you Tommy!)
Bathurst Academy of Dance provide dance lessons for everyone aged from 2 years all the way up to adults in all genres! Group and private lessons available for beginner to advanced students. They offer all styles including ballet, jazz, tap, acrobatics, modern, contemporary, Irish, musical theatre, ballroom, wedding dance lessons and Eisteddfod troupes.
Bathurst Academy of Dance was opened in 1998 and has been running for 21 years. Josephine took over ownership 5 years ago and Josephine and Edan have been in partnership since the beginning of the year. They are proudly the longest running dance school in Bathurst!
The thing that sets Bathurst Academy of Dance apart from the rest is that they offer the widest range of classes. There are so many genres available and a huge range of options for each age group. They also pride themselves on being a family friendly environment.
Tanya is a qualified Makeup Artist completing her certificate at the Canberra Makeup Academy in 2002. After many years of working in and out of the Beauty Industry, in 2015 her passion for making people look and feel beautiful for weddings and special occasions led to the establishment of New Bloom Makeup Artistry, a mobile makeup service designed to enhance your natural beauty for your special day. Whether your desired look is natural or glamorous, New Bloom Makeup Artistry can create that for you, ensuring that you look and feel your most beautiful self!
What I absolutely love is that New Bloom Makeup Artistry will come to you, free of charge within the Bathurst area. If you’re outside that area she will still come to you but for a small fee. This makes getting ready for your wedding or special event much more relaxing and hassle-free!
New Bloom Makeup Artistry will take the time to find out your personal makeup preferences and individual style, to create a makeup look that you not only feel comfortable in, but enhances your natural features to create the most beautiful version of yourself.
You can either bring along your own lipstick or the thing I adore about New Bloom Makeup Artistry is that if you use one of her colours, Tanya will provide you with a small pot of your chosen lipstick and a brush to use for touch ups throughout the day.
New Bloom Makeup Artistry only use the most superior quality make-up and skin care, such as Clinique, Nars, Hourglass, Tarte, Smashbox, Becca, Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics and Modelrock, giving you a flawless and long-lasting finish.
New Bloom Makeup Artistry was recently awarded Highly Commended at the 2019 Central West Brides Choice Awards which is nominated by bride’s that were married in the previous 12 months.
New Bloom Makeup Artistry is currently taking booking for 2020 weddings and your can email or message Tanya via Facebook, or Instagram for more information and a quote!
New Bloom Makeup Artistry wants to make one special nesters feel super special this Christmas so is offering a free makeup application (including lashes) to the value of $90! This would be a great trial for any brides getting married in 2020!
Mower Pro is your local small engine and outdoor power equipment repair specialists. Owned and operated by Shayne Theobald and his impressively brilliant wife, Kayana (read: me).
Mower Pro has been operating for over 13 years and is your go-to for all spare parts and repair needs. It’s a little family operated business and you will often see one of our kids in the workshop covered in grease offering to help or answering the phone.
Shayne has been a mechanic for over 20 years and has fixed many machines that the other guys have simply given up on. He prides himself on his attention to detail, customer service and the quality of his repairs.
Mower Pro doesn’t run fix lawn mowers and ride-ons but also chainsaws, water pumps, golf carts, air compressors, generators, whirrly birds and concrete mixers plus so much more.
A great local little business is making a real impact, not only on the people who purchase from them, but also the world around them.
The Green Grove is operated by Erin and Paul Lovegrove and sell quality reusable products that also help reduce the war on waste.
The Green Grove is a little family owned business that was opened in March 2019. Erin and Paul are passionate about bringing quality stainless steel and reusable products to families in the Central West based on brands they themselves had used and LOVED for their 3 young children! Erin says after spending A LOT of money on stainless steel ‘eco’ options for lunchboxes, drink bottles etc they found brands they loved and wanted to make it easy for others to go straight to these products.
All products they stock are high quality and all Klean Kanteen products come with a life time guarantee. The Green Grove now have a range of products including handmade pottery keep cups, stainless steel drink bottles and thermos, stainless steel pegs, lunchboxes, drink bottles, food covers, baby bottles as well as many others!
You can also find some of the The Green Grove items in Bathurst at Bespoke and Co. If online is more your jam The Green Grove also offer free delivery in the Bathurst area and free shipping for orders over $150.
The Green Grove is offering a special Christmas bonus to all nesters and is offering 10% off all first orders with them! Just used the code ‘centralnest10’
If you would like to buy some things good for your soul, as well as the environment contact The Green Grove today:
To celebrate Christmas The Green Grove is offering one lucky nester a mega eco prize pack including a Klean Kanteen tkpro 500ml insulated canister, a pack of activated eco stainless steel straw set, a reusable apple green duck shopping bag and a Klean Kanteen classic 800ml drink bottle- valued at over $125!