Made With Love Markets – Christmas Special

Things have been quiet around here lately due to one reason. The Made With Love Markets are on Sunday! I have been crazy busy preparing, making, DIY-ing and rebranding for this bigger-than-Ben-Hur event! There will be over 100 stalls offering … Continue reading

Get Creative & Get Mental Health Aware

October is Mental Health Month. This week is National Mental Health Week. This is an important week for many reasons – not only does it mark one year since I started this blog (thanks to those that are still reading!) … Continue reading

Review – Pattern Emporium Ladies Gathered Skirt PDF pattern

Over the past two weeks I have managed to make a bit of a small dent in my vintage linen fabric collection thanks to a PDF pattern from Pattern Emporium. The pattern I purchased is the PE1301 PDF Pattern: Ladies … Continue reading

Christmas Gift Guide

It’s scary how quickly Christmas is approaching! With less than 100 days until Christmas day it’s time to get organised on the gifts (says the person who has nothing prepared…yet!). Here are some quick ideas for Christmas gifts from the … Continue reading

Confessions of a vintage linen addict

I have a confession to make. I am addicted to buying vintage linens. So much so that I have co-opted my mother into buying them for me too. I think that’s called enabling, isn’t it? Every time I go to … Continue reading

A Story of Consignment in a Bricks-and-mortar Shop – Cactus & Co, Qld

Facebook can be a wonderful place for a sense of community when it is used appropriately. Amongst the handmade business community there are several groups where we creatives can chat and ask questions pertaining to anything from how to adjust … Continue reading

Finding my voice…What shall I say?

I have been blogging here for around 10 months and in that time I have written about business, my jewellery, vintage fashion, my history with depression, fundraising efforts, family traditions and a few DIY and sewing projects. But it has … Continue reading

A Special Announcement

When I first started this blog one of my very first entries was during Mental Health Week. I discussed my history of depression and how one of my great passions is to remove the stigma of mental illness in the media and community. You can read that post here.

Well, this year during Mental Health Week in October I will be doing something actionable on removing this stigma and bringing awareness to mental health in Australia. I will be hosting a “Get Creative Auction” proudly supporting beyondblue!

Proudly supporting beyondblue!

I have my Authority to Fundraise letter and I am about to begin accepting donations to the auction.

“Get Creative” is about using our gifts and talents to express ourselves and to regain and maintain our wellbeing. Creativity is instrumental to my wellbeing – from painting to express how I was feeling in the depths of my first breakdown into depression, to creating beautiful jewellery for my business Cordelle Designs today – it feeds that part of my soul that strives to make something beautiful out of the mess.

All items accepted into the auction will be in keeping with the “Get Creative” mentality – handmade, personally crafted and an expression of the donor’s own creativity.

I am so excited about this opportunity to fundraise for beyondblue as this organisation was fundamental in supporting me and my husband as carer during my darkest times of depression.

There will be more updates in the coming weeks and months as things get organised but mark it in your diaries now!

Mental Health Week: 6th – 13th October, 2013 | “Get Creative Auction” held on the Cordelle Designs Facebook page.

Collaborate For A Cause – handmade love in action

I am so excited to be involved in the annual Collaborate For A Cause Charity Auction this year! Have you heard of (what is commonly known as) C4AC? Started in 2011 by Jen Kennedy from Ainslee Fox Handmade, C4AC aims … Continue reading

GATSBY & FISHER – The 1920s Collection

Over 12 months in the planning and making, this collection will be released on Wednesday 24th July at 8:30pm AEST on my website cordelle.com.au! I have always loved the 1920s for its style – the clothes, shoes, hairstyles and even … Continue reading