a look at the new made by typo store

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It’s no secret that I’m a bit obsessed with Typo; it’s the go-to store for all things affordable and on-trend in stationery and beyond. I was having kittens, then, when I saw these images of the new Made by Typo pop-up store in Geelong, which has just further fuelled my love for this crafty destination. I’m booking my flights down there immediately if not sooner (and I will be taking all of those pom poms home with me!).

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this week’s top seven creative finds

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1 | I spotted these amazing apple pendants on the Modflowers blog this week and I’m absolutely smitten with them. The apples are hand crafted, while the fabric is vintage and sourced by Modflowers’ creator Sharon Everest. They’re in short supply at the moment but keep your eyes peeled for upcoming releases – and scope out Sharon’s Etsy store for some very happy fabric creations!

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greenery, gold and giggles at garden life redfern

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I’ve always thought that the garden should be a little out of control, a bit untamed, a tad random and not too thought-out. I had never considered though – until my trip to Garden Life in Redfern – that it could also be a place for humour and fun. Needless to say, after hitting this Cleveland Street haven and eyeing off their wares, I am well and truly eager to make the garden a giggle-fest!

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giftware nirvana at follow store surry hills

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I know I say this every time I do a store tour, but Follow Store in Surry Hills really is my favourite one so far – for real! I wanted to have a movie moment just minutes into the experience and yell “charge it to my card and have it delivered”. I very well would have if I wasn’t concerned the transaction would decline. But really, there’s something special about Follow and it truly struck a chord with me. It’s a giftware paradise and I must now alert my friends; all future gifts will be coming from Follow.

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the gorgeous humble beginnings in randwick

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There’s a homewares store I’ve been going to for years now, every time a birthday rolls around and I want to present a gift to someone that oozes heart and warmth; it’s called Humble Beginnings and it’s quite possibly my favourite homeswares store (and ok – you got me – sometimes I go there when there are no upcoming birthdays and I just want a wow moment!).

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creative finds | this weekend’s top five

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1 | I’m kind of in love with these Converse sneakers from Topman. They’re a camel and red dream. If only they belonged to me (they’re the property of my lucky boyfriend). I can’t even wear them because he’s one size larger (first world problem!). Still, you can leave them lying around the house because they look pretty decorative – bonus!

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getting crafty with find & keep by beci orpin

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If you’re after a companion for all things creative, Find & Keep by Melbourne designer Beci Orpin is it. This funky mumma not only creates clothing and homeswares, but has produced some too-cute stationery too.

Her book, which is ideal for both kids and big kids at heart (guilty!), is a step-by-step guide that’ll show you how to make a range of quirky and creative gems.

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a chat with melissa leung from miss paperie

Creative Cuts Range“There’s definitely something special about handmade products,” says Melissa Leung, creative mastermind behind Miss Paperie, the stationery business that’s been making hearts flutter since its creation in July this year.

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