I recently asked Australian Wandarrahs team members what products they had in their shops to herald in the beginning of Winter – and the response was overwhelming!
So make a cuppa and snuggle in for some great Winter inspired gifts for your home, yourself, friends and loved ones!
Cat from MustHaveBeenTheCat makes a range of heat packs which are great for a cold winters day. You can drape them around your neck, over your feet or lay it on your lap or cuddle it while warming yourself up between the sheets!
Cheryl and Lyn from ELCEDesigns sell a range of handmade products for mums, children and babies, and their baby wraps are backed with chenille and flannel to keep baby toasty warm in the cold Winter months.
Well we all know how cold Tasmania can get, and Anita from EchidnaArtandCards stocks a wide range of gift cards and prints, including this blank notecard featuring frost on fern leaves in Tasmania – crunchy!
Winter woollies are a must have in Australia and Jan from SunbirdPottery has a great range of yarn bowls for those of you who love to knit their own woollies, including this little gem.
Kelly from ColourscapeStudios produces a wide range of inspirational quotes and nature prints, and this image is inspired by a cold winter’s sunrise over the lakes, with the fog lifting gently across the morning sky.
This cute brooch is inspired by the fact that echidnas search for their mate during Winter, and Katrina from BygoneAllure has a gorgeous quote to go with this idea:
“Lovelorn male echidnas queue up behind a female, nose to tail, forming long trains”. (ABC Science/ www.abc.net.au)
These ‘love trains’ mark the initial stage of the echidna courtship – so cute!
Anna Cull from AnnaCullArt is a New Zealand AW shop, and for her the best part about winter in New Zealand is snow on the mountains.
Jules from JulesReadJewellery is not a huge fan of Winter, she feels the cold terribly. During Winter her friends & family laugh at her as she dresses layer upon layer – gloves, scarf & jacket being a daily staple. So because she is lost in her clothing she loves to wear hoop earrings because most of her other jewellery is covered up so that only her ears are on show during the winter woolly season.
Kasia from CraftLoveNature ia another New Zealand shop and she makes a range of products from NZ wools and reckons her Pure NZ Wool Infinity Scarves go down a treat for the winter chills. She has even been advised by customers they are super warm, and she agrees!
Mara from MyPaperPlanet agrees with Jules – she feels the cold too (I must admit I agree) Mara makes a huge range of printable banners, party bags, bunting and gift tags … including this winter wonderland inspired party banner.
On the other hand Ina from InaSudjana likes winter – though not the stormy type, but the chilly type. According to Ina there is just something about Winter that spells pretty – just like these frosty flakes:
During Winter Jennifer from lavenderave believes there is nothing better than a cozy and soft flannel nightie for chilly winter nights.
Meg from TigsTogs makes a huge range of knitted products including lots of Winter warmers like this nice warm woollen beanie to keep you warm on a freezing cold day.
Feel like adding a little sparkle to your Winter? Pixie from WhimsicalPixies believes in keeping the little ones warm, but also celebrating that sparkle of frost dusting on the ground first thing in the morning.
“I’m more of a summer girl” says Mary from HelloitsMary who makes a range of original art paintings and gift cards … but she does have some Winter inspired “rugged up” prints including ‘Miss Concetta’
During Winter its hard to wear jewellery that can be noticed, but Natalie from CatandtheBird has some great brooches for the winter wardrobe!
Robyn from MsWilliamsKnits is another teamie who feels the cold, but she has lots of snugly solutions such as this modern knit cowl made with two strands of yarn for extra warmth!
Miriam from sewinthemoment makes cute range of sock dolls including Sam the snowman, who is her favourite winter companion because Winter is the perfect time to entertain snowmen. A little inside info about Sam –
Did you know that Sam the Snowman is the kind of guy who can carry off wearing pink? He is interested in fashion and loves to read magazines to get the latest styles. His ambition is to one day have his own fashion label.
Audrey from BoutiqueLittleOnes doesn’t particularly like Winter, however does appreciate the need to keep baby warm:
Kathy from SwirlnTwirlKids makes a large range of handmade clothing items including this gorgeous girls crocheted poncho
Sue from pinkneonvintage has a diverse range of vintage items in her Etsy shop including this huge silk scarf which will snuggle around your neck and keep the winter chill out.
Wow, wasn’t that a great list!
Did you know that the Etsy Craft party is this weekend and the Australian Wandarrah Blog is hosting a craft party on Saturday 6th June – there will be lots of craft projects and giveaways, so join us here on the blog from 9am on Saturday morning – and stay updated by joining the event HERE