I initially wrote this list as a Christmas Gift Guide. I love these makers and stores though, so have decided to keep it up throughout the year, and will add to it as I find more small and local businesses I want to support.  Let me know if you think there is someone else I should put on the list. 

X Ilona 


Lee McKenna one of my favorite artists her collages are beyond beautiful 

Jika for divine modern handmade jewelry 

Jo Olive Letterpress and creative studio for lovely handmade notebooks, art and amulets

Three Bear Mountain for handmade and medicinal soaps and candles 

Penelope Duke  for modern pottery 

Tash Mohrig  for lovely photographic prints

Tilly's Table for more beautiful photography and prints

Lise Temple for the most gorgeous mini South Australian landscape paintings you've ever seen

The Rose and Radish  for fire cider, salves and body oils

All The Things for the most delicious vegan French style cheeses for you Christmas table, and teas and pantry staples for Christmas hampers

Susan Simonini  for quirky and endearing pottery and paintings

Simpson Cottage for beautiful handmade linen goodness 

Quandilla candles for beautiful large candles in vintage Fowlers jars

Northern Light candles for sustainable beeswax tea light candles 

Galah Press Subscription  for those with the regions in their heart


Tomolly Carcoar stunngly curated pieces from across Australia Belinda supports small and regionally made artists and craftspeople

Peregrene Store Everything in this store is beautiful, I mean everything! 

Life of Uscha for stunning wabi sabi wares

The Jam Factory  for a wide range of talented makers works across a diverse field of craft practices