May 7, 2009

Store Spotlight: Shabby Raggy Roses

This is my first ever Store Spotlight on the blog - I'm hoping to take you behind the scenes of an OZ Handmade store at least once a week. This week I'm beginning with Shabby Raggy Roses.

Shabby Raggy Roses specialises in all manner of handmade goods that are 'shabby chic'. Jenelle uses lots of rose-themed fabric in her work, so no matter what you buy from her store, it all co-ordinates beautifully. She also has a blog (click here) where she keeps everyone updated with what she's been crafting and more.

Shabby Raggy Roses' OZ Handmade store has so far seen everything from bookmarks, coasters, pincushions, lavender/heat pillows, slippers, wallets, notebook covers and personalised name cushions all the way through to cot sheet sets and quilts. Jenelle stocks an incredibly impressive range, not to mention that all Shabby Raggy Roses items have free postage. Her stock starts at just $4.99 (quilted bookmarks) - you can't get much more reasonable than that! My personal favourite is her store/credit card wallets, at $9.99 they are an absolute steal.

As for Jenelle herself, she kindly took the time to tell me a bit about her background:

Well.... I'm 29, married to Charlie and we have 4 children. Jay who's 12, Breanna is 7, Connor is 5 and 'Baby' Caiden is 2 1/2. I've been crafting in some way or another since I was taught to cross stitch at about 8 years old. Sewing since I was about 14. I've done a range of things... Scrapbooking, woodwork, painting, but my passion is definitely sewing! Shabby Chic style!

I have so many of my quilts and cushions scattered around the house - things I've made that I can't bear to part with!

With 4 boys in the house, my daughter get's a lot of my handmade items, my son's do get a few, but I have to step away from the Shabby Chic colours lol!

I've recently repainted our new home, white wood panels, and a pink / mocha to the rest of the house.

I'm a huge reader - if I'm not sewing, then I'll be reading!

My husband is Scottish, and last May we took all 4 kids off to Scotland for a holiday - something we've always wanted to do, and finally made it.

Here's just a taste of what's in store right now - I strongly urge you to check out her store (click here!), as this is only a fraction of what's in stock:

Thanks for your time Jenelle :)

May 6, 2009

Woddle Bots - Mad May Sale & Competition

Krys of Woddle Bots is having both a competition and a sale for May - the "Mad May Sale"! It is a joint promotion between her OZ Handmade store and her site at Here's the info:


That's right, everyone loves a SALE!

So Woddle Bots is having a Mad May Sale. To celetrate that month of May and also the launch of our new site, not to mention our store @ Oz Handmade.

Oz Handmade SALE:
~ Any nappy or nappy pack featured will be 10% OFF

~ Any single clothing item will be 15% OFF
~ Any clothing set will be 50% OFF

Woddle Bots Store SALE:

~ All custom AIO' will be 12.5% OFF (please allow up to two weeks for shipping)
~ All Special Occasion nappies will be 12.5% OFF
~ All instock AIO's, Fitteds & Covers will be 10% OFF
~ All Nappy Packs will 5% OFF & receive FREE postage

Also during the month of May we will be having a competition, all orders over the value of $100 (including packs & clothing & orders made at our Oz Handmade Store) will go into the drawer to win a great prize. What is it? I hear you all asking, well it is a Sara Bear Diaper Caddy worth $45 and only available from the US. Details here:

So be sure to get your orders in and share this great Sale & Competition with friends/family.

Stocking News::
We aim to have a small number of instock nappies ready to go live on the evening of the 6th May, provided all babies in the house are on their best behavior :) An email will be send out when we are finished!

Newsletter Subscribers::

Be sure to share our site around, any new newsletter subscriber in the month of May will also go into the drawer to recieve a $10 vouchur to be used within our online store. They also get the inside knowledge on when our stockings will be, what new products we have on offer, our competition not to mention the member only sales we have from time to time. I hear June will be a great month for our subscribers too :)

(To subscribe to Krys' newsletter, check out either of her stores for details.)

Be Safe and thanks again for your custom.


Here's some of her items on OZ Handmade:

Skip Chasey is Closing Down - come grab a bargain!

It is with regret that I announce that one of OZ Handmade's most popular stores, Skip Chasey, will be closing down sometime between now and July.

Store owner Sarah has been on board with OZ Handmade since launch day and has sold all manner of different items - from little girl's dresses, to handbags, hair ties for adults and children, breastfeeding covers, nappy clutches and so much more. She will be moving overseas later this year and therefore all her stock is being cleared out prior to her departure :)

Come grab a bargain today while you still can! Here's some of her items (click on an image to be taken to the product listing):

Bon Voyage Sarah - you will definitely be missed at OZ Handmade when you go! :)

May 5, 2009

Competition of the Month (May 2009)

Who doesn't love a good competition? To kick off our very first site competition, we have three awesome prizes to give away to people that spend $15 or more (excluding postage costs) on products sold on our site between 1st-31st May 2009. Your order can be made up of items from multiple stores.
Here are the prizes:

Vivian pendant by Quirky ChickenHelene bracelet by Leigh Davenport DesignsSpotty baby shoes by Baby Laila

First prize is a stunning blue 'Vivian' pendant from Quirky Chicken, second prize is a green and pink 'Helene' bracelet from Leigh Davenport Designs and third prize is a pair of 'Spotty' soft-soled baby shoes from Baby Laila.

Winners shall be drawn on 1st June 2009 and notified via email. Best of luck!