Friday, January 27, 2012

So long, farewell!

Making Spaces was privileged to have played a part in the dynamic
Pop Up Parramatta initiative and we are forever grateful for the opportunity.

For all who contributed to making this empty space a creative one, we thank you!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Our time with Pop Up Parramatta has come to a close

Making Spaces Marketplace has enjoyed 6 months of introducing the handmade community to the broader community and offering a place for independent designers to showcase their wares. With the support of Pop Up Parramatta and Arts NSW we’re very pleased with what we’ve achieved in such a short space of time, making connections and generating close to $30 000 in sales for the small businesses that have traded with us.

As shop girls, we’ve been delighted to be involved in the project and cannot speak highly enough of how it is growing the CBD and inviting new life into the city, as well as supporting micro industry and creativity. We hope that it continues to strengthen over the coming year and wish all involved every success!

We would also like to thank all of the designers who have committed to trading with and promoting our shop. It’s been an incredible privilege to work along side such diverse talent. We couldn't have had such a vibrant store and developed a loyal customer base without them.

Making Spaces closes its doors at 3:30pm Saturday 21st January - so if you’ve been meaning to pop by and stock up on handmade designer wares, make haste!

Thank you again for your tremendous support and enthusiasm, what an amazing time we’ve had!

Yours in handmade
Kirrily and Kirsten

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas shopping day wrap up!

Wow! What a day! There was a wonderful festive feel all day at Making Spaces yesterday. You came, you shopped and shopped and shopped some more! We're so pleased that your Christmas list was full of lovely handmade things from the shop. 

We're also pleased that you got to go into the draw to win 1 of 14 incredible prizes donated to the event by our generous designers. All winners have been contacted and are listed below. A very big THANK YOU to our designers, our customers and our helpers for making our Christmas Shopping Day such a wonderfully successful event!

First Prize 
(approx $200.00 value)
 A Phoebe Lamps lamp of customer's choice
+ Making Spaces $25 store voucher
+ store hamper
WON BY: Emily P.

Second Prizes 
(approx $50.00 value each)
RMD Jewellery  :: sterling silver and resin set pendant and matching drop earrings
WON BY: Susan Z.

Billy Mac Clothing :: 2 short-sleeve tees - winners choice of size, colour & design
WON BY: Mrs C.

Jenna Appleton :: stunning sterling silver designer jewellery
WON BY: Suzanne H.

Muzz :: a red MDF Christmas tree and 3 mirrored swallows
WON BY: Martina Y.

SuzARTeCreations :: beautiful framed image and 2 cards
WON BY: Christina C.

ApplecartCo :: handmade dress and coordinating hairclips
WON BY: Mel R.

Third Prizes 
(approx $25.00-$35.00 value each)
Mumma’s Hugs :: $25 gift card to be used to purchase Mumma's Hugs in store
WON BY: Jade D.

The Twin Thing :: a handmade bean bag counting toy set
WON BY: Tim P.

Georgia’s Closet :: a handmade skirt in Christmas fabric
WON BY: Bernie B.

Gift packs 
(approx $20.00 value each)
Gift pack 1 :: a pretty little Jenna Appleton piece + Naks Wax candle
WON BY: Lynnette S.

Gift pack 2 :: Naks Wax candle + Hilltop Jewellery earrings
WON BY: Lynette A.

Gift pack 3 :: Gitane Jewellery kids jewellery pack
WON BY: Sabrina J.

Gift pack 4 :: Curious Empire earrings + frankie magazine
WON BY: Tess C.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Your Christmas shopping needs covered

We've been working hard to make Christmas shopping easier for you! So, as well as our amazing Christmas shopping day, we've developed a gift guide to get you started.

We will have printed copies of the guide available in store soon but for those who need a little time to get their ideas together for the shopping day, you can download a PDF version of the guide right here! Just click the pic:

Making Spaces is pleased to support :: Mountain Makers

This Saturday, Mountain Makers is on - A designer and artisan market held at Springwood, in the mid Blue Mountains. We know that many of our customers are mountain locals, so do stop by if you are in town. Be sure to look out for our designers Needle vs Thread, planettreasures and Indigo Elephant too!

Discover who's trading and location details here.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

Designer in Focus :: Jenna Appleton

We love pretty shiny things and Jenna Appleton's jewellery is that and so much more! In her own words "Jewellery satisfies both my need to learn and my need to create objects with my hands. I try to bring an ‘engineered’ perspective to much of what I do, because that’s how my head works… I’m a problem solver first and an artist second."

The engineered approach is evident in the beautiful, precise and simple lines, infused with stunning textures and splashes of colour.

 View the range in store or online.