Wise Old Owl, that new little craft store out near The Spud Shed, is not just somewhere to buy designer papers and glues.
You can also do your Christmas gift shopping, or spoil yourself, with a range of quality, locally-made, unique, handcrafted gifts.
Choosing to buy handmade is just like choosing to buy local produce. One simply cannot compare mass-produced products to artisan-created goods in terms of inspiration, quality, and attention to detail. And, of course, all these items are truly one-of-a-kind.
Fairy doors, crocheted book marks, wooden sculptures or chopping boards, wall art, pendants, jewellery, decorated journals and more, Wise Old Owl is a treasure trove of unique products.
These include handcrafted jewellery by Lin Reading of Slinky Lizard. Lin's work is inspired by nature, ancient civilizations and tribal artworks.
"I try to create pieces that are truly unique yet wearable. All of my pieces are one of a kind." Lin said.
Also available are Made by Fran ready-made memory keepers/photo albums to hold your photos and life’s memories.
“I love the process of constructing something lovely to look at as well as useful, from a pile of cardboard, designer papers and glue, polymer clay to messy mixed media,” Fran said.
“Life is my greatest educator and inspiration and being a part of Wise Old Owl allows me to share my eclectic creations in a very friendly and supportive environment.”
Amanda from Amanda's Woollen World knits and crochets a wide variety of items including softie toys, home decor, clothing and puzzle balls, and she loves custom orders.
“I'm delighted to be part of the team at Wise Old Owl, and love passing on my experience and knowledge to fellow yarn addicts at my classes there and am looking forward to teaching structured courses in the new year,” Amanda said.
“Hit me with your ideas of what you would like to learn to make.”
Also featured is Jewellery For Your Wall, a range of wall decor framed in hoops by Julie Smith of 'Stitch & Sparkle'.
All Julie’s hooplas feature upcycled, vintage and reclaimed materials; mostly found in local op shops.
Enchanted Items by Naomi is a collection of handmade fairy items made with a touch of magic. Naomi lives in a magical world of fairy doors, mushrooms, unicorns, mermaids and more, all sculpted with polymer clay. These unique items make great gifts for the kids and can be used in outdoor fairy gardens.
Wise Old Owl is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays 9.30am to 4pm, Fridays noon to 4pm and Thursdays 9:30am to 8pm. Find them at 6 Husband Road, Barragup.