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ByMarieNicole's Shop Announcement

It's been an amazing start to the year, buying our very own house in the country, moving in and setting up home and studio... acquainting ourselves with our new dwelling, an old timber shearers cottage at the top of a hill, on the edge of a village, overlooking surrounding farm land... in rural Australia.

We've spent our days exploring our little acreage so that we can plan the layout of our long term garden, we've sorted out the living arrangements for our feathered friends and made plans for some small scale livestock, we've decided on where we will set up our massive veggie patch and plant an orchard of varying fruit trees... which we look forward to watching grow over many years to come! Oh and best of all we've shared it with many beautiful hearted friends in celebration of a long time goal we've finally reached. But now it is time to get back into creating and engaging with you... this year I have many ideas for NEW PRODUCTS I would like to CREATE and SHARE with YOU! xx
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More NEW items will be listed SOON... in the mean time though, enjoy meandering through the many handcrafted items currently available... Totes & Satchels, iPad Sleeves, & Feather and Leather items, uniquely handcrafted using feathers collected on a daily feather hunt, courtesy of our beautiful Saxony, Black Cayuga & Muscovy Ducks along with the divine feathers of our Light Sussex Rooster 'King George', the most gentlemanly rooster I have ever met!
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A very BIG THANK YOU to:
- all who have purchased from my shop to date
- all who have included my work their treasuries
- Etsy for featuring my shop on their blog
- all who read the feature and left such encouraging and thoughtful comments.
- Frankie Magazine for including my guitar cases in their Frank Bits
- Poppytalk for featuring a guitar case in their treasury
- Inside Out Magazine for including me in their Esty Design Awards Entrants Feature
- Etsy Design Awards for selecting me to be a finalist in the Business as Unusual Category

Link to feature:
https://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2013/featured-shop-by-marie-nicole/
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Old woollen blankets and kangaroo leather offcuts add character to my products and form the basis of my range. I have always managed to see potential in something old or an item that would ordinarily be destined for the rubbish heap. The more we throw out and replace the more we diminish our resources unnecessarily. Artisan techniques are not about mass production they are about passion, detail and beauty, uniqueness, incorporating these into functional items while enhancing our everyday living experience... this is what leads me create the products that I do.

I am inspired to preserve the natural beauty that surrounds us and encourage people to shop with consideration for our environment and our future by sustaining craftmanship skills that enable us to take care of ourselves and not rely so heavily on a supply chain to provide us with our needs. 

So many beautiful hearted people enter my world through my Etsy store & Artisan markets and for that I am truly grateful. xx
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FInd out more at this shops about page:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ByMarieNicole/about/

FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM
For regular updates and insights into the artisan lifestyle of this maker: by marie-nicole.

BLOG & WEBSITE
www.bymarienicole.blogspot.com.au
www.bymarienicole.com
(due to technical issues, the by marie-nicole website is currently being redirected to my Etsy store)
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