Announcement Homegrown & Handmade gourmet & textile gifts are all individually handmade to order by myself. My products are beautiful, useful, wholesome & nourishing. Everything is made in small batches with limited style runs with top materials & fine ingredients. All olive oil products are grown using organic principles in our boutique olive grove here at our 10 acre country property in southern Western Australia. Enjoy.
Homegrown & Handmade gourmet & textile gifts are all individually handmade to order by myself. My products are beautiful, useful, wholesome & nourishing. Everything is made in small batches with limited style runs with top materials & fine ingredients. All olive oil products are grown using organic principles in our boutique olive grove here at our 10 acre country property in southern Western Australia. Enjoy.
WildTree Soaps on Jan 10, 2017
Well made, beautiful, sturdy, perfectly packaged. Nothing but the best.
celiamylne62 on Jan 6, 2017
Amy Hudson on Dec 21, 2016
The product was delivered swiftly and was packaged carefully to ensure it arrived safely. Looking forward to using it.
Gourmet gifts and exquisite textiles handmade locally, shipped globally everyday.
Hello to you, I'm Kallista Bolton owner/designer, welcome to my shop. Homegrown & Handmade gourmet & textile gifts are all individually handmade to order by myself from my boutique olive grove in southern Western Australia. I make beautiful, useful and wholesome items for heartfelt gifting. All pieces are carefully made in the quiet of my cottage studio or nearby commercial kitchen. Our small crop of olive oil grows sustainably using biodynamic principles, my wholefood cookie mixes are recipes I designed to nourish my own family and my textiles reflect a belief that even everyday items made with a beautiful aesthetic enrich our daily lives.
I opted out of a hectic career in Sydney in search of a simple life in the country. Along with my husband and our three children, we found our slice of heaven in the shape of a 10 acre olive farm in country Western Australia. Here we live in our little white weatherboard cottage surrounded by our horses, dogs, majestic trees and ample calm, quiet space.
My Homegrown & Handmade venture evolved early 2010 from my desire to work from home at this important stage in my life as a parent. Fusing my accumulated skills from University business study, cooking and sewing skills learned from my mother, real work place regional marketing experience with a bit of resourcefulness, I have a creative enterprise that fit's snugly alongside motherhood.
Far from my early career with a global accounting firm in Sydney's tallest sky scraper, I find the stillness in hand crafting items slowly with focus and care the most fulfilling work I have ever done. It is immensely nourishing to create a product completely from scratch, from concept, to picking raw materials, its look and attributes, sourcing packaging, photographing it for market to be spotted and purchased by someone, wrapping carefully and shipping for a deadline.
I love the direct connection collaborating with clients. I love the feeling of progress that comes via constantly refining my products and methods for quality. I love how engaged and accountable I feel to my clients because they have chosen to spend their precious funds with me. I love the feeling of commitment I make to every order and the satisfaction I feel on completion, knowing I’ve done the very the best I could, as if it was a gift for my own friends. I could go on….
More here in a couple of Blog Features:
One from the gorgeous wedding site PolkaDotBride.com:
Another from one of my favourite distributors, the spectacular Hardtofind.com.au
For media or trade enquiries:
Email - kal [!at] homegrownhandmade.com.au
Mobile - 0421 623 406 (able to receive calls during WA school time hours of Mon - Fri 9am - 3pm).
Owner, Maker, Designer
I personally hand produce all textiles and the gourmet lines excepting a few made by Cindy (see below). I do everything from picking our olives, sewing, baking, marketing, research, buying, packaging design, communication, delivery, number crunching.
Shipping & Supplies
Apart from our gruelling annual olive harvest, my husband David assist's part time with daily shipping run, monthly supplies purchasing and when deadlines are tight, packaging & gift wrapping. Handy with a drill, he kindly refits my studio annually.
Cindy is part time midwife, part time pancake flipper & artisan condiments maker. She is my local "Jam Lady", hand making two of the wedding bomboniere products - the dark chocolate infused raspberry jam and passionfruit infused orange marmalade.
Home & Studio
Our dear little weatherboard farm cottage where we live and I work. We have an office wing with my production & supplies studio set up 24/7.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards