Our Little Caravan is a supportive, creative community and a launch pad for local makers and designers. It’s also a space where you can enjoy amazing coffee and attend a variety of workshops.
It started with Christina:
… she’s a part time primary school teacher and mother to 3 sons as well as the owner of Mabel the 1969 Vintage Viscount Ambassador. What started as a “girl cave” in the back yard, Read more about that here; http://ourlittlecaravan.com.au/2015/08/04/mabel-is-my-little-caravan/ has become a studio to enjoy craft with likeminded children.
For Christina there’s nothing she loves more than making things pretty, organising stuff, being creative with arts and craft, building relationships… and planning parties. That’s when she’s not spending time with her school students and little family. Christina holds a current registration as a primary school teacher with the Victorian Institute of Teaching, as well as a Working With Children’s Check. She also has an up to date first aid certificate.
Crafternoons and children’s craft parties in Mabel, the vintage caravan, are currently held where she is “parked” at the back of Our Little Caravan: the collective store, 39 Westerfield Dve, Notting Hill, Melbourne.
Then along came Jac:
… she’s a mum to four great kids and facilitates the Drop in and Craft Sessions at OLC for grown-ups on Tuesdays. Jac was originally a part of a handmade craft group of school mums from the local primary school. These women got together regularly over lunch and their handmade craft projects. But it was more than just that. There was great connection within the group, as well as amazing talent. When OLC opened its doors in August 2015, it became an inspiring and creative space for the broader community to connect over their handmade projects and some morning tea.
Drop in and Craft Sessions require no booking and are held every Tuesday within our shop trading hours and during school terms. They are in our collective store and cost $7 to attend. Bring along your work in progress.
Add on Anne:
…in September 2016, we welcomed Inchmeal Café. This little coffee shop has been conceived within Our Little Caravan: the collective store. It’s important that if you collaborate, you do so with a like-minded community.
Coming from a background in health and nutrition and years of working in hospitality Anne always dreamt of opening her own coffee shop that would make people feel happy and connected. Like many young entrepreneurs she has a vision and dream – hers is simply to bring joy, happiness and encouragement to local people…one coffee at a time. Inchmeal simply means ‘little-by- little’ and that’s the philosophy of this specialty coffee shop. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Theodore Roosevelt
… Sarah is a local mum to two boys. We first met Sarah when she joined us at our Spring market in September 2016, and it wasn’t long before she was part of the furniture. She is the owner of Earth Friendly Jewellery and you can read her story here. http://wovenbysociety.com.au/stories/weaving-stories-trough-craft-sarah/ When she’s not researching the best tasting gluten free items to add to Inchmeal Café, she is the person who facilitates our Artisan markets held throughout the year. If you are a maker and would like a stall at one of these markets, please apply using the document below or contact Sarah with more questions: email@example.com
Want to apply for a market stall? https://goo.gl/forms/oDG0WFjqjUqH1UsN2
About a year ago, Robyn Hall quit her job and her career to start a social enterprise. Woven By Society provides an opportunity for women from diverse backgrounds to create, connect, learn and share. With a passion for sewing and craft, she loves the idea of giving women an opportunity to share their stories, but also their skills and craft in a comfortable environment, and where we can learn from each other as well as teach and share.
Robyn will be interviewing and profiling our talented shelf-members within the shelves of OLC. She also facilitates our training and networking meet up groups.
Leanne brings us the music:
We had our first live music night in August 2016, featuring The John Flanagan Trio. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1pXymQLCEQ