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Quig's Design Studio

Quig's Design Studio Quig’s Design Studio is a small design business with a focus on contemporary DIY art and homewares kits for creative independents. Current releases are sunburst raffia mirrors and beeswax candles.

Operating as usual

19/05/2022

Celebrate world bee day. These extraordinary creatures selflessly create only good stuff. Not made for us but we take from them.

Let’s give back to bees. Protect them, grow bee loving flowers, take up bee keeeping.

Life is sweet with bees. 🐝🐝💜💜🌻🌻

#worldbeeday #beesinaustralia #wollongong #kiama #southcoastnsw #bees #protectourbees #honey #beeswaxcandles #sydney #brisbane #melbourne #bluemountains #theillawarraplug

This is relaxing. The gentle art of rolling your own candles, decorate with simple materials. A gift for yourself or ano...
18/05/2022

This is relaxing. The gentle art of rolling your own candles, decorate with simple materials. A gift for yourself or another. You determine the size.

Very satisfying knowing the wax made by bees but rolled by hand. What a gift🐝🐝

For ambience, rituals , fragrance.

Check out link in bio for DIY kits and pillar candles. All include packet of borage seeds to grow bee loving flowers🌻🐝

Light and love Gabi

#theillawaraplug #beeswaxcandlesarehealthy #handmadeinau #wollongong #australianboho #corrimal #thirroul #kiama #diycraft #homeschoolnsw #candlemagic #diycandles #healthyhomesaustralia

Grab yourself a bargain. Your 40% savings covers the standard postage across Australia. Link in bio.Looking to create a ...
17/05/2022

Grab yourself a bargain. Your 40% savings covers the standard postage across Australia. Link in bio.

Looking to create a killer colourful boho aesthetic? Or want to refresh you spaces with a holiday look. These mirrors will create an instant focal point on any wall. The kit contains all you need and easy to follow steps. You just tie the knots. So easy. Be bold, be brave with colour.

Each box takes up to 3 mirrors. Plus a packet of sunflower seeds🌻🌻🌻

Sale starts Wed 18 May at Midnight.

I've had a good run on selling the mirrors but I wont be restocking. I'm ready for a new chapter and I'm excited at what's ahead.

Hello Sunshine! Enjoy creating your own design.

#australianboho #craftymama #diyhomewares #theillawarraplug #madeitmyself #coastalvibes #australianbohostyle #holidaydecor #showmeyourboho #sunburstmirrors #kiamamums #raffiacraft #insidetheillawarra #sydneymums #melbournemums #adelaidemums #brisbanemums #australianhomedecor

Create this yourself. Time to get cosy  and slow down as autumn settles in. My fav season. Cake, coffee and candles alwa...
09/05/2022

Create this yourself. Time to get cosy and slow down as autumn settles in. My fav season. Cake, coffee and candles always has and always will be a my top 'self care'. The aromas from all 3 creates the best ambience.

See link in Bio for the hand rolled beeswax pillar candles come with a pair of wooden bases (cut and drilled by Tony, my local SES guy) for a perfect candle holder fit. And if down the track you no longer need it, toss into the fire or compost. No waste.

A big thank you to @sueadorjanphotography for the photo and pumpkin pie. Your photos continue to inspire me.

Light and love Gabi

#beeswaxcandles #cosyvives #autumn #selfcare #illawarra #handmadeinau #australianmade #southcoastnsw #wollongong #wellnessgong #wollongongyoga #corrimal #coledale #thirroul #kiama #wollongong #albionpark #homewares #

Let me send you this gift. Yes life is goooood ☀️🌄I've timed my first giveaway to coincide with the celebration of the p...
25/04/2022

Let me send you this gift. Yes life is goooood ☀️🌄

I've timed my first giveaway to coincide with the celebration of the partial solar eclipse and new moon in Taurus, a time to initiate positive changes, take away inhibition and get motivated to chase your most passionate desires.

So eclipse season is a perfect match with candles and/or sunburst mirrors.

What you will win: $150 worth of items you select the Etsy store for you. And yes, I can twig the package to suit your tastes and style.

Rules fo entry:
• Follow @quigsdesignstudio
• Like this post
• Comment tagging someone who would love beeswax candles and/or sunburst mirrors
• 1 tag = 1 entry (each tag is a separate comment, so tag as much as you like)
• Bonus entry - share any post on your stories and tag me!

Winner announced Sunday 1st May 5pm
• open to Australian residents only
• winner selected at random
• winner contacted via instagram direct message from quigsdesignstudio
• per Instagram rules, this promotion is in no way sponsored, administered or associated with Instagram Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram, of responsibility and agree to Instagram's terms of use.

And that's it. Good luck.
stay well and be blessed, Gabi

#wollongong #theillawarraplug #kiama #thirroul #australianpagan #lifeisgood #light #giveaway #sydneygifts #australiangifts #wollongongsmallbusiness #bohodecoraustralia #wollongonglife #sydneymums #handmadeinaustralia #dharawalcountry #australiancandles #wellbeing #camdlemagic #lovetheillawarra #thirroul #kiama #centralcoastmums #wollongongmums #diyhomedecor #quigsdesignstudio #wollongongnsw #beachbohostyle

Save the date.  Candles to help create a colourful and cozy vibes as autumn settles in. Drop by and say hello. Sample a ...
20/04/2022

Save the date. Candles to help create a colourful and cozy vibes as autumn settles in.

Drop by and say hello.

Sample a rolling your own honey aromas candle. 100% Australian beeswax.

Check the range link in bio.

#wollongongmarkets #handmadeinau #ecogifts #coledalemarkets #illawarra #thirroul #stanwellpark #bulli #whatsoninthegong #coledale
#makersmarket #illawarramarkets

Great way to spend a Saturday. Check out these markets at Unanderra. Free Tai Chi 9.30-10.30 and meditation 10.30-11. Ar...
31/03/2022

Great way to spend a Saturday. Check out these markets at Unanderra. Free Tai Chi 9.30-10.30 and meditation 10.30-11. Art gallery open and free. Delicious vegan cafe.

Best part- it’ll be indoors so not effected by the usual rain.

Drop bye to say hello. Check out the new releases. Link in bio to Etsy shop.

#illawarrayoga #wollongongmarkets #illawarra #southcoastmarkets #mangerton #dapto #albionparkvillage #beeswaxcandlesau #whatsoninthegong #portkembla #warrawongmarkets #warrawong #theillawarraplug #shellharbour

annnnddd into iso for 7 days. Of all weeks to happen. This weeks workshop and my market stall are cancelled. I was all p...
22/03/2022

annnnddd into iso for 7 days.

Of all weeks to happen. This weeks workshop and my market stall are cancelled. I was all primed to showcase the new releases and so looking forward to the buzz of these markets.

I’ve already screamed this week so moving on to April’s plans 🌄

#quigsdesignstudio #wollongongmakersmarket

This is my photo for the call to bee creative in Day 2 March 20th of the @australianwitches Mabon photo challenge.  Them...
20/03/2022

This is my photo for the call to bee creative in Day 2 March 20th of the @australianwitches Mabon photo challenge. Theme: Gratitude

I'm grateful for the divine guidance shown to me through the feathers and the synchronicities over the past 12 months, through the highs and lows ❣️🕊💜I know they had my back, I waited and trusted and the result paid off. I normally keep the feathers that enter my path and this year there were a large 'harvest'. We have all rode the highs and lows the past 12 months and hopefully people are harvesting something from the experiences.

Finding ways to create with the feathers and honour them as gifts is ongoing and this idea came to me as I was rolling my beeswax candles. I love using the beeswax as an art medium. So much to explore here.

Stay well and bee blessed 🐝🐝🧡🕯🕯

#auswitchmabonchallenge
#mabon #pagansofaustralia #beeswax #feather #divineprotection #feathersfromheaven #illawarra #witchyvibes #everydaymagic #spiritguides

Bookings open. Join me and fellow crafters as we make our own sunburst mirror. Many have asked for the workshops. Now it...
18/03/2022

Bookings open. Join me and fellow crafters as we make our own sunburst mirror. Many have asked for the workshops. Now it is safe to gathered again we get to final have the fun of being in a studio space, creating amongst like minded people, creating a classic homeware item. You will make 45 cm D mirror that will create a strong focal point on any wall.

This is VALUE for money cause you have full access to all colours in whatever length you need on the day. You will make a BIG and BOLD colour 45 cm D mirror that will create a strong focal point on any wall.

Includes all materials: 30cm D mirror (4mm), galvanised steel ring, backing board, pre-cut and glued hooks, hanging wire, packet of sunflower seeds and full access to all the raffia colours for you to make your colour.

Cost: $80, 3 hours, all your materials.

Dates: Thursdays 24 and 31 March, 6-9pm | Saturday 2 April 2-5pm

Booking: Pop creatively, https://popcreatively.com.au/collections/workshops/products/sunburst-raffia-mirror-workshop

Location: Pop Creatively Studio, 89 Railway Street Corrimal (western end)

What's special about the design? this home decor item is designed to allow easy recycle and repurpose and storage.

With 30 years experience in art education, I'll guide you through the process, show you ways to work creatively, tips and tricks in using raffia and the mirror it self.

I'm so looking forward to getting back into a shared studio space and doing what I love.

#corrinal #fairymeadow #keira #handmadeinwollongong #tarrawanna #wollongongmums #bohostyle #coastalvibes #southcoastnsw #wollongonghomewares #skillshare #mindfulness #create #wollongongworkshops #imadeitmyself #craft #sunburstmirror #raffia #pop_creatively #quigsdesignstudio #womensupportingwomen #woonona #thirroul #mangerton #bulli #austimer #wollongongsmallbusiness #collaborations #whatsoninwollongong

Carving out creative time between after work and ‘other duties’, feels so good. Love rolling these colour candles for #w...
17/03/2022

Carving out creative time between after work and ‘other duties’, feels so good.

Love rolling these colour candles for #wollongongmakersmarket

#wollongongmakers #wollongongmarkets #candkelovers #southcoasthomewares #shoplocalillawarra #corrimal #wollongongbusiness #beeswaxcandlesau

Spread the word. This new collaboration means more access to creative workshops for you. When you team up with a like mi...
16/03/2022

Spread the word. This new collaboration means more access to creative workshops for you.

When you team up with a like minded person/biz, and it’s a good fit, here comes the proverbial “I’m so excited to announce…”🥳😜

I have found a perfect match in @pop.creatively. Same suburb, same drive to offer creative pursuits.

I need a larger studio space to run workshops - cause that’s what I love to do - and @pop.creatively needed people to run art-craft workshops.

The public studio space book is ideal in size, location, decor, resources, parking. Hello space for sunburst mirror and beeswax candles workshops.

Watch this space for workshop dates.

Images: Pop. Creatively

#pop.creatively #corrimal #wollongongmakers #wollongongsmallbusiness
#wollongongsmallbiz
#wollongongworkshops
#weshopthegong #supportlocalwollongong
#wollongonglife
#illawarrabusiness

Save the dates. Not to be missed. Finally after 2 years the #wollongongmakersmarket returns. I’ll have predominately the...
16/03/2022

Save the dates. Not to be missed. Finally after 2 years the #wollongongmakersmarket returns.

I’ll have predominately the beeswax candles and some raffia mirror kits. Here is a quick taster.

Selling at market stall prices - that’s 10-15% off online prices.

Fellow creative followers I look forward to seeing you there🎉🎉🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️💜

#handmadeinillawarra
#makersmarket
#wollongongmakers
#handmademarkets
#wollongongnsw
#buylocal
#wollongongmarkets
#illawarraartisans
#wollongongmums
#illawarramarkets #quigsdesignstudio

Here it is, the raffia vest from @handmade.by.catkin.  It has all sorts of fancy stitching and I love the texture. Thank...
13/03/2022

Here it is, the raffia vest from @handmade.by.catkin. It has all sorts of fancy stitching and I love the texture. Thank you Caitlin, knitter extraordinaire 💜💜🙏🏽🙏🏽

I was curious to see the raffia I use for the sunburst mirrors, turned into clothing. Nothing new. I have mum’s crochet raffia 50s skirt.

I wanted to experiment with the raffia but also jazz up social media with a collabs from a creative.

Caitlin made this weeks ago but I’ve been waiting for some sunlight to take photos. I raced outside early morning to get this shot before the rain came again.

#rafia #raffia #knittinglove #knittinginspiration #slowfashion #craft #knittingismyjam #canberraknitters #wollongongknitters #alternativefabrics #quigsdesignstudio #australianknitters

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Taking time to pause. Light and love. A huge thank you for your support at the Creative Container. It was lovely meeting so many people, AND a few followers too, despite the rain past 2 weeks. If you missed the chance, kits and candles can be purchased online and I’ll be at the Wollongong Makers Market 26-27 March. A quick recovery and soon to start workshops. Any local small biz looking for free shop space in middle of the city, get in contact with Alice at creative container via Wollongong council website. Thanks #weshopthegong #wollongongcbd #handmadeinau #create #beeswaxcandles #wollongongmakers #diycrafts #candlelover #wollongong #kiama #thirroul #ecofriendlyhome #wollongonghomewares #handmadeinaustralia #wollongongsmallbiz #nontoxicliving
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The support from those around you. So grateful to family, friends, followers, these past months, and the totally unexpected weighty gift from Rose yesterday. 💜💜 perfect timing and perked me up too. I’m relishing this book. The symbols are filtering through my own works🎨 #findyourpurpose #symbols #manifesting #dreams #courage #creativity #gratitudepractice #innerwisedom #setintentions #wollongongsmallbusiness #illawarra #archtypes #feathers #smallbusinessaustralia
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… the black. Not a sunburst mirror more a black hole. Both a pretty spell binding and visitors to the pop up shop favour this one!! Don’t forget the sale. DIY 12 sheet beeswax candle kits $40 DIY sunburst mirror kits starting from $51. Prices reduced at the pop up. There’s a lot you can play with here- candle and mirror. #wollongongcbd #bohohome #wollongongcreatives #diyhomewares #wollongonghomewares #blackcandles #raffia #blackmirror #handmadeinaustralia #theillawarraplug #illawarrasmallbusiness
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