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Many of us are now self-isolating at home, possibly with much more time on our hands than usual. Getting creative, whether it is picking up an old hobby again or trying out a new one, can help us to feel more relaxed, productive, and focused. Personally, I’ve returned to a half-finished crochet project with new determination, and have also been stitching the binding on my very first quilt.

Below is a list of some creative goodness delivered right to your door (or available online) that support Brisbane locals as well as giving you new skills and creations!


Earring Care Kits by Lazer Unicorn

Pre-orders are open for Make at Home DIY Kits, so you can have the Lazer Unicorn workshop experience in your own home! Choose your theme (Flora & Fauna – Starry Night – Fruity Fruits), select your kit size, and get to making yourself some marvellous earrings! Lazer Unicorn Alex is  also working with local suppliers where possible to get all the items needed for the kits.


Home Painting Kits by Bonnie Hislop

Creative and ceramicist Bonnie Hislop’s brightly painted kitties have become something of an icon, and now you can paint your own cat planter at home! Pre-orders are open for these and the Iced Vovo Dish(LOVE), and you can purchase Pet Portrait Earring Home Painting Kits as well.


Bust or Half Head painting kit by Future = Forge Forward / Future = Female & Friends /  Amy Crow

Previously offered as a workshop at the multidisciplinary art space Forge Forward, now possible in your living room! Contact Amy via the @forge.forward Instagram – two kits are available,:

BUST – $80, INCL up to 5 paint colours, brushes and a pencil.
HALF HEAD – $35, INCL up to 3 colours and brushes.

Find out more about multidisciplinary artist Amy Crow on her website.


Peppermint Stitches

Although the lovely little shop in Toowong is closed under government regulations, the online store is still very much up and running! Whether you’re a knitter, stitcher, crocheter, quilter, cross-stitcher…the lovely people at Peppermint Stitches can help you find the supplies for your next (or current!) project. You can shop online, or give them a call, or shoot them an email.


Isolation Sweets by Zoe Byres

Cake wizard and sugar artist Zoe Byres has the most delicious isolation activities, which can be delivered (or picked up, depending on your location) with no contact:

  • Interactive Kids’ Easter Cupcake Kit
  • Paint Your Own Cookies Kit
  • Cupcakes in a Jar

Or, if you just want to eat amazing sweets, half-dozen cupcake boxes are also available!


Mas & Miek Ceramic House – Clay Classes at Home

Mas & Miek’s ceramics studio, gallery shop, and café are currently closed, but they’ve launched an online course ‘Clay Classes at Home’ – you can have the things you need delivered, and ‘become a ceramic artist from your kitchen bench’.


Free downloadable drawing activity pack by Vannah Galaxy 

She’s not in Brisbane right now, but amazing artist Vannah has created a floral drawing activity pack, which includes a chunky flower drawing tutorial (+tldr version) and some flowery colouring pages (+transparent lineart) which will be available to donwload for free for all of April.

Follow Vannah’s incredible art on Instagram @vannahgalaxy.


Colouring In Sheets and Books

Get out your coloured pens and pencils and enjoy some time colouring in!

Click here for 2 Little Houses’ free colouring in booklet

Click here for Shibuya Moon’s free colouring in page

Click here for Shibuya Moon’s colouring in book


Want to be added to the list? Email me at backstreetbrisbane@gmail.com!

Stay safe, stay kind, look after yourselves and each other xx


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