Handmade in the Hastings (HitH) is a local initiative founded by Laura Davey, after seeing a growing need to help local crafters get noticed online.

Laura explains “there are so many talented people in our little corner of the world, yet no one knew they existed – until now”.

With many nation-wide handmade groups, Laura thought it would be a great idea to scale it down to a local level.

Locally Handmade

The idea is to keep locals shopping local and celebrate the abundance of talent across our local community.

Handmade in the Hastings Group

Handmade in the Hastings (HitH) officially launches
Monday 16 September 2019 at 9am

Showcasing over 20 local artisans, crafters and makers. HitH Sellers will start listing items for sale from 9am on Monday 16 September 2019.

A wide variety of locally made products will be on offer, all in one place for your convenience. Items for sale include:

  • Baby & Kids – Apparel & Accessories
  • Baby & Kids – Decor & Toys
  • House & Home
  • Bath & Body
  • Clothing & Jewellery
  • Cakes & Baked Goods
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Papercrafts
  • Personalised Gifts

Handmade in the Hastings (HitH) will feature weekly spotlights and handmade items for sale in the beginning. As the group grows, dips and spot sales will also be introduced.

Handmade in the Hastings Facebook Group is for anyone who loves handmade and anyone who wants to see funds stay in our local community, supporting local families.

There is no requirement for you to purchase anything to become a HitH Member, but HitH encourages you to visit all HitH Seller pages and give them a like to show your support.

Handmade in the Hastings Sellers

Handmade in the Hastings features approved Sellers only. First rotation has 27 HitH Sellers over nine categories.

Only artisans, crafters and makers who have handmade items that are their own works, may apply to become a HitH Seller.

HitH Sellers work on a quarterly three month rotation. An announcement will be made six weeks before the end of each rotation advising applications are open with instructions. HitH will be looking to fill gaps in the current rotation in the New Year.

Handmade in the Hastings Buyers

HitH Buyers will be required to have an active PayPal account for all item purchases. No bank details will ever be asked for or provided. Please make sure you have an activate PayPal account before making any purchases so there is no delay for HitH Sellers.

Handmade in the Hastings Team

Handmade in the Hastings started with Laura and her friend Kate in support.

The HitH Team comprises two admin members who handle all the heavy lifting. Two HitT Sellers who double as group moderators and points of contact for any HitH Seller issues. And two HitH Members of the general public who double as group moderators and points of contact for any HitH Buyer issues. Everything is discussed as a team.

As the HitH Group continues to grow, they will be looking at expanding their team as the need arises. Announcements will be made in the group when the time comes.

Local Artisans, Crafters & Makers

Homemade in the Hastings will showcase over 20 local artisans, crafters and makers including:

Accessories by Zó

Accessories by Zó designs and creates hair accessories.

Any Occasion Cakes & Party Food

Any Occasion Cakes & Party Food specialises in cakes, cupcakes, party food and chocolate strawberries.

Baby Bug Rugs

Baby Bug Rugs creates treasures that last a lifetime.

Baby Kisses

Baby Kisses designs and creates custom made items for the new Mum or Mum-to-be and their little people.

“Baby Kisses Gifts, as a very small business, saw it a great opportunity to showcase our handmade baby items to those who appreciate not only buying local but buying items that are not commercially produced on mass.”
~ Ruth, Baby Kisses

Bath, Body & Beyond

Bath, Body & Beyond dedicated to individually handcrafted soap, bath & body products.

“I jumped on board as I wanted to offer a variety of handmade bath, body and home products made from quality ingredients to the Mid North Coast. It also provides the opportunity to showcase what I’ve been passionate about for over 10 years. Keeps money in our local area. In turn supporting other local businesses (big or small).”
~ Sam, Bath, Body & Beyond

Bon A Petite Cakes

Bon A Petite Cakes creates cakes within your budget.

Collective Three

Collective Three specialises in handmade cards and wedding invitations.

Curly Pink Stitches

Curly Pink Stitches specialises in personalised embroidered gifts.

Design Kreations

Design Kreations offer a range of services based on graphic design and custom airbrush art.

“I decided to become a seller on HitH because I’m a big supporter of keeping things local. HitH is set up in a very professional way and it is a wonderful breath of fresh air to be able to sell my artworks & products in such a well organised place.”
~ Kate, Design Kreations

For Goodness Bakes

For Goodness Bakes edible images, cakes and cupcakes.

“One very clever person had an idea one night to bring the community together, an idea that would have us all supporting each other locally. Why wouldn’t I want to be a part of that?!”
~ Skye, For Goodness Bakes

Forever Always

Forever Always designs and creates a wide range of handmade items with a vintage flair.

“Guess I jumped on board because I’m new to the area, I started doing markets locally and have my items in the local Post Office and just need to get to know more locals and what better way than within a group of local artisans with local shoppers. Hopefully my business will grow but so will my social circle.”
~ Sonia, Forever Always

HoneyButton Stables

HoneyButton Stables designs and creates handmade soft ponies and unicorns.

Jode’s Macrame

Jode’s Macrame creates handmade boho shabby chic macrame pieces.

Only Lovers Left

Only Lovers Left creates one of a kind hand dyed pieces for you and your little lovers.

“We jumped at the chance to be involved in a project that supports local art and handicrafts. We are excited to be a part of launching it.”
~ Carly, Only Lovers Left

Pampered & Pretty Boutique Bows

Pampered & Pretty custom made boutique bows and hair accessories.

“I saw this as a wonderful opportunity to help support a local handmade page, and a chance to showcase some local artists talents. I not only enjoy making handmade, but buying it also. So I am excited to see what the others have up their sleeves!”
~ Syrella, Pampered & Pretty

Panda’s Classy Creations

Panda’s Classy Creations specialises in custom giftware.

Pocket Full of Sunshine

Pocket Full of Sunshine specialises in custom décor and accessories.

Soph’s Suds

Soph’s Suds creates handmade foam hand and body wash.

Stamp with Liz

Stamp with Liz designs and creates cards that are made with love, individual and from the heart.

Sweetly Scented Soys by Tilly

Sweetly Scented Soys by Tilly hand poured candles and melts using 100% natural soy wax.

The Vintage Boutique

The Vintage Boutique specialises is upholstery and furniture restoration.

The Essence Of Earth

The Essence Of Earth taking care of your mind, body, heart and soul all in one place.


WaxPax Beeswax Wraps and Bags are individually handmade using local beeswax.

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