Meet 'Hattie and the Wolf'.
Not only is the name so endearing and full of wonder ... so too is the store itself. Walking through the door, you are instantly hit with an amazing aroma, and your eyes full of delight with so many gorgeous treasures. My first thought ... 'I'll take one of everything' ... haha. It's whimsical, colorful, inviting ... and you instantly feel welcome greeted by the lovely Andrea with her warm smile.
Andrea has spent years at Market Stalls, selling her own beautiful handmade collection 'Bird & Blossom' and her more recent collection and range of goodies 'Hattie and the Wolf'. The store is a dream come true for Andrea and something she has thought about for some time,
The store has many layers of beautiful things, the type of store you can spend hours in ... looking carefully at each item and admiring it's design, it's texture or perhaps trying something on. If I had to mention just two of my favourite things in store (I have limited myself to two, otherwise I would go on all day), it would have to be Andrea's range of Handmade Laser Cut Earrings ... they are truly the cutest, and they are so well made and just lovely to wear! They are also very affordable ... and make a fabulous gift! I couldn't resist indulging in a purchase last week ... treated myself to a pair of Bird shaped ones and a pair of Heart shaped ones (although my 6 year old daughter soon claimed those for her own!) - they are just divine!
My other favorite item in-store would have to be the range of Ethically Produced Leather Hide bags and purses. They are just gorgeous!! One of those is definitely on my wish list!
There is just so much to love in this store ... including a number of other local small businesses that Andrea has brought into the store to showcase. This month they include: Blue Wren Floristry (with beautiful Kokedemas, Terrariums and fresh flowers on Fridays). One Little Leaf (a very yummy selection of handmade teas). Made By Me (divine Cabachon Jewellery) and lastly, Me!! - The Wardrobe Green (Womens Preloved Fashion).
Andrea has created such a beautiful space that offers other small businesses the opportunity to experience the dream! It's just amazing to be able to showcase my Preloved Goodies in such a beautiful space, a real dream come true for me also!
If you're local to Ballarat ... or close enough to take a drive, I strongly encourage you to do so! 'Hattie and the Wolf' sits among great company ... with the re-opening of the fabulous 'Tilly Mint' and gorgeous furniture and homewares store 'Vintage 216'. Not to mention the gorgeous cafe on the corner ... cleverly named 'Cornerstore Cafe' ... with delicious coffee, sweets and more - you won't be disappointed! A visit to this delightful area of Ballarat, will leave you wanting to come back for more ... you can be sure of that.
I'll be in store again this Saturday ... so be sure to pop in and say hi!
Hattie and the Wolf is located in Ballarat, 218 Skipton Street.
Open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10 - 2pm
You can also check out the 'Hattie and the Wolf' product range online at www.hattieandthewolf.com,au