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Beth McFadden3 years ago

Craft and cafes to inspire your Pinterest project

Craft is no longer just for kids or retirees. Now that your children are back at school, why not devote some time to exploring your own hobbies and interests. The Sunshine Coast is a popular destination for people who love homemade goodies and getting in touch with their creative side. Why not join the other locals and indulge in a crafternoon this week; we’ve found the stores for your supplies and the best local cafes to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee while you create. Perhaps you want to try your hand at sewing, scrapbooking, or finally pick up a pair of knitting needles just in time for winter. Look no further than this handy guide for some inspiration and the best coffee and food to keep your creative juices flowing!

The Sewing Basket

Learn to sew (stock image), The Sewing Basket - Sunshine Coast
Learn to sew (stock image), The Sewing Basket – Sunshine Coast

Sewing is the new black. If you want to sew your own patchwork quilt, table runner or placemat or are keen to try your hand at making that pencil skirt or chunky knit scarf, head down to the Sewing Basket in Buderim. You can pick up your fabric and patterns here, and even check out their range of brand new sewing machines if you’re a first timer. The owner Kathy also organises classes in store with local experts, so if you need a bit of guidance on your next Pinterest project make sure to check out the events calendar and stop stressing about topstitching.

Where: 1/9 Pittards Road, North Buderim QLD 4556

Hungry Feel Eating House

Fresh, local produce, Hungry Feel Eating House - Sunshine Coast
Fresh, local produce, Hungry Feel Eating House – Sunshine Coast

If you’re feeling a bit peckish after your sewing class, or you’re still trying to figure out what you want to make, take a seat at the Hungry Feel Eating House. This is a café that prides itself on their own food craft, sourcing most of their ingredients locally and within season. They serve up hearty breakfasts and seasonal menus for lunch and dinner that include a range of salads, snacks and wholesome meals to indulge in. We would recommend the sweetcorn fritters with bacon, avocado, rocket and tomato relish alongside a freshly squeezed juice or coffee. If you find that a glass of wine lets your imagination run wild, grab a pizza and vino while you scroll threw some DIY blogs to choose your next sewing project. You won’t be disappointed if you visit the Hungry Feel Eating House; even if your new dress is bust and doesn’t fit quite right, a fig, orange and walnut muffin straight out of the oven is sure to lift your spirits.
Where: 29 Main Street, Buderim QLD 4556

My Scrappin’ Shop

All of your scrapbooking supplies, My Scrappin' Shop - Sunshine Coast
All of your scrapbooking supplies, My Scrappin’ Shop – Sunshine Coast

Every parent goes through a scrapbooking phase; it’s the physics of motherhood. We all want to remember our children at their cutest, on their first day of school or taking their first, wobbly steps. At My Scrappin’ Shop, you can buy all of your scrapping needs including albums, paper and embellishments. You can even book into a scrapbooking class to share ideas and techniques with other local scrappers. A little warning: this hobby becomes addictive, so once you start you’ll quickly find yourself heading back to this shop for more supplies!
Where: 4/1Metier Linkway, Birtinya QLD 4575

Izba Espresso

Quirky container cafe, Izba Espresso - Sunshine Coast
Quirky container cafe, Izba Espresso – Sunshine Coast

If you’re just as impressed with an incredible cup of tea as you are with coffee, head down to Izba Espresso. This Russian inspired café will let you try a whole variety of crafty teas imported from all over the world. Try their smokey Russian brew or minty South African rooibos’ tea ordered and served up just for your enjoyment. This quirky café in a shipping container also has an incredible variety of food for you to try, from lamb burgers to dumplings and freshly baked sweet treats. If you’re adverse to cows milk, try their camel milk coffee that is rumoured to help in a myriad of health problems. Step into Izba Espresso, a small café paying homage to its owner’s history with their crafty décor and traditional design inspiration. This is the perfect place to fill up and rehydrate before a big crafternoon.
Where: 695 Nicklin Way, Currimundi QLD 4551

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