Handmade & Creative Friends of Tryfoss:

Apple Core Living.

ARTWORKS BY VANESSA ENCARNACAO.  Vanessa usually works in 'series', producing anywhere from  three to twenty works based on an idea, theme, subject, method or mood. Often focusing on line and colour as the main elements and always working on the idea of 'representing' a mood or feeling, rather than exact detail.

The shop has closed but Vanessa is now offering her artwork online at:


Sacha Grossel Art - contemporary watercolours.

Sacha Grossel is an Australian contemporary watercolour artist from Sydney. 

Her paintings and designs are notable for their use of bright colour and depiction of light and abstraction. She has been selling her artwork both locally and to overseas buyers for ten years. Her designs are now available as prints in her online shop. http://www.sachagrosselart.com

Brain Gym

Just Like Nannas - vintage style craft for you, your family and pets.

Rhonda Daley at Just Like Nannas gives new life to pre loved textiles, blankets, laces and patterns, transforming them into high-quality up-cycled and refashioned vintage style items for you and your home, to be loved, used and appreciated for another generation. http://www.justlikenannas.com

BeadID - Samantha Gaul provides: Beaded fashion lanyards with unique jewellery & breakaway clasps. Replace your old fabric lanyard, with a stylish beadID. Ideal corporate, teacher & nurse, student, mums and dads. Attach remotes, ID cards, whistles, keys and more! http://Beadid.com.au:

Colour Bazaar  - inspired clothing and accessories.

Artist Sarah Edmondson is a passionate tribal belly dancer  and this influences many of her Waldorf inspired rainbow clothing and accessories. Sarah loves exploring new techniques and having recently fallen in love with the nuno felting process has begun making scarves/wraps with silk and wool. Visit Colour Bazaar: www.colourbazaar.etsy.com and take a look also at her new site Zingaling which offers recycled/ upcycled products creating bags, purses and pouches

Sarah Louise Ricketts  Original & Custom Cross Stitch Designs

Custom cross stitch design with a difference and the accent entirely on customer satisfaction, offering:

Original cross stitch designs that you can purchase on-line www.sarah.com.au

For Aesthetic enjoyment and to see what else Sarah gets up to:

Sarah Louise Ricketts - Textile Artist

Some amazing landscape quilts and 'life drawings' worked with fabric', not your usual kind - very organic. I am a FAN!: www.sarahlouisericketts.com

Christine Haas - Spiritual artist

Tryfoss client Christine Haas, has set forth on a ‘new adventure’ in spirit drawings. The inspiration for her creations are explained on her website: www.christinespiritualdrawings.com. Log on to learn more about Christine’s work.

For those of you with Alternative/ New Age interests:

Aquarius Rising - Parramatta's first New Age shop.

Located in George Street (close to the historic Roxy theatre), has been trading since February 1988. Aquarius Rising has long been an excellent resource for information and difficult to acquire texts on Astrology, Theosophy, Theology, and all things New Age.  Special orders remain an important part of the bookshop. There is a great range of crystals, jewellery, incenses, cards, oils, music, candles, chimes, audio book CDs, DVDs, tarot and oracle cards. Aquarius Rising. 24b 48-50 George St  Parramatta, NSW 2150 Phone: (02) 9891 4454. www.aquariusrising.com.au

For Organic and Fresh Food we recommend:

Lettuce Deliver

Lettuce Deliver is a family owned organic fruit, vegetable and groceries home delivery service based in Sydney. Lettuce Deliver is one of Australia's longest running organic food home delivery services. They specialise in the delivery of CERTIFIED ORGANIC produce and products across Sydney to most areas twice a week. For more information: www.lettucedeliver.com.au

For those interested in Sustainability, Gardening and Permaculture:

Milkwood Permaculture Farm.

Milkwood Farm is a 20-acre (8 hectare) Permaculture demonstration site, nestled on the hills above Mudgee, on the ridge line of the Great Dividing Range in the central west of NSW. With the help of extensive water harvesting earthworks, tree-crops plantings, food forests, animal systems and good design, Milkwood is being transformed from a pocket of clapped-out, dried up sheep country into an example of how Permaculture principles can be applied to produce a productive, fecund, resilient and beautiful small-holding with plenty of water and biodiversity, and dripping with good food, all year round. For more information on courses and visiting Milkwood: www.milkwoodpermaculture.com.au

Permaculture Sydney West.....

Describe themselves as a lively bunch of Western Sydney locals who get together to network and learn about all things Permaculture. They are based at Toongabbie. PSW meets at two locations, one is at Toongabbie on the first Monday of the month, 6.30pm for a 7pm start. They also meet in Macarthur on the second Monday of the month (same time).

Their mission is to support permaculturalists in the Greater Western Sydney region

They offer working bee's in members homes, run workshops in topics around sustainable living for local councils, host stalls at local Fairs and Expo's, have to active groups at Toongabbie and Campbelltown and also participate in Sydney-wide Permaculture activities.

Contact: They are on Facebook.....and

email: info@permaculturesydneywest.org.au

website: http://www.permaculturesydneywest.org.au

Permaculture Blue Mountains .....

Offer courses and talks and workshops on a range of subjects: Eco waste, Building raised garden beds, farmstead cheese making etc. and of course permaculture.

To find out more about:


Care of the earth

Care of people

The sharing of resources to help others achieve their needs

And reduce consumption.

Go to: Permaculture Blue Mountains

For Creative Relaxation:

House Concerts Australia - the largest online network of house concerts in Australia and in some parts of New Zealand.

House Concerts are one of the most important trends in independent music today - and they're popping up all over the world! A house concert is a chance to experience music in a warm and intimate environment. It's when someone opens up their home and invites you into their living room to share in a performance by one of their favourite musicians.

For musicians, the intimacy allows for a deeper connection to the audience, which often leads to strong merchandise sales and lifelong fans and for hosts, it's a chance to meet the performers and get them to sign their CD. A house concert is also a great social evening of friends and neighbours.

F or more information hit the link: House Concerts Australia

Reiki - by Lisa

Lisa Aston Michael is an Usui/Tibetan Reiki Ryoho Master/Teacher, Animal Reiki Practitioner, Spiritual Intuitive, Pet Bereavement Counsellor, Psychic Life Coach and Ordained non-denominational Minister. She is dedicated to insuring the  health of people through spiritual re-purposing with "Psychic Life Coaching"  - refreshing, renewing, re-directing and re- connecting, and building the communication, connection and understanding between people and animals. 
Lisa has spent a lifetime communicating and connecting with animals; providing claircognitive readings for people and helping people better understand themselves and their animal friends. In 2006, a life-changing experience during a Reiki treatment gifted her with a vision of Reiki healing for animals.

 Lisa aims to assist in the healing of body, mind and spirit of both people and animals through Reiki; teach Reiki and Animal Reiki to those who would like to learn and assist those who have lost a beloved pet with Pet grief counseling while promoting the work of animal healers through regular podcast interviews at www.spreaker.com/user/reiki-by-lisa

For more information: http://www.reiki-by-lisa.com

JustAddVocals? Recording - Mixing - Mastering - by Lisa J Aston.


My name is Lisa j Aston and I am an award-winning professional musician, songwriter and boutique producer, who loves to produce for you! I LOVE LOVE LOVE producing! So... I have a home recording studio where I supply the music beds and you just come in and record your vocals on the top. This is great for gifts, demo's for auditions, just for fun or for that special occasion. Simply add your vocals to a professional music track or record acoustically!

By using my professional backing tracks or you can BYO, we then add your vocals and any additional instruments you may wish, to complete your project!

When all the recording and mixing is done, we then master the track for final balance and to complete a professional quality product.

Your basic package includes 4 hours recording time, a mastered CD  (or mp3 file if you prefer) and on CD text printing (artwork is optional) . All in a comfortable, relaxed boutique home recording studio with just you and me. 

2 Etty Street

Kewarra Beach 4879 QLD

pH: 0411 094197

e: lisa@lisajaston.com

The studio is open 6 days a week: 

Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm

Saturday - 10am - 6pm


Ready to book a session? 

Call me on 0411 094197 & I’ll get you rolling

Alternatively,visit our website: http://lisaj888.wixsite.com/justaddvocals

Liverpool Academy of Music which offers tuition in: Guitar – all styles, Piano, keyboard and organ, Violin and Viola Cello, Saxophone and Clarinet, Trumpet and brass, Drums, Bass, Singing.

The Academy is located at 288 Macquarie Street, Liverpool on the first floor of the Stathis Arcade. For details on tuition: www.liverpoolacademyofmusic.com.au or phone: 96029772.

Guitar Heroes.....Steve Flack, Director of Liverpool Academy of Music, is an accomplished classical guitarist and jazz musician.

Steve learned his craft from and has worked with many famous Australian artists. Steve's current performing and recording project is a show called Steve Flack's Guitar Heroes that celebrates guitar greats with high profile Australian guitar players, guesting on the CDs and in his shows. For details on performances and projects: www.guitarheroes.com.au

Related  Therapy Sites:

Bowen Therapists Federation of Australia, Inc. (BTFA) is the parent body of all the State Associations of Bowen Therapists of Australia. Bowen Therapists Associations were formed by groups of devoted and learned practitioners in the states and territories who wished to have a voice in the future of their own profession and the BTFA was formed as a national body to represent them collectively at the national level. The BTFA meets all the criteria to be an approving body under the Federal Government Health Service Providers Act of 2007. It is a non profit organisation, run by an elected executive committee from the state and territory membership body. The Federal body’s main role is to advise and formulate new policies, ensure professional practice, teaching/training and education standards and promote the awareness and effectiveness of Bowen throughout Australia and the world. For information on joining: www.bowen.asn.au

Community Services: 

Here to There Coaches.

While Here To There Coaches have always offered exclusive tours of the Mudgee wine region of NSW, they have recently, after much research, put together an extensive list of boutique wineries in the Hunter Valley, and are offering weekday wine tours, depending on the group size, from as little as $40.00 per Person!!

This includes pick up from one location in the Greater Sydney area, transportation to the Hunter Valley, tours of up to 6 specialist wineries, with a pause for lunch (at your own expense) and the return to your point of origin.

Great price, fantastic service, with a knowledgable driver. A fun day, and a price that is nothing short of a bargain!

Rob has also added some great Sydney City tours to his list. ...so .... if you need to bond with your buddies .... a nice relaxing weekend away where someone else does the driving.... call Here to There Coaches.

“It is our mission to give you value for money, and a wine tasting experience second to none”.

Phone: 02 9631 7739 or 0425-278-540 or Email: Bookings@heretothere.com.au

Website: http://www.heretothere.com.au

Best Legenz: Complete Publishing Services.

Best Legenz specializes in taking the anxiety out of self-publishing by providing complete publishing services for first time and previously published independent authors. They engage editors, proofreaders, cover and internal designers, printers, and monitor editing and production schedules. They also discuss with you how long each step takes, and when best to publish your book to gain maximum advantage of the market.

Self-publishing is the most efficient and profitable way of getting your work to the people who want to buy it.
As a self-publisher, you own all rights to your book—your work belongs to you. If you use a traditional publishing house, they will own all rights. If they lose interest in your book, you will not be able to print additional copies unless you purchase those rights back.

For more information on how Best Legenz can help you, hit the link: Best Legenz or contact: Helen Elward - Mobile: 0414 962 472. Fax: 02 9631 5864 info@bestlegenz.com.au

Sydney Bats. Supported by the Ku-ring-gai Bat Conservation Society

Around 19 species of insect-eating Microbats are also found in the Sydney Region.The most commonly seen bat in the Sydney area is the Grey-headed Flying-fox, a large nectar- and fruit-eating bat which roosts during the day in large treetop colonies. The Grey-headed Flying-fox is listed as a threatened (vulnerable to extinction) species at State, Federal, and International levels.
Numbers are declining - from many millions in the 1930's to less than 450,000 in 2004, with an estimated 30% decline in population between 1990 and 2000. A recent population study (Divljam 2008) suggests the Grey-headed Flying-fox will be extinct in the wild in around 80-85 years. To find out more and how you can help go to: Sydney Bats

Occupational Safety, Health & Environmental Management Solutions
OSHEM Solutions provides a range of Occupational Safety, Health & Environmental Management services from planning, through implementation, to audit and review.
Oshem pride themselves on providing highly educated, professional consultants who can develop unique solutions, based on their experience in your or similar industries, to meet your particular needs. For more information contact Peter Gaul at: www.oshemsolutions.com.au

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