Home Grown

May 27, 2021
There is a never ending list of reasons why someone may choose to make home their base for their business. Some don’t need a bricks and mortar shopfront to run their service based business or online business. Some need the flexibility to be able to care for kids or family members while working and some just find the only way to run their business is from home, it might just make sense!
Whatever the reason we thought we would shine a light on some home based local Lucas businesses who offer some pretty amazing products and services.


Hello, my name’s Sophie! I’m a sewing enthusiast and new mum living in Lucas. Last year I started a small business called
“Wattle Threads” to sell my handmade natural lavender scented heat packs and eye pillows. They’re made using botanical themed cotton fabric, rice and locally sourced dried lavender. The heat packs come in three different sizes and help to ease aches, pains and stiffness. The lavender scent also creates a wonderful sense of relaxation.




Pretty Little Labels by Kristy is a little hobby turned into business. I am a mum to two boys under two, I have always had a love for creating and designing things. Falling pregnant during covid and not being able to return to work inspired me to get creative, then I wanted to share that with other people. It all started with my family height charts, and then kept going from there. I am so grateful for the local support so far. We really have such a supporting and generous community around us.




With a passion for providing exceptional products, Oli-Chi offer 100% Natural Soy Wax Candles & Premium Base Reed Diffusers all of which are scented with beautiful fragrance oils that not only smell amazing, they also adhere to safety and purity standards.  All of our products are poured, labelled and packaged by hand by us.




Sonica, an art admirer and a passionate creator has a special interest in abstract expressionism and textured abstract art.
Her goal is to create affordable quality art which is soul touching and easy on pocket!
Exploring abstract art in terms of form, layers, texture and shape is what excites Sonica the most. This form clearly depicts her innermost feelings and emotions. Bright, bold, metallic and vibrant colors are an integral part of her work.
Most of her works are inspired by nature and travel! Traveling, hiking and meditating in nature brings endless creativity to her style of work.
Australian with Indian heritage, Sonica’s journey of learning to paint began when she was 6, her mum, after noticing the zeal to draw, color and paint, organized arts lessons for her. These lessons remained part of her growing up for a very long time.
She is based in Lucas, Ballarat, where she works from her peaceful home studio. She is very grateful for the opportunities coming her way.
Mum of two, health and wellbeing enthusiast, nature admirer, she strongly believes that mind and matter are connected.
She loves what she is creating and if it can bring joy to others, it will be a fulfilling experience for her.


email: sonica_joshi@hotmail.com


Hi, I’m Sharee and I am the owner of  Balloon Hype Co in Ballarat.
Balloon Hype Co is a small business that operates from home. The idea came about in May 2020 as I was a busy working mum and I was looking for ways to be able to spend more time at home with my two young children. I specialise in custom balloons, balloon garlands, helium balloons and much more. By buying from Balloon Hype Co you are putting money back into the community, and also supporting our family and future.


0438 429 077


Lucas Lawns began in 2020 after our second child was born. My background is in landscape design and horticulture and Tiarne works in admin and management. After a challenging pregnancy, and throughout the pandemic, it became a no-brainer for us to have a crack at starting our own thing at home here in Lucas, doing what we love. Lucas Lawns provides professional routine lawn care and regular garden maintenance to the Lucas community and surrounds.


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