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Welcome to my blabber trove!
Here's a little and a lot about me.

Hellllooo my darlings,

I'm Hayley Ryan, the sole creator and 34 year old, bright, shaved head, cheeky natured human behind Ivy Trove.

Currently I'm based in Brisbane! I share a little workshop space in Newstead and I drive around in my van full of recycled cotton cords, beautiful plants, pots, bit & bobs. My goal is to always host a fun, memorable & creative workshop from Sunshine Coast to Byron Bay and surrounds!


I’ve always been a crazy plant lady looking for her next creative project. I’ve tried tons of outlets to express myself over the many years - creating dream catchers, candles, resin art, terrariums, pot planting design, sun catchers...The list goes on (I've always been one for handmade gifts). A lot of my background is visual merchandising & retail as well as being a hoarder of antique/vintage retro collectables, records & books.


My dream has always been to have my own beautiful eclectic workshop space that anyone can come and enjoy!


In 2017 I was studying my Diploma of Horticulture and I had a little side hobby propagating/growing plants/moss then designing and selling terrariums. The glass globes only came with a string of twine to hang with (borrinnggg) which led me to doing some research and I came across the familiar and historic art of Macramé (Mac-rah-may, Ma-crah-may.. same same). I propped myself on the floor with the jute twine roll that I had, grabbed a hanging terrarium (empty), popped on a YouTube video and before I knew it, I had truly found myself completely hooked - regardless of having to convert inches/feet to cm/metres from the vids (haha) I now had a more stunning way to hang my glass eco systems in their new homes, then pot hangers & wall hangings started to make their way out of my new found obsession.


When I realised how much it helped with my mental health along with being able to effortlessly focus (which I struggle with immensely) I delved straight into this limitless art and simply couldn't stop.

It felt like more than just a creative project but a real passion.

Ivy Trove was born in October 2018 with my first online handmade décor shop! Selling my pieces was a dream and I just had to try and spread more of the enjoyment and mind therapy around to as many people as I could. 5 months later I hosted my first workshop on 30.3.2019! Teaching came naturally as I'm a massive people person and love nothing more than chatting and having a laugh. We created the pot hanger and plant potting for my first class, then cam the Wall hanging design, Private & Public Workshops, DIY Kits, Step by Step Tutorials, Online Workshops and the rest is history!


Since then, I’ve hosted over 100+ workshops for public and private events both in person and live online as well as offering DIY kits with a filmed step by step tutorial. To name a few that have trusted me with their project; Woman's Day Magazine, NAIDOC Festival, UQ, Ravenswood Woman in Art Campaign, Macquarie bank, Botanika Festival, Allied Health, Alfred Health, Leaf Festival, Koala Eco photo shoot, Google, NDIS association, Sexual Violence Centre, Coles, Mates4Mates, Podcasts, Deaf groups w/ interpreters, ClassBento articles and projects, Alzheimer's Association QLD and the list continues to grow as I get to spread my love, laughter and passions further.


I love to play my part for this earth and have always been an unconsciously 'earth conscious' human. The little things with my business that count are that I use 100% recycled cotton cord, source local and recycled products where possible, propagate my own and locally source plants, donate $1 for every public workshop ticket sold to the Black Dog Institute which goes towards mental health research and development, donate the left over cuttings and cardboard spools to local day cares, centres & schools. It all adds up!

There are incredible creative communities throughout the globe offering endless support and motivation and I am so grateful to be a part of it! 
Come and join us any time and ignite a new passion, push your comfort zone and enjoy yourself! You don't need any experience at all to learn this craft, just a little bit of patience and an open mind. Any one can do it!

Thank you for reading all the way down to here, I'm good for a chat anytime as you have probably gathered. If you want to have a squiz at some of the things I get to do, please jump onto my Instagram page @ivytrove. 

Feel free to get in touch with me anytime through the contact form or


I can't wait to hopefully see you at an event soon.


Hayley X

100% recycled cotton

The cords I use during my workshops or for my pieces are 100% recycled cotton. 

Re-recycling donations

The left-over cords cutting and spools are donated to GC & Brisbane day care centres to be reused for their arts & craft.

Locally sourced

Supporting Australian as much as possible: pots, plants, wooden rings and driftwood

When you purchase from Ivy Trove, you can trust that it is an earth conscious, unique handmade creation that embraces my personal style, all of my care, OCD, love and passion! 

Oh, and about the name?

Ivy can flourish in almost all environments and on top of its beauty, it is well known for being a hardy plant. You can propagate from the same plant and each time it will grow a unique new colour and pattern, just like us. It is a fascinating plant and - you guessed it - one of my favourites!

A Trove is where you find valuable and delightful things. 


Here at Ivy Trove, I like to believe that you’ll discover new ways of igniting your passions and live creatively, always.

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