Sunday, August 14, 2016

My Wedding Bunting featured in the Polka Dot Wisdom blog - Brides section, recently via Madeit

It is lovely to be featured in a blog, especially a an Australian blog 'Polka Dot Wisdom' featuring Madeit sellers.
The blog section is called ''What Would They Know? Louise McCauley of Made It', which features in the Polka Dot Bride section.
Louise discusses what MadeIt is, the types of handmade items & sellers. The blog features one of the many sections of the Madeit website, that is, handmade for Weddings.

Vintage Bunting Retro Multi-Colour Floral Flags.
Party, Wedding Home Decoration



As quoted in the blog by Louise "Not many brides are chasing a cookie-cutter wedding anymore and as weddings become less about tradition and more about a couple’s true expression of their love, adding a personal touch to the day is important for making your wedding say something unique about you and your partner. Handmade offers the ability to find unique and personalized products in a way that mass-production can’t."



I certainly agree, there are now many wedding magazines dedicated to non-traditional weddings such as 'Hello May' magazine & 'White' magazine.
Couples want creative & fun weddings and want to give expected traditions (that they want to keep) a new twist that’s more in sync with their style.






I rarely get requests for white bunting, I don't like to have it in my store.
Brides want something special, unique and ideally something that is One Of A Kind (ooak). My vintage bunting is ideal for weddings. I'm happy to consider custom quantities & lengths.


Please view my Madeit store for more Bunting styles, there are many to choose from!








Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Handmade items recently listed in my Madeit & Esty stores........

Over the last few months I have listed some new handmade items in my Madeit & Etsy stores.
This includes Bunting, Beanies, Taggies etc.
Below are examples of the items now listed.


Vintage COUNTRY PICNIC Doily Lace & Fabric Bunting

 Ideal for a Party, Birthday Present, Wedding, Engagement, Hosting a Baby Shower, Photography Prop,
Market Stall, Picnic or just Decorating a room.

Total length is Three & a half meters (3.5m) / over 14 feet approx.
Thirteen (13) flags: Two fabric styles - Red Check & Mini Sweethearts, also Cream / Ecru Vintage Doily Lace
The colour of the cotton 'ties' is Vintage Cream (warm ivory)
This bunting is listed in my Etsy store

This set of flags are a lovely combination and no two lace flags are the same.
This Flag Bunting is double sided/reversible - can be viewed from front or back.
There are no unfinished edges on the 'triangle' flags.



Union Jack, Stars & Stripes Flag Bunting

Colours of UK USA and Australia . Party, Shop, Market , Banner or Boys Bedroom Decoration.

This bunting is listed in my Etsy store


Total length: 6.3m / about 20.6 feet approx.
Larger flags (larger that my regular size flags).
This set of flags is a lovely combination of Union Jack, Navy Blue & White Stars & Red Stripes. fabric.
In the colours of the British, United States of America and Australian flag colours.
Double sided - can be viewed from front or back.
There are no unfinished edges on these flags.

 

Blue, Aqua and Stripe BOYS Bunting.

Total length is three (3) metres / about 9.9 feet approx.
Eleven (11) flags in various fabrics.
This set of flags is a lovely combination of Blue, Aqua and Stripe print fabric - simply stunning!
Eleven Fabrics - One of a Kind Bunting.
Double sided - can be viewed from front or back.
One of a Kind. 


This bunting is listed in my Madeit store

 

Taggy Snuggly TAG TOY MINI Blanket . Blankie Comforter

Boys Baby Shower / Christmas Gift - Air Planes, Hot Air Balloons
 
They are made with lots of assorted ribbon tags of different colors, fun textures, and various sizes for little fingers to play with - this sensory experience helps with a babies fine motor coordination.

This 'Taggy Snuggly' is listed in my Etsy & Madeit stores.

 

Here a few recently listed Beanies

Girls Retro HANDMADE Pretty Pink and Lilac Knitted Wool Beanie & Flower and Buttons

 A Retro style knitted Pink and Lilac beanie made from 100% wool.
This sweet hat has an wool Pink & White flower with Buttons sewn to the hat.
Flower measures 8cm across approx

Older Girls 'Mixed Purple Berries' Wool Beanie Hat & Big Flower / Buttons

 This sweet hat has a cotton yarn in 'Pinks', crochet flower sewn to the hat, the flower is embellished with sewn on buttons.
Flower measures 9cm across approx

SIZE: 10 years through to teenager (will also fit adults head)

 

Mens Unisex Knitted Brown Blue Winter Wool Beanie. Size - ADULT . Handmade

A Retro style knitted beanie made from 100% wool.

I have also many beanies not listed, It is possible for me to email some pics to you & list a special item as a 'Reserved Listing' just for you!

 You can find a range of Beanies in my Etsy & Madeit stores.

 

 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Retro Tea Towel Kitchen Aprons recently listed in store.

I've recently added some Tea Towel Kitchen Aprons to my Madeit & Etsy stores.
As always, I have added a few Australian Wildflowers aprons - always a favourite with buyers.
Also added are some funky retro designs & a few others.




Metro Retro Australian Banksia WildFlowers Vintage Apron


'Metro Retro' Aprons are all OOAK - that is, One Of A Kind.
Each one is never to be repeated, never to be exactly the same as another.
All of these aprons are handcrafted originals and unique!
The ideal handmade gift for someone special or for spoiling yourself.


Metro Retro Australian Birds Vintage Apron


Metro Retro Aprons....
Fun & Funky Designs - Expect the unexpected!
Vintage, Retro Design with Modern & Practical Use.
Unique, One Of A Kind - just like you!
One Size Fits Most.



Metro Retro Strawberry Souffle Vintage Apron


Most of my Metro Retro aprons have a 100% linen tea towel front panel
and the side panels, straps & binding are cotton - usually 100% Cotton.



Metro Retro Australian Wildflowers Vintage Tea Towel Apron



❀ They make a great Birthday, Christmas or Mothers Day gift!
My aprons also make a lovely Wedding, Engagement or Anniversary gift.




Metro Retro 'Funky Flowers' Vintage Tea Towel Ladies Womens Kitchen HANDMADE Apron


❀ Remember, when you buy handmade you are carefully selecting that 'special something for someone special in your life'.
A gift to say that you have really thought about them & that you care.



Metro Retro 'Australian Tropical Fish' Vintage Tea Towel HANDMADE Apron


I love to upcycle and give a new life to something that had an intended previous use.
Some of my tea towels are brand new but many are retro vintage - that is 20-40 years old!
They are in excellent condition as they have never been used for their original purpose.
I try to source my tea towels from all around the world, Australia, United Kingdom & the USA, to just name a few.


Metro Retro 'Pot Pourri' Vintage Tea Towel Ladies Womens Kitchen Apron




Metro Retro 'Retro Garden' Vintage Tea Towel Ladies Womens HANDMADE Apron




Wednesday, April 13, 2016

MadeIt Mother's Day Handmade Gift Guide 2016 - my vintage bunting featured!


I'm loving the MadeIt Mother's Day gift guide! 


Many great handmade gift ideas to be found in this online guide.

 
Also featured is my vintage handmade bunting!

 

  View MadeIt Mother's Day Gift Guide here

 

Madeit.com.au is Australia's premier online buying and selling destination for handmade & independantly created items.
Madeit showcases Australia's most creative art, design & crafting talent. Lovers of amazing handmade and independantly created products can purchase items on Madeit direct from the sellers with products ranging from fashion, art, homewares, accessories, stationery, toys, children and babies clothing and much much more.
Buyers can shop on Madeit knowing they are supporting independent designers & crafters as well as the whole Australian made industry at large.
Madeit sellers are showcasing and selling their products all day every day to every corner of Australia and the world. 

 

Mother's Day is soon - Bunting & afternoon tea is a great way to celebrate in style with mum.

In Australia, Mother's Day is Sunday 8th May 2016.

I have a large range of bunting in my Madeit store, especially vintage bunting.


Bunting flags are a great party decoration.

Ideal for a Party, Birthday Present, hosting a Baby Shower, Engagement, Kitchen Tea, Wedding, Special Functions and Corporate Events, Photography Prop, Market Stall or just Decorating a room.
Would look very pretty at your next Garden Party / BBQ!

Cheer Up your favourite space, a study, craft room, etc - all year round!

 

Many more vintage buntings in store at Madeit!

 

  View MadeIt Mother's Day Gift Guide 2016, here

 

 

 

Friday, April 8, 2016

Mother's Day Vintage Flag Bunting

Vintage Bunting and afternoon tea is the perfect combination to celebrate Mother's Day.
In Australia, Mother's day is Sunday 8th May 2016.


Get out the 'good' vintage china - teacups, cake stands and vintage bunting decoration to celebrate in style with all of the family. Mum will love it!






I have a large range of buntings in my Madeit and Etsy stores.

Vintage Style Flag Buntings adds charm and style to any room!

Vintage Bunting . Pretty Spring Pastel & Ivory / White Multi-Colour Floral Flags x 2









Vintage Bunting . Pretty Spring Pastel & Ivory / White Multi-Colour Floral Flags x 2



Vintage Bunting Spring Wedding Pastel & Ivory / White Multi Floral Flags . BULK

 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

'Metro Retro' tea towel Aprons - more are now available in store! Just in time for Mother's Day!

Here are just some of the recently listed Aprons in my Made It & Etsy stores

'Metro Retro' Aprons are all OOAK - that is, One Of A Kind.
Each one is never to be repeated, never to be exactly the same as another.
All of these aprons are handcrafted originals and unique!
The ideal handmade gift for someone special or for spoiling yourself.

Metro Retro Aprons....
Fun & Funky Designs - Expect the unexpected!
Vintage, Retro Design with Modern & Practical Use.
Unique, One Of A Kind - just like you!
One Size Fits Most.

Most of my Metro Retro aprons have a 100% linen tea towel front panel
and the side panels, straps & binding are cotton - usually 100% Cotton.
Please refer to actual listings for more information.

Made by myself, in Melbourne, Australia.


Metro Retro 'Australian Wildflowers' Vintage Tea Towel HANDMADE Apron


Metro Retro Western Australia Wildflowers Vintage Tea Towel Apron




Metro Retro Australian Wildflowers Vintage Tea Towel Apron



Metro Retro Cat 'Strike up the band' Vintage Tea Towel Apron





Metro Retro 'Australian Fish' Vintage Tea Towel HANDMADE Apron




Metro Retro 'Ginger Cat - Primrose Puss' Vintage Tea Towel HANDMADE Apron





Sunday, February 28, 2016

Recently Listed Bunting........

 I've recently listed some new bunting designs.


* First shown here is 'Country Roses & Lace Floral' Flag Bunting, this bunting would add charm and style to any room!
Total length is Three metres (3m) / about 9.9 feet approx.
Eleven (11) flags in various new and preloved fabrics.
This set of flags is a lovely combination of Florals, warm beige, green 'dotty' fabric and Vintage lace etc
This Flag Bunting is double sided/reversible - can be viewed from front or back, lace is only on one side. There are no unfinished edges on these flags.

Ideal for a Garden Party, Birthday Celebration, Wedding/Engagement or Kitchen Tea.

Available in my MadeIt & Etsy online stores.







* Second is 'Robots & Rockets' Flag Bunting for Boys. 

Total length is three (3m) / about 9.9 feet approx / 300mm.
Approx Twelve (12) flags in various new fabrics.
This set of flags is a lovely combination of Robots, Orange Stripes and Polkadot fabric.

 

Ideal for a Party, Birthday Present, hosting a Baby Shower, Photography Prop,
Bedroom decor - Toy / Rumpus Room.

Available in my Etsy online store.






 *Third is just a variation of my 'Vintage floral' Bunting.
Total length of each bunting is three metres (3m) / about 9.9 feet approx.
Twelve (12) flags in various vintage preloved/Upcycled fabrics x 2
This set of flags is a lovely combination of Preloved Vintage Floral fabrics.
This Flag Bunting is double sided/reversible - can be viewed from front or back.
There are no unfinished edges on these flags.

Ideal for a Garden Party, High Tea, Wedding/Engagement or Kitchen Tea.

Available in my Etsy online store.