Monday, May 29, 2017

Sustainable Handmade Collective - Showcase * A Winter Woodland Adventure 31st May 2017

I just love the Sustainable Handmade Collective.
It's been a little while since I have been part of these fun and eco - friendly handmade showcases, it was about time I joined in and present some items in the this winter showcase.



So what is the the Sustainable Handmade Collective?
"Sustainable handmade creations...where handmade pages come together to showcase their creations. We pride our selves with using upcycled, reclaimed, recycled, sustainable fabrics, fibres and materials."


A number of times a year, you will find the Sustainable Handmade Collective will have a themed showcase. A maker will handmade items, often, one of a kind, just for the showcase that are made available for purchase for a just a short time.
This showcase is featured on the Sustainable Handmade Collective facebook page.


This Wednesday night is 'A Winter Woodland Adventure'. Starting at 7.00pm.
31st May 2017



"A showcase to begin Winter bringing with it the beautiful earthy tones of Autumn.
Think those sweet little florals, forest animals, rich earthy tones, sprigs of forest mushrooms, colours of the leaves, textures and warmth."




 Here are the images of the handmade items I have made for the A Winter Woodland Adventure

Vintage Upcycled Tea Towel Apron - One size fits most.
'Rabbit loves Carrots' Vintage Tea Towel - Linen Tea Towel, Cotton Vintage Panels & Cotton Vintage straps etc.


Vintage Upcycled Sarah Kay / Holly Hobbie style Flag Bunting.
Doilies that I have used are vintage with a history and a past, some showing slight signs of age and possible minor imperfections.
This truly adds to the charm of this ‘one of a kind’ vintage bunting.
Nine (9) flags, 2.5m in total length (end to end).



Vintage Upcycled Tea Towel Half Kitchen Apron - One size fits most.
'ANTIQUES Shop' Vintage Tea Towel - Linen Tea Towel, Cotton Vintage 'skirt' & Cotton Vintage straps etc.
Has a small 'hidden pocket' under the linen apron (on the 'skirt - opens to the right hand side).


Vintage Upcycled Tea Towel Apron - One size fits most.
'Rabbit Cooks' Vintage Tea Towel - Linen Tea Towel, Cotton Vintage Panels & Cotton Vintage straps etc.


Vintage Embroidered Doilies & Fabric Flag Bunting.
Doilies that I have used are vintage with a history and a past, some showing slight signs of age and possible minor imperfections.
This truly adds to the charm of this ‘one of a kind’ vintage bunting.
Nine (9) flags, 2.8m in total length (end to end).

Upcycled 'Denim Jeans' Utility Work Apron -
Best Fit: Adult - size 10 -16
Made from Men's Denim Jeans, Cotton Vintage Fabrics (three different fabrics).
Use: Cooking, Craft, Gardening.




You will find and can purchase these items and MANY more at  Sustainable Handmade Collective
Facebook page -  'A Winter Woodland Adventure'. Starting at 7.00pm.
31st May 2017

 Sustainable Handmade Collective Instagram page:
https://www.instagram.com/sustainablehandmadecollective/

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

New recent Handmade Tea Towel Kitchen Apron designs just in time for Mother's Day 2017

I have recently made a new batch of handmade retro Kitchen APRONS made from vintage linen Tea Towels.
The ideal handmade gift for someone special or for spoiling yourself.
They make a great Mother's Day gift.

They are all One of a Kind - OOAK.
Each one is never to be repeated, never to be exactly the same as another.
All of these aprons are handcrafted originals and unique!

Please view our other Metro Aprons in store.





Metro Retro Australian Birds Vintage Apron


Handmade in Melbourne, Australia.

Metro Retro Australia Vintage WildFlowers 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 Australian WILDFLOWERS Tea Towel HANDMADE Kitchen 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 MAGPIES Tea Towel Apron


 All of my listed items are already made up & Ready To Be Posted to you! 


Metro Retro COOKING METHODS And Terms
Vintage Tea Towel Kitchen 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! 



Metro Retro Teapots Kitchen Vintage Tea Towel
HANDMADE Apron


These kitchen aprons would make a great Birthday, Christmas or Mothers Day gift!
My aprons also make a lovely Wedding, Engagement or Anniversary gift.


Metro Retro Australian Wildflowers Vintage Tea Towel Apron



K E Y W O R D S : handmade apron : kitchen : special occasion : baking : masterchef : chef : bake : cook : foodie : baker : cooking : native flora : bold : linen : pretty : apron : australia day : australia wild flowers : banksia : waratah : kangaroo paw : wattle : OOAK : upcycled : upcycle : recycle : fabric : cotton : ladies : adult / teenager : for mum / mother : women's : housewarming gift : woman : female : vintage : retro : gift : australian souvenir : homewares : home : birthday : unique : gifts : present : bespoke : repurposed : crafts : hand made : Australian Made - Crafted in Melbourne 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

More Retro Tea Towel Handmade Aprons listied in my Etsy & Madeit sores!

I have recently added a range of styles of 'Metro Retro' Tea Towel Handmade Aprons in my Etsy & Madeit stores just in time for Christmas.

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.



Cute DOG With a BONE . Vintage Tea Towel Handmade Apron - ooak, upcycled.
100% Linen Vintage Tea Towel, Vintage Cotton panels and Vintage Cotton straps etc.

 

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 Australian Vintage WildFlowers ApronAustralian WildFlowers Tea Towel -
100% Linen Australiana Vintage Tea Towel,
Vintage Cotton panels & Vintage Cotton straps etc.

 

These Aprons would make a great Birthday, Christmas or Mother's Day Gift!

Metro Retro - Spring Blossom & Apples - Vintage Tea Towel HANDMADE Apron - OOAK, upcycled
Spring Blossom & Apples Apron Tea Towel:
Linen Vintage Tea Towel, Vintage Cotton panels & Vintage Cotton straps etc.

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 'Christmas Angels and Gold Stars' Tea Towel HANDMADE Apron
'Christmas Angels' Tea Towel - 100% Linen Tea Towel, New Cotton panels & Vintage Cotton straps etc.

 

 ♥ All of my listed items are already made up & Ready To Be Posted to you! ♥

Metro Retro 'White Christmas' Xmas Tree - Tea Towel Apron
'Christmas Tree' Tea Towel - 100% Cotton Tea Towel, New Cotton panels & Vintage Cotton straps etc.

 

❀ 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 'Mouse with Large Flower' Vintage Tea Towel Apron
'Mouse with Large Flower' Tea Towel - 100% Linen Vintage Tea Towel, Vintage Cotton panels and Vintage Cotton straps etc.

 

❀ These Aprons would make a great Birthday, Christmas or Mothers Day, Wedding,
Engagement or Anniversary gift.

Metro Retro Australian Wine Labels Apron'Australian Wine Labels' Tea Towel - 100% Linen
Vintage Tea Towel, Vintage Panels & Vintage Cotton straps etc.
Wine Labels such as: Richmond Grove, Chateau Tahbilk, Mildara, Houghton, McWilliams, Wynns, Hardys, etc

 

Metro Retro Australian Birds Vintage Apron
'Australian Birds & Wild Flowers' Tea Towel - 100% Linen Vintage Tea Towel, Vintage Cotton panels & Vintage Cotton straps etc.

 

These Aprons are ORIGINAL DESIGNS. DO NOT COPYCopying is Unlawful and in breach of Copyright.
'Look & Love' but do NOT copy my creative work.
 

 

 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

'Vintage Style' Country Garden Bunting - a recent design, available in my Madeit and Etsy stores.

A new bunting design. Country Garden buntings have recently been listed in my Madeit and Etsy store.


Vintage Style Bunting - Country Garden Floral Flags


This Bunting is 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!


This Vintage Style 'Country Garden Party' Flag Bunting adds charm and style to any room!
Total length is 2.7 metres / about 8.5 feet approx.
Ten (10) flags in preloved fabrics.
This set of flags is a lovely combination of Florals & Striped upcycled fabric - Just Divine!
This Flag Bunting is double sided/reversible - can be viewed from front or back.
There are no unfinished edges on these flags.

 

My bunting often works well with mis-matched vintage china.
Ideal decor for your next Garden Party or Afternoon Tea celebration.



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