Tuesday, November 7, 2017

You will find Merry-go-Round Handmade as Stall Holder at:

You will find Merry-go-Round Handmade as Stall Holder at:

Corpus Christi Fete 2017 - Saturday 11th November
Seddon Makers Market : Nov 2017 - Saturday 18th November
Sweet Expo - Sunday (only) 19th November


The events mentioned above will be the last markets I will be doing for 2017.

 

Corpus Christi Fete 2017 - Saturday 11th November
10AM - 4PM
380 Geelong Road, Kingsville. Vic.
 



Seddon Makers Market : Nov 2017 - Saturday 18th November

80 stalls held over two venues along Gamon Street, Seddon at the usual location – the Seddon Uniting Church, as well as at the Harris Reserve - just a short stroll away.

Each market is carefully curated to make sure we highlight and showcase our diverse range of talented makers that work so hard to craft their unique pieces – ranging from jewellery, accessories, homeware, textiles, art, natural skin and body care to kids wear and toys as well as delicious food and freshly brewed coffee and cider! 



Sweet Expo -
I will be a stall Holder on the Sunday (only) - 19th November
I will be,  along with other Stall Holders will be representing the handmade online website 'Madeit'. 


Melbourne Showgrounds
01 Exhibition Pavillion
Ascot Vale, Vic 3032




Can't make it?
You can buy online from my Madeit & Etsy stores. 


 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Collaborate for a Cause Charity Auction, raising awareness & funds for Beyond Blue

Time to time, I have taken part making an item for charity. Various items of the years such as bunting, aprons, illustrations, etc. It's important to give back to community. Especially to raise money for important & worthy charities.



I was contacted by Jade at Findis Designs. She makes beautiful kids fashion and made a beautiful girls dress.
Jade was wondering if I would like to part & donate a custom bunting.
Yes, I made a vintage bunting from vintage floral fabric & vintage embroidered tablecloth.


Annette from Rainbow Lane making a gorgeous matching doll & Julie from Crazy Lyka joined us to make a lovely collection of hair accessories.


The final result, was amazing, as you can see! The collaboration looks stunning.





Beyond Blue was chosen as the Charity.
If you don't know what Beyond Blue is, it's a charity
working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety disorders and related mental disorders. beyondblue works in partnership with health services, schools, workplaces, universities, media and community organisations, as well as people living with anxiety and depression, their friends and family, to raise community awareness of anxiety and depression and reduce associated stigma.
The organisation that holds the charity auction is Collaborate for a Cause
The annual Collaborate for a Cause Auction for Charity is back for a seventh year! To find out all the details visit the website collaborateforacause.weebly.com

Please view the items available in the auctions, there are many handmade crafters / artisans that have collaborated towards this great event!

2017 - Collaborate for a Cause Charity Auction Album


This year's charity auction will run from 28th July to 30th July 2017.


I would like to thank the lovely Lis from Lolly & Me for the wonderful photography.








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!