Saturday, August 27, 2011

Merry-Go-Round Handmade loves 'Get Creative Quarterly' Magazine

'Get Creative Quarterly' Magazine is a free magazine published by Spotlight.
Most Australians that craft, sew, decorate, etc, etc would know Spotlight is the place to buy all those crafting items required for that special handmade project you have in mind.
I'm quite a regular there and rarely ever leave with just one item! You can count on me being there if there is a big fabric sale!

The current issue (number 4) is out on the stores at the moment. It's FREE to those that have a Spotlight VIP card (yes, membership is free & you can sign up on the day).
Whenever it hits the store you need to be quick to get your latest copy, they go fast!
As the website states 'Get Creative Quarterly magazine is a wonderful celebration of all that is great about craft and creativity and we hope it inspires, informs and entertains you for months to come.'
It contains many projects, loads of information on products and trends, ideas for home decorating, crafting, sewing and more and includes lots of interviews with creative people from around the world.
If you can not get a copy of this magazine, you can view or download this mag as a pdf file.
You can also find Get Creative Quarterly on Facebook

Monday, August 22, 2011

Metro Retro Tea Towel Aprons recently listed on Etsy

I recently listed some more Metro Retro Aprons on Etsy.
Well.... it's the first time I have listed my aprons on Etsy.
As usual a varied mix of styles & colours, I'm quite pleased with them!

As always many of the tea towels are sourced from overseas, usually the USA or the UK and often bought individually.
I prefer to use quilters quality cotton fabric for the side panels & straps and love to use vintage cotton fabric where I can, it adds to the individuality of the apron and makes this one of a kind (OOAK) apron rather special.
I enjoy making these, they are very time consuming to make but I love the challenge of combining of tea towel styles, with interesting patterns & colours of my cotton fabrics. 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Made By Hand - TV series Channel 31 Melbourne Wednesday 8.30

I Just have to mention the tv series Made By Hand.
It's a great feature doco on handmade crafters in Melbourne. Or as the website states 'Made by Hand is a new, documentary style, television series that showcases the world of beautiful and unique handcrafted works made by the crafts people of Melbourne.'
It's a half hour show (well, actually a bit less) - I wish it was longer!
This series started in late June, next week is the 8th episode (10 episodes in the series). 
If you have missed any of the series, you can download the episodes from the Made By Hand website.

Last nights features were: 
in.cube8r Gallery - the one-stop-shop for all gift, accessory and self-embellishments home to 90 artists and hand makers leasing display cubicles, creating an eclectic mosaic of handmade jewellery, textiles, prints, ceramics, glass…
MADE IT - an online market solely for Australian independent & handmade goods. Sellers are able to sell their goods to every corner of Australia and the world and buyers are able to buy unique handmade goods from sellers 7 days a week.
A Little Light - Independent maker,  Joanne Schoof makes gorgeous candles.

Next week should not be missed. Must see t.v!
One of my favorite textiles/fabric printers will be showcased (amongst others).
Ink & Spindle is a boutique textile studio located in Kensington, Melbourne. They design and screen print all their textiles by hand in an ethical and sustainable manner. Their designs are beautiful.
Airdate: Wednesday 24th August 2011 - 8.30 PM

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Merry-Go-Round Handmade featured on MADE IT & The Handmade Show Blog

J u s t    a n    u p d a t e .....
My Flag Bunting made the front page Monday the 15th!
On the handmade website MADE IT. I was certainly pleased
So many lovely Handmade items on this Australian website, do add the MADE IT website to your 'favorites' and support handmade :)
I also had my Retro Flag Bunting in the featured in Friday Finds on 'The Handmade Show' BLOG.
Friday Finds 12th August.

Merry-Go-Round Handmade has been added to the makers at
Maribyrnong Makers Market
I will be attending as a stall holder & very much looking forward to it!
Maribyrnong Makers Market
SATURDAY 17th September : 9.30am - 3.30pm
Corner Gamon & Mackay Streets, Seddon

Melways Ref: Map 42 A7


Monday, August 8, 2011

THE PLAYFUL MARKET - Saturday 13th August - PLEASE VISIT!!

"THE PLAYFUL MARKET" at Ashburton Baptist Church
Marquis Street Car park Entrance - North East Corner
*****  13th August    2011    9am - 2pm  *****

PLEASE visit Merry-Go-Round Handmade & ZZ Totz
sausage sizzle... handmade craft stalls... cafe... live music... entertainment...
art exhibition... 2nd hand books... cakes & goodies... toys... 2nd hand items.... fun for kids...
quilt display... lucky dips... baby gifts... produce... animal farm.... Kite Comp...
$2 Entry Adults  -  Children's Entry is FREE

It's a family friendly environment with something for everyone...

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Fabric Flag Bunting now available to purchase instore

Fabric Flag Bunting.

Bunting flags are traditionally hung up in a babies room but also used for kids rooms and are a great party decoration.
Ideal for a Party, Birthday Present, hosting a Baby Shower, Photography Prop, Market Stall or just Decorating a room.

Styles include:
Hoot Owl, Cat & Mouse, Vintage Floral, Retro Floral - just to name a few.
Now available at Made It & Etsy online stores.
All of our bunting is quality made to a high standard and fabric is choosen carefully for the right combination that you will love.
We offer a lovely mix of colours and fabrics to create a special overall look.
Most of my Flag Buntings are One of A Kind (OOAK).
Most fabrics that are used are 100% cottons.
If you have any questions, please ask.

Please visit us on Facebook: 

Monday, August 1, 2011

I just love Cavallini & Co.

I just love Cavallini & Co.
I just had to mention them!
I've been in love with the products from Cavallini & Co. for quite sometime now. Their stationery & crafting items such as their stamps are truly divine!
You don't have to be a crafter to enjoy their beautifully designed products.
I love to use their rubber stamps for crafting - cards, envelopes, gift tags, just to name a few. I have also used some of their stickers & gift tags to make gift cards for birthdays, etc.
I highly recommend this brand to everyone. These products make a lovely gift or just simply spoil yourself with a few of these products.
"Cavallini & Co. was founded in 1989 in San Francisco. They believe in creating products that are both beautiful and functional. All of their creations come from their vast archive of classic designs".
Their range includes notebooks, wrapping paper, gift tags, postcards, letter sets, alphabet flash cards, erasers, file folders, magnets, sticky notes, rubber stamps, label stickers, thank you cards and calendars