Thursday, April 12, 2018

Recently listed - ‘updated’ Roses & Lace bunting also Denim Jeans pouches

A few more recent listing have been listed in my Madeit & Etsy stores, this week.

Vintage Bunting - Country Roses & Doily Lace Floral. Party, Wedding Decoration.


Recently listed- an ‘updated’ design. 
A slight change from the previous: different lace, one of the fabrics has been replaced.



Now in my madeit etsyau stores!
Perfect for a Mother’s Day garden tea party!


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 - Just Divine!
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.





* Vintage upcycled / pre-loved Denim Jeans front Patchwork style, back is plain dark denim with Zip closure. 
* Fully Lined inside.
* Faux leather pull tie.



* Plenty of room for pens, pencils, a good book / novel, notepad, Kindle or whatever you choose.

Available in my Etsy store.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

More recently listed handmade items - Vintage Bunting, Holly Hobbie Zip Pouches etc.

Did you know there is a real Holly Hobbie? Yes, the author of the popular Toot and Puddle children's books and the creator of the character bearing her name.

A cherished classic 'illustrated icon' from my childhood in the 1970's, It has always been a love for me.

Over the years I have created Flag Buntings & girls kitchen aprons. 

Just recently I have listed my large zip pouches on Madeit & Etsy.






* 250mm W x 230mm H - (10 inches x 8.7 inches) - Approx* Plenty of room for pens, pencils, a good book / novel, notepad, Kindle or whatever you choose.



You will find other handmade items using vintage, upcycled Holly Hobbie fabric:



Holly Hobbie and Friends Vintage Floral Flag Bunting


Holly Hobbie Vintage & Floral Pink Flag Bunting



Holly Hobbie Vintage & Floral Flag Bunting



Holly Hobbie Girls Vintage Retro Fabric Kitchen Apron


Thursday, March 22, 2018

Recently listed handmade items on Madeit.com.au & Etsy - Vintage & New Bunting, Zip Pouches etc.

It's been busy & a lot has been going on recently. Over the last few months there have been a number of new listings both on my Madeit store & Etsy store.

I'm also thrilled to be part of the May 2018 Seddon Makers Market, Yay!


Typewriter & Type - Large zip POUCH zippered Pencil Case. You can find it here in my Madeit store or in my Etsy store.


Vintage Bunting Wedding Doily Lace / Embroidery & Fabric - High Tea Garden Party Flags



This set of flags are a lovely combination of cross stitch, embroidered doilies & vintage floral fabric - Just Divine!Doilies & Tablecloth 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.
You will be very pleased - A Gorgeous Keepsake.


Vintage Bunting Embroidery / Cross Stitch & Floral Fabric Flags


Vintage Retro Yellow Spring / Summer Lemon Floral Flag Bunting

Ideal for a Party, Birthday Present, hosting a Baby Shower, Photography Prop, Market Stall or just Decorating a room. Would look very pretty at a Bridal Shower, Tea Party, Birthday Party, Garden Party / BBQ!


Bold & Bright Rainbow Bunting Flags. Multi-Colour Home Decor . Party

Eleven (11) flags in various New fabrics in fun Rainbow Colours.
This Flag Bunting is double sided/reversible - can be viewed from front or back. 


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



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