Saturday, September 8, 2018

Recently listed Tea Towel cushion covers on Madeit & Etsy

I've added some more tea towel cushions in my Madeit & Etsy stores.

You can find many handmade, vintage, and one-of-a-kind products and gifts in my online stores.

You can never have enough cushions...... My cushions are colourful and fun, many are one of a kind (OOAK).
They add soul & a retro vibe to your favourite spaces - or simply gift a cushion cover to someone you care about.


These cushion covers are made with love, carefully crafted and unique, just like you!


Vintage Retro Tabby Kitty CAT In Bed Pillow / Cushion 










Thursday, August 9, 2018

More Tea Towel Cushion covers listed in my store!

I have listed more Tea Towel Cushions in my store.
Most of these are in my Madeit online store but you will find some in my Etsy store.


Vintage Retro White Flowers on Orange Cushion - Tea Towel Cushion Cover


Vintage Retro DOGS Cushion - Tea Towel Cushion Cover



I don't sell the inserts. It's more cost effective for the buyer to purchase their own.
Cushion Inserts can be bought from a number of retail shops (in Australia) such as Spotlight, Lincraft, Big W, etc.
They often are available in various sizes. 
Some stores such as Spotlight have regular ‘Pollyfill’ inserts and Feather inserts available.
Alternatively, you may want to use an old cushion that you already have, as an insert.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Cushions! It's only taken me six years to finally make some for my shop!

Cushions! It's only taken me six years to finally make some for my shop!

Back in January 2012, I was interviewed about my handmade items by Jill at 'Creating my way to Success http://jembellish.blogspot.com/'
I discussed all of the items I made, what inspired me and a little info about me.
You can see  (looking at my stores), the items I have made have not changed too much. I still do Aprons, Buntings, etc

I was asked 'What was next?'
I stated I wanted to add cushions to my range of handmade, vintage inspired items.
It's only taken me six years to finally commit time to it!

I have been collecting fabric for this purpose for over 10 years. I will introduce vintage, retro & traditional style handmade cushions. There will be some tea towel cushions and there will be some cushions using vintage linen / cotton fabrics such as Sanderson & Sheridan fabrics.

You can read my blog post about the interview here.


Zips were always one of my fears! I hated the look of them but I knew I had to conquer them.

In April 2012, I decided to pay for a lesson at The Thread Den.
I made a cushion, I was 'somewhat' happy with it but I just decided to not go ahead with cushions at that point, I also got too busy with other things.

Here is is:



It's 2018, I have started to make a range of cushions, they will be listed slowly on my Madeit & Etsy stores.

Here is a sample of what I have already made.


Retro Flower Power Cushion




Vintage Retro Tasmania - Tea Towel Cushion



Vintage Retro Coastal Summer Holiday  - Tea Towel Cushion

Friday, May 4, 2018

More Metro Retro Tea Towel Vintage Handmade Aprons listed recently

I have listed many new Aprons in my Madeit & Etsy stores.


Metro Retro AUSTRALIAN PROTEA WildFlowers Vintage Apron




Metro Retro Australian Protea WildFlowers Vintage HANDMADE Ladies Kitchen 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 SKIPPING CAT Vintage Tea Towel 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 BIRDS Tea Towel 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 PUPPY DOGS Vintage Tea Towel Apron


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

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 KNITTING KITTY CAT Vintage Tea Towel 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 ICH DIEN Prince of Wales's feathers - Vintage Tea Towel Kitchen Apron


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


Metro Retro Australian Wine Labels Vintage HANDMADE Apron



Please view our other Metro Aprons in store.



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.