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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