Monday, April 22, 2013

invitation to the next handmade markets May 4th

Statement Necklaces

Looking forward to a day at the Markets, This is my first for the year. I have been busy making more of my popular necklaces with ribbon, fabric and beads, all original. There will also be a fresh range of pendants some with mothers day themes and all unique. Lost of  travel charms with vintage maps in them. I also have the neck cowls and berets knitted in the finest of wools and fashion colors.


Handknitted Cowls

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Special gift

During the year I made this customised pendant for a customer's sister who had just given birth to a little girl called Fern.

Another special keepsake I made during the year was for my niece. She married in a gorgeous ceremony in Byron Bay very romantic, the lighthouse and the ocean in the distance. She is one stylish girl and she had ribbon printed with Jen loves James I decided to make cufflinks for him and a pendant for her as a keepsake.
so if you have an idea email me I'm happy to work with you on creating a special gift.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Design Made Trade

Design Made Trade

Zipper Brooches $30
A good color range of  my zipper brooches have headed off to the DESIGN MADE TRADE show held in Melbourne this month. The lovely Alicia from a farmers daughter who makes vintage and recycled jewellery will be exhibiting at the Trade show and will have the zipper brooches for sale. The Trade show is open 19-20 July (Trade Only) and on 21-22 July it will be open to the public at the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne. So if your in Melbourne have a look the Exhibition Building is worth a look in itself.

Zipper Brooches can also be purchased here

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

What I've Been Making

T-Shirt necklaces, I love them so easy to wear, light and comfortable they make a great statement piece. Some are embellished with doilies or lace pieces and some embellished with hand cut felted wool circles. I also do plain ones which look fabulous doubled around your neck or knotted. A large range of these just hit Shop Handmade. Starting at $20 that is good value to ease yourself into the your new season wardrobe.

In the shop Cufflinks have music and map images for $45, but they can be customised with his initials, his favorite cities of the world or photos of the kids for $60. Very unique and my 19 year old loved the music ones, so suitable for a wide range of ages.

Ribbon Packs are available at Shop Handmade along with Ribbon by the metre, over two hundred ribbons to choose from. As you can see I have been creative, love it!

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New Venture

Have just revamped my Dad's old wooden ladder (with the help of my Dad) to become a ribbon display. It was so much fun decoupaging the ladder shelf and 2 wooden crates with pages from a 1957 dressmaking magazine. The ladder is now sitting at Shop Handmade in Canberra looking ready to offer ribbons by the metre. This is all part of the new creative space in the shop. Helping people get crafty. There are workshops scheduled for more information take a look at Shop Handmade's website.

Friday, December 23, 2011

My Christmas Card and Thank you

Wanted to share with you my Handmade Christmas Cards. My grandmother's Plum pudding recipe. Its the original recipe card , I think it use to be stored in a metal box. My Mum always makes the plum pudding for the Christmas lunch using this recipe, spelling mistakes and all!

All the family loved receiving this card, it pulled at the heart strings as Christmas lunch was always at my Grandparents for a good 20 years of my life. I sent extra copies to the great grandchildren.

Merry Christmas to all my customers, market and blogging friends.

For next year I have a few new ideas that should see there way into the Prim and Pretty range soon.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

In Heaven

mixing fabric ( from my 30 year stash)

refashioning Beads (from 'hand me down' necklaces)

crotchet pieces, new ribbon, curtain rings

A Quiet House......Bliss

Hope you all have an outlet from the hum drum of life...