Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
My enthusiam has recently rubbed off on my fiance who has started joining me...however I am a very anti-social runner. I really don't like having to have a conversation while running and I don't even really like running next to someone else...throws off my pace or something.
So I make him run the course clockwise while I run it anti-clockwise and we hi-five in the middle :)
Yes I realise this is odd. But it's just the way I like it.
"Groovy Greta started life in the seventies as a psychedelic piece of vintage fabric. Now that she has been lined with a fun vintage print, topped with recycled buttons and 'rejenerated' into a funky handbag, she is ready to bring her own brand of groovy retro style to the new millennium."
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
But fear not ladies. Today I made the below discovery...
A porcelain cup that LOOKS like a take away cup. Now you can ease your land-fill guilt without giving up your dream of being the third Olsen twin...err triplet.
Just today's little gift from me to you.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
"Yep - she's bright green alright, but Gwynnie is green in more ways than one. Created from a piece of vintage fabric, lined with the layering from a pre-loved skirt and topped with recycled buttons, Gwynnie is the ultimate in eco-fashion. Pop her over your shoulder, jump on your bike and head to the local growers' markets for your organic vegies and your halo will be shining bright!"
Buy her here.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Thank you so much to everyone who dropped by to say hi, picked up some of my wares or just came by to check out my stall. A huge thanks especially to those who have been following my blog and came to the markets especially to see me. I had no idea all the lovely people out there who have been reading my blog. You really made my day!!
Yesterday was recovery day so we headed to The Rocks Markets (had I not had enough of markets???) to pick up some gorgeous handmade Christmas decorations and got out (and dusted off!) the old Christmas tree for the first time in five years!!
I must say that I find the commercialism of Christmas a bit overwhelming most of the time but there is something about a Chrissie Tree that really gets me in the spirit. Could have had something to do with the g&t's consumed while decorating :)
Today I have also had the morning off and headed off to 'Mint Condition' my favourite vintage boutique on Victoria Rd in Rozelle. I was on a mission to find a dress for my Hen's Night which is on this weekend and has a vintage theme.
I found a gorgeous dress from the fifties that will be perfect. The festivities are starting at my place for 'Champagne High Tea' so I headed to Vinnies as well and picked up a fabulous kitsch tea set to use for serving up all the treats on the day. The rest of the night's activities are being kept secret from me...should be fun!!
Today's last stop was Ikea. Having been born in Sweden, I always feel nostalgic when I am faced with all that natural pine and scandinavian fabric...not to mention the smell of meatballs and potatoes sizzling away...and I don't even eat meat!!!
I picked up a few Christmas specials, including one of my fave treats 'Pepparkakor' (ginger snaps). Ikea's version may not be quite as good as Farmor (grandma) made them, but I must say, they're pretty damn good!
Mmmmm...I'm off to get stuck in now! And then to attack the inbox full of emails that has stacked up during my relaxing morning of vintage fashion and Swedish yummies.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
The Finders Keepers Markets is a bi-annual event that showcases the work of over 60 emerging designers and artists from Sydney local designers to areas all around Australia.
WHERE: 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh NSW 2015. see website for directions
WHEN: Friday 5th December from 6pm –10pm Saturday 6th December from 12pm – 10pm
There will be so many fantastic Aussie designers to see and it's the perfect opportunity to pick up some unique and gorgeous Christmas presents while showing your support for independent Australian design.
See you there x
Monday, December 1, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I have managed to get a new petite made for my etsy store though, her name is Mini Molly and here is her story:
"Mini Molly started life long ago as a sweet floral apron but soon she was cast aside and eventually discarded. Now that she has been paired with some reconstructed jeans, lined with a salvaged skirt and topped with the cutest vintage button she has been completely 'rejenerated' into the cutest lil' handbag.Give Molly a chance at a new life and she will fill everyday with a little 'cottage chic'!"
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
I was excited to be asked by my lovely friend Giovanna Lever, to make a little red clutch for her. I created Betty Bow and sent her off this week.
Here is her story:
"Betty Bow started life as a gorgeous red party frock but soon the invitations dried up and she was left alone at the back of the closet.
Now that she has been trimmed with some cute vintage fabric and completely ‘rejenenerated’ into a clutch with attitude, she is longing to get back on the party scene! Beware: Betty loves to be the centre of attention so is not recommended for wallflowers…"
I am currently working on a number of clutches and will post them shortly...watch this space!
The lovley Giv has her own business called GivandTake which has been featured in Sydney Morning Hearld's Good Living and is currently being featured in Notebook magazine. Check her out on page 59!
Or head to her website givandtake.com to check out all the delicious home made treats she makes - many of which are traditional Italian recipes passed down through the generations of her family.
Giv will be making the desserts for our upcoming wedding too so our guests are in for a real treat!!
My favourite are her Pasta di Mandorle - truly the most delicious treat I have ever had! Keep up the tasty work Giv :)
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Here is her lil' tale:
"Lil' Lana started life as a striking orange handbag but years of neglect left her all beaten and bruised. With the help of some stunning vintage fabric and a pre-loved sun dress, Lana has been completely 'rejenerated' into an irresistible petite handbag. Lana was always demure in the 70's but watch out because she's ready to get naughty in the noughties!"
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I wonder if you can get miso at 11.30pm in Balmain...only one way to find out...
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
So I am in organisation mode today and have worked on locking away a few of the final 'big things'.
Here is a pic of the beach we are getting married on and the gorgeous rustic old boathouse next to it that we will be partying the night away in afterwards.
Only about 10 weeks left!!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Here is my latest creation, Urban Uma.
And here is her story:
"Urban Uma is a city gal at heart. She is a unique combination of vintage fabric, recycled vinyl and parts of a salvaged dress. The result is a stunning tote that brings vintage chic to the inner city. Take her out in the concrete jungle and watch her work it!"
You can get her at rejenerate.etsy.com now!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
The zip up the back was broken but other than that it was in perfect condition so naturally, I snapped it up!
I deconstructed the skirt and 'rejenerated' it into this fab looking tote and had visions of her being taken down to the local growers markets and filled with delicious organic produce...
I have been calling her Geraldine which I fancy as the perfect name for such a gorgeous looking giraffe and am pleased to say that she has now found a happy home.
So long Geraldine! x
Monday, October 6, 2008
"Funky Fleur is no stranger to the fashion world. She started life as a stunning sun dress, turning heads everywhere she went...so she didn't cope well when she was cast to the back of the wardrobe and eventually discarded.But now that she has been paired with some salvaged curtains and 'rejenerated' into a funky bag, she's back to her old tricks again...sling Fleur over your shoulder and be prepared for rubber-necking!"
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Actually I've had 3 requests since she sold asking if she's still available. People are not quite getting it when I try and explain that the bags are one-offs and can't be re-created.
I will have to make some more in the same style as Verity I think...