Friday, September 17, 2010

Brenner Liana Photography

I have been working lately with the super sweet, supremely talented Bree from Brenner Liana Photography.
So I thought I would post a few shots of the customised clutches I created for her. They are made from vintage fabrics and feature 'Brenner Liana Photography' customised ribbon.
So if you are a bride in Melbourne looking for a photographer with serious skills, you've found your girl! And for those who refer another may just end up with one of these super sweet clutches as a little thank you gift!
I had such fun creating these clutches so if anyone out there is after some customised clutches for their brand or event, feel free to get in touch with me at

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Some Home Truths

You must check out the somehometruths blog.
Blogger Germaine Leece writes about what home means to us today and she has such a wonderful way with words - and she's super, super sweet to boot. Make sure you have a spare hour or two because it's impossible to tear yourself away from this blog!
Oh, and she has done a little post about me!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

everyday romance

The Mister is not really one for grand romantic gestures.
Flowers, perfume and jewellery are not things I find myself showered with on a regular basis.
And that suits me just fine because after a bit of a restless night with The Little Miss, I awoke to find a hot coffee and my favourite rye bread waiting for me to get my morning off to a good start.
Now call me crazy, but to me, that's romance.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

Today I'm obsessed with...

Today I'm obsessed with...this bed. It would be like waking up in a forest every day.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

For a little romantic in the making...

Too cute. Handmade and available here.

mis-matchy cuteness...

Isn't this set of bridesmaid clutches so pretty and girlie?
These were created for a Victorian bride who is having a mis-matchy, colourful, vintage themed garden wedding. Now that was a fun design brief!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

That's gold...

My world is currently filled with shades of gold and bronze.
I usually work with silver purse frames and bling but right now it seems everybody wants the antiqued look of bronze frames and brooches for their bridal purses.
Eventhough I think I have now made seven gazillion and twenty three antique look purses, I am still loving them. So vintage-y and elegant.
And I will never tire of scouring the world for vintage brooches!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Second Homesick

Today this image from the me and Alice blog is making me feel majorly homesick for Sweden.
Right now my dad is over in Sweden staying with my relatives and my mum is heading over to join him shortly. I'm jealous!
PS The gorgeous Tuesdai has done a little interview with me over on her blog. Thanks Tuesdai!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thank you Mr Postman!

Today was such a gorgeous winter's day. The Little Miss and I took a long walk by the water and soaked in some winter rays.
On the way home we stopped in at the neighbourhood cafe and the Little Miss batted her big baby blues at our cute barista and scored mama a free coffee. Thanks baby!
When we got home we found the postman had delivered a gorgeous package of reclaimed vintage fabrics. Excitement!
Sadly I'm up to my ears in bridal orders right now so alas, these little lovelies must be put aside for now.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Clutch Give Away Over at Daydream Lily

I am super excited today because Daydream Lily - one of my favourite blogs, like ever - is offering the chance to work with yours truly to create your dream clutch!
Just head over to Daydream Lily and leave a comment for your chance to win. It's that simple!
You could win the chance to raid my vintage fabric stash and pick out your faves to make a clutch you loooove. You can even add in some personal bits and pieces. Perhaps one of your nan's doilies or a piece of fabric from a special dress or table cloth?
So what are you waiting for?? Go!
Thanks to the lovely Liss from Daydream Lily for featuring me on her divine blog.
And another thanks to Carla from 'Favourite Vintage Finds' Blog for featuring ReJenerate recently as well. You can check out her post here, but more importantly add her blog to your faves because she makes getting a regular fix of vintage loveliness easy! Thanks Carla.

Vintage Treasures

I blogged a while back about a set of bridesmaid clutches I made from a set of vintage napkins.
I didn't use all of the fabric from the napkins and even though there wasn't enough left to make any more clutches, I couldn't bring myself to throw it away as it is just such a pretty print.
Sooo I combined it with some powder blue fabric and topped it with some pretty embellishments and hey presto - we have a 'Vintage Treasures' clutch!
See more here.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Kirsty's Wedding

Ah! More real wedding pics! Love.
These photos are from the sweetest bride named Kirsty who sent me some linens that her great aunts had crocheted many years ago. We used them to create some clutches for her and her mum to use on the Big Day.
I also made some cute little purses for her bridesmaids, who look just stunning don't you think?
Thanks Kirsty for sending the photos. It's so wonderful to see my little creations in use.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Customise your clutch...

I am now offering custom 'Waste Not Want Not' clutches through my Etsy Shop.
So now you can virtually raid my stash of vintage and salvaged fabrics, linens, doilies, ribbons, buttons and trims, pick out your favourites and check your mail box a little while later to see all those pretty things transformed into a clutch!

Today I'm obsessed with...

...Owl tea cosies! I mean who wouldn't be.
These are available at Retrospections, one of ReJenerate's stockists. If you live in Sydney then I highly recommend swinging by Cammeray and checking out this little gem of a shop. It's packed with vintage and handmade goods and is a sure thing if you're trying to buy a great gift. It comes up with ths goods every single time.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Frankie Fix...

Ah! The new issue of Frankie is out and I am looooving the cover. I haven't even opened the mag yet and I'm already swooning.

Friday, June 25, 2010

'Waste Not Want Not' Bridesmaid Clutch Set

Voila! Here is my little set of vintage serviettes transformed into a lovely shabby chic bridesmaid clutch set.
Check them out in more detail here.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sydney Picnic Co.

I am so happy to have just discovered the Sydney Picnic Co.
They are a little company who make picnic hampers...'really good ones'.
I love the amazing attention to detail from the menu and food itself to the presentation. Too cute.
They also do gift vouchers - what a fab gift idea!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Finders Keepers Brisbane

If you are in Brisbane this weekend, be sure to visit the Finders Keepers Markets at The Old Museum.
These markets are just the won't be dissappointed.
I will have some new stock available at the Leeloo stall. Yay!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Blushing Blossom Bridal Clutch

I have been making a special effort to try and have more ready-to-ship bridal clutches available in my online shop for last-minute brides (like I was!) who don't have time to wait for a custom clutch to be made.
So here we have a new Blushing Blossom Bridal Clutch. Available here.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Vintage napkin upcycle...

These vintage napkins are a little tattered around the edges but most of the fabric is still lovely. The perfect candidates for a spot of upcycling!
I'll be combining these with some vintage bits and pieces from my overflowing collection and upcycling them into some lovely bridesmaids clutches. Cute! Well hopefully :)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Vintage Fashion Lust...

Having my baby recently was amazing for so many reasons. And one major bonus was that my body returned to a shape that enabled it to be clothed in normal fashion again. YAY!!!

So I have been lusting after some gorgeous vintage fashion and trying to decide what to splurge on.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Handmade Wedding Idea

I just discovered a great wedding blog called Once Wed (thanks to a tip from gorgeous wedding photographer Lucy Leonardi) and was really taken by these do-it-yourself bridesmaids thank you cards.
Since lots of my customers are brides, I thought I might link to the project in case anyone has a rainy afternoon free for some handmade love.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

More Tabitha Gorgeousness...

Tabitha Emma - you're killing me! Well my bank account anyway.

Every single one of these digital collage creations are tempting me. I have just bought another as I simply could not resist. I think you will agree that the above images can be used for about one bazillion different super cute ideas.
If you like, you can check them out for yourself here.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Today: Vintage Brooch Love

Today is such a beautiful winter's day. I used to hate winter but these days I'm really coming around.
The Little Miss and I went for a long walk this morning to take in the winter sun. We stopped for coffee and a chat at our favourite local cafe and headed home to the studio and my first full day of work since the Little Miss arrived on the scene.
I am creating a set of bridesmaids clutches for a lovely bride in the US. The clutches will feature the gorgeous gold tone vintage brooches pictured above. Divine.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Love Tabitha Emma

I have always loved Sydney artist Tabitha Emma's style. Much to my delight, she has recently opened up a new Etsy store specifically for 'graphic downloadables'.
The above digital collage sheets (along with lots of others available in Tabitha's shop) can be printed off and used for gift tags, cards, scrap booking and just about any other art/craft project you can think of.
And the best news? Each download is only US$5!
Do yourself a favour and check them out here. Print some out and send a friend some pretty snail mail.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Rain, rain...go away?

I feel like it has been raining for months in Sydney. Although I miss not being able to get out for walks, this weather does give a great excuse for snuggling under a blanket and drinking cup of tea after cup of tea.

Not bad weather when you have a new baby either...snuggles all round!

Real Wedding

It really makes my day when my customers take the time to get in touch and say how much they loved the custom creations I designed for them. I love it even more when I get photographic evidence!

Here is a pic of gorgeous bride Pip and her bridal party. For Pip I made a silk clutch featuring a vintage bird brooch and for her bridesmaids, two slightly different clutches featuring silver satin and a stunning aqua and silver vintage brocade. Here's a close up:

A huge congrats to Pip and her hubby. And thanks for letting me share this lovely photo of your Big Day.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Upcycled Goodness...

Loving this funky upcycled cast iron bathtub couch! Etsy is the source of all things wonderful. Check it out here.

Saturday, May 29, 2010


Today I took the Mister and the Little Miss and checked out Disband, the latest exhibition curated by the Leeloo crew. Inspired by the 40th anniversary of the break up of The Beatles, the theme of the exhibition was break ups and the amazing selection of artists used this inspiration to create a diverse range of breath taking artworks that I completely fell in love with.
The exhibition space was set up like an apartment of a couple going through a break-up and the furniture and settings alone are reason enough for a visit to this cool exhibition.
Many of the artworks have already been snapped up but there are still some available so check out the website and if you have the chance, swing by the aMBUSH gallery in Waterloo tomorrow before the exhibition closes.
A big congrats to Ang and Renee from Leeloo for another amazing exhibition - it's so awesome to be able to spend some time on a weekend checking out the work of some local established and emerging artists. You ladies are helping to keep Sydney cool! :)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

My cutest creation ever...

Well I never did get that post up as promised...but I have a damn good excuse!
A week and a half ago we celebrated the arrival of our gorgeous baby girl. As you can see, she's a tad camera shy and isn't keen on being the subject of a blog post ha ha
I am feeling great and will be slowly getting back into work over the coming weeks. And the blog will be given some much needed love!