Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Introducing another of our talented Rummagers! ... 


My name is Sarah Fallon and I live in the Redlands, south east of Brisbane. I graduated from the University of Queensland in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Film and Television (not the most vocational of degrees). I new I wanted to do something creative, I just didn't know what, so once I graduated I started playing. I'd always had an interest in jewellery making and so I eventually stumbled back into it. I looked at other peoples work, experimented with technique and style, and found something I really enjoyed doing. It's been about five months since I got started now and I'm really excited with how things are going. My other interests are illustration and writing.


You can contact Sarah for more information below, or drop in say and G'day at the Rummage!
www.hearsaydesigns.etsy.com
www.madeit.com.au/hearsay
www.itsjusthearsay.blogspot.com

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Introducing one of our brand new Rummagers! ... check out her suitcase this Sunday for some recovered treats!




My mother taught me never to waist anything. If you have old apples you stew them, if you have stale crackers you put them in the oven to make them crisp. This waist not want not mentality then shifted to textiles. If you have a nice dress that doesn’t fit anymore…turn it into a top or…if you have old bed linen turn it into a laptop sleeve!

Needless to say all  Recovery items are handmade using recycled materials, making old into new. Most items are made from vintage bed linen that I have collected over time from op shops, some incorporate old scarfs and even old clothes that have been dismantled. 

This Sunday will be my first Rummage, I will be selling laptop/ipad sleeves, charger cases, pencil cases and if I can manage to get it finished I will have a quilt cover for sale also.

I’m very excited to be a part of the rummage. Big thanks to the organiser’s of this easily accessible market .





For more information or to contact Recovery, please see details below.


Monday, November 14, 2011




REGISTRATIONS FOR DECEMBER 4 RUMMAGE ARE NOW CLOSED







Sunday, November 13, 2011

Introducing one of our Rummagers - Hannah from ruby&lo!




Hi everyone, my name is Hannah and I make jewellery and fashion accessories under the name of ruby&lo. ruby&lo started off as a holiday hobby, and now that I've graduated from high school I can focus on growing my label full time.

I taught myself how to sew, and could spend all day choosing fabrics and coordinating lining to be made into pencil cases, clutches, pouches and coin purses. I aim to create unique yet practical items that can be given as gifts or kept for yourself. There is always something for everyone, and I create my products with every age group in mind.

I've been rummaging since March, and I love coming back each month to catch up with other regular stall holders and see returning customers, coming back for more! It is always so thrilling to see people wearing my jewellery or using my purses. Coming up to Christmas, I will be busy creating new products for Summer 2011/12, that will all make perfect (& affordable) Christmas gifts.

Thank you to everyone who continues to come out and support the local handmade artists! It means so much to me knowing that people are enjoying the products I love to create. See you at the next Rummage.

You can find ruby&lo products on madeit: www.madeit.com.au/rubyandlo & keep up to date on facebook:www.facebook.com/rubyandlo






Saturday, November 12, 2011



REGISTRATIONS FOR DECEMBER 4 RUMMAGE ARE NOW OPEN!!!!!!!!!



Tuesday, October 18, 2011




REGISTRATIONS FOR THE NOVEMBER 6 RUMMAGE ARE NOW  CLOSED.



Thursday, October 13, 2011





REGISTRATIONS FOR NOVEMBER 6 RUMMAGE ARE NOW OPEN!!!!





Friday, October 7, 2011

Suitcase Rummage at Valley Fiesta - CANCELLED due to weather

Dearest Suitcase Rummagers - It is with great regret that we CANCEL today's Suitcase Rummage at Valley Fiesta. Due to the terrible weather and severe storm warnings, it is no longer safe (or fun) for us trade today. Valley Fiesta will be still kicking as a Festival - check out the program below.


http://valleyfiesta.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/VALLEY-FIESTA-PROGRAM-2011.pdf 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Introducing....


Yukiko - another one of our lovely Rummagers! Visit her at Etsy, her Blog or Her Facebook page......

I was born and raised in Japan.
I have moved around the world with my husband for the last 10 years; 3 years in New Zealand, 4 years in Japan, 2 years in Vietnam 
and I came to Brisbane just over one year ago.



I studied interior d├ęcor while I was in New Zealand which influenced me a lot about coordinating colours, patterns and textures.
When I was in Vietnam, I worked for a shop that sold vintage items as well as manufacturing clothing and accessories. Through the job I became familiar with various kinds of textiles and gained experience in shop management, production management and graphic design. 

I learned about kimono dressing several years ago, and soon I started buying vintage kimono at antique markets in Japan. I was so fascinated by their beautiful patterns, diverse designs and colours, gradually I started to see kimono fabric as a great material for my craft projects. I self taught sewing and jewellery making. I started selling hand craft items online, at events and flea markets about four months ago. 
About my products:

Kimono jewellery and accessories
I make a wide range of kimono jewellery and accessories with various kinds of kimono fabrics. Kimono fabrics with small patterns are used for kimono jewellery, kimono fabrics with bold larger patterns are used for bags and scarves, and obi sash fabrics are used for pouches and clutch bags. I usually get inspiration when I see the fabrics I like, then I decide what to make with them.  So I am constantly making something new with different fabrics. 
 
Original jewellery
I source jewellery materials from all over the world including my home country, Japan. I usually mix vintage and contemporary beads which often makes unique yet stylish jewellery.


Visit Yukiko at the following places:


Etsy
Her Blog
Her Facebook page 




Sunday, September 25, 2011

Introducing....




Another of our lovely Rummagers - meet Tennille of Twig and Bird:
Twig and Bird has been a concept in my head for some time and it finally blossomed to life this spring with my first suitcase rummage. I have started with only a small range, but have many exciting pieces I want to create and add to my collection. 
My dream is to allow my creative side to evolve, while developing a business that will allow me to stay at home with my young bub - the most rewarding job of my life to date. 

Twig and Bird style is handmade and a twist of vintage. Old, up-cycled and new wears that show the heart, soul and love of their creator. Amongst my own work, I also have vintage fabrics that have been re-created into beautiful hats and up-cycled toys with plenty of personality - made by a couple of my clever friends. 
Recently I started learning how to croche, and next in line is a sewing course... keeping me creating and bring new delights to my little venture. 
'Like' my facebook page 'Twig and Bird' and join me on my journey as I begin to upload new bits and bobs and one-off pieces that will bring a little joy to your heart.  

Wednesday, September 14, 2011





REGISTRATIONS OPEN FOR SUITCASE RUMMAGE AT THE IPSWICH ENVIRONMENTAL FESTIVAL - GET IN QUICK TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE!!!!



Tuesday, September 13, 2011





WOW! You guys were quick....


Just letting you know that:


REGISTRATIONS FOR THE OCTOBER 2 RUMMAGE ARE NOW CLOSED. 





Sunday, September 11, 2011





REGISTRATIONS FOR THE OCTOBER 2 SUITCASE RUMMAGE ARE NOW OPEN





Wednesday, August 17, 2011





REGISTRATIONS FOR SEPTEMBER 4 RUMMAGE ARE NOW CLOSED!


Sunday, August 14, 2011



REGISTRATIONS FOR SEPTEMBER 4 RUMMAGE ARE NOW OPEN!!


Thursday, July 21, 2011




REGISTRATIONS FOR AUGUST 7 RUMMAGE ARE NOW CLOSED



Wednesday, July 13, 2011




REGISTRATIONS FOR AUGUST 7 RUMMAGE ARE NOW OPEN!!!




Thursday, July 7, 2011


DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER FOR....Suitcase Rummage at Surfers Paradise Festival!

We are going to be a part of the Oneway Project Street Party as part of the Festival on THIS SATURDAY!!!

Come and be a part of Suitcase Rummage at this event, head to the 'Surfers Paradise Festival' tab in the above menu for more information.

You can register there too...limited spots available!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

REGISTRATIONS FOR THE JULY 3 RUMMAGE ARE NOW CLOSED

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Suitcase Rummage presents the WARDROBE MARKETS at Home Festival
- this weekend!

Yep - Home Festival is back after a short jaunt away to sort out the weather...Suitcase Rummage is going to be there with our Wardrobe Markets...( same content - different look... )

We are no longer taking registrations but you can come and visit us, plus see all the great live music, wonderful workshops, markets and the good times... and it's free!

It's happening this weekend - Sunday 19 June from 11am. Come along and check it all out!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Suitcase Rummage at Surfers Paradise Festival!

We are going to be a part of the Oneway Project Street Party as part of the Festival.

If you are interested in being a part of Suitcase Rummage at this event, head to the 'Surfers Paradise Festival' tab in the above menu for more information.

You can register there too...





REGISTRATIONS FOR THE JULY 3 SUITCASE RUMMAGE ARE NOW OPEN.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Registrations for the JUNE 5 Rummage are now closed - we'll see you there on the day!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Introducing...

Another of our lovely Rummagers - Clare, of lil curly top

Hello there! My name is Clare and my label is 'lil curly top'. I am studying a Diploma in Fashion at MSIT.
A few years ago my Aunty taught me how to crochet and I fell in love! I enjoy the journey
of creating a new design, all the sampling before you get that eureka moment when everything just looks how I imagined it.
My favourite yarn to use is anything big, chunky and soft. I like designing unique statement pieces which have people turning for a second look. I want to revive the art of crochet and handmade, make it something that everyone wants to be apart of.
I've been attending markets for the past year or so, mainly at the Young Designer Markets at Southbank till recently when I discovered Suitcase Rummage. I just knew it was the place to be!
I also have an online store for my accessories www.lilcurlytop.etsy.com.

Visit Clare online at her store, or see her at the next Suitcase Rummage!



REGISTRATIONS FOR THE JUNE 5 RUMMAGE ARE NOW OPEN.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Peppermint magazine

We've been lucky enough to get a mention in this month's Peppermint magazine!

It's really exciting to be included in such a gorgeous, ethical, eco and thoughtful magazine - thank you Peppermint!

The article talks about the movement away from thoughtless consumerism to the resurgence of recycled, swaps, handmade and local products - it looks at consumption, community and common sense. Check out the latest edition (issue 9) for the full article. Or visit their website for lots of lovely things to look at...

Friday, April 29, 2011


Registrations for the May 8 Rummage are now closed.

We'll see you there!

Please note:
We will open registrations for the June 5 Rummage after the May 8 event.

Friday, April 8, 2011



Home Festival has been postponed!!!

So there will be no Wardrobe Markets on today. We'll keep you posted for the change of date...

Enjoy your weekend.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

REGISTRATIONS FOR THE WARDROBE MARKETS ARE NOW CLOSED...

Friday, April 1, 2011

Introducing....

It's the incredibly creative Jimmy - a regular at our Rummage..

Hi gang, I'm Jimmy and I make clothing, accessories, jewelery and other miscellany under the label Restless. I only sell at the Suitcase Rummage at the moment along with a suitcase of vintage and retro clothing and knick knacks. I'm a veteran marketeer, 10yrs on and off, selling my wares from Valley to Byron Bay and the Rummage from their beginning.
My background is in visual arts and fashion design so I always bring some things that are fascinating and curious. In the previous rummages I've brought medical skulls, russian bear fur hats, my hand painted dolls to my own hair (when I had hair!) made into a necklace.
I occasionally bring my typewriter for people to write their own love letters. One time a fella wrote one that was 5 pages!
I've been concentrating on leather craft lately, all my pieces are hand made and some are even hand stitched. I make new items every month so there's always something different at my stall. Look out for some ostrich, cane toad and snakeskin items in the future rummages!
I reuse as much materials as I can, my leather are all cut offs and I use many things (like zips) from op shops.
Thanks for continuing to support the Suitcase Rummage, vintage and retro gear and especially us, the local handmade artisans!
See you next Rummage. My facebook is facebook.com/restlessaustralia

You can visit Jimmy here.

Introducing....

Another one of our lovely Rummagers - Linda....

My name is Linda and I create beanies and more.
I combine good quality yarns, quirky designs and embellishments to make individual looking beanies.

I have been selling my wares at markets around Brisbane for a few years now and love the people and atmosphere you find there.

My favourite creation has been an Alice in Wonderland themed Mad Hatter Tea Party where beanies looked like teapots, cakes and scarves were made of iced vo vo's, cupcakes and fob watches.

You can find Linda at our Rummage tomorrow!


Monday, March 28, 2011



REGISTRATIONS FOR APRIL 3 RUMMAGE ARE NOW CLOSED.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Registrations for th April 3 Rummage are now OPEN!


Also, if you are interested in being a part of the Suitcase Rummage 'Wardrobe Markets' at Home Festival, check out our Home Festival tab above for more information... only a small number of stalls available for this one!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

REGISTRATIONS FOR THE MARCH 6 RUMMAGE ARE NOW CLOSED.

See you all there. xx

Thursday, February 10, 2011




Registrations for the March 6 Rummage are now open!

Monday, January 31, 2011

We've moved...

Just in case you weren't aware - this Sunday February 6 Rummage isn't happening at King George Square, we've moved to:

REDACLIFFE PLACE

266 George Street
Brisbane City
Outside Brisbane Square Library / Top of the Queen Street Mall (opposite the Treasury Casino, and where the large silver ball sculptures are!)

See you all there! We're looking forward to this one!

xx

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Suitcase Rummage at..... Laneway Festival 2011

You may have heard it on the grape vine (or seen it whilst snooping around the interwebs) and we are here to confirm a special little Suitcase Rummage at Brisbane's St Jeromes Laneway Festival 2011!!!!

Photo by Jono Robert

We're super mega pumped to be partnering with them. If you have tickets (the lineup is fantastic, so come along!) come and say hello to some of our regular Rummagers - they'll have some special stuff for sale on the day....

It's all happening February 4 - only 2 days before our regular Rummage...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011



REGISTRATIONS FOR FEBRUARY 6 RUMMAGE ARE NOW CLOSED

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


February 6 Suitcase Rummage Registrations are open!!!!

There are only a couple of weeks to go before the first 2011 Rummage - get in quick!

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