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