Sunday, October 28, 2012

Introducing... My French Sailor

Another lovely Melbourne Rummager! Sunnie from My French Sailor.

Sunnie is a landscape architect by trade running her own small business. To satisfy her fun creative side, she created My French Sailor, a venture that allows her to sell handmade paper goods at local Melbourne markets and also online with Etsy. 

In her spare time Sunnie is busy illustrating and designing new ideas for cards and gift tags and is currently working on a wedding stationary range. She loves nothing more than to sink her teeth into custom designs for her customers too. 

She enjoys heading to the markets, to not only support the local handmade movement, but to interact with customers and other stallholders. November 18th will be Sunnie’s first appearance at the Suitcase Rummage and she can’t wait to meet you Rummagers there!

Follow My French Sailor on facebook or twitter.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Canberra Rummage @ Art Not Apart

We had an excellent day in Canberra at Art Not Apart yesterday! Thanks to everyone that came to check it out and to everyone involved. We'll be back!

Thanks to the lovely Effie Dee and Ruben for their fabulous 'Doodle Circle'! A great addition to yesterday's Rummage.

Sunday, October 21, 2012


Registrations are open for the November 18 Melbourne Rummage!!!

Register here....Get in quick!

Friday, October 19, 2012

News just in! We have workshops!

Suitcase Rummage at Thornbury Theatre this Sunday is going to be HUGE! Of course, we have all our wonderful suitcase stalls to rummage and trawl through. But we have live local music, installations from local artists and - we have two workshop stalls happening all day!
See the information below about the workshops :)

Cara's Big Idea Brooch Making Workshop using Recycled Textiles. 

Cara's Big Idea is a social enterprise created by Cara Bradley to encourage people to upcycle post consumer textile waste into new products and in the process create community, jobs and new products!

Kid's Character Design Workshop with Helen Maier & Fil Barlow 

Helen Maier & Fil Barlow are Emmy award winning Character and Creature Designers. Here are some of the shows that they designed the characters for...
Igor: the movie, Tutenstein, Spectrobes: the Disney game, Starship Troopers, Godzilla, Heavy Gear, Max Steel, Extreme Ghostbusters, Gen 13: the movie, Destination Truth: CG creatures, Dark fury: a Riddick animation, Mighty Ducks, Captain Nintendo, Cops, Alf & Alf Tales.
After 25 years working for Hollywood, Fil Barlow & Helen Maier returned to Australia in 2010 to focus on personal projects. Since then they have produced 19 animations for Loop De Loop and begun publishing Zooniverse comics.
Further links...Commercial Projects on Deviant Art:

Animated Zooniverse:
Zooniverse Blog:
Helen Maier's Animations:
Helen's Art:

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Installation at Melbourne October Rummage

This month at our Melbourne October Rummage, we're going to have a lovely installation by local artist Simone Bensdorp.
For this months Suitcase Rummage she will create a piece, in a suitcase of course, which celebrates the joy of spring, new growth and frolicking in the sunshine. Expect bright colours, weird creatures, and maybe even floral arrangements!
Simone is a Melbourne based illustrator/ visual artist who is unable to stick to the two dimensional. She enjoys exploring a wide variety of mediums and themes and draws much influence from tribal and psychedelic art, and childrens picture books. When she grows up she wants to be an origami master, but she's not quite ready to grow up yet.


We'd like to show you the lovely Alex Clark - another amazing Melbourne Rummager!  As for artist background, she's a Sydney-Melbourne dual resident specialising in portraiture, studied Illustration at NMIT Preston 2008-09, worked at a lolly shop for two years and now back on the wagon for making things, so now it's typography, sculpture and portraiture. 

Alex is an artist who also does 2 minute on the spot portraits at various happenings around the place....She'll be set up on Sunday at our October 21 Melbourne event!

Get on down to Thornbury Theatre this Sunday and have a portrait done ...
She also volunteers at the Melbourne Athenaeum Library as their chalkboard typographer, so there's some photos of that below.

Check out her other work here and follow her on facebook.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Melbourne Rummage Music line up!

Check out the fabulous line up for this weekend's Rummage in Melbourne -  come down and check it out!

11am-11:40 - Damez V

1pm - 1:40 - Dru Chen

2pm - 2:40: Mustered Courage

Friday, October 12, 2012


We'd like to introduce the lovely Nat Sui from HOLA! VINTAGE one of our fantastic Melbourne Rummagers....
HOLA! VINTAGE is a Melbourne based online boutique run by yours truly - designer by trade, professional vintage aficionado by choice, with years of experience collecting, wearing and styling vintage clothing.
I’ve searched far and wide to bring you a tightly edited, handpicked selection of original vintage & preloved fashions, dating from the swinging 60s to the grungy 90s. Each one-of-a-kind piece has made the meticulous HOLA! VINTAGE cut for its inherent time transcending design, character and quality, to best complete your bold and unique fashion statements.
The collection is eclectic, electric and on-trend, with an assured twist of individuality. If you’re a fashion forward, free thinking cat, you've come to the right place.
HOLA ! VINTAGE takes great pride in breathing new life into forgotten preloved pieces, offering you an alternative, conscientious and peaceful shopping experience.
Be one step ahead of the pack and follow us on Facebook for updates on the best buys of the season.
Peace and Love, Vintage Forever!
  Nat Sui
INSTAGRAM - @holavintage

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Thank you Broadsheet for talking about our lovely Melbourne event which is coming up next week!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Introducing one of our Melbourne Rummagers, Collette!

Introducing one of our delightful Melbourne Rummagers, Collette Dane and her stall Keeper's Secret.

I like to keep busy! I work full time as a Visual and Performing Arts Primary Teacher, exhibit artwork annually and run a craft stall "Keeper's Secret".

Keeper's Secret started a few years ago. I had always been interested craft and spent most of my spare time making, sewing, stitching, folding & cutting.  Whilst working at a craft store I amassed a great deal of craft supplies, but spent most of my time painting artworks to complete a BA of Fine Arts. During this time I experimented with bookmaking, and now my fine arts practice is based around this media.  Finally, after a few holidays overseas and study over, I thought I should probably use all my craft knowledge and materials to make objects to sell.  I spent a summer making jewelry with Japanese Chiyogami paper. I created an Etsy store, however had no sales.  The collection of jewelry was shelved until later this year when I had my first Keeper's Secret stall at the Winter Artisans Market at Northcote Town Hall.  It was daunting being a first time stall holder at a prestigious market alongside more experienced and professional set-ups, however it was a success.  I continued to extend my range of goods, creating handmade blank books and a stationary range, keeping with the Chiyogami paper theme.  I also make small creatures, hair clips and brooches with felt.

Working on my craft stall has been incredibly enjoyable.  It's such a great feeling when someone purchases something I have made. It's great to know someone out there is treasuring their handmade jewelry as much as I enjoyed making it.  You might see me around Northcote with a basket of felt crafting while watching local musicians......

I absolutely love the Suitcase Rummage market. It's a great format and everyone is friendly.  It's informal approach is accessible to anyone and is a great opportunity to give market selling a try!

You can find Collette and her wonderful wares at the next Suitcase Rummage at Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne on October 21.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Brisbane October Rummage

The Brisbane October 7 Rummage is all sold out

Come along on Sunday to check it out...plenty of lovely people and goodies to see.

The Weekend Edition

Check out the lovely images from the September Brisbane Rummage at The Weekend Edition - thanks for coming along and capturing a few of the gorgeous folk and wares.