We'd like to introduce another lovely Melbourne Rummager - this time it's Angie from Precious Little Sakura!!
I have been making clothing and toys as gifts for family and friends for many years. I've also made costumes and wire framed faerie wings (even a pair that was spring loaded so that the wings could flap!).
I was fortunate to move into a house with the most amazing workshop / shed out the back. I also started collaborating with two gorgeous creative friends. Together we created some fantastic items. And the most enduring of these was the creation of the precious little sakura logo and label. For this I am forever indebted to the illustrator / designer (check out their blog - http://littlesumo.wordpress.
I started making elephants as gifts late 2011 and when one was posted on Facebook with the friend tagged a friend of theirs commented and placed an order and from there another 60 odd elephants were made and sold (only a few left now).
I've ventured into deer and these along with the last few elephants are my shops stock. I have recently designed and created reindeers just in time for Christmas!
Along the way I've also made clothing. It's been a great way to bring together the things I love - the challenge of making things reversible, Japanese style / design and retro prints. I think it might be time to put some of the designs out there - maybe make them custom made!