The Man: What did you do today?
Me: I made lipgloss and put it in a watch.
The Man: …
See, it all makes sense when you see it! Get the how-to over on Polka Dot Bride today.
Oo, boy! I’ve been waiting to share this one with you for a while. So happy it’s finally seeing the light of day!
I created it for a wedding shoot to be used as a ring bearer bowl, but the rest of us can use it as a catch-all for our jewellery or keys. It would make a make a great handmade Christmas gift too!
The biannual Bowerbird Bazaar handmade market was held on Mother’s Day weekend here in Adelaide.
(Yes, I know Mother’s Day was some time ago so apologies for the ridiculous lateness of this recap but I couldn’t fit it in earlier due to Birthday Month, sorry!)
As usual, it was packed with all the jewellery, prints, ceramics and decor you can handle from some of the country’s most creative indie businesses.
The letterpress goodness from Bespoke Press was the highlight of the day for me. I love their vintage-inspired designs and their gorgeous stall display.
I’ve been a big fan of Messagemark‘s organic desgins and retro colour palette for some time so it was great to have the opportunity to meet Kyrie Kohlhagen, the lovely lady behind it.
Whimsical handpainted porcelain by Linogirl.
More beautiful ceramics from Maria Chatzinikolaki…
…and Stephanie James-Manttan.
Perennial favourites Rebound Books.
I’ve had the pleasure to have met the multi-talented Ali Rodda several times through mutual friends. I knew she was working on a new jewellery line so I was excited to finally see it. The result? Indigo Fawn, a collection of paper-cut style designs laser cut from acrylic.
(The cuties at the top right may or may not have found their way home with me.)
Printspace always have the coolest designs. I mean, how would you resist Mr Fox there?
Gorgeous peacock-like leather headbands by South for the Summer.
I love Tinker‘s unusual colour choices on their funky screenprinted prints, fabric and teatowels.
Did any of you go? What was your favourite stall?
Hi, my name is Alicia and I’m addicted to dangly earrings.
When I still lived at home, I stuck a couple of cork tiles (leftover from a reno project of my parents – forgive them, it was the 80s) inside my wardrobe doors and arranged my earrings with pins. In our home now, though, we have a built-in wardrobe so there was no door to utilise, which left my lovely sparkly things in a tangled mess in a drawer, prone to being lost, forgotten or damaged. It is, however, very deep which left loads of unused space on the wall inside.
I screwed eye-hooks straight into the wall by hand (after making a pilot hole with a metal skewer) and strung picture wire between them, wrapping the end back around itself to secure. Let’s just pretend that the critical part is in focus in the next shot, mkay?
It’s perfect for light jewellery such as earrings and chains, but I still keep bangles and chunky necklaces in my dresser drawer. The project cost only small change… which means more money to spend on jewellery.
I’ve been in love with laser cut timber accessories ever since I bought the clock in our dining area. Here are some more fab examples, including one that you can make yourself (the coasters). The technique lends itself to flat, bold shapes, but 3D shapes (such as the lamp) and incredibly intricate detail of the storybook bookmarks can also be achieved.
Timber is a great way to warm up a room, and a laser cut wood item will add the lovely natural texture without looking too rustic.