Homage to Handmade

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I am so happy to know a handful of creative people. I have lovely friends who make so many beautiful handmade things. Some of them have a quirky sense of humour and it speaks in their designs. Others have designs with a rustic vintage feel to it. In some cases you can even taste the cuteness! No matter what styles, nothing beats handmade.

In this blog, I am paying homage to the lovely Australian individuals that take their own time crafting something beautiful. Sometimes handmade things are bought as gifts for loved ones or for oneself. No matter what reason, when you buy handmade, you buy something made with love.

This is my homage to handmade.

Dress: Rummage Style
Headband: Monbizwe Bow Ties
Ring: That Vintage

The dress I bought from the Camberwell Market. Rummage Style started in 2007 by Theresa Evans who wanted to make something that would break away from mass production. (Good on her!) When I wear this dress, I feel so cute. Knowing that it's handmade from vintage fabrics just makes wearing this dress such a pleasure. You can buy Rummage Style from stores in Melbourne. You can check stockists here

The headband is from Monbizwe Bow Ties. The lovely lady that runs Monbizwe is so quirky that it's reflected in the fabrics she uses to the names of her bow ties. Wearing this headband compliments the Rummage Style dress so well the polka dots just tops it off! (mind the pun!)
All Monbizwe bow ties are 100% handmade (even the embroidery!!) Monbizwe is planning to have a new bow tie out each week, so it's important to check her Blog and Facebook!
AND now you can start to get excited about shoe clips and bow rings that will be added to the Monbizwe range.

The ring is from That Vintage. This is such a lovely ring, handmade from a beautiful girl who lives in Launceston, Tasmania. This girl works so hard, from packaging to designing her lovely jewellery. You can't help but notice that when you put it on, that it's made with love. That Vintage has an Esty store that you can check when you feel the need to shop for amazing handmade jewellery (Boys... Valentines day is coming up!). But you can also pick up a That Vintage beauty in many other places, just check the stockists! That Vintage sells at markets too, which you can keep updated about on Facebook.
An exciting new range is coming out from That Vintage, so like it on Facebook to stay tuned!

I really hope you have all enjoyed my homage to handmade blog. To keep these lovely girls inspired, like them on Facebook to see what they have to offer. Support artists and creative people by purchasing handmade beauties that you'll always get a compliment from!

-Olivia. xx

1 comment:

  1. So sweet! That dress is such a divine colour! x