Wednesday, October 27, 2010

CityKitten {hearts} Fabrikate

Recently I met the wonderful Kate from Fabrikate at the Sisters Market in Brunswick. I instantly fell in love with her range of fabric covered bangles - especially the ones covered in Japanese fabrics.

She has recently got a new range of Japanese fabrics in stock so we can look forward to some lovely new creations from her soon. At the moment she doesn't have an online store but if you are near Melbourne this Saturday, you can see Kate at the Maldon Folk Festival Market. (or you can contact me and I will put you in touch with her).
Have a beautiful day!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sunday In The Garden

Today has been the first really nice day to be outside (when I was home) since I have moved here so I did a spot of gardening. I harvested some beetroot (beets) from the veggie patch:

I picked some wild flowers from the vacant lot across the road, which I put in a vase in the kitchen: I also found a neat little lead horse - such a fabulous found object now I just have to decide what to do with him.

Have a beautiful day!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

WANT! Oversized Tote Bag

If you're like me, and you shove everything into your handbag then you need a pretty big bag. And at the moment my want is a large bag to carry everything that is made out of beautiful leather to last the distance. Here are some of my favourites:

Tuquoise Leather Hobo Bag by Patkas.

Olive Green Cowhide Large Tote by Paulina Carcach.

Weekend Safari by Yoobu Handcrafted.

Green Leather Tote by Hedilu.

Leather Slouch Hanbag by Rib and Hull.

Have a beautiful day!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Etsy: You Might Like...

Have you ever noticed the "You might like" suggestions on the home page of etsy? They come up with all kinds of goodies and a recent one that I love, love, loved was from Yellena.

This fabulous print was what Etsy thought I might like...
So I visited the shop and found so many beautiful works it was hard to choose which ones to share with you.



I adore the use of colour and the detail, they just take you somewhere else.

Have a beautiful day!

Friday, October 15, 2010

CityKitten {hearts} Foxes

I'm not sure if anyone has told you but Foxes are the new Owls! Well at least they seem to be and I am loving them. Here are some of my Etsy favourites:

Running Fox Wood Stamp from A Hue Of Duck Egg Blue

Fox & Tree Print from Carambatack Design

Handpainted Locket from Kharaledonne

Orange Fox Greeting Card from The Art of Helloheath

Liam the little red fox from Sleepy King

Have a beautiful day,

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Market Finds - Melbourne Finders Keepers

Hello, today I am sharing the second part of my weekend finds, this time from the first Melbourne Finders Keepers Market. It was a fantastic day out and there were so many talented artists it was a handmade paradise! Here are some of my favs:

From left to right:

Re-purposed saucers from Lightly

Jigsaw Jewelry from Antigone.K

Tea Towel from Formosa

Pencil Case from Rabbit and The Duck

Poster from Make Me Iconic

Broach from Treeparty Design

Owls from Herbert and Friends

Earrings from In-Sync Design

Hope you have found some new favourites here, I know I have.

Have a beautiful day,

Monday, October 11, 2010

Market Finds - Sisters Market

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. As mentioned I went to two markets and I wanted to share some of the fabulous artists that were there. Today I'll share the fantastic finds from The Sisters Market which was held in Brunswick, Melbourne.

There was so many beautiful things and I have a lot of new things added to the wishlist.

From left to right:
Beautiful stationary from Evie LaLa
Pure Soy Candles from Ines Botanica
Fabric Cossages from Cottage Nerd
Illustration from Philippa Garrard
Rooster card by Design Sejoe
Fox Cross Stitch Pattern by Penelope Waits
Ceramic Jewellery by Shabana Jacobson
Resin & Fabric Pendant by Shonah

Please visit their sites and spread some love!
Have a beautiful day,

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Market Love

It was a huge day for markets in Melbourne today. I choose to go to the wonderful Sisters Market in Brunswick and the first Finders Keepers at Docklands.

So many talented artists under two rooves (roof's?). I am going to be sharing some of their creations from tomorrow but today I am going to boast about the fabulous things I got hehehe

Illustration - "Sunday Afternoon" by E.M.Hurst

Birdie Hairclip from TreeParty Designs

Coin Purse from Emotional Baggage

Fabric Covered Bangles from Fabri Kate (more about these later!)

Hope you are all having a beautiful weekend,

Friday, October 8, 2010

CityKitten {hearts} Tokyo Inspired

Earlier this year I bought the BEST iPod case ever from the wonderful Tokyo Inspired.

The wonderful grey Hungry Cat Case now travels everywhere with me:

And look now they have a Ginger Hungry Cat!:
And these fab Gold Leica camera cases:

The detail that goes into each item is fantastic like this Business Man Zipper Pouch

So that is what I am loving today!

Have a beautiful day,

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Want! Vintage Maps

I want, I want, I want! (I'm an only child can you tell? LOL)
This week I want Vintage Maps re-purposed into fabulous things for the home. Here are some of my favourite finds from Etsy that I have on my wish list.

Ueberland Map Lamp by Umbu

(which I found through the fabulous sfgirlbybay blog)

Sweet Home Alabama Encaustic Painting by Susan Najarian

Bespoke Map Dish by Bombus
Hope you have a beautiful day,

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Folds of My Heart

When I was little I loved Origami. Making things out of paper - one sheet of paper! - that were lovely to play with (animals) or functional (little boxes) was a complete delight.

I recently came into possession of some shadow box frames and I wanted to do something with some beautiful Japanese papers that I had been hoarding away so I decided that it was time to start folding my heart out (haha) once again.
Initially I was going to use white backgrounds but felt the black gave a more striking effect.

This next one is my favourite because of the red paper I used:

I also had some light pink papers and the black was too dark for the background so I used a light green to compliment the pink:

Which one is your favourite?

Have a beautiful day,
Manda xxx

Monday, October 4, 2010

To Market To Market

Hello everyone, I apologise for my absence but I have been so busy getting ready for the Modish Creators Market which was held at Malvern Townhall on Saturday. Sadly the the AFL (Aussie Rules Football) Grand Final replay was on so numbers were down but it was great to see other fabulous talented artists there on the day and to enjoy some yummy treats too!

My Stall

And here are the treats!
Beautiful cupcakes that are works of art from Sophisticakes of Melbourne.
I will be back tomorrow with some new creations that were made just for the market.
Have a beautiful day,
Manda x