Monday, 28 December 2009
A BIG Thanks to all my customers for lovin my brooches too!
HAPPY, HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL - What an end to a decade and I cant wait to take on 2010.
Be Safe and Don't drink and drive.
image courtesy of The Lark Blog ( Thanks Allison )
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
Oh look at my latest crafty venture - a trio of Alice in Wonderland brooches made by yours truly using recycled vintage wooden scrabble tiles. Alice - Drink Me, White Rabbit and the Mad Hatter.
Each tile is lovingly sealed (and sometimes not so lovingly depending on if the resin decides to play nicely!) using a doming resin.
Back pin is a 2 piece lapel pin with clutch back ( or Tie back as know in the... USA). Can be worn together as a fetching ensemble or separately.
Each brooch is approx 2cm x 2.2cm.
Only $22 at little shop of handmade
16th 11am - 6.30pm
17th, 18th 12pm - 8pm
19th 10am - 5.30pm
20th: 12pm - 5.30pm
21st CLOSED for packing last minute internet orders and a hair cut!
22nd, 23rd, 24th 11am - 7pm ish
8 Woorayl St Carnegie Melbourne.
Shop will be closed 25th December - 12th January
Friday, 11 December 2009
Monday, 30 November 2009
Tam please send me your email details through the little shop of website contact page
Little Shop of Handmade
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Wednesday, 25 November 2009
$50 value - mystery giveaway ....
Winner drawn Monday 30th November.
Don' t forget to visit us online at Little Shop Of Handmade!
PS: Happy Blog Birthday to you Meet me at Mikes
Friday, 20 November 2009
Monday, 2 November 2009
I am one of the lucky ones who gets to do what what I love doing all day everyday!
No more Monday-itis for me ever! Whatever it is your looking for - inspiration, motivation... I hope this pic helps you start your week on a wonderful note!
image courtesy of Dos Family
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Totally in love with this Cimarosa frock I spotted at makoollovesyou
Very Maria - sound of music esq... just makes me want to run to the top of the mountain for an impromtu " the hills are alive" - well no mountains are out my way - but maybe later at the gym I will incline the treadmill to the highest setting and sing ever so loudly (in my head) and since the sizing is for only sweet petites I better put in an extra few hours on said treadmill if I ever want to own this!
Sunday, 18 October 2009
Well it's my first MEME and have decided to join along the fun with Pip from Meet me at Mikes and her My place and yours MEME - although cheeky Pip is not posting her pic till she does some dusting!. So here's my sneak peak dust and all!.
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
"We're super excited that the chilly winter mornings in Melbourne will soon be replaced by warm, beautiful spring. And of course, nothing captures the Spring feeling more than these super cute earrings from Morgan & Jane. Created in Melbourne by Bec Albinson these little laser cut acrylic birds will have you chirpy in no time."
Morgan and Jane - adorable selection of acrylic studs - stainless steel posts and cute to boot
$15 a pair available at Little Shop of Handmade
Want to know where to find the Little Shop of Handmade?
Friday, 11 September 2009
It has received some mixed reviews and I have certainly upset the apple cart with a few "uptight" art directors... too funny!
Thanks to Trend Hunter for loving it.... we love you!
Thursday, 27 August 2009
So super happy to see my Helvetica pendant in the latest and greatest ( I say this every issue) Frankie mag. Equally just as happy that it is being snapped up to boot! Woo Hoo! Those of you who ordered in the last 24 hours I am taking your parcels to the post office today.
How to sell your lovelies at the Little Shop of Handmade
In other news - those of you wondering how to get your goodies stocked by the Little Shop of Handmade - I have added a page to the website with all the deets .
New arrivals in store:
Polka Dot Rabbit
Rabbit and the Duck
Buttons by Lou Lou
Morgan and Jane
Wee Small Hours
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
Why not check out this sassy lasses blog too
Only opened a few weeks ago in the quiet suburb of Carnegie is Little Shop Of Handmade! To quote Bec Albinson the owner, it is ‘a little slice of Northcote in Carnegie’. Little Shop Of stocks mostly items hand made right here in Melbourne (and quite a few local Carnegie-ans), with the exception being a few pieces from rural Victoria. Even better everything in the store is under $50 - so a trip to Little Shop Of won’t break the bank.
Bec is a former graphic designer and creator of all things gorgeous and oh so delightful. A market regular she fitted out Little Shop Of herself, sourcing the beautiful tables and drawers from the Camberwell market. One wall is covered with various picture frames, plates and curios, most of which came from her house originally. I love it! It is like Bec has brought parts of her house right here into the store.
At Little Shop Of alongside Bec’s handmade finds sit her adorable creations including recycled scrabble tile necklaces - which she gets her husband to help her with at night. She creates these from her own illustrations, old story books and vintage fabrics. One even has Michael Jackson - Bec confided in me she was one of the screaming and crying 13 year old girls who lined up to see him a number of years ago.
I could wax lyrical all night about all the fabulous things at Little Shop Of, but I’ll just say you have to go there yourself. There are beautiful necklaces made from recycled upholstery leather off cuts from Mainichi, recycled one offs made from vintage fabrics from Rummage style and gorgeous things from Pocket Carnival.
I stayed for a while and chatted with Bec who was so welcoming. We discussed life, hand making things and Little Shop Of. ‘A girl came in and checked out the shop. She then told her boyfriend that he could buy anything in the entire shop as a present and she would be absolutely happy!’ Bec told me ‘ that was kind of what I was hoping to achieve with the store’.
I agree. I HAD to buy a necklace AND a pair of earrings and am now the proud owner of a oh so cute Dorothy necklace and Dove earrings by Owly and the Fox.
Little Shop of, 8 Woorayl St Carnegie Wed, Thurs, Fri 11am - 6pm Sat 10am - 4.30pm
Monday, 3 August 2009
I'm a little late on my Magpie Monday finds - I had some well overdue housework that just could not be avoided anymore...all that dust has made me feel a little sniffly and I am hoping it is not a dreaded cold creeping on in!
Well anyways these sugary sweet prints from BOOPSIE MART have satisfied my 3pm sugar fixx that's for sure and I cant wait to line my very dark hallway with their cheery presence.
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
Don't you just love the bleary eyed finds on the net first thing in the morning. Even before the first mouthful of coffee - I am draining my paypal account... 2 books and 8 fat quarters later... (plus another 10 sites waiting for me! God I love tabbed browsers)
I just wanted to share the 2 fantabulous books which I just purchased - me thinks all my crafty comrades may like these.
Visit French General and take a look in their paper section - by the way the rest of the site houses some lovely finds too.
1. Crafting a business - Make money doing what you love $19.95us
2. A shop of ones own $14.95us
They do offer shipping to Australia which was $18us for both the books
Monday, 27 July 2009
My humble little webstore/market stall "AKA" Little shop of.... has now become the "Little Shop of Handmade" in a real brick and mortar store proudly selling handmade in Melbourne goodies all priced under $50. Ummm - yes that's correct under $50... Ummm hello - super fab !!! : )
We have secured some amazing designers and you will be delighted too with our finds. You may even recognise some of your Etsy and Melbourne market favourites too!
Shop Winter Hours ( Brrrrr too cold.... Yay! 11 am and lovin it, i'm the boss tee he he!) • Wed, Thurs and Friday 11am - 6pm
• Saturday 10am - 4.30pm
• Closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday.
8 Woorayl St Carnegie
We are right opposite Carnegie train station (outbound city side) and 2 streets behind the new Spotlight store - Cnr Dandenong Rd and Koornang Rd. So if your on your way to Chadstone why not pop on in!
Fear not - those outside of Melbourne - simply visit our website where you will be able to buy our splendid goodies online.
Hope to see you soon,
PS: OUR DESIGNERS Just to name a few... Buttons by Lou Lou, Printspace, Shei, Lekker, Rabbit and the Duck, Rummage Style, Little Gooseberry, Mainichi, My Very Button, The Crayon Chick, Pirdy, Shonah, Nilla Nilla, Pins and Thimbles, Here we go Loopy Lou, Peeping Tom/Papers, Boombi, Little Shop Of, Studio Leanne, Pocket Carnival, Mingus, Sooound - new stock arriving daily.
PPS: I will still be at Camberwell Markets every Sunday stall #349 and please note the store has been entirely furnished with my stellar Camberwell Market finds.... with the exception of 1 ikea peice (but I scored that from the ASIS section)