HANDMADE DESIGN: Madz has Run Away

I absolutely adore these products, created by hand by Melbourne based designer, Madeleine Beatty of Madz Has Runaway. It’s particularly the vintage fabrics that Madeleine has used, combined with the simple borders of wood, which appeals so much to me.

Sadly it seems that Madz really has run away because she currently has no products available in her Etsy shop. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out, hoping for her return :)

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So many pretty things available from South African design online store, Meekel. Love, love, love.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone :)





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I wouldn’t say no if one of these Aztec-style bangles had to come my way.

They’re hand painted on reclaimed wood, available from Australian online store, Bohemian Home.

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ETHICAL DESIGN: Funky Jewellery and Bags

Here’s another great example of a brand which is ethically responsible, selling only products which have been made following fair trade principles. I adore the fact that Funky Jewellery and Bags cares about the people behind the their products, and that they sell such vibrant, colourful things!

If you’d like to see more of this UK-based accessories range, take a look here.


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Here’s a wonderful range of products, made in Melbourne, all by hand from organic and natural hand screen printed fabric. All of the fabric designs are created by the founder and owner of Emiti, Kim Stark.

You can follow what Emiti has been up to through their blog, and you can buy their products online here.

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A while ago I told you about the e-book called the Craft of Markets. I’ve also chatted about the one author, The Haby Goddess, and today want to show some work by the other author, Cintia. She describes herself as “an all round crafty type, mama and vintage accumulator”. I like the sound of her! And I love her taste in vintage fabrics and other cute crafty bits and bobs which she sells in her online store, My Poppet.

If you’d like to read more about Cintia, or try some of her DIY projects, take a look at the My Poppet blog. Have fun :)

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THINGS THURSDAY: Emily Green Necklaces

I think these Emily Green necklaces are too cute for words, and I want one. They’re simple, bold and colourful and would add just that little bit of fun to any outfit that needs it.

To see more of this Australian designer’s work, take a look here, or to buy her goods, see here.

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Here are some really beautiful pieces of jewellery, and accessories all created by fair trade businesses with high ethical standards. As Ella Georgia explains, “The bottom line is that we want to make something beautiful while making a difference to people’s lives. Instead of fast fashion, we passionately believe in creating treasured pieces that are crafted with a conscience. For us it’s all about looking good without feeling bad.”

Love the work you are doing, Ella Georgia!

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Here’s another great example of green design. Truso is a label which hand makes handbags, wallets and clutches from recycled leathers and fabrics.  The production footprint is kept at an absolute minimum throughout the design process. Each item is practical to use, and pretty to look at.

To find out more about this Sydney-based, environmentally responsible brand, take a look here.

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Aren’t these just the sweetest little handmade things? Created especially for a meaningful wedding! They’re from Ingrid & Evan, a Sydney-based guy-and-girl team.

If you’d like to buy any of these super pretty things, take a look here.

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