Wednesday, December 5, 2012

12 Australian Makers – an informal wishlist

Unrelated photo of my mum's fabric scraps. Just think of all the possibilities!







                                     
Inspired by Christina Lowry's 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway, I've decided to feature 12 of my favourite Australian creatives.  Some I've purchased from, some I dream of purchasing from. Enjoy surfing!

1 Ouch Flower. Pippa creates some awesome stuff. I LOVE her beads and tassels and macramé! Yep, love it all. Pippa blogs here.

2 Handmade Romance. Evie is such a talent. I bought my sis Aym a bearded bloke awhile ago – I sent through photos of her husband Adam and Evie created a mini him in brooch format. It is awesome. Evie blogs here.

3 Typically Red. Greer's hand knit bonnets are beautiful. Greer blogs here.

4 Amelia Herbertson. I already mentioned I purchased her thank you cards (in postcard format). She also has some lovely christmas cards and they are all gorgeous handcut handprinted lino prints. Ameila blogs here.

5 and the trees. Jay makes one-of-a-kind clothes and lace collars from vintage embroideries and doilies. Headbands from felt. And tiny embroidery art. Jay blogs here.

6 Rowantree Design. Roberta's children's clothes come in delicious delicate fabrics. I'm eyeing off her Aurora Party Gingham dress for Nora. Roberta blogs here.

7 Stencil Portraits. Maria is local to me. She creates custom stencil portraits on canvas or reclaimed wood. Totally cool. Maria blogs here.

8 My Bearded Pigeon. Everyone loves Cath's cushions. I have a soft spot for the Antarctica map cushion. I once bought a friend the Italy one. It looks gorgeous sitting on his couch. Cath blogs here.

9 Jen Booth. Cute little leather locket pouches, in which to keep a lucky charm. Jen blogs here.

10 Umbrella Prints. You could have so much fun with a pack of their remnant fabrics. I would love to totally embroider the diamond argyle fabric – maybe make a cushion or some brooches or something! Carly and Jen blog here.

11 Mango Frooty. Gabby creates still-life watercolours. Her collaboration with Sarah from HillanDale Nursery resulted in beautiful packets of seeds, which would make lovely gifts. Gabby blogs here.

12 benconservato. I am totally in love with Emma's hinged beasts. Totally. Emma blogs here.

Phew! That's an awful lot of links.

Of course there are many, many more talented makers out there. Feel free to share any of your personal favourites (or if you make and sell lovely things yourself) in the comments.

ps Just one more link! If you live near me, Shorties in Newtown supports lots of local makers, knitters and crafters. 

16 comments:

  1. Well I already love Pippa (of course!) but most of the rest of these clever people are new to me. Thanks for the list Imogen.

    p.s. I quickly poppped over to "and the trees" Wow! Jay's collars and pretty tops are beautiful.

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  2. here from che&fidel and have to agree - such a great line-up of talent you've listed here!

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  3. What a fantastic list and I'm so thrilled to be included! And what a coincidence - I bought an Amelia Herbertson print on my recent trip to Orange! Still waiting to get it framed.
    xx

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    1. I think her linocuts are fantastic.

      And of course you are on the list ... I'm thinking I'll buy Nora one of your bonnets, after Christmas sometime, for her March birthday.

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  4. Thanks! I just had a lot of fun taking a peek at all those wonderful creations. Many were new to me.

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  5. Wonderful choices for your list! So many fabulous creatives. And one of those on your list has a giveaway still coming up on the 12 days of Giveaways. :)

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    1. Thanks for the inspiration Christina. And I"m loving seeing who you showcase on your giveaways, your introducing me to so much local talent.

      Looking forward to seeing who comes up.

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  6. Thanks Imogen for popping me on your list! I look forward to now looking at your other choices, very exciting! xx

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  7. what a wonderful list, i am beyond chuffed to have been included and to read your kind words has made my day. im so happy the custom beardo is loved. thanks so much imogen x

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  8. oh imogen i am both honoured and touched to be part of such a wonderful list. unfortunately now i am lusting over benconservato, oh my goodness. Another favourite of mine is pearlandelspeth.blogspot.com.au, handmade clothes that are just awesome. xxx

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    1. Isn't benconservato wonderful? Unfortunately I can't justify buying myself a gift just before Christmas and I'm not sure if her offbeat style will suit anyone else I know.

      Thanks for sharing pearl and elspeth. (:

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  9. Some great Christmas present ideas here, thanks!

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  10. ooh, that Handmade Romance is so lovely, as are Jen Booth's little pouches, I haven't seen either before. I have adored Umbrella Prints, thanks for the reminder. Wouldn't it be great to sit down and create with all these fabulous ladies?

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    1. Totally. What a wonderful day of creating that would be. (:

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  11. Thank you so much for including me in this fabulous list, Imogen!

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