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Hats for ladies post One

Recently I have been sewing vintage hats (from very old patterns) as a new addition to a new store I will be setting up on Etsy. Some of my hats have also gone to Gingerlily Vintage Wares in Alstonville.

Here are a few samples:

1930s Sweet Pea Hat


1930s Sweet Pea Hat view 2


1920s beret


1920s beret view 2


1930s slouch hat


1930s slouch hat view 2


1930s slouch hat view 3


I have also made 1920s cloches and berets but they are in store at the moment. I’ll make some more up tonight and post the results.


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Post Xmas Tutti Frutti sale!

20 percent off!


Only at Tutti Frutti on Magellan street Lismore, 20% off the marked price of all stock. This means you can get a pair of earrings, a brooch or a bow tie all for $8 each. Sale runs from Dec 28 until Jan 3.

Image via Art and Ghosts

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October 22nd Twilight Market

This one is going to be a beauty folks with the gorgeous Ruthie-ma-Toothie playing their sweet sounds and the Barkersvale Bros with their banjos a’duellin’.

Twilight Market Oct 22nd

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Market day

Some shots of my bits and bobs from the September Lismore Twilight Market.

Rings and necklaces

More necklaces

Hair clips

Hair clips

Floral canvas coin purses

Unisex pins


I am going to also do the Bangalow Market monthly. It is on the fourth Sunday of the month, the day after the Twilight market.

I want to really encourage people to visit the Lismore Twilight Market as it is a lovely evening and very casual. Stall holders have a lovely time.

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Garage noir

It is well on impossible to look suitably mysterious and femme fatale-esque when taking photos in Photobooth on the Mac and sitting in an ill lit garage. I need to get some decent shots of my hair thingies and I only have me as a model at the moment. So here are the incongruous shots of me in day old make-up trying to fit my whole head into the shot.


Black roses, pearls and rhinstones with netting and feathers $25


Lace bow with silver satin inlay $18


Black rose with pale pink feathers and netting $25


Green and black feathers with filigree accents $25


Spring white flower with velvet leaves and buds $25


All will be available at the next Lismore Twilight Market and look so much better in person.

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From Fallen Angel brass


I’ll readily admit that much of what I make isn’t that difficult to do. There are exceptions of course, but generally the skill level required is not so much on the high side. Where some of the skill comes in however is through the tracking down and purchasing of supplies. It can take me a couple of days to do a decent supply order. Much of what comes is fairly basic; earring hooks, brooch backs, head pins and jump rings. Some of what comes is quite fun like the angel wings pictured and I look forward to those parcels the most.

This week I have been tracking down feathers, glue, ribbon, velvet flowers, head bands and little gems. I also needed to do a big restock on chains and clasps. It isn’t very interesting stuff, but it is what keeps this tiny cottage (garage) industry going. And, this industry is going… time to make another hair band.

Happy Thursday people.


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Hair things

Over thirty new hairbands/hairclips are now for sale at Gingerlily Main Street Alstonville. A sample below… shame I had to use myself as the model and I probably should have worn something more girly than my favourite stripy tee.

Velvet flowers, leaves and twig with bud accents.


Each hairband is a one of a kind and made by using fabric flowers, feathers, lace, netting and vintage jewellery and doilies.

Hairbands are $25 and clips $20.

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Hey there good lookin’

The gorgeous Genna P. models my Ship Song pendant. What a spunk!

If you think she looks good, you should hear how she sounds. Catch her band Ruthie-ma-Toothie whenever you get the chance for a fantastic gig.


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After a pretty poor showing at the Twilight Markets where only the brave and bold soldiered on, a pretty little birdy whispered to me about a market happening tomorrow.

And hey presto! I have a stall at Fruitopia, run by Tropical Fruits Inc. The pitch goes something like this:

With only a hop-skip and sashay from the onset of spring, this August Tropical Fruits will be hosting a fun day for GLBT fruity families, friends, and pooches.  After the huge success of our inaugural Fruitopia Fair Day last year – a fabulous fun day for the Tropical Fruits Community which raised nearly $3,000 for the Tropical Fruits Land Fund – FRUITOPIA returns bigger and better than ever on SUNDAY, AUGUST 28.

To be held at the Lismore Showgrounds between 9am-4pm, the fair day will be a FUNdraising event for the ‘Erif Benham Memorial Land Fund: A Home For Tropical Fruits’.  Fruitopia offers a cornucopia of fruity delights, playing host to a range of market stalls, dog shows, lookalike competitions, kids games, drag shows, live music, DJs, face painting, raffles, Trash and Treasure and the not-to-be-missed ACON ‘Cake My Day’ Bake-Off.  Dog Show registration is at 9:30am for at 10am start, with categories including best dressed, look alike, best singing dog and musical bales.

And here is the pretty picture:

Fruitopia Fair Day Poster 2011


Personally I’m looking forward to the singing dog competition. Their owners were bound to teach them some pretty sweet show tunes.

Is it strange that my biggest concern right now is what to wear?

So those in the Lismore area, come along, sounds like it will be an absolute blast!

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A bunch of pretty bows and flowers.

Mini brass bow and pearls


Maxi bow and pearls


Tattoo Swallow with black glass drops


Resin roses and pearls


All available at the Lismore Twilight market this Saturday 2pm – 7pm corner Magellan and Carrington Streets.


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