Welcome to Lamp & Motor. I source vintage and recycled fabrics to create beautiful bags. My sources of inspiration are varied and I find some of the most stunning fabrics in the most unlikely places. Please feel free to add your comments, tell me what you like or don't like. And, if you are really interested in having your very own Lamp & Motor vintage or kitsch creation contact me and we'll talk turkey, email lampandmotor@live.com.au

Friday, July 31, 2009

Lamp & Motor at the Young Designers Market, Southbank this weekend!!

Very excited, getting ready for the Young Designers Market at Southbank in Brisbane this weekend, Sunday 2 August 10am-4pm. This will be my first market stall ever! Have been busily getting ready and hoping I have enough stock, business cards, etc. It will be great to meet other crafty people and the weather's guaranteed to be just beautiful. If you're in the area on the weekend pop into my stall and say hi. Image attribution: Calm Palm taken by Cyron (from Flickr, http://www.flickr.com/photos/cyron/542176364/)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

New design - a clutch for all seasons

Created a new design this morning, a gorgeous clutch made from vintage green striped cotton with large white flowers. Really lovely (if I do say so myself). Kind of Asian inspired but mostly just a very cool vintage clutch. Available to purchase from Etsy, or contact me through my email address lampandmotor@live.com.au ($35AUD/$30USD). This bag now has a lucky new owner. Plenty more where that came from...see http://www.lampandmotor.etsy.com/

Friday, July 17, 2009

Lamp & Motor now trading on Etsy

I have finally opened an online store on Etsy, see http://www.lampandmotor.etsy.com/. I shall add more to the shop in the next week or so. You can also access my shop through the Etsy widget on the right. Etsy is US based so all prices are in US dollars, but it's very easy to buy, even outside of the US. And I am offering FREE POSTAGE to all purchases within Australia. If you are hesitant to purchase through Etsy just email me at lampandmotor@live.com.au and we'll sort something out. I will continue to post images of the bags I've been making to this blog, keep your eye on the slideshow on the right. So if you see something you like, get in touch.

Friday, July 3, 2009

I love Fridays!

I love having Fridays off - what a nice day it was in sunny Brisbane today! Pulled together this one today out of a scarf that I bought second-hand during the week. I love the geometric shapes and colours and it has a lovely wide strap, very comfy and easy to sling over your shoulder. Scarves are such a great source of wonderful design....Available to purchase, contact me through my email address lampandmotor@live.com.au ($40). This bag now has a lucky new owner.

Some Kiwi Inspiration

This was a really cool tea towel - complete with a song in Maori. My sister, an ex-Kiwi, tried singing it to me in the kitchen at Dad's place, but it came out sounding like Frere Jacque! It's kind of beachy, I think that's because of it's blue-white colour and soft, worn texture. Gorgeous old linen...Available to purchase, contact me through my email address lampandmotor@live.com.au ($35).

Port of Osaka

I really loved this scarf that I picked up at an op shop in the Valley. I wanted to figure out a way to use each of the lovely panels featuring fisher people doing their thing, so I cut them out and stitched them onto this bag, one on each side...Available to purchase, contact me through my email address lampandmotor@live.com.au ($35).