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

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Two Thumbs Up

The gorgeous Epheriell Designs featured my Lamp & Motor Silky Flower Bag in her Superb Sunday blog article!

This bag is for sale at the Lamp & Motor Etsy shop for $30USD (about $34.50 AUD).

Thanks Jess, you're a star! Check out Epheriell Designs - Handmade style, indie design, and crafty resources for gorgeous jewellery and other lovely things.

This bag now has a lucky new owner. For more beautiful bags visit the Lamp & Motor Etsy shop.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Pope goes to the US

Well, the iconic Pope bag has started it's big trip across to the other side of the world, having been purchased through Etsy by a buyer in the land of the red, white and blue. I must say, I'm chuffed that one of my bags is going 'all the way over there'. And if it had to be any of them going to the US, I'm glad it was the Sublime Pope bag. See ya Pope-y!!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Happy People

Beautiful day in sunny Ipswich at the Handmade Expo. I actually got sunburnt, very warm in the middle of the day. Lovely people and lots of interesting punters. It was just great to meet other Etsy shop people as well as BrisStyle folk.

I tried a new display set-up this time, using some fabulous 'Stitchcraft' knitting magazines from the 50s that I sourced from an op shop as props. I think it worked quite well.

People were loving the brooches today, see happy customer below.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Lamp & Motor at the Ipswich Handmade Expo this Saturday

Come along to the Handmade Expo at the Ipswich Turf Club, Brisbane Road, Bundamba, for a fun day of all things handmade and crafty, this Saturday 15 August. Lamp & Motor will be having a market stall so pop in and say hello, you never know, you may be tempted to take a Lamp & Motor creation home with you... I've heard this is a huge market and the organisers sound, well, very organised, with promotion etc. So, I am looking forward to it.
Image attribution: Shire Horse by Squeezyboy (Flickr Creative Commons

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Gorgeous day at the Young Designers Market at South Bank today. Lots of people through, and some really creative folk trading. The markets have really expanded, there must have been about 70 stalls. Was great to meet the market-goers and to chat to people about what they liked. I must say, the Pope bag was a hit, so many people commented on it, but noone brave enough to buy...

Image: my lovely husband 'minding the shop' at the YDM today.