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

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Spring Sale at Lamp & Motor

To celebrate the arrival of spring in the southern hemisphere I am having an exciting SALE over at the Lamp & Motor Etsy shop. Save 33% off some fantastic, one-off creations until 30 September only. Share the love and start your Christmas shopping today! Avoid the stress and expense of last minute Christmas purchases, do yourself a favour, have a look at the sale and see if you find anything you or a loved one might like. Happy shopping! Image acknowledgement: Spring Flowers by John-Morgan on Creative Commons 2.0 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aidanmorgan/3376559479/)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Shop Swap & Blog

One of the benefits of belonging to the BrisStyle team is notifications about very cool projects like the Shop Swap & Blog event organised by Patti from Structured Chaos.

Sign up is this month, until 30 September, and you are assigned a partner (or two) to whom you send an item from your shop along with some information about it, by mail. They then blog about the experience.

What a great promotional tool! I don't know about you but I reckon one of a crafter's biggest markets is other crafters. Love it, I have registered and can't wait to find out who my partner is. What shall I send them? I'm thinking perhaps my Monochrome Clutch Purse, or my Port of Osaka Japanese print bag, or perhaps my Swingin' Yellow Bag?? Hmmm, probably best to find out where my partner comes from first and work around that. Get into it, have some fun, you never know where it might lead!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Lamp & Motor Brooches

I have 'branched out 'and started making lovely brooches, both flower shapes with a lovely vintage button in the centre and military style ribbon brooches, also featuring lovely vintage buttons. I reckon it's a great way to use the off cuts from all of my vintage fabrics...lovin' it! I'm actually not selling these on Etsy, just at markets, etc. But, if you'd like your very own Lamp & Motor brooch they are going for $8.50 AUD. Just contact me on lampandmotor@live.com.au to make a purchase.