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, October 4, 2009

Lamp & Motor does YDM South Bank

Busy, busy weekend for Lamp & Motor what with the Brush with the Law markets in Bulimba and the Young Designers Market at South Bank on Sunday. Sunday was just fabulous, lots of sales, beautiful weather, happy people. Really inspiring and can't wait to try for the November markets (and December if they'll have me!).
IMAGE Lamp & Motor - bags and brooches created from vintage, kitsch and retro recycled fabrics

I had the pleasure of meeting artist and jeweller Liana Kabel of the Tupperware jewellery fame. She has a studio at the Museum of Brisbane and creates wonderful works, such as earrings, bangles, necklaces, brooches and rings out of old knitting needles, tape measures, other recycled plastics and vintage buttons. 'How does she do it', you ask? Well I think it may be her little secret...for more gorgeous Liana Kabel check out her website http://www.lianakabel.com/ and her Etsy store to buy online.
IMAGE Liana Kabel jewellery at YDM October 09

Lamp & Motor has a 'Brush with the Law'

With my gorgeous friend Lisa (Lovely things by Lisa - paper toile images created from original nature photographs), we had a stall this weekend at the Brush with the Law market on Oxford Street in Bulimba. Some very talented people there, quite a mix of 'nanna' handcrafts and some funky felting and jewellery as well. Take a look at Jet Beads & Craft based in Yamanto. Tania makes her own glass beads and the most amazing array of bangles, earring, pendants, rings and so on. She also runs jewellery making classes and sells Amy Butler, Heather Bailey and Anna Maria Horner patterns from her shop and online.
Lamp & Motor was busy this weekend, also having a stall at the Young Designers Markets at South Bank on Sunday - wheww - I think I need a lie down and a Becks!
IMAGES Top row L-R: Lovely things by Lisa, Kerri and Lisa at Brush with the Law
Bottom row L-R: Jet Beads & Craft, Lamp & Motor vintage and kitsch bags

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Woohoo!! Lamp & Motor in Etsy Gift Guides!

So excited! Just found out last night that my Monochrome Clutch Purse made into an Etsy Gift Guide - more specifically, the autumn edition of Lucky Magazine, by online fashion editor Jackie Nasser. Thanks Jackie!

So, enough boasting, off to get ready for the Young Designer Markets in the morning. Drop in and see me at South Bank if you're in the neighbourhood, other than that have a lovely weekend.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

October Young Designer Markets - South Bank

Lamp & Motor will be at the South Bank Young Designer Markets this Sunday 4 October 10am-4pm on Little Stanley Street. Pop in, enjoy the guaranteed gorgeous spring weather and snap yourself up a bargain handmade vintage goodie! I will be having a EARLY BIRD SALE from 10am-12pm, save 15% off all bag purchases!!

IMAGE: Off to market with my very own Lamp & Motor handbag