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, November 29, 2009

Christmas Wishes

It's this time of year when I'm sitting at my little desk in hot old Brisbane and wishing for a white Christmas....oh, well. I'm still having fun sewing new and wonderful kitschy creations and things have been busy with the looming silly season, so I thought I'd let you all know first of a few new bags and purses I have been making, just in case you'd like one for someone special (including yourselves!) this Christmas. These little lovelies are not up on Etsy yet so you're the first to see them!

If you're interested email me at lampandmotor@live.com.au for size and material details. There's a whole lot of other nice things up in my Etsy shop, visit lampandmotor.etsy.com.
Just click on the image above to view the latest Lamp & Motor creations and prices.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


You know sometimes you come across a classic print and think, "I just have to show this to people". My dad's partner has the best collection of tea towels from 1960s onwards and very kindly let me raid them for my sewing adventures. This chicken bag is my new favourite. It is for sale, and I'll be loading it up to Etsy very soon ($30USD or about $34.50AUD). Get in quick, this one's a winner!

This bag now has a lucky new owner. Visit my Etsy shop, www.lampandmotor.etsy.com for other excellent bags, purses and brooches.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Funky BrisStylettes at YDM November

Top Row, L-R: Emma from Up In Annie's Room, Katie from Kitty Boo Boo
Bottom Row, L-R: Kerri from Lamp & Motor, Helen from Ruby 2 Go Go

Lots of lovely BrisStylettes at the YDM November at Southbank on the weekend. Such a creative bunch, and what a nice lot of people to boot! Was, as always, lovely to meet a few more from the group. I was situated next to Pret a pawte, but believe it or not, totally forgot to get a piccie of their lovely stall set-up (oops!). Up in Annie's Room, Ruby 2 Go Go, and Kitty Boo Boo all seemed to be having a great day.

Very nice day all round, and can't wait for the BrisStyle Indie Design Markets in December! Get down to St Augustine's Hall, Racecourse Road, Hamilton on Saturday the 5th December for a dose of beautiful handmade goodies. Lamp & Motor will be there with (Christmas) bells on! Should be a blast.