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, June 5, 2010

Lamp & Motor SALE!! Save 40% +

So the time has come to clean out a few lovely Lamp & Motor goodies and make way for new stock. That's right, motivation has hit big time and I am back in the swing of things. Check out what I have been creating at the Lamp & Motor Etsy store. And while you're there have a look at the SALE items. Plenty to see here folks!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Autumn Inspiration

Walking around my new neighbourhood in Melbourne today I was totally inspired by the change in seasons. The colours of the leaves on the trees, the quiet hush of feet and tyres moving through the fallen, scrunchy brown leaves on the cobbled streets, and the refreshing chill in the air which means winter is on its way, and along with it, cozy nights in, comfy knitwear, a few nice glasses of red wine and plenty of sewing at the table in my warm little kitchen . I'll be grabbing the autumn colours out of the fabric box over the next few weeks, and whipping up a few orange, brown, yellow and gold autumn inspired creations.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

The BIG Move

So here I am in beautiful Melbourne. It has seriously taken about three months to get ready for this move (hence very little blog action since Christmas), but it's all been worth it, what a great city! We have found a gorgeous old place in leafy Elwood and I can't wait to start exploring the arts and craft scene. Any tips for some good markets or groups to get involved in?