Sunday, July 5, 2009

Bright Eyes

I want to share a quick story that happened at the BiDM on Saturday.

A little girl around 5 or 6 years of age, arrives to have a look at my
stall with mum, and has $5 burning a hole in her pocket. Mum
encourages her to keep looking around, as do I - as I had seen the
fantastic things for little ones at the market.

So off they head, a few hours later there she was again with her $5.
The look on her face was absolutely priceless when she asked the price
of the small notebook and she realised she had enough money to
purchase it.. it was gorgeous.

So little story to inspire you to keep creating and making beautiful handmade things, keeping in mind that
what you design and create bring a little joy to someone no matter age.


Big Day Out at BiDM Markets

On Saturday we headed to the Brisbane Indie Designers Markets at Hamilton hosted by BrisStyle.
BrisStyle is a cooperative group of artists, crafters and artisans all living in the Brisbane area (Australia), who sell their wares on

And anyone that came along would have left with the biggest smile on their face. The markets had a fantastic turn out. the market goers were friendly and positive feedback was received all round. The weather was absolutely beautiful and the vibe happening for hand made things. In all we had a great day!

For the shoppers (including myself) the market was a wonderful event. I felt like a kid in a candy store drinking in all the creative talents and products at the market. There were so many beautiful items to choose from and the decision making was hard. I was on the look out for a few birthday presents, and of course I couldn't resist something for myself.

Purchase some funky earrings from Jess at Epheriell Designs

And some lovely products from edward and lilly [] and RE-read Thanks girls. I'm sure the birthday gifts will be enjoyed.

Beautiful recycled buttons from BeckyBean. They make this old jumper new again!

Oh I can't forget our Oliver sporting a new color from Pretapawte.

Vintage Visions has been to many markets, though this one is up there, on the top of the list for great days.
Firstly I would like to thank the organisors and fellow stall holders that made my debut with BrisStyle a welcoming and inspirational event. Thank you. [Oh and thanks to the lovely couple that helped catch my marque when it decided to fly away (thank you)] Good catch!

And a big thank you to all our new customers and existing customers - great to meet you all. A big thank you to my fantastic helper - my baby girl, Kaitlyn (not so little anymore) that comes along to assist me each market - even on school holidays. Wouldn't be able to do it without you.

Stay tuned to the BrisStyle blog site for further information on the Christmas markets.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Ready set - off we go!

Today was a day of finishing off items for tomorrow's BrisStyle Indie Designer's Market.
We've added a few new items to the range, that is always growing. Though we never seem to have enough time for creating all the ideas in my head. Hope to see you there tomorrow. But I'm sure there will be another fantastic market day for those..

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A match made in heaven

Today saw the beginning of a great affair for Vintage Visions at the great little store Handmade Heaven.
A selection of Vintage Vision Jewellery is now available through Handmade Heaven. From earrings to rings to hair clips and necklaces, all with a little retro vintage flavour.

The Handmade Heaven located downstairs in Shop #11, The Old Flour Mill, 231 Brisbane St, Ipswich.
Check out or better still pop on down to visit the store for some wonderful gift ideas and say Hi to Liesa.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Here's to Indie Designers of Brisbane!

Come along on Saturday 4 July to the Annual BrisStyle Indie Designers Market
St Augustines Church Hall, Racecourse Rd, Hamilton.

BrisStyle is a cooperative group of artists, crafters and artisans all living in the Brisbane area (Australia), who sell their wares on, the biggest online marketplace for all things handmade.

Vintage Visio
ns is proud to be a member of BrisStyle and will be trading at this event along with many other wonderful talented artists. We are looking forward to beautiful weather and a fantastic day.

Check out the blogsite
for the markets

So I am busy getting some new items ready for the markets on Saturday and restocking the regular items, though can't help myself and creating a few new little pieces for myself.

Hope to see you all there.

All the way to Old Petrie Town

The Vintage Visions range can now be found at Lilly Cottage. Lilly Cottage can be found at Old Petrie Town, Dayboro Road, Kurwongbah

Linda Simpson from Lilly Cottage selected items from the Vintage Visions jewellery range for her store. Her beautiful stitchery and our vintage jewellery work so well together. So if you out that way please pop in and say Hi to Linda and browse her beautiful store.

Back on old hunting ground - Handmade Expo Ipswich

Saturday saw Vintage Visions return to the Handmade Expo. We had a great day and it was great to see the regulars and great to see some new artists as well. I had a quick wonder around and purchased some great gifts and of course my favourite soaps from Robbie Baker at Wundanook Creations. A girls gotta to have a little lush in her life.

Though I was a little envious of Kath from Peg and Kate enjoying her afternoon at the markets, free from her stall. Kath hoping you had a wonderful afternoon full of goodies.

The Vintage Visions range will be now available through the Handmade Heaven store. So pop down and have a look at the wonderful range that Leisa has sourced. A wonderful step for handmadies and for Ipswich!

For the next Handmade expo check our markets dates.

The Boutique Markets - Hamilton

Sunday the 14th June saw Vintage Visions debut at the new Boutique Markets, Hamilton.
The day was great fun and the weather was stunning. I was lucky enough to have a walk (hobble) around and see all the wonderful talents at the Markets and catch up with some old friends as well.

A big thank you to my helpers Kaitlyn and Lara for there assistance on the day, I couldn't have had such a successful day without them. There setup and carried stock to and from the car, a lot quicker than I was able to on the day.

For Vintage Visions is was a fantastic day, meeting many great people, full of love for hand made items and very appreciative of the work that all artisans put into their pieces.

I am really looking forward to the next market day in July, I hear that it will also involve a little chocolate!
Hope to see you all there. Sunday 12 July.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Heritage Fair Woodlands Marburg

What a beautiful day we had on Sunday at Woodlands, for the Handmade Expo. This market saw the launch of the new Vintage Visions silver range. Some pictures below to preview the new items.

All created from Vintage Silver. Yes, silver teaspoons and serviette rings. Including the quirky collectors type. Also this market saw the introduction of a new upcycled textile range be added to the Vintage Visions family. A range of new scarves made from vintage woollen blankets and retro curtain fabric. Both items proved to be a great success.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Something old is new again

As some of you may know I have been learning and experimenting using old epsn silver and metals, to create new jewellery pieces. I hope to have some new pieces ready for our next market event on Sunday 17 May.

The piece photographed (left) is a pewter cuff bangle created from an old 70s pewter trophy sourced in a second hand shop.
The piece had some beautiful engraved worked around the top that was screaming out to be recycled and celebrated again.

A cuff bange and matching earrings created from engraved pieces of trophy.
Below: the left over trophy, just waiting to be made into something new!!!

A little piece of history for 2009

2009 looks like being a busy year for Vintage Visions. With many markets on the go and hoping to see some of our regular customers as well as meet some new ones.

You will be able to find the Vintage Visions range at the following events.

Sunday 17 May

The Ipswich Heritage Faire
Woodlands of Marburg, Seminary Road, Marburg

Sunday 7 June
Brookwater Gourmet Markets
Brookwater Gold Club, Brookwater

Sunday 21 June
Brookwater Gourmet Markets
Brookwater Gold Club, Brookwater

Saturday 27 June
Handmade Expo
Ipswich Showgrounds

Saturday 18th July
Jumpers and Jazz Festival
Warwick Indoor Recreation & Aquatic Centre
Palmerin Steet Warick


Saturday 15 August
Handmade Expo
Ipswich Turf Club
Brisbane Road, Bundamba