Weekend Wish List – Back to School

As we reach the mid point of the school summer holidays, this week’s wish list looks towards new items for the new term.  This collection has a colour scheme of grey, yellow, brown tones, white and black and includes the very best of Etsy finds, both contemporary and vintage pieces.back to school etsy treasury by vaudeville hippie

What re your favourite back to school finds? Please share below!

Treasure Chest Finds

So we have been sailing around the Etsy seas a little more this past week and have discovered many new delights.

There are a range of authentic cultural artefacts or culturally inspired wonders to be discovered as displayed in this treasury by  Tracey from SewHeartFeltShop.  We were very happy to have our Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Screen Printed Tote Bag included in this collection of folklore, fairytales, sumptuous examples of ethnic textiles and rich earth tone colours.

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Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Screen Printed Tote Bag

This next collection titled ‘Good Morning‘ by Ebru from Aynikki certainly invokes a sense of sunshine and warmth, surely welcoming in the spring after this miserable winter. To us, this treasury has an overall feel good factor to it, which certainly fits in with the vibe of our Rockabilly Day of the Dead Canvas Tote Bag that was selected to be apart of it.

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We will continue to sail the high seas of the online crafting community and share our finds next week!  Please feel free to share you favourite Etsy finds in the comments below and include the link to your chosen item.

Hidden Gems and Buried Treasure

Hidden Gems and Buried Treasure!

There are many beautiful gems out there and sometimes it takes someone to put together a treasury so we can discover these visual delights for ourselves.

I am delighted to share with you these two beautiful treasuries that we have been featured in this week.

First up ‘I Have My Eye on You!’ by Charlotte Horton from BazaarCharlotte.
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Not only is this a beautiful collection of which I love the colours but it also features our black tweed newsboy hat modelled by Steve from Vaudeville Hippie.  Check out our previous post, which features his tutorial on how to plan and make your very own newsboy hat.
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Pink, soft and elegant are all words that can be used to describe the next treasury created by Jody Lee from Putterpaws.  ‘Creations From The Heart‘ features a number of items that reminds of the things I use to dream about when I was a little girl.
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We would like to thank to Jody for including our up-cycled wooden necklaceIMG_4852

Keep on digging and you never know what you may find!

Treasury Time – Steampunk Valentine

red steampunkI love the steampunk aesthetic.  It’s imaginative, creative and unusual.  I sometimes wonder how our day to day life would differ had our society fully developed into the steampunk ethos.

So this week’s treasury is for all of you steampunk romantics out there who are searching for that perfect alternative gift this Valentine’s Day.

If steampunk is not for you but you want something a little different that is handmade with love we are offering for this weekend only 20% discount with the following code: VALENTINEWKENDER2014.

Treasury Time – Red Hot Valentine

With the lead up to Valentines Day I have created this Moulin Rouge inspired Treasury.

Think Paris, think romance, think sexy and become inspired by these wonderful picks from Etsy!

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My particular favourite this week are:

Bustle Skirt with Steampunk Victorian flair by TalismanaDesigns because I love the colour combinations of black, white and red especially if black and white stripes are also involved.

Victorian character lace up high top dance boots by RetroSewCo:

And of course no Moulin Rouge collection should be without some artwork by the wonderful Toulouse Lautrec from Posterorama:

Need more valentines inpiration? then check out our own shop and do not miss out on our promotion code ‘VALENTINES2014’ to receive a 10% discount.

Treasury Time – For His Eyes Only

With the lead up to Valentines Day we will be bringing you weekly valentines inspired treasuries with our unique Vaudeville Hippie perspective!

This treasury titled ‘For His Eyes Only‘ is inspired by  Burlesque and the art of concealing and revealing using a range of sumptuous fabrics and colours.

If you are looking for a unique valentines gift we are offering our customers 10% discount.  Simply enter the coupon code VALENTINES2014.

Treasury Time: Teal Winter

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I created this treasury for no other reason than I love the colour teal and I was thinking about the forth coming winter.

Click the image to take you to the original treasury and to allow you to view individual items.  Enjoy…

Treasury Time: Rockabilly Day of the Dead at Christmas

I have curated this week’s treasury in celebration of our most recent hand made, screen printed day of the dead tote bag.  The colour scheme was inspired by the colours in the bag design.

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I particularly love the ‘Black Widow’ fine art print by Louise Nylander.  Day of the Dead art can be sometimes over powering with all its colours and patterns.  However, Louise has successfully captured the style by using a much simpler colour palette of black, grey and purple.

I also love the huge range of Frida Kahlo screen prints offered by Minimalistra Clothing. They have taken iconic images of Frida and applied them to a range of products using a solid black design onto a strong vibrant background colour.

Rockabilly has been a big inspiration for us.  I blogged about some of our original artwork and processes earlier on in the year in my ‘Just Draw’ post.  Some of these ideas have now been developed into finished products and we are now proud to introduce our ‘Burn it All’ tote bag.

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These tote bags are completely handmade by us from the sewing and construction of the bag itself to the design and screen printed image.  Each bag has a complimentary thread colour to match the colours in the design of the print.

To see the full range of our tote bag designs please visit our Etsy shop bag section.  We would also love to hear your opinions about the designs.