Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Our local council, the City of Port Phillip, is holding a special event in St Kilda to celebrate World Environment Day on 3rd June. Future Fashion Now is a celebration of all things fashion with a focus on sustainability, recycling and vintage.
Held in the main auditorium of the old St Kilda Town Hall, there will be clothing swaps, fashion parades, live music, jewellery and craft workshops, you name it....and all with a focus on being kinder to our environment (as well as fashionable!).
Mainichi was lucky enough to be invited to feature some jewellery in the fashion parade, and if you attend there is a chance you may even pick up a necklace as a door prize (amongst other equally tempting goodies).
They are also running a competition "I Made This!" via Facebook, for amateur makers and designers.
Posted by Mainichi at 10:45 AM
Friday, May 20, 2011
Today, I am loving ruby red......
|Mainichi Mushi rope necklace $64AU|
|Leather mosaic - from a brochure collected at Milan Salone de Mobile 2006|
|Katsura fabric by Kalla on Etsy|
|Mary Mee Studio pottery vase from Etsy|
|Butterfly Leggings by prettypennydesigns on Etsy|
|Red Forest photo by Raceytay on Etsy|
|Glass Mushroom Beads by Avedisgems on Etsy|
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
|Owners of Daylesford Store "Can't Think Straight" - Miriam & Tiana|
|Tempting treats at Can't Think Straight, Daylesford|
While wandering the main street we came across a new store, "Can't think straight", run by the lovely Mim and her business partner Tiana, stocking work by local artists and supporting the local GLBTIQ communities. There is a fantastic array of work stocked there with a focus on recycling and upcycling. And now a selection of Mainichi recycled leather necklaces is available in store too!
If you are visiting Daylesford do pop in, and don't forget our other favourite shop, Mimosa, a few doors away on Vincent Street, which has been a long time stockist of Mainichi recycled leather brooches, and makers and stockists of the Babies Only range of organic skin care products (love the Baby bum cream and Mum's belly oil!).
While exploring Daylesford I can also recommend:
"Lark" behind the main street (gorgeous, everything in there, take your credit card)
"Cliffy's Emporium" for lunch, coffee or some indulgent deli goods
"The Mill Market" for hours of browsing of reasonably priced secondhand furniture, bric a brac and vintage clothing
"Acqua Viva" in nearby Hepburn Springs, for all kinds of pampering, especially if you prefer a small, intimate and quiet setting.
Posted by Mainichi at 9:09 AM
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Things have been quiet around here lately, 35 weeks pregnant and suffering from a nasty bout of flu is not something I would recommend! Still slogging away at getting jewellery made, because I know there will be period of quiet in about 5 weeks time....or a period of chaos....or both!!
These Dots necklaces are on the list to be made. This one from recycled leather, but I've also been making them from recyceld PVC off cuts. I hope the making list shall start shrinking shortly.