During Fashion Revolution Week which ran from the 22nd – 28th of April, we documented our outfits (check our Instagram highlights for proof!). While this was without a doubt a fun filled task for us, we certainly learned a few things along the way. Keeping yourself accountable, fashion-wise, can take time and energy. But it’s also incredibly rewarding and empowering. Creativity and resourcefulness are muscles we should always be flexing. Let’s be strong, together!
If you’re the type to kill a living plant in a matter of weeks but also yearn to have a green thumb, perhaps consider a crocheted cactus! We chatted with crafty human and maker of such plants, Peekay Plumier! If you’re a fledgling creator, thinking of selling at a Rummage, Peekay has been incredibly generous with her advice to first timers. Do read on!
It’s that time of year again and we CAN NOT wait to be Rummaging in Warwick again as a part of Jumpers & Jazz in July! For anyone who is familiar with this community Festival, they will know how infectious the colour, craft and crochet really is when wandering through this quaint little town. Each year (for the last six years, we think, we can’t be quite sure) we have set up our suitcases along the main street and back alleys, peddlin’ craft and vintage wares to all the locals and visitors who come out for this wonderful weekend of music and art. Stalls spaces are NOW OPEN!
It’s the books from our childhoods that stick with us forever! They shape who we are and how we see the world. If a favourite book can be turned into an accessory to be worn in everyday life, that makes it even more special! This is exactly what Jocelyn, the mastermind and creator behind Geeekalicious does. Her handmade accessories are made from second hand books, which she transforms into wallets, pencil cases and jewellery! Her aim is to reduce the waste of discarded books that would otherwise end up in landfill and combine this with a love of reading, dreaming, and creating. Much like a good book, we recommend diving head first into this fantastic interview with the creator herself. Forget your worries and escape reality for a few minutes. Let’s all appreciate how much thought and effort goes into Jocelyn’s small business!
This month has us thinking about the clothes we wear. Where they came from, who they were made by, and the materials they were made from. We’re also thinking more and more about what happens to them when we no longer want to wear them.
We had such a wonderful time in Canberra a few weekends ago, so much so, that we wanted to share it with all our Rummage friends who couldn’t be there with us!
For the last six (or so) years we’ve teamed up with the creative folk behind Art, Not Apart – a community driven, inclusive arts festival, where the mantra is “united through art, no one’s apart.” And you know what? We think it’s pretty spesh. It’s an incredible day filled with smiling, delightful people, roving performances, dancing, music, art – and of course, a Suitcase Rummage!