Getting chatty with Emily Nelson

We recently caught up with the delightful, cheery and talented Emily Nelson. She is a local illustrator and old time Rummager (we miss her super cute hand painted brooches and portraits!). When she’s not painting dolphins or rainbows or doggos, she’s usually out patting one! Read on for more bouts of whimsy, creative insights and mentions of cute critters.

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Introducing our Rummage Staff…. Say G’day to Naomi!

Presenting our thrifty maker Naomi Huntsman (aka The Sewloist). When this lass isn’t sewing up a storm, she’s usually out thrifting for more fabrics, working at a Brisbane Rummage or running a craft workshop. Naomi is one of those people who gets things done. She has an idea, plans it, and then makes the magic happen! We have loved watching her ethical business grow over the last year or so, and we can’t wait to see the next vintage Ken Done print she whips up into a dress (seriously!).

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Stall Feature of the Month!

Introducing Kimbra of Kimbralou!…
We’re pleased as punch to introduce the incredibly hardworking Kimbra, of Kimbralou. Kimbra makes edgy customised denim pieces from all sorts of salvaged materials. She mixes craft styles like embroidery, patchwork and sewing to funk up an item of clothing, turning it into a collaged masterpiece. At the end of 2017 she was scouted at a Brisbane City Suitcase Rummage to showcase her work on the runway, as part of Raw Brisbane. Read on for words from the dynamo herself…

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Our version of Christmas Giving…

We have a confession to make, we’re not big on Christmas. Not that we don’t love spending time with family and friends, eating good food and supporting acts of kindness and giving. We just don’t dig the insane amount of commercialism, consumption and waste that goes with it. We know there will be a few of you nodding along with us! 

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Getting chatty with Frouteville!

We caught up with Kellie Lawler, Events Coordinator of Frouteville – one pretty special community arts Festival! Set in regional Victoria, this sustainable and community minded approach to Festival making is what we love to see and hear about. Good folk coming together, doing good things!

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