S H O P B I T S Y
Who doesn’t love a pom pom? Monsters, that’s who. We had a chat with Adela who has a nice creative project called Shop Bitsy where she proves herself as a pom pom queen, transforming them into earrings! She can often be found at a Rummage in Melbourne with all sorts of delightful and colourful creations.
Can you tell us a little bit about who you are and what you do? My name is Adela, I graduated from a degree in Biotechnology. In my spare time, I make pom poms! I like to try new things and I’m always making when I have spare time. Shop Bitsy was created when I accumulated a few too many crafted things and just needed to de-clutter! She has since grown to bring pops of colour via pompoms and cute plants.
Why do you do what you do? I have always made stuff growing up and have always had an entrepreneurial mind. I started making pom poms about two years ago because they’re just so fun and bring back the nostalgia of making them in the early school years.
Who are some other artists, crafters, creatives that you love? And why? Two creatives I love and look up to are Rachel Burke from imakestagram and Emily Green. They are both brilliant at creating fun colour combinations and always trying different things. Rachel is also the person behind apomogy on Instagram, which I discovered a while ago. Many of the little stories told there are so relatable. I also love Anika Victoria, she is a sciency DIYer just like me!
What excites you? I love plants and I love crafting! I love going to markets and finding second hand and handmade treasures.
We think of a rummage stall as a mini shopfront, how do you make your rummage stall your own? I lay down a pretty rug and display my items using two vintage suitcases.
Can you offer any tips on setting up a rummage stall? Get creative with your suitcases! I love to see how other people use their suitcases as part of their stalls.
What do you like about attending Suitcase Rummage? Finding hidden gems while rummaging through the stalls is great. I really enjoy meeting other like-minded peeps at the Rummage and I have been known to swap earrings and plants with fellow makers.
What is the next step for you? What does the future hold? Taking over the world with pom poms! Hopefully you will see Bitsy pom poms at a store near you!
What’s your favourite place or thing to do in your city? Visiting gardens to look at pretty plants, browsing op shops and vintage shops.