New Etsy Shop: Scarves By Andie

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At last! A proper online Etsy shop space. Please come visit Scarves By Andie. I will be working on developing the space as I get time leading up to Christmas, so please be patient. I also want to thank Mary at Post Industrial Design for allowing me to use her photos of my scarves on the site.

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All my scarves are handmade in Melbourne in my dining room at home. I have a particular OCD tendency when it comes to finish, so expect near perfection! My scarves are light weight and could be the perfect gift for somone special, who is far away – I’m thinking postage here…

To be chosen to be made into an Andie scarf, the fabric needs to tick a few boxes. It has to be lightweight, soft and flowing and there needs to be either an historical or cultural reference point – something only Andie can determine!

Andie is influenced by fashion eras of the 20th Century, Japanese patterns and anything modern and fresh. Think Art Deco, the 1960’s through to the 1980’s and think Scandinavian Modern.

Hope you love the new shop. Thanks for taking a look.

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Adorable Handmade Soft Toys

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From the super cute to the super creepy-cool! This is a lookbook of my favourite handmade soft toys sourced from Pinterest. I searched “simple handmade soft toys”. With Christmas right round the corner I think its time to plug in my sewing machine and have some fun!

Out And About: Post Industrial Design

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I will make a promise to you all. And we all know a promise can be difficult to keep. But I do confidently promise, if you venture into West Footscray, in Melbourne’s inner west, and visit Post Industrial Design on Barkly St., that you will be in love. I cannot tell you exactly what will capture your eye (and thus your heart) but some item in Mary’s shop will beguile and seduce you. That is my promise.

I have loved Post Industrial Design ever since its doors opened three years ago. Jewelry, home-wares, curios… or maybe it is just the wonderful Mary Long. Here she is, pictured below.

IMG_3135Mary commissioned her husband, Jos, to create this years Christmas window, which is a  “moving wonderland, an artistic impression of the Melbourne’s cityscape viewed from Melbourne’s West. Made entirely from up-cycled materials, local sculptor, Jos Van Hulsen wanted to create a world that brought wonder and magic back to Christmas. “As an artist you cannot ask for much more than watching a sea of children, hands pressed to the
glass, mesmerized,” said Van Hulsen. “It beats any exhibition I have ever had! Just to see people so engaged and fascinated gives me such a thrill. This is what I aspire to when developing a work.”” The photograph of Jos below is by Aaron Maguire.

Christmas Window with Jos Van Hulsen

Mary supports many local makers and social enterprises. She stocks Greeves St. products, such as our Christmas decorations, and my own Andie scarves, pictured below.

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Cool shop, cool vibe and cool people. Get down here if you want the people you love to love their Christmas gifts this year!

Contact

Mary and Jos
638 Barkly Street, West Footscray, Victoria 3012

Ph: 03 93627703

Opening Hours

  • Monday : Closed
  • Tuesday to Saturday: 10 am to 5.30pm
  • Sunday: 12 – 5pm.
  • Or by appointment 0424055652