Friday, December 28, 2012

Stash and Treasure Recycler's Market countdown begins ...



We're currently finalising the last few bits and bobs of admin ...
apologies for any inconvenience.

The holiday break is a great time to sort ...
your creative stash & treasure for ...
our next market February 16, 2013.

Remember this market is ...
ONLY for ... 
the excess creative materials ...
of 
artists - crafters - collectors - hoarders - 
mixed media artists - scrapbookers - jewellers - 
weavers - sewers - journalers - sculptors -
metal artists - knitters - crocheters - dabblers - 
doll makers/collectors - stampers - SAMH -
costumers - stylists - prop hirers - ceramicists - 
painters - wire workers - diletentes - 
upholsterers - horticulturalists - historians -
photographers - dyers - fibre artists ... 

The of list creative artists & crafters is endless -
apologies if I've missed any creative talents ... 

NO PRODUCT please! 


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Long time between posts ...

Being retired isn't a quiet life ...
there's not enough hours in the day for ...
dilly dallying here & there ...
creating from found objects ...
lunching ...
shopping ...
spending time with precious family.

There's a long weekend in Sydney this weekend ...
none of the above for me ...
it's time to start readying for ...
out with the old & in with the older!

As the saying goes ...
if you want something done ask a busy woman ...
see you soon

Friday, August 17, 2012

SPRING FABRIC SWAP - Green Living Centre at Newtown Markets on 1st September ...



Not sure if your 'fabric' is Swappable?
It should be clean, relatively whole, over 25cmsq and preferably seam free - think fabric, remnants, curtains and blankets, think 'what could it be used for' and 'what would I want to receive'.


Ask if you're unsure then Register for the big Swap!


and it's all FREE ...

All questions to : Green Living Centre ...


See you there

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Thinking about knitting ...

 OoooWaaaaa too long between posts here ...
thinking about knitting and so much more!

image courtesy HERE

Thursday, June 7, 2012

June long weekend project ... amazing crochet ...


How amazing are these???

Crocheted out of wire and used plastic bags ...
by

takes my breath away ...
yearning more to learn crochet.

So how's that for a June long weekend task ???

Friday, May 25, 2012

What are you up to after the S&T dust settles ...

Gadzooks two weeks has past and am finally emerging from the fog ...
that enveloped me after the stupendous S&T market.
Glorious photo's by Mahani De Borello HERE.

Uncovering forgotten stash and treasure prior to the market ...
was similar to an archaelogical dig.

I was tantalised after years away from ...

Years ago I created this tote from a velvet top ...
embellished with tape measures,
necktie labels,  
antique buttons ,
assorted haberdashery & sewing notions.

Another example is a purple tote I created as a gift ... 
I incorporated
lace dying, embroidery, embellishing in CQ style.

The cold weather has me snuggled up with needle threaded ...
imagination running wild ...
would love to see what have you been up to since the dust settled?

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Look what you'll find on Satuday ...

One of our dedicated vendors will be selling ...
her stash of vintage kimono silks, antique laces, 
old linen and embroidered doyleys ...
9am - 2pm ...
this Saturday May 12 ...
50 vendors ...
Marrickville Town Hall...
303 Marrickville Road, Marrickville ...
is where it'll be all happening!


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The banner is hung ... countdown is on ...

Saturday May 12 at 9am ...
through these doors ...
50 vendors ...
art & craft stash & treasure ...
coffee & tea  ...
Guides to greet you ...
music & fun ...
tell your friends ...
hope we see YOU there ...
we're counting the days!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

My Favourite Wall + Banner up tomorrow ...


... if I'd had this wall I've yearned for ...
there's be no Stash & Treasure ... only kidding ;)

The Stash & Treasure banner will be hung on Marrickville Town Hall tomorrow ;)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Happy Easter = Happy de-cluttering ...


Happy, Happy, Easter Everyone ...
hope chocolate will be an added reward ...
as you ...
de-clutter & de-stash!!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Some people will do anything to get their Stash & Treasure vendor payment in ...


Early Bird vendor payments extended till Midnight Monday April 2 ... 
we know how life get's in the way of the best laid plans !

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Wasting nothing = Art Express 2012 ...


Loving Art Express 2012 ...

2011 HSC students wasting nothing ...


Finding Harmony
Daisy Barnes - Turramurra High

marvellous! 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Loving Hunted & Stuffed = UK upcyclers wasting nothing ...

Hunted & Stuffed, love the name ...
cushions from TeaTowels been done before ...
but rarely using the entire Tea Towel ...
adore mirrors from tennis racquets ...
wasting nothing ...

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Found Stash & Treasure = Original religious plaster plaques = Jill's Antiques Uralla ...

 

On a recent "road trip" we saw ...
ten or twelve of these amazing, original, religious plaques ...
rescued from a church demolished in Inverell some years ago ...
propped against the wall at ...
Jill's Antiques, 88 Bridge Street, Uralla ...
waiting to be adopted. 

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Start your engines ... applications open for next market May 12 ,,,


OK start your engines ...

The banner for front of the town hall plus 2000 postcards to distribute arrived!

The next Stash & Treasure Recycler's Market is on Saturday May 12 at Marrickville Town Hall from 9am - 2pm.
If you're interested in being a vendor details are :::

A vendor table = 201 x 75cms ~ book a table with a friend or your group as a fund raiser.

A 210 x 75 cms table cost is $50 ~ 2 tables =$100.

To book a vendor table or two please email ~ stashandtreasure@gmail.com.

The vendor application will be emailed back to you.

Please read thoroughly, fill in your details and email back.

Bank details for payment will be sent when your completed application is received.

Due to high demand bookings will not be considered definite, unless payment is received by April 1, 2012.

Vendor bookings after April 1 till May 12 will be $65.00.

Marrickville-Stanmore Girl Guides will collect a gold coin donation at entry.
 

Friday, February 17, 2012

STOP ... don't throw out that stuff ... meet the bag that became a dog ...

in my constant quest to convince you ...
that everything is worth something ...
that there's money in your stash / junk ...
this lovely fella sits in the corner at a friends house.

He's soooo the best looking ornamnetal pooch ...
costs nothing to feed, doesn't have to be walked ...
plus he was born out of junk in the garage ...
woof.

Monday, February 13, 2012

We're thrilled to announce ...

Marrickville Stanmore Girl Guides ...

will be collecting the gold coin donation on May 12.

excellent news!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Don't throw out anything, everything's worth money = recycled kids toys = designer home accessories ...

STOP ... don't throw out anything ...
everything is worth something ...
designer lamps and photoframes from your kids toys ... 


Mixed media art ...
design and style out of stash ...
making something out of nothing ...
your Stash & Treasure equals $$$$ ...
think before you toss it or give it away ...
see more gorgeous recycled toys HERE

Friday, February 3, 2012

Found object art, people making something out of nothing = your stash equals cash ...

sculptered rock by jiyuseki
Miniature art on match books by Jason Daquino
For butterflies, Michelle Stitzlein uses piano keys, broken china, licens plates, rusty tin cans, electrical wire, bottlecaps ... HERE 
Spectacles ... yes old specs ...
chandelier by Stuart Haygarth ...
more ...
Stuart Haygarth, lighting designer ...
 has been recycling, reusing for years ...
his Millenium Chandelier ...
made from 1000 used Party Poppers is mega WOW ...
there's more of his genius HERE

SOoooooo this weekend before you toss anything out ...
stop for a second ...
consider maybe it's worth money to someone ...
next Stash & Treasure Recycler's Market is May 12 ...
your table awaits ...
TURN YOUR STASH into CASH!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Making something out of nothing the Wary Meyers way = creative values ...

To me everything is worth something ...
my collected stuff to be used in creative projects ...
are treasures ... 
people like Wary Meyers ...
constantly make something out of "nothing" ...
could these Sunday paper carriers ...

become 2012 version of these antique campaign chairs?

Friday, January 27, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Seeking local community, sporting, charity group to benefit from gold coin donation ...

OK we're looking for a registered local charity / group willing to organise and collect gold coin donation collection at the entrance of Marrickville Town Hall as a fund raiser for their group.

Please email group name, how long you've been formed, number of members plus other relevant details ... ideally we would prefer a group who does not receive Govternment funding.

Applications close 7pm Monday January 30, 2012

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

What are you gonna find at the Markets tomorrow ??? ....


So what are you gonna find at the Markets tomorrow?
Well here is just a snippet of what vendors have told us they are selling:

... Bakelite, kimono fabric, stage props, old record covers, suitcases, vintage tea towels and tablecloths, chenille, beads, threads, hat boxes, scrapbooking supplies, antique lace and linen, braids, leather, picture frames, a demonstration of Ozecraft Dyes, art & ...
craft magazines and books, tools, assemblage curios, quilting fabric and supplies, tapestry supplies, fabric, sewing patterns, vintage buttons, yarn, fringing, ribbons, felt, doilies, crystals, tools and assemblage curios ... and more, more, more!

So we'll see you there, ok?

Taaaaa Daaaaaa front page on FRANKIE magazine online and blog ...

GOOD NEWS ...


Thursday, January 12, 2012

The bad news ... it's WAR ...


The Bad News ...
NO Stash & Treasure banner on front of the town hall
... it's WAR!
When I booked the venue I asked about hanging a banner. I was informed council charged $300 to hang a banner.
After I was revived ... I was then told that NO I couldn't hang an S & T banner as council would have it's Australia Day banner up.

But ... I exclaimed ... Australia Day isn't for another 10 days? I potested ... ho...
...w can council accept my booking for their venue yet hinder me promoting the event?
I was then told the banner could be hung on Friday January 13. Meaning, the banner would be hung for less than 24 hours prior to the event.
No way.

After more discussion, council informed us the banner would be hung on the morning of Thursday January 12 .
OK, I agreed! That's better than nothing! Plus what's the point of organising S & T without a banner advertising it ??

At 5pm today I go to take a photo of S & T banner swinging in the breeze ... look what's on the front of Marrickville Town Hall, not our Stash & Treasure banner ... and silly me ... should have gone to check before 5pm when council offices are closed ... it's WAR !
 

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Hidden treasures = old linen, lace and more = how's your destashing going?

still in discovery mode ...
a photographer manouvered this suitcase down from HERE ...
to use in a pic for a local paper ...
beautiful antique & vintage linen, lace, emroidered tulle ...
and more was hidden inside!.

Only a dozen more cases, six hatboxes ...
plus heaps of wooden & gorgeous boxes & drawers to go ...
how's your de-stashing going?