September 29th

Last Sunday we hosted our second markets down at our home, District 01.
We were joined by some seriously talented Sydney-siders. Just have a peek below to see what goodies were at Little Treasures’ September markets.

Be sure to join us on the 27th of October and see what little treasures you might find.
Remember, every month is a new collection of stallholders, so be sure to swing by so you don’t miss out on anything!
Join our Facebook event for our October markets here.

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little treasure vintage designer handmade craft markets local sydney surry hills district 01 leaestella jewellery 5point5 organics bath body scrub soap candles soy olenka fj lisa kawaii pajamas vintage clothing la petite mademoiselle coal and co-4Jewellery by Olenka FJ Jewellery

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DIY: Confetti Filled Frame


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*See original post by A Pair & A Spare here*

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • A frame – pick the size and colour of your choice.  We’re using a simple white glass frame.  Make sure you choose a frame that has some depth so the confetti has space to move around.
  • Guillotine or simply a sharp pair of scissors
  • Several different colours of tissue paper.  Including a metallic colour will give your confetti a bit of interest.  We’ve used silver.

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METHOD:

  1. The first step is to create the confetti. You can make any confetti shape your heart desires.  We’ve used angular shapes as they’re fast and super easy to make.  You don’t need to be too fussy.  Different sizes are fine.  If you have a guillotine, use it to cut through several layers of tissue.  If not, just start cutting angular shapes from your tissue paper.  Try to keep the size of the confetti proportionate to the size of the frame.   If you’re using a tiny frame, make sure the confetti size is small as well.
  2. After you’ve finished, have a quick look through your confetti to make sure you haven’t missed any big bits.9817496383_50a8d40389_o
  3. It’s always lovely to personalise your frame with something.  We’re using one of our screen printed hearts.  Stick your image down firmly onto the backing provided with the frame. You can use glue but double sided tape is better.9817421265_497b7e0955_o
  4. Place your confetti into the open side of the frame (glass down).
  5.  Secure the back piece (that will have your image on it) onto it.9817408994_5341a405d3_o
  6. Once the frame is securely closed, give it a good shake and you’re done! Voila!

Tutorial by Helen Bayley for A Pair & A Spare, photographed by Eloise Van Reit-Grey 

Stallholder Feature: La Petite Mademoiselle

la petite mademoiselle stallWebsite  | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Tell us a little bit about La Petite Mademoiselle.
Our boutique is all about modern with a twist of vintage. Our modern pieces have a vintage tendency to them while our vintage range offers amazing one-off pieces.

How did it all begin?
La Petite Mademoiselle has had quite a journey since it launched in 2010. It started off with me selling my old clothes on eBay when I first moved out. It quickly led me to finding unique modern pieces and amazing vintage clothes which I wanted to share with people, which was when I decided to start up an online boutique stocking all these amazing finds. We recently just went through a little rebranding and we’ve decided to begin to replace our previous modern range with handmade and Australian-designed pieces to showcase the amazing talent in the land down under.

If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be and why?
La Petite Mademoiselle is all about celebrating local designers so if line is handmade or designed in Australia, we want to collaborate with you!

Stallholder Feature: 5.5 Organics

5.5 organics stallWebsite  | Facebook

Tell us a little bit about 5.5 Organics.
5.5 organics is a creative platform to share my passions and creations with the world. I use only natural and organic ingredients in everything I do. The product range includes organic Artisan-made BODY SCRUBS, BATH SALTS, FACIAL SERUMS AND MOISTURISERS, BODY SERUMS AND MOISTURISERS, WOOD WICK CANDLES AND REED DIFFUSERS. I have a few projects in place and the range is soon to expand! I believe the earth provides us with everything we need, and we don’t need to go putting synthetic and poisonous substances on our bodies or in our homes. KEEPING IT NATURAL and AUSTRALIAN MADE is what 5.5 organics stands for!

How did it all begin?
I am creative soul. Love dabbling my fingers in different creative pies. Over the years I have indulged in ceramics, pasta making, candle making, illustration, graphic design, sculpture, making natural home products and cleaners, candle making, natural organic skin care. So now I want to share these creations with the world!

If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be and why?
My close girl friend Kate Morris. Because she is inspiring, bold, brave, intelligent, beautiful, focused, and I know we could achieve AMAZING things together!

Stallholder Feature: LeaEstella

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Tell us a little bit about LeaEstella.
I came up with the shop name “LeaEstella” simply because the two names together (Lea & Estella) sound so whimsical and dreamy.  LeaEstella jewellery represents everything I love – which is basically all things feminine and pretty but also quirky and fun.  One of my favourite ideas are mismatched earrings! Both sides are different yet in many ways they have a lot of similarities – either in colours, theme or charms used.  My jewellery is inspired by places I visit, people I meet, books I read, movies I watch and music I listen to – basically everything. I craft regularly to satisfy my creative soul, otherwise I get withdrawal symptoms – it is an addiction

How did it all begin?
Three years ago, I quit my job in Singapore to come to Sydney to be with my boyfriend. Being someone who needed to be constantly occupied, I grew restless with the amount of time I had on my hands. That spurred me to pick up jewellery making which was something I had always wanted to try. It was a struggle at first as I didn’t have any professional help (other than Youtube) but practice makes perfect! I crafted every single day and with loads of ideas in my head, LeaEstella was born.

If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be and why?
I really don’t have anyone right now in mind regarding collaboration but maybe in the future. 🙂

Stallholder Feature: Lisa’s Kawaii Things


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Tell us a little bit about Lisa’s Kawaii Things.
Lisa’s Kawaii Things combines an element of Japanese cute with Vintage elegance from the 1950s and 1960s. As I am half Japanese and half British, I wanted to create a brand that represented a mix of my two cultures, the two worlds that I love and grew up in. For my inspirations, I watch the Victoria’s Secret Pink runways, Tokyo Girl’s Collection as well as look at images of 1960s mod fashion and pin-up art.

How did it all begin?
I began making dresses in 2011 when I couldn’t find a white summer dress that was affordable and was in the style that I wanted. I made a few more dresses and started to wear them around my dormitory and my friends were the first to notice. They complimented me on them and were really supportive, which gave me the confidence I needed to pursue this creative path. Now, I sell on etsy, make one or two pieces every day and loving it!

If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be and why?
Definitely Katy Perry. She is one of my favourite fashion icons, as I love her retro style that has cute written all over it. Watching her candy filled California Gurls music video makes me feel dreamy and creative every time.

Stallholder Feature: Coal & Co.

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Tell us a little bit about Coal & Co.
Coal is a bespoke jewelry brand. Every piece designed and made by using the same process – think, draw, design and made out-of-metal. Because most pieces are inspired by my own hand sketches they have a very delicate look and feel to them. Lending for a feminine graphic-like prettiness, but oh so much fun.

How did it all begin?
I grew up in a small town in the north east of South Africa, mainly existing for its rich coal deposits. In other words – a coal mine town. Coal was the reason I could go to school, study a degree and travel the world as both my parents’ work was influenced by this blank commodity. Life in this town was good and if it was not for my years spent growing up there, I might be a different less creative person. So when my brand was born in 2012 I could not think of a better more special name than Caol&co. The brand started at first with a name, some sketches and a need to get my work out in the world so I held a small and intimate Pop-Up Shop in Johannesburg and from that day Coal&co has been a blessed affair.

If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be and why?
Collaboration with fashion designer – Karen Ter Morshuizen from Lunar in South Africa, I have always loved the understated elegance and earthy tones of her garments.
Collab with product designers – The team from Sagaform, I remember it was one of the first brands I got to know fresh out of Uni and didnt know such well designed products could exist. I think they have a special place in my heart because of that.
Collab with jewellry designer – Hidden Vices. Love the whole identity and brand she created

Stallholder Feature: Winifred & Delilah

winifred & delilah stallWebsite  | Instagram

Tell us a little bit about Winifred & Delilah.
Winifred & Delilah is for lovers of tiny woodland creatures wearing people clothing, for bookworms and for lovers of classic embroidery. Then main focus is on wearable embroidery and cross stitch art.
All the items are designed and made by me in my little apartment in Sydney.
I try to make a lot of one-of-a-kind pieces and not make too many multiples of the same design. It’s mostly things that I would wear myself.

How did it all begin?
It really all began as a hobby. I took up cross stitching and then started making really tiny cross stitches for a couple of cabochon frames that I had. I think the first one I made was a deer with a little pink bow on top of her head – from there I made more and more woodland creatures into necklaces. I made more things than I could wear, so I decided to open an Etsy store to send some of the little critters to new homes!

If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be and why?
Oooh, that’s a hard one. There are so many handmade small business owners and Etsy store owners who I see (*cough* stalk) on Instagram and I love their design aesthetic.
I think in particular I would love to collaborate with an independent clothing label to create cute tops and blouses with embroidered collars or pockets or with crisp, cute collars that the necklaces would look wonderful tucked underneath.

Recipe: Red Velvet Cupcakes

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*See original post by Baking With Maggie here*

For those who attended our debut markets, you might’ve been lucky enough to snag one of these tasty little treats.
Be sure you’re one of the first 25 visitors at each markets to get your hands on some tasty sweets!

This recipe makes 24 cupcakes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2½ cups self-raising flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ cups caster sugar
  • 1½ cups vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla essence + 1 tablespoon for icing
  • 2 tablespoon red food colouring
  • 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1½ tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 100g softened unsalted butter
  • 250g icing sugar

METHOD:

  1. Preheat oven to 180˚C
  2. In a large bowl mix sifted flour, cocoa and salt together
  3. In a separate bowl, using a mixer, beat in sugar and oil until well combined
  4. Add eggs one at a time, until combined
  5. Add vanilla and food colouring
  6. Alternate adding flour mixture and buttermilk
  7. Stir in vinegar and baking soda
  8. Spoon in mixture into cupcake paddies in tray, approximately one tablespoon for each
  9. Put into oven and take out when skewer comes out clean, put aside to cool before putting icing on

VANILLA ICING METHOD:

  1. Beat together unsalted butter, sifted icing sugar and vanilla essence until smooth
  2. Pipe icing onto cool cupcakes
  3. VOILA! Red velvet cupcakes are ready to be snapped up! I decorated mine with a chocolate heart on top just for the added cuteness 🙂

DIY: Tree Branch Jewellery Display

mojomade morgan joanel little treasures market diy jewellery display tree branch 1*See original post by MojoMade here*

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • Tree branch (about 60cm)
  • Gold spray paint
  • Gold beading wire
  • Hammer & nails
  • String

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METHOD:

  1. Start by hammering the nails into the branch – as many as you like. This is what you will hang your necklaces on. Make sure they all point the same way and don’t hammer them all the way in!
  2. Spray the branch a couple of times with the gold spray paint. You could also try this in white for a more beachy/rustic/french provincial kind of look.
  3. Wrap the gold beading wire around over and over again, covering the whole branch. Reinforce the nails by twisting around each one a few times as you go along. It’s easiest to do this if you actually twist the branch instead of trying to wrap the wire around (saves you from getting tangled).
  4. Tie the string to either end of the branch, measuring your hanging length before securing.
  5. Hang on a hook or nail to check that it all sits the right way, then you can hang your jewelry!