Thursday, November 29, 2012

Melbourne Art Installation - December

This month we're excited to have the December art installation created by the wonderful Jenna Tapia and Maja Baska.
Spurred by a shared interest of discarded and abandoned toys, art collaborators Jenna Tapia and Maja Baska present a new body of work “A Cut Stitch”. The colourful and once-treasured toys used by the artists hold many memories of their lives as childhood friends. However beneath this, is a sense that something quite unsettling is taking place. The details are unknown and a sense of who or what
is at fault is unclear.
The artists present this new body of work consisting of animations, photography, soft sculpture and installations. The work is the result of years of the pair collaborating, observing and conversing about the underlying activities of toys.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Suitcase Rummage Pledge

Ok Ladies and Gents, there is something the team here at Suitcase Rummage feel pretty passionately about, we love being apart of a creative, robust and sustainable community. 

That's why we're hoping you will join us in our Suitcase Rummage 

Silly Season Pledge by supporting Australian made and grown, hand-made and fairly-traded art, craft produce, services and goods. 

Take the pledge, pass it on and help make this Silly Season extra special!

Check out our facebook page to share this pledge around, or download this image and share!

Sunday, November 25, 2012


We'd love to introduce the wonderful Fizzy Fingers Fantascinators!!

We're lucky to have them coming to our Melbourne Rummage!! Make sure you stop by their stall to see their amazing creations.

Head couture and wearable wonders...Handmade from treasures found from all over the world Fizzy Fingers are women who want to look nothing short of exceptional!
Be prepared to stand out!

Inspired by a few long crazy summers of travel and festivals when the usual dress ups just didn’t cut it ..With a need to be more outrageous, colourful and exceptional!

With humble beginnings of a simple flower soon the fascinators started to grow animals, skeletons, ships and stories. These fancinators quickly became fanTAScinators and Fizzy Fingers was born!

Since then these fantascinators have made women look completely amazing at festivals, theatres, parties, weddings and races all over the world .. 

Day Of The Dead ( Mexico)  Rainbow Serpent Festival (Aus) Secret Garden Party (UK) Fusion Festival (Germany) And Burning Man Festival (US)  just to name a few !  

More than just a hat Fizzy Fingers are a wearable artwork!
Accessories for the daring, outrageous and brave.

Visit Fizzy Fingers Fantascinators at their facebook.... you'll find them on etsy too!

Photos: Colour by Mark Buban
Black and White by El Paso

Friday, November 9, 2012


We'd like to introduce another lovely Melbourne Rummager - this time it's Angie from Precious Little Sakura!!

I have been making clothing and toys as gifts for family and friends for many years. I've also made costumes and wire framed faerie wings (even a pair that was spring loaded so that the wings could flap!).

I was fortunate to move into a house with the most amazing workshop / shed out the back. I also started collaborating with two gorgeous creative friends. Together we created some fantastic items. And the most enduring of these was the creation of the precious little sakura logo and label. For this I am forever indebted to the illustrator / designer (check out their blog -

I started making elephants as gifts late 2011 and when one was posted on Facebook with the friend tagged a friend of theirs commented and placed an order and from there another 60 odd elephants were made and sold (only a few left now).

I've ventured into deer and these along with the last few elephants are my shops stock. I have recently designed and created reindeers just in time for Christmas!

Along the way I've also made clothing. It's been a great way to bring together the things I love - the challenge of making things reversible, Japanese style / design and retro prints. I think it might be time to put some of the designs out there - maybe make them custom made!

You can find Angie at her etsy shop:
Follow her on facebook

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Introducing...Melbourne Installation Artist!

This month in Melbourne (18th Nov - don't forget to register!), we're going to be having an installation by The Sisters Hayes! Rebecca from The Sisters Hayes will also have a stall selling her gorgeous artwork...

We're super excited....

Rebecca Hayes is a Melbourne based artist working across animation, illustration, new media, theatre and the visual arts. She holds a Bachelor of Art (Animation and Interactive Media) from RMIT. Her multidisciplinary practice incorporates both traditional and digital techniques to bring to life characters and stories which are colourful, whimsical, and sometimes strange. 
Inspired by mid-century design, Rebecca's illustrations foster a sense of nostalgia for a world of side show queens, cowboys and characters of times gone by. Utilising a range of techniques encompassing drawing, stop motion and cut-outs, her animated works have screened in exhibitions, film festivals and public spaces- once afloat the Darling Harbour as part of the 2009 Sydney Festival.

She is also the youngest member of The Sisters Hayes, a trio of sibling artists collaborating across theatre, craft and the visual arts to bring audiences into rich and decorative worlds.

You can find Rebecca at her website - 
On twitter - @rebeccakay_
At her online store -

Canberra Rummage Regos Open!!!

Canberra Rummage is happening again!

December 16 from 12.30pm - 4.30pm
New Acton, Canberra

Register here:

For more information visit our 'Canberra' page!!