Monday, 13 February 2012

First Ever Sale!

Noogal Creations is having a sale. That's right - for the first time ever!

Head over to my facebook page to check out my sale items!

Thursday, 19 January 2012

The feather in fashion: 1920s, 1970s and beyond

I have recently come across some great blogs covering the feather's influence in fashion.

From the Queens of Vintage:

"The result is that right now, feathers are everywhere. From pantomimic peacock plumes to demure hen feathers, plumage has been spotted on catwalks and red carpets alike, establishing itself as the fashionista’s staple accessory"

From Ecosalon:

"A naive touch, like wearing a feather in your hair, appears to me to connect to our collective sense of hope for a better world right now – or perhaps, a heart’s desire to fly far away from unnecessary war, regressive politics and environmental devastation"

From the 1920s elegantly styled feather dresses and boas to the bohemian style of the 1970s, and burlesque dancers, it seems a little bird can make an impact on humans. 

Just like furs, feathers can also come under the same scrutiny by the public and activists when used in everyday fashion. What often is overlooked by fashionistas is where the feathers come from, they just care about how they look.

Everyone purchasing feathers by designers or for their craft, need to understand where the feathers come from and how the birds are treated in the process. In my case if the supplier can't tell me these details I don't use them. 

While I agree with the ideas behind this blog. It doesn't cover the process of collecting feathers from naturally moulting birds. This is the process I favour with my creations. However, if a bird lives a happy long life and then the feathers are used, there is no harm, it is a tribute to the fine creature's existence to give the feathers a second life.

Friday, 24 June 2011

Resin Adventures

I haven't posted in a while but I have been busy creating resin pieces and with feathers too! The Collective Store in Wynnum has lots of these goodies!
If you want any just let me know! I can also size the rings for you.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

BrisStyle Indie Twilight Markets May 27th King George Square

Hi Everyone! I've just added some funky new creations to my Etsy shop and next Friday night I will be launching my resin collection at the BrisStyle Indie Twilight Markets! Come along and say Hi if you are in the area!

Click on the link below to see all the other lovely crafters attending!

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

New Projects! New Designs!

It's has been a while but I have been slaving away. I facebook much more than I get to blog! So after doing a fantastic resin course in Brisbane the other month I am on a resin high!! It is simply fantastic and if you are looking for something fun and creative to take up as a hobby I can't recommend working with resin enough!

Here are some of my latest creations. I have also been working on a few more feather designs but they have gone direct into The Collective Store at Wynnum and also on some custom pieces. I have been flat out. I'm also working on my other label Miss Rockabilly so my spare time after work is pretty jam packed!

I would love to hear from my readers what you think and what you want to see more of!

I just have to update my Etsy store so persist with me for a while, but for all my latest happenings you will hear it first and see it first on Facebook. It's just so easy as I'm on there everyday anyway.


Friday, 14 January 2011

Supporting the Queensland Flood Victims

Well it has been an interesting start to 2011. I have many new designs to come and the year was looking very positive until the state I live in was devastated by floods.

Lives have been lost and many businesses in Queensland as well as residents have lost their homes, cars and precious possessions. Even livestock had to fend for themselves and in some cases, family pets put down as they couldn't be taken with rescue efforts.

This is why the Australian nation is banding together to raise funds for flood victims. While Queensland got battered with rain and floods, Western Australia has been fighting bush fires. The two extremes on each side of the country. Now not only has Queensland been affected by floods but parts of New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania have also been affected. And with cyclones looming off the Queensland coast, all eyes are watching for more rain.

Now the clean up begins and it will take months for Queensland to get back to its original beauty. This is why I have supported the BrisStyle Handmade Heart Beats for QLD. I am a proud member of BrisStyle and the lovely local crafters in our area are kindly donating portions of proceeds from sales and even WHOLE proceeds of sales to the flood relief effort.  So please pop over to the link and view some of the local crafters donating. I am also offering 10% of every Etsy sale in Noogal Creations to the flood relief. It is in desperate times that humanity shines through.

Monday, 13 December 2010

Get all your last minute Christmas Gifts at the Brisbane Twilight Markets this Friday Night!

If you are in Brisbane this Friday the 17th of December, be sure to stop by King George Square and have a look at all the handmade goodies on offer! The BrisStyle Indie Twilight Markets will be on in full force. Click on the link to see some examples of sellers attending!
What a perfect time to get those last minute Christmas Ideas and Stocking Stuffers. Miss Rockabilly and Noogal Creations will be launching a new designs, many are one-offs so be sure to get in quick and grab a bargain and unique piece of jewellery or hair accessory!
See you there!

Friday, 5 November 2010

Noogal Creations: The Collective Store

Miss Rockabilly: The Collective Store: "Some exciting news... The Collective Store in Wynnum Queensland is now stocking Noogal Creations ! The store is made up of all sorts of handma..."

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

More New Products...

I neglected Noogal Creations for quite some time while working on Miss Rockabilly and now I'm taking more time for feathers again!

Here are some latest creations - Halloween Feather Earrings and a Black and Magenta Feather Facsinator!

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Back to some New Feather Designs...

Well.. I finally got around to listing 2 new feather earring designs. I really love the way they both turned out! I will be listing feather fascinators very soon too! Just in time for Melbourne Cup Day in November.

Have a look at my new listings! Which do you like better?

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Miss Pin Up Australia - I Got In!

Well as a last minute dash I got accepted into Miss Pin Up Australia - QLD Heats on this Friday night! A big stress to get all the accessories sorted but luckily I already had my outfits planned. The competition celebrates everything 50s and I have chosen a collection of day wear, evening, swim and lingerie that reflect my take on the competition. After modelling the outfits there is also a talent section and I will be performing a 50s song. It is an exciting time and also nerve-wracking! I will keep you posted with results for Marilyn McSweetie and Peaches St Claire from the evening. My outfits that will be worn have been inspired by the gorgeous Bettie Page. Two dresses are exclusive to Bettie Page Clothing.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Nautical & Purple Tiger Bows

Just added to my new etsy store! Have a quick peek!

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Rockabilly Pin Up Animal Print Hair Bows

Yep... just like it says. Miss Rockabilly has launched on Etsy! 3 new designs have just been added! Don't forget to follow my new blog, tweets or facebook.