Inspirasia - Fitzroy & Windsor, Melbourne

Just a quick post to share a photo of a mannequin in the window of Inspirasia, my lovely Melbourne stockist, wearing a fabulous dress accessorized with a Moyou felt neckpiece. My gorgeous sister snapped this shot walking past the store one evening (thank you!!)...


a new venture (& an explanation for my recent absence)

I have to apologise for my recent absence from the blogosphere...but I can assure you that I have a very good explanation! Aside from the fact that the hours and the days and the weeks just keep flying past, I have been an extra extra busy little bee.

Just over a month ago a very good friend and I made an exciting decision to start a business together...our new venture is almost a month old and I am really pleased to be able to share a few tangible pieces of our recent adventures with you :)
Jackson & Kerr - the partnership of Megan Jackson and myself - launched at the wonderful Handmade Market here in Canberra early last month. We've attended 2 markets at Canberra's own Old Bus Depot Markets in recent weeks and are enjoying the debut of our new little business.

We are creating a unique range of eco-dyed, 100% certified organic cotton t-shirts that are made and designed right here in Australia. With styles for men, women, kids, infants and babies - there is a fit for everyone!

If you are interested in reading more or following our journey, please feel free to visit our blog at www.jacksonandkerr.wordpress.com. And if you can't make it to Canberra to see our lovely t-shirts in person, you can also see them online through our etsy store or our Australian store.


handmade in bloom | canberra

That's right...the wait is over - Handmade Market is on again! Hurrah!!

The next Handmade Market - Canberra's UpMarket - is on this coming weekend. Handmade in Bloom on Friday September 11th (6pm-9pm) and Saturday September 12th (10am-4pm) is set to kick off the same weekend as Floriade. What better reason to come and kick back in Canberra!?

Handmade will be moving to a new venue in the lovely Yarralumla Woolshed...and for the first time will open on Friday night with a twilight market before the full market day on Saturday!

Without a doubt it will be another fantastic event...lots more space, wide aisles, tons of parking, fabulous new retailers, new products from your favourites...we hope to see you there!


blossom | colour inspiration


moyou in sydney | young blood: designers market

Moyou is very excited to be traveling to Sydney this weekend for the fantastic Young Blood: Designers Market, at the Powerhouse Museum.

The coming Young Blood: Designers Market is being held as part of Sydney Design 09. Showcasing approximately 50 of Australia's emerging talented designers, it is sure to be a wonderful event! The Powerhouse Museum is located at 500 Harris Street, Ultimo in Sydney and for the first time Young Blood will be held in the Powerhouse Museum's main gallery - the Turbine Hall.

Admission to the museum/market will be $5 (a fabulous 50% discount off the regular $10 admission fee) - and on top of this I have a special 2-for-1 offer that I can email to you if you are interested, which will see you and a friend enter for a total of $5! If you would like to receive this special 2-for-1 offer please contact me via email: amy@moyou.com.au

Young Blood is on Friday evening (August 14) from 6pm-9pm and Saturday (August 15) from 10am–5pm....so if you're in Sydney this weekend and you're free, please come along, say hi and see Moyou's gorgeous range in person!


sunset | colour inspiration


moyou in sydney | magnolia square

The past week has been enormously busy but I just wanted to share a couple of images from Moyou's stall at Magnolia Square in Sydney last Thursday, Friday & Saturday.


a new moyou range | sneak peek

I can hardly contain my excitement about this new project...and it has been difficult keeping it under wraps for so long. It is nearing completion and I can now show you a sneak peek of this secret-squirrel range that I have been working on.

A couple of early pics of the coming Moyou handmade ceramic range - currently undergoing their 3rd and final firing. They will have their grand unveiling at Magnolia Square Sydney next week.


the sink | colour inspiration


pieces of you—gorgeous clothing!

If you have never come across this stunning label, I would like to take the time to introduce you to Pieces of You and the lovely creator, Melanie—she is a regular at the Sisters' Market in Brunswick, Melbourne and can also be found at Red Hill Market, Flemington Market, Shirt & Skirt Market, Rose Street Artists Market and in-store at Olive Grove.

Pieces of You is the brand of Melanie's gorgeous clothing range created from upcycled fabric which she reinvents into amazing garments and accessories. I must confess to starting a Pieces of You collection in my wardrobe...impossible to resist! You can see some of her lovely pieces on her flickr site and read more on her blog. Divine!


moyou in melbourne

After a whirlwind couple of weeks (and months!) - I'm back. I feel as though there is so much to tell and share and not enough hours in the day! Sadly, I will have to keep this little catch up brief as I must get back to an application and stock preparation for the coming week...more about that soon!

I was lucky enough to spend 3 days in Melbourne over the weekend of June 13th/14th to attend the wonderful Sisters' Market and to check out the amazing biannual Melbourne Design Market.

At the Melbourne Design Market I was very excited to meet/catch up with the following fabulous people...the 3 lovely ladies (Bianca, Lara and Tegan) from Ink & Spindle (you can see some lovely photos of the Ink & Spindle stall at the market here), Shannon from Rabbit and the Duck and Nicola of Nicola Cerini. I was also absolutely thrilled to have the time and opportunity to stop by the gorgeous Ink & Spindle studio on Monday before flying home to Canberra. My only regret is forgetting my camera...but what a wonderful, wonderful trip!!

(*Please Note: The image featured in this post is by spin spin and has been used under the Creative Commons license)


grey felt earrings | new to moyou

A gorgeous new colour addition to Moyou's felt earring range—perfect for winter!

I have just uploaded this beautiful pair of grey felt earrings to my etsy store. So deliciously tactile and unbelievably light...you hardly know you're wearing them!


felt earrings | new to moyou

I'm very excited to introduce Moyou's gorgeous new range to the online realm - beautiful felt earrings...

These earrings feature a segment of an original Moyou pattern that I have personally designed laser cut into beautiful 100% wool felt. They are fabulously intricate and wonderfully light—you'll hardly know that you're wearing them!

Please feel free to drop by my etsy store for a closer look at these lovely pieces and keep an eye on this space for further colours and patterns...coming soon!


moyou in melbourne | rose street artists market

Moyou will be in Melbourne again this weekend for the Rose Street Artists Market. I'm very excited as this is my first time at this market and I've heard such wonderful things about it!

The Rose Street Artists Market is a weekly outdoor market in Fitzroy, Melbourne. Located just off Brunswick Street (at 60 Rose Street) it is a wonderfully central location and very easy to reach...so if you're in Melbourne this weekend and you're free, please come along and say hi! The market is on Saturday May 2 and open from 11am–5pm. I look forward to the possibility of seeing you there :)


felt rings | new to moyou

Things have been rather quiet on the Moyou blog front in recent weeks—my apologies for the lull...I'm afraid that daily life has been rather overwhelming of late but things are starting to settle a little now. And thankfully I have internet access at home again (greatly missed for a short period after moving house!)

So to launch back into the blog realm I'd like to introduce you to my new range of felt rings. *Felt!?*—I hear you say. Yes, felt! Beautiful, soft, tactile felt.

These gorgeous rings feature a segment of an original Moyou pattern that I have personally designed laser cut into beautiful 100% wool felt. This medium is a renewable and environmentally friendly resource and I'm so excited to be able to use it to transfer my intricate textile designs into jewellery.

For a closer look you can find these unique rings in my etsy store...and be sure to keep your eye out for my limited time FREE shipping offer on 'new items'!


Yass Scouts 5th Market Day Festival

Tomorrow (Saturday 14 March) will see me load up my little car and trundle out to Yass for the Yass Scouts 5th Market Day Festival. An annual event, the Market Day looks like being a wonderful day out with at least 63 stallholders set to attend.

The Market Day Festival is being held in Riverbank Park (on the corner of Main Street and Rossi Street). The weather is forecast to thunderstorm (at some stage) with a 70% chance of rain...so grab your umbrella and come along. Every stall site should be set up with a gazebo/tent so you can jump from cover to cover and still have a great day. I hope to see you there!

(*Please Note: This image has been used with thanks to ajft under the Creative Commons license)


Sisters' Market

I know that it is still a little way off yet...but I'm excited.
Moyou is coming to Melbourne!!

You will be able to find me at the fabulous Sisters' Market on April 18th & June 13th, 2009. A little bit of background—Sisters' Market is only held once every 2 months in the Brunswick Town Hall, Brunswick VIC and proudly supports beyondblue—the national depression initiative.


moyou flickr group

I have just created a flickr group to showcase the lovely creations out there being made from Moyou fabric.

If you have used some Moyou fabric in any of your projects please feel free to come over, join the group and add your pics to the flickr pool :)


Crafting A Green World | Eco–Friendly Fabric

I'm so excited to have been featured in this fabulous post by Jackie on Crafting A Green World.

You'll also find Aunty Cookie, Hollabee, Umbrella Prints, Of Paper & Thread and Pippijoe, some other wonderful Aussie textile designers, listed on Jackie's round up of Top 10 Modern, Eco–Friendly, Printed Fabrics on Etsy. Yippee!!


handmade with love | 7 february 2009

...4 sleeps and counting!!

We've almost reached the second wonderful Handmade Market, Canberra's quarterly Upmarket. This fantastic event is going to take place again at Albert Hall on Saturday 7 February from 10am–6pm.

There will be over 70 fabulous retailers (designers/artists/makers/craftspeople) and it is sure to be a wonderful day. For further information on the designers/artists involved be sure to visit the Clever Designer People page on the Handmade Market website. You can also catch up on all of the lastest news & designer profiles on the Handmade Market blog.


handmade with love promotion day |

Handmade With Love is coming soon to Canberra!

Handmade With Love is the second Handmade Market, Canberra's quarterly Upmarket, and this fabulous market day will be held on Saturday February 7, 2009 at Albert Hall from 10am–6pm.

In anticipation of this wonderful event a small selection of Handmade With Love stallholders (including Moyou) and the fantastic organiser, Julie Nichols, will be attending a promotion day at the Canberra Centre on Saturday January 31, 2009. We will be situated on the ground floor of the Canberra Centre outside Smiggle (near Cotton On & Target). Come along for a sneak preview & a chance to buy some of the gorgeous, unique products that will be available at Handmade With Love.


new stockist | design a space

All packaged up & ready to go...a beautiful range of Moyou jewellery is ready to hit the streets of Melbourne!

From tomorrow you will be able to find Moyou stocked in the fabulous Chapel Street store of Design A Space Retail Gallery. I can't wait to get to Melbourne and see it with my own eyes! Perhaps a trip is in order...


200th comment

Wow. It's the start of a new year & I have just reached my 200th blog comment! It's time to celebrate. I want to send a BIG thankyou out to each and every person who takes the time to read my blog...and an extra special thank you to those who stop to comment—it is great to know you are there :)

I love comments, I really do, it is so lovely to log on and to find some contact with the wider blog realm—so to say thank you I would like to offer $15AUD credit in my Moyou store to the 200th commenter on my blog

...and the lucky recipient is Chrisy of Sophism Press.
Congratulations Chrisy! And thanks again to everyone who has left a comment. I really appreciate it!


small red acrylic etched rings |

There is now a selection of 3 gorgeous patterns to choose from in the small red acrylic etched ring range online in Moyou's Australian store.

The rings also now feature a beautiful decorative hammered sterling silver plated brass ring base. The ring bases are 10mm/0.4" wide and completely adjustable. They are soldered at the point where the ring adjusts so that the adjustment is hidden. This makes for a more attractive ring—a nice change to rings that adjust through a split in the back! Lovely lovely.

Please feel free to head on over to Moyou's store & have a closer look at this lovely new range.


acrylic etched rings | moyou on facebook

The first of Moyou's acrylic etched ring range can now be found online in Moyou's Australian store—yippee! There are two sizes (small & large) in the red acrylic currently available...but keep your eye on this space, there will be more colours and patterns to come soon!

You can now find Moyou on facebook. This global group is open for anyone to join and members are free to invite others along as well—the more the merrier! Joining Moyou on facebook will provide another great way for you to keep up with Moyou's movements & every once in a while you will be eligible for member-only offers & sales. Why not pop over and join today!?


happy new year | and the winner is...

Happy New Year (and belated seasons greetings)!! I hope you had a lovely Christmas break & a wonderful start to 2009. I apologise for my blogging absence of late but rest assured I'm back on deck ready to kick start the year...and what a busy year it looks like being!

Thank you to everyone who entered my 100th post giveaway. I really appreciate that you took the time to comment—such lovely feedback, thank you, thank you! Having finally made it back to my computer, I have drawn the lucky winner...

Congratulations Kirsten! (author of the fabulous assemblage blog) who said:

my favourite item?
well, i am loving light grey at the moment but i cannot choose between the concentric arrow or concentric circle. in warm grey. LOVE them.'

Thanks again for your support :)