Preloved woollen coats

What could be cosier than being snuggled up in a woolen blanket on a brisk winter’s day?
Inspired by our cold Melbourne winters, Saturday mornings watching soccer outdoors and a love for colourful memories of visiting Nana’s home in the mountains, my woolen coats are made from preloved woolen blankets, tailor made and fully lined, hand stitched and made with loving care.  Collared or hooded, double breasted or single buttoned, they bring with them incredible warmth, colour and a unique, stunning style.
Bespoked coats enquiries – price to be determined.
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Handkerchief dresses

Embroidered handkerchiefs take me back to my childhood, and in this disposable world, they really are a thing of the past. Handkerchief dresses are my way of combining these exquisite little finds with quality fabric remnants to create a vintage, almost “Golden Book” look for your treasured sweetheart.

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Preloved and remade woolen baskets

Made from preloved woolen blankets, and lined with fun fabrics, these lined baskets come in sets of three (all the same size / or in three sizes), are made to carry the most treasured of toys or simply as a stunning feature of any nursery or little one’s room.

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Preloved and reloved bags

Functional, durable and featuring all things vintage, these Curlybird bags are unique, one-off events. If you love the idea of reuseable products, you will love the character and history built into these beauties. Leather belts used as shoulder straps, woolen blankets cut and styled, rice bags, leather remnants, retro linen tea towels, vintage linen… all recreated into stunning, useable fashion accessories!

As each bag is unique, prices will vary.

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Journals

(I’ve always loved journals – I have a whole shelf of them at home! They date all the way back to my teen years and carry the thoughts, wishes, dreams, andprayers of decades of my life … oh, and let’s not forget visions of what-to-make-next and badly written song lyrics ….) A personal gift or a personal investment, these Curlybird journals feature covers are made from preloved embroidered treasures, combined with vintage fabric remnants. They have a page marker, are removeable (and therefore reusable) and can be handwashed, ready for the next set of blank pages.

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Embroidered cloth garments

Ever opportunity I get, I spread my timber dining table with one of my vintage embroidered tablecloths. I love the detail in them, whether white on whitestitching, appliquéd or covered with bursts of stitched colours. One of my favourite preloved finds has been a small table runner featuring the most exquisite detail. I decided it was wasted on a small corner table, so I bought some matching, plain linen and fashioned a blouse for myself – I love the coolness of the fabric in summer and the history stitched into the detail on the yoke. It really is one of my favourite wardrobe items. In the Curlybird Designs preloved and reloved store you will find more blouses, skirts and dresses (for women and girls) featuring panels or made completely from preloved embroidered and appliquéd tablecloths.

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Buntings

Bunting means celebration – strings of colour and pattern, flagging the joys of living.
Our reloved bunting is inspired by a kaleidoscope of colourful blanket scraps remaining from other Curlybird creations – cut, sewn and strung together in wonderful combinations (brights ,pastels and rainbows) and shapes – a beautiful touch to any joyful home .

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Toys

Vintage style soft toys made from upcycled blankets and full of character!
Foxes (40cm tall) $75
Rabbits (40cm tall) $75
Rabbits (37cm tall) $68

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Cushions

Beautiful cushions of all shapes and sizes – uniquely featuring embroidered pieces and doilies that date back as far as 100 years – beautiful antique and vintage pieces sewn into these stunning additions for a bedroom or colourful, vintage-inspired space. Prices vary. Look in our store to see what’s currently available

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