29 Dec 2012

Happy Holidays

Hello there. Right now I am formulating a plan of action for Gleaners Inc.over the January school holidays.
Stay tuned as this Mumma attempts to juggle the bejesus out of her many balls flipping around in the air. 
I know for sure we will be closed from Monday January 7th to Friday January 11th while I chillax down at the Prom.
While you wait I have posted some pretty pics.of the shop for your viewing pleasure. 
Enjoy your New Years Eve celebrations and Hooray for 2013. I have been waiting patiently for you to come around so I can leave this past doozy of a year behind us for good!!!

20 Dec 2012

Good for gift giving Goodies!

Here are just a few of the cool and colourful, good for gift giving goodies you can find at Gleaners Inc.this Christmas.
The Ruby Jayne teacosies are proving to be a hit as are all these yummy products; like Whiskers Lane embroidered badges, Betty Jo Designs necklaces, A Little Vintage dolls, Pleatybunny by Miss FOO artwork and accessories, Madz Has Runaway brooches, and  PipDesign kitties!

16 Dec 2012

Waiting for Marco!

 If you have ever visited our shop over the last one and a bit years you may have spotted Xavier the local cat chillin' out the front. Xavier will sit all day on my chair waiting if his owner Marco is walking to Sydney Rd. to run errands. But only if he says STAY! If he forgets, Xavier will follow him down Sydney Rd. and wait outside Safeway like a good pooch!
Xavier keeps me company and generates alot of oohs and aahs from the young ladies. This handsome furry dude must have used up quite a few of his nine lives the way he ambles across  roads in hoony Brunswick!
Be safe Xavier xx

6 Dec 2012

Thankyou...till next exhibition.

I just wanted to say thanks to all Gleaners Inc's artistic friends (in real life and online) who contributed work to our Day of the Dead show last month.

 “Polly Pratt”- Anna Boyd Dunlop, 
 “A Little Vintage”- Jenni Walker,
“Textile Allsorts”- Melanie Hill,
“Lizandbobdesigns”- Liz Harvey,
 Rosalinda Casamento, 
 Louise Saxton, 
“Pleaty Bunny by Miss Foo”-Sai-Wai Foo, 
“Sarah Louisa”- Sarah Dunn, 
“Scotatto”- Sarah Russell
“Little Circus Design”- Madeleine Stamer,
“Genny Bird Studio”- Genevieve McLean
“Middlemost”- Janine Middlemost,
“Pannikin”- Holly Leonardson, 
“Little Black Crow Studio”- Grace Garton
 “Skitty Kitty”- Catherein Stein, 
“Ruby 2 Go Go”- Helen Berthold, 
“Diva Joolz”- Sue Garrard, 
“Ruby Jayne”- Eril Pickford,
"Curly Pops”- Camille Condon,  
Iona Harmony Bruce
“Sweet By and By” Julianne Negri 

 The Day of the Dead Giveaway was won by Raging Yoghurt! Pop into Gleaners Ms.Yoghurt, or contact us to arrange collection of your skully booty!
 Stay tuned for our next exciting project scheduled for March 2013 titled "A Piece of Cloth". 
Deets on the L'oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival website.

4 Dec 2012

Tis' the Season

After questioning the appropriate time to put up the Chrissy tree and decos on Facebook, the general consensus was the first  weekend of December.
So a tree was procured from Spotlight and the op-shop ornaments were taken out of storage. Babs is impressed with her unintentional colour co-ordination!
I also found the fairy lights!
Pop into Gleaners Inc. for awesome handmade, Aussie made products this festive season.

27 Nov 2012

Lovely stuff !

On Sunday we took a selection of Gleaners Inc. goodies to Markit @ Fed Square. Here is our colourful stall, Liz hamming it up after WAY too many espressos ( what has happened to my arm?), and the sensible shoes of me and my lovely stall buddy Pleatybunny by Miss FOO (who was uber organized and lent me  hooks, scissors and change!) 
Thanks to Kerry from Luminous Glass Studio for the helping out, and to everyone that came and got a little bit of treasure from our stall!!
A cute couple of A little Vintage dolls have just arrived in store. Hello Nella and Nathan.
Jennie thought Nella seemed to be rolling her eyes at Nathan, but I guessed she was rolling them at me because I'd plonked her in a basket with a boy dolls hand on her bum. Maybe that's why Nathan has a slight smirk on his face!
We are happy here at Gleaners Inc. as a mega load of  fresh Each to Own jewellery has just been unpacked.
I cried a little inside that these babies didn't make it down in time for Markit, ( Australia post delivered it on the Sunday while I was there - ANNOYING!)  but that means lucky Gleaners Inc.customers will have the pick of the bunch!

23 Nov 2012

My View.....

 This is the view from our counter.....we are blessed to have such great light in Gleaners Inc.
We have some super adorbes new Pannikin goodies in stock.
Like these cute mini wooden spool studs with coloured threads.

 And these handpainted wooden dangles and studs in lots of lolly colours,
 And cute string holders!
 .....these earrings didn't make it to the shop floor  ♥ ♥

21 Nov 2012

Lets all give a Crafty Cheer!

HOORAY! Our lovely crafty friend Eril from Ruby Jayne (who is the teacosy queen) delivered these pineappley goodies today. I am so taken with the string dispenser that if you don't get in quick it's coming home with me!!
And there's no denying it. Chrissy is just around the corner, so here is our first Lino wreath of the season. They are for sale at Gleaners Inc. and each one will be unique. I love making these and I hope people like them as much as they did last Christmas. xxxLiz

17 Nov 2012

Wash your Mouth out!

We now have a cool selection of  Sailor Mouth Soaps in stock. These babies are 100% Vegan, PETA & CCF registered and Cruelty Free. So banish boring bath time and grab some great Aussie made soaps!
And look what Violet the shop Dummy is wearing. I went and got us a Gleaners Inc. T shirt. Aww Cute!

16 Nov 2012

Woo said that??

Well Owl is wise and has checked the calender. Cue Panic or pleasure depending on your shopping habits!
 Our Day of the Dead show is still on display. Colourful madeleine_stamer  Skull,  gennybird Bell jar and  missbettyjo necklaces in store now!

12 Nov 2012

What's New at Gleaners Inc.

 A bunch of Cee-ute Koalas by A Little Vintage. Somebody has to buy this adorable lassie Hazel before I do!
Polly Pratt has custom made us a beautiful Skull print Wendy Dress. Dolores is seen here wearing the dress with Sweet By and By crocheted necklaces, a Betty Jo Sugar Skull brooch and a Sarah Louisa Mexi flower hair clip.
And what else is new? Oh yes! Gleaners Inc. will be having a stall at Markit @ Fed Square again this year. 
Our market table will be jam packed with great Gleaners Inc. goodies....perfect Christmas gifts or presents for no reason at all !!!

3 Nov 2012

Welcome to Casa del Gleaners!

More piccies from our Day of the Dead exhibition. It is certainly looking vibrant and festive in Casa del Gleaners!
Check out Babs enjoying the show!. Last week we got her some hair and fancied her up Mexican style!

Feliz Día de los Muertos!

2 Nov 2012

Day of the Dead Giveaway!

To coincide with the current Day of the Dead Exhibition at Gleaners Inc. we are having a very skully GIVEAWAY!!!!!
Comment here to be in the running to win a Middlemost calaveras badge, a Sister Outlaws Sugar skull hanger, a Curlypops skull mini art print or a Betty Jo sugar skull brooch.
The winners will be announced at the beginning of December.

The exhibition is up and is looking amazing.Our BIG opening night celebration is next Friday evening the 9th November and you are all invited!!!!Here are some sneaky peeks....


28 Oct 2012

Day of the Dead Celebration!

Look at some of the Day of the Dead creations for our exhibition. The show begins on November 2nd and Opening night is Friday November the 9th from 5.30pm. Woohoo!!!!

23 Oct 2012

Market Wrap Up!

A BIG thank you to everyone who came and supported Gleaners Inc. and our stable of very great makers, designers and friends at Finders Keepers on the weekend.
Special thanks to these talented lovey ladies-Janine of Middlemost Clothing, Sylvia Segon, Julianne of re-sew-cool, and Kerry from Luminous Glass Studio for all your help.
We had a brilliant time and tip our hats to the organising team who pulled together such a great event!

19 Oct 2012

Finders Keepers

The Finders Keepers Market opens tonight at 6 o'clock. The Gleaners Inc. stall will be BURSTING with cool stuff....bursting I tell ya!.
 I have been madly writing lots of lists...pretty unusual for a girl who NEVER writes lists!
So keep your fingers crossed that it's not pouring rain for bump in and my dream last night that no body turned up is not prophetic!!!

17 Oct 2012

Spring Things

Yay, we are finally experiencing some Spring like weather in Melbourne. Blue skies, light breezes and days in the 20's. I heard through a very reliable source that a cafe is opening right behind the red car. How nice will it be to have people sitting out in the sun under the trees sipping their drip espressos right over the road.
 I scored a lovely bunch of floral embroidered table clothes the other day. Perfect for chopping up to adorn the Betty Jo Sugar Skulls.

If this guy lasts long enough he will be a part of our Day of the Dead exhibition starting in November.
The standard of submissions is amazing and we can't wait to fill Gleaners with all the Mexicali colour and skully goodness!

13 Oct 2012

Cosy updates!!!

It's been  miserable weather in Melbourne this week. It's Spring goddam it. But we have kept cosy in the shop and enjoyed lots of visits from lovely customers.
Alas this cute vehicle did not herald the arrival of Gregory Peck offering to dink me and Kerry to the gelati bar a-la Roman holiday. Yes, I know Gregory is no longer with us, we would have been happy with a Gregory Peck look alike!!!
 I don't think I have shared these very cute tea cosies we have in stock. They are all hand made by Eril from Ruby Jayne. Eril can custom make you a cosy, and as you can see, she embraces Australiana like us!
Did you know Gleaners inc. is having another stall at the Finders Keepers Market next Friday and Saturday. Our shop will be closed on Friday afternoon and all of Saturday, but you can snaffle yourself  some very gorgeous early Christmas gifts at the amazing Exhibition Buildings.......so come and say hello!!!