OUR mission statement

MADE ON THE LEFT was founded in 2008 by independent designers with the intention to support Western Australian creative talent that was just starting out in the world.

Being on the left hand side of Australia no longer

means you'll be at a disadvantage.

Our aim is to support all creative designers and events showcasing independent labels. MOTL is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organisation. You may wonder why we promote other markets besides MOTL; it’s because it’s not about us, its about you; the buyers and sellers of indie wares. Here at the blog, you’ll discover up to date information about our latest market, the low-down on some of Perth’s emerging talents, other opportunities for artists and designers and a little bit of fun stuff too. It’s all right here… welcome!

Friday, July 25

Made on the Left stallholders - FOR HIM

This week, we are taking a look at the stallholders for the July 27 Made on the Left market. Today, we have a special selection FOR HIM.

  1. Major Mitchell Designs 
  2. Little Hell 
  3. When Adam Met Eve 
  4. Bloomers Gifts
  5. MISCII 
  6. Shopgirl in Print 
  7. Paperplane
  8. Tristan Coleman
  9. Soft Constructions 

Thursday, July 24

Re-Love Project Part 5

The big day has come! Our rocking chair is going up for auction along with the seven other amazing pieces of remade furniture from the Feast Watson Re-Love Project. Some really great work has come out of this project with lots of inspiration and instructions on how to re-love your own piece of furniture on each of the designers' blogs. The auction will run on eBay until Sunday 3rd August with all proceeds going to the Salvos Stores. Go here to check it out: http://myworld.ebay.com.au/feastwatsonre-loveproject

Made on the Left stallholders - BODY

This week, we are taking a look at the stallholders for the July 27 Made on the Left market. Today, we're looking at BODY.

  1. Moonlight Harvest 
  2. SELF organics 
  3. Marina's Ambrosia 
  4. Baked 180 
  5. Miss Tartufo 
  6. The Wooden Spoon 
  7. Monzie Mu
  8. Marina's Ambrosia 
  9. Moonlight Harvest 

Wednesday, July 23

Re-Love Project Part 4

We're up to the final stage - varnishing!
We used Feast Watson Mastertouch wipe-on poly in gloss and loved it! It was so easy to use - we just dipped a rag into it and wiped it on the rocking chair. It was a lot quicker than using a brush and easier to get into all those nooks and crannies. We did the whole chair, applying it to the stained areas, painted areas and bare wood. We did a few coats, waiting at least 6 hours and giving it a light sand in between coats.

Rebecca and Nicole from Made on the Left with the finished rocking chair

Made on the Left stallholders - JEWELLERY

This week, we are taking a look at the stallholders for the July 27 Made on the Left market. Today, we're looking at JEWELLERY.

  1. Clay & Clasp 
  2. Little L 
  3. MISCII 
  4. Charlie & James 
  5. Tall Rabbit 
  6. Harper + Monroe 
  7. Yellow Tree Store 
  8. Meraki Designs
  9. Bauble 
  10. ilyas honey jewellery 
  11. Lush Baubles 
  12. When Adam Met Eve 
  13. Sweet Salvaged Designs 
  14. Simonette 
  15. Silver Stamp  
  16. Eeva Margita 
  17. Tangled Fork Designs 
  18. One Happy Leaf 
  19. Krivya 
  20. Dominarum 
  21. Marijke Loosjes 
  22. Cirkus Charm 
  23. Pelava 
  24. Enid Twiglet 

Saturday, July 19

Made on the Left stallholders - ART

This week, we're going to take a look at all the stallholders who will be at our July 27, 2014 market, starting with ART.

  1. Natasha Muhl 
  2. The Little Press 
  3. Made 4 You 
  4. Shopgirl in Print 
  5. Jacquie Hughes 
  6. Tristan Coleman
  7. Tankateo 
  8. Bron's Ceramics 
  9. Paper Mountain - Jenni Gray 
  10. Paper Mountain - Grace McKie 
  11. Paper Mountain - Kat Scarff 
  12. Blue Lawn Designs 
  13. Paper Mountain - Alina Tang 
  14. m3 idea 
  15. Mermaid's Coin 

Re-Love Project Part 3

Now, I know I promised the fun bit of our Re-Love Project next but first... some more sanding! Fortunately all the major sanding is done and we just need to give it a light sand this time.
We are using 2 products to add a bit of colour to our rocking chair - Feast Watson Prooftint traditional stain: Brown Japan and Feast Watson Crackle Lacquer top coat in Opal Gleam. 

We gave the base section and the headpiece of the chair a few coats of the brown japan stain. It is quite strong smelling so don't forget to use it in a well ventilated area and wear a mask! After applying each coat, we wiped with a rag to remove the excess stain.

Next we gave the armrests a coat of opal gleam. We only used the top coat as we didn't want a crackle effect.

Now we're almost finished!