OUR mission statement

MADE ON THE LEFT was founded in 2008 by independent designers to support Western Australian creative talent. We hold bi-annual handmade craft markets to showcase local designers.

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!

Thursday, July 23

Sharing supply secrets with Liza

Hello all, its Liza, of Letters4lilly and Lillybuds your guest blogger, I have pondered long and hard about what to blog about today and have decided I am going to share with you where I like to shop for supplies and other goodies.

I love online shopping for supplies, usually for the convenience of it and i especially love it if the online shop takes Paypal.

Here are some of my favourites - enjoy !!

Sunrise Imports - a one stop shop for the market stall holder
art supplies, scrapbooking, kids crafts, wool, beads, great array of display items for markets, and many many more items.

Feathers Fashion Fantasy - this online store stocks the largest variety of feathers in Australia for fly-fishing, millinery, weddings, fashion and the entertainment industry, huge array of different feathers in every colour imaginable, look out for the Showgirl Headpiece !

Julie Fleming Melbourne - Melbourne's Leading Milliner established 1989
Julie is Australia’s leading Milliner and she trained in London with Philip Somerville, whose client list includes the Queen, The Late Princess of Wales and the Duchess of Kent as well as many stars of stage and screen. Julies online shop offers headbands, jewellery, hats, bags, vintage items and silk flowers.

Chinatown - so much more than a online shop, like a physical Chinatown, this site is a virtual, interactive Chinese community in Australia. More than just a source of the latest news, finance and entertainment, Chinatown's lifestyle-oriented content is unique in Australia. Chinatowns online shopping section is large colourful and very exotic, paper lanterns, paper fans, parasols, home decor, candles, boxes, bags and lots more.

Embellish Direct - your one stop online accessories shop for embellishments!
EMBELLISH DIRECT provide secure, online shopping for embellishments and more from the comfort of your home or office - shopping couldn't be easier!
Feathers, brooches, floral supplies, rhinestones, powder puffs, feather boas, and crystals.

Closer to home...

Homecraft Textiles - 1039 Albany H'way St James. A incredible store, filled with unusual fabrics, indian saris, notions, trims, ribbons, beads, buttons, rugs, well worth the visit, they have a sister store in Mirrabooka. Once a year they do a 50% off sale, usually early in the year, huge crowds swarm through the door for amazing savings. Take your husband, but only to help carry everything.

The Bead Company - based in Osborne Park, this family run business is well known for a great variety of beading items, I think its Perth's best bead shop, definitely my most favourite. Lots of parking and a kiddies play area.

Scrapbook Secrets - paper, ribbons, stamping, invitations, card making, a large shop in Maddington, they have an extensive range of products and very friendly staff. Open everyday except Saturday. A great way to spend Sunday afternoon, browsing their aisles.

Spotlight - of course !

Flowerpack - East Perth, Flowerpack is an importer and wholesaler for products used by Florists and gift packaging professionals. With fashions constantly changing, they are regularly introducing new products to keep our customers at the forefront of current trends.

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