Saturday, December 23, 2006

Jewels for Blokes

Unisex pendants made from pebbles and beachglass: for the bloke who drinks beer, quaffs chardonnay or just has rocks in their head!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

In Flight

On certain days the air is filled with butterflies. Shannon Garson's Butterfly vessels.

Monday, December 18, 2006


Bubblegum rings by Liana Kabel. Made from recycled Tupperware.

Friday, December 15, 2006


Sarah Bowe knows the art of gift giving. Handmade gift cards to enjoy, cherish and celebrate.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Tiny Dishes

Kylie Johnson, ceramics

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Lucy Goes to Manhattan

Rebecca Ward - for Glam-r-Us
St silver, silk, swarovski crystal

Friday, December 08, 2006

Pretty in Pink

All sweetness and light are Kylie Johnson's pink floral ceramic earings.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Daisy Chain

Daisy Chain bracelets by Liana Kabel.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

The Amulet Collection

Florence Forrest's contemporary folk art explores the significance of decoration as protection as well as delight.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The Day Arrived!

The Delightful Things Event was a wonderful and successful day!

Thank-you from all of us at the Umbrella Collective, we are looking forward to more Umbrella events in the coming year. Stay tuned to the blog to see more of what the Umbrella Collective has to offer.

Friday, November 24, 2006


Jetson earrings by Liana Kabel.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Hopping down the Bunny Trail

Sarah Bowe's linen bunnies stand up for one another in their smart Japanese fabric and denims.

Sea Jewels Necklaces

Rebecca Ward- Necklaces made with recycled glass and sterling silver.

Botanical Bowls

These wide lipped bowls, by Shannon Garson, detail a single leaf like a botanist's sketch book; within, the fine porcelain is washed with a glowing pastel hue.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006


MoonBeans fall from the moon on bright nights. They are seeds from the Gaint Cassia Tree that grows on the moon. They are particularly lucky for travellers.

MoonBeans are from Flying Star Toys by Florence Forrest.

Windchime Earrings

Vintage knitting needle earrings by Liana Kabel.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Threads Revisted

Rebecca Ward.
Bead wraps incorporating vintage and new beads, st silver.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Wild Violets

Shannon Garson's porcelain is the canvas for her exquisite hand drawn and painted bowls. Here the Australian Violet seems to emerge from the morning mist.

Saturday, November 18, 2006


Meet TechGnoMe, they come from the Virtual Magic Forest. They are super happy and with their magic tassle they are super lucky too. TechGnoMe would love to live in your Virtual Garden (that is your computer desk ;) or anywhere that needs some fun. They are sure to bring you a happier day!

TechGnoMe are a Flying Star Toy by Florence Forrest.


Tupperware necklaces by Liana Kabel.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Merry & Bright

Christmas cards, new from Red Felt Flower.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Delightful Drawings

Kylie Johnson - original art

Map to the Umbrella Collective Sale

delightful things direct from the makers

saturday 25 november 2006
9am -3pm

st francis theological college
233 milton road milton
entrance via baroona rd

parking available
cash or cheque only
refreshments available

umbrella collective
phone kylie 0429 330073

Soft Pleasures

Wrap yourself in the soft pleasure of patchwork. Sarah Bow's linen scarfs will envelope you like a seaside dream.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Pebbles in Pebbles

Rebecca Ward. Pebbles collected from NZ beaches- orange from Katiki, gray from Okarito.

Monday, November 13, 2006


Knitwit necklace by Liana Kabel.
One-of-a-kind necklaces made from vintage knitting needles.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Novas Infinite!

Novas Infinite are from another dimension. Their name means "Beings of Infinite Light". They came to our dimension in the mid 1990s and have been popping in ever since. Interestingly, they feed on electromagnetic radiation and so love to sit near TVs and computers.

This Novas Infnite is from the Limited Edition range.

For more of the story see Here to Help - Novas Infinite

Novas Infinite are a Flying Star Toy by Florence Forrest.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Wayside Beauty

Shannon Garson captures the fennel flower - a wayside herb with a delicate poetry.

Monday, November 06, 2006

The Sweet Smell

Sarah Bowe is famous for her packaging: beautifully wrapped soap sealed with a vintage postage stamp.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Who's got the Button?

Kylie Johnson has delved into her antique button collection to make ceramic earrings with a vintage look.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Nana, the Log Lady

Nana Mouskouri meets the Log Lady.

Friday, October 27, 2006

I see Red

Bloomin Brooch by Liana Kabel

Thursday, October 26, 2006

To the Sea

Australian Pelican close up

The Australian Pelican is one of the Coastal Bird series from Flying Star Toys.

Say It With Flowers

The eponymously named Red Felt Flower by the lovely Sarah Bowe.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Poppies in Porcelain

Shannon Garson's porcelain bowls capture the delicate petals of the poppy.

Hair Control System For Neo-Luddites


Saturday, October 21, 2006

A pocket full of Posies

Vintage Flower earrings by Liana Kabel

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Labels of Love

The gift that keeps giving. Small ceramic Quote Tags by Paper Boat Press - the Art of Kylie Johnson.

His and Hers

Jack & Jill bobby pins by Liana Kabel.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Christmas Things

saturday 25 november 2o06
9am -3pm

delightful things direct from the makers

st francis theological college
233 milton road milton
entrance via baroona rd

parking available
cash or cheque only
refreshments available

umbrella collective
phone kylie 0429 330073

sarah bowe red felt flower
florence forrest flying star toys
shannon garson porcelain
kylie johnson paper boat press
liana kabel plastic girl jewellery
rebecca ward jewellery

Sea Jewels

Inspired by beach glass...

Monday, October 16, 2006


Who said it's a one pet state? MajicCatsMini will have the final meow and send Rover running away with his tail 'tween his legs....

Wear it's At!

Knitwit Bangles by Liana Kabel

Tea in the Tropics

"Paddock " porcelain bowls by Shannon

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Twinkle Little Star

Red Spotty Star ornaments by Paper Boat Press - the Art of Kylie Johnson.

Pimmie want a Cracker?

Pimmie Parrots from Florence Forrest's Contemporary Folk Art and Flying Star Toys.