Sunday, July 5, 2009

Rome Wasn't Built in a Day...

...Nothing beautiful and extraordinary ever was!!!

So when I placed an order for the most exquisite hand knitted mittens, gloves and long fingerless mittens from Mel Paton Crochet, I just knew there would have to be a wait... Surprisingly they were all made up for me in such little time for what I've received - and it has definitely been well worth it!

So... Come to the Curious Oyster Shoppe soon and check out these sublime, 100% Australian Wool beauties....

And a little bit of Q & A for the star artisan...

Q. Who are you?
A. I'm a 31 year old primary school teacher and crochet designer from Perth, WA.

Q. What do you make?
A. I make luxury fingerless mittens, eco-friendly makeup removal wipes and washcloths, and quirky kids toys. But I'm always inventing new patterns.

Q. What are you favourite materials to create with?
A. I use Pure Australian Wool for my mittens to support Aussie farmers. It's also great quality, easy to care for and feels so good. I use Natural Undyed Cotton on my makeup removal d
iscs and washcloths. It's gentle on the skin, natural and contains no dyes. I love vintage buttons, so use them on some of my mittens.

Q. Fashion style?
A. Vintage and handmade all the way!

Q. Favourite music?
A. Indie pop and post-punk - Belle & Sebastian, Vivian Girls, The Vaselines, Electrelane, Sonic Youth.

In store at the end of this week... Curious Oyster Shoppe: 158-160 Barkly St | St Kilda | 3182 VIC
Mittens, Gloves and Long Fingerless Mittens available online soon at


  1. They are beautiful, love the first mustard pair! xxx

  2. Me too! Race ya for it!? ha ha : )

    No I have to leave them for my customers... I must stop being so greedy... but oh it's so so tempting!

  3. Hi Annaliese!

    They are all fabulous! But especially loved the "watch" in the last pic!

    Just stopped by, too, to say have left a little award for you on my site. Additionally, am also your newest follower!

    Terrific post as always!

    Have a wonderful day & see you again soon!

    xxxLOL LOLA:)

  4. oooooowww how lovely, the gloves!!! cute cute!


  5. Congrats, I've given you an award because i think your blog is awesome!

  6. I love the gloves! Especially the second, fourth and last.


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