If the end of summer has got you feeling a little down in the dumps, these knitting and crochet patterns are sure to put a smile back on your dial.

If you'd told us beautiful stationery could be crafted from piles of old, used newspapers, we mightn't have believed it. But the proof is here.

dear golden vintage

10:00am Wednesday, 25 Feb.

Flippy skirts, cinched-in waists and wide-necked lapels, oh my!

retrowhale's righteous prints

10:00am Tuesday, 24 Feb.

Plug in your hair crimper and hit play on your Simple Minds cassette, because these illustrations are likely to induce a spell of '80s-inspired nostalgia.

everlasting flowers

10:00am Thursday, 19 Feb.

Handmade bouquets are a pretty neat way to make sure your blooms stick around for longer than just a couple week.

sipping 9 to 5

10:00am Sunday, 15 Feb.

If you've been working 9 to 5 trying to make a living, this handmade clay mug plastered with Dolly Parton's, well, mug might just be the perfect way to wind down after a grueling day on the job.

portuguese wonders

4:00pm Saturday, 07 Feb.

Portugal: a country of stunning patterned tiles, mouth-watering custard tarts and, as it turns out, a truckload of wonderful kitschy bits and bobs.

the make lab

10:00am Sunday, 25 Jan.

The Make Lab is a group of clever Melbourne artists who make pretty bits for you to pin to your collar or string carefully around your neck.

ana de lima illustration

10:00am Friday, 23 Jan.

Being snuggled up to a sausage under a blanket of fries would be a pretty great way to nod off, don't you think?

pita pata diva swimwear

4:00pm Wednesday, 14 Jan.

The range is basically the swimwear equivalent of a bright, bursting bunch of blooms.

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