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Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday Friends - West Australian Etsy Sellers - petrafanella

Welcome one and all to the latest edition of Friday Friends. It has been a very busy week for Maddabling and Friday has found me to be quite weary ! I am looking forward to a relaxing weekend to recharge. Maddabling will be hosting a giveaway on the Maddabling blog once 700 likers on facebook are reached - stay tuned !
This week it is my great pleasure to introduce a fellow sandgroper, Etsy Seller and team captain/founder of the brand new Western Australian Street Team on Etsy. Meet my new Friday Friend - Peta of petrafanella !

Peta creates (as per petrafanella's Shop Announcement) winter fashion accessories, unique handmade women's fashion, knitted scarves, cowls, necklaces, brooches, accessories and other goodness.
Here a few simply gorgeous items that I had to share with you that I discovered when looking through the petrafanella store ! Something for you to consider perhaps to update your wardrobe ? Cool Autumn days are just around the corner .......

Apron Wrap Top with Print - Aqua and Brown 
Machine Knitted Scrunch Scarf
Machine Knitted Scrunch Scarf
Time dear readers for you to take some time out to enjoy the words that Peta has lovingly knitted together for you, so you can share in her craft, inspirations and aspirations. Have a fantastic weekend, see you all next week for Wednesday Wishes xo

The petrafanella Yarn

Peta Galloway is the head, heart and soul behind knitwear label petrafanella. the label was created after Peta graduated from a three year course in fashion and textile design, and has been featured in Perth Fashion Festival, StyleAID and the Everywoman Expo. The name petrafanella comes from a pet name that my mum used to call me as a little girl. I love the sound of it and the way it rolls off your tongue. As a name for my label it makes me think of cosiness, comfort and playfulness, as well as just the right mix of style and practicality. All petrafanella garments are versatile and are handmade by myself in the creative space I can find between work and motherhood.

I love the way that children dress without rules - layering all of their favourite items in any way that makes them happy. petrafanella garments are designed to be cherished and played with - wrapped, scrunched, pinned, tucked, layered, tied, buttoned, mixed and made your own.

I am completely obsessed with the smell and feel of yarns (especially hand spun and hand-dyed), the shape and feel of buttons and the endless possibility of colour combinations. All of my items are created from original petrafanella patterns and 90% of the pieces are one of a kind. As soon as I start creating something new, i feel full of inspiration and excited about the direction it may go.

Ultimately my goal is for the label to gain success as a cottage industry. It is really important to me to stay involved in all aspects of the creation of petrafanella items.

Lovely readers, want to see and read more about petrafanella ? Here are some links for you to tempt you :

Visit the Petrafanella website here :  http://www.petrafanella.com/

Buy gorgeous things from Etsy here : http://www.etsy.com/shop/petrafanella

or from this sweet online store : http://georgielove.com/

AND if you are an Etsy Seller in Western Australia why not check out the newly formed team on WA Street Team on ETSY : http://www.etsy.com/teams/11638/western-australia-street-team


  1. Thanks so much Maddo for this post and for promoting Australian and West Australian sellers!!

  2. Everything looks so beautiful. Lovely article too.