Nov 29, 2015

Australia Days Etsy Spotlight & Giveaway: Suze Loves Matoirs!


I love Matoirs. It's such an amazing leather shop.


I love the quality of the work and the beautiful designs.


What's great about this shop is that there's something for everyone and for every budget.


Everything is so well made and the quality of the work is great.


I love that the pieces in this shop are timeless and unique. Plus they will last for years.


I've asked Melanie, the owner of Matoirs, a few questions to find out more about her and her work:

Where did you learn your craft?

I come from a few generations of leather smiths. I’ve been in touch with leather since I was a child as my dad is a traditional book binder and i have spent many years in his workshop helping with the family business of bookbinding.
As for the leather crafting itself, it is a real mixture of what I’ve learnt from my dad, from my studies," when it comes to the pattern making and sewing", and some self taught leather crafting techniques that I have acquired through research from books and over the internet.


How did your Etsy adventure start?

I spent a lot of time searching for platforms and market places for artists and crafters to sell their wares online. Etsy was the best one I found and it ticked all the boxes for me. This is where Matoirs truly started and I’ve been a happy Etsian since.


How would you describe your style?

Matoirs is Classic and Vintage.


What inspires you?

When it comes to the traditional leather crafting i am inspired by the rustic, the vintage and the classic but i do occasionally incorporate some colourful paintings to my leather which is inspired mainly by the fauna and flora of Australia. This country is so fertile and rich in it's unique natural beauty.


What's your signature piece?

I believe it would be one my bohemian bags. The Maeva Handbag.


What are your plans for the future?

I am hoping to expand my range of products and range of colours. I would also like to offer a broader range of personalisation and tailored products for each customer's need.


Melanie's designs are simply stunning.


Check out the beautiful patterns and the fantastic designs.


You will love this Etsy store.


Enjoy browsing...


And have fun shopping!


Also, visit Melanie's website to find out more about her work and local events.


Don't forget to browse the amazing gallery.


And read the raving customer reviews.


One very lucky reader of my blog will receive a fantastic prize:


This beautiful leather journal or notebook cover (you can keep refilling this) will be for the winner of the giveaway. Good luck!

I will contact the winner via e-mail. If I don't get a reply within 60 hours the prize will go to someone else. All of my giveaways are international, you can find the official rules here.

59 comments:

  1. i like the care she put in each of er unique item and these journal/booknote are amazing!

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  2. I love the purses! Gosh, I bet they're expensive and heavy too!

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  3. Adorei as carteiras e as braceletes de relógios, mas acho que é tudo muito bonito!

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  4. Love the work & detail put into the pieces. Gorgeous leatherwork

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  5. Absolutely LOVE all the leather items! so beautiful, detailed and unique!

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  6. The purses are beautiful, the designs on the items are beautiful as well.

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  7. Finally! A journal cover perfect for uhm, keeping my journal look organized without the flipped pages. XD

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  8. I loved the purses. Very talented.

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  9. Love leather items and everything pictured is beautiful. Especially love the purses.

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  10. This shop's items are brilliant, elegant, and excellent.

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  11. i love how well made everything is x

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  12. I love the retro look of the products. They are gorgeous.

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  13. I love the intricate designs and details in the products! So well-made and simply gorgeous!

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  14. such beautiful items ... lovely work

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  15. I like the purses and I like the fact they are all made of leather :)

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  16. I especially love the diaries.

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  17. Love the details, must of taking awhile to make. Which makes it that more valuable!

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  18. She makes gorgeous thing! So much detail and time is put into them!

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  19. I like the material that se uses, the details!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. I love the beautiful leather work. There are so many things that I would like to see incorporated into my wardrobe.

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  21. The attention to detail is amazing.

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  22. Beautiful and unique designs...

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  23. The fine leatherwork takes me back to the Industrial Arts class I did in grade 6. I still have the stamped leather key holder I made. Beautiful work, and I love the watches in particular.

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  24. I love the leatherwork. The look, the smell!

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  25. What I love about this shop is how GORGEOUS everything is--the person who makes these things is very talented :)

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  26. I love the leather look, the products are beautiful.
    Amanda.

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  27. I like their originality, detail orientation. solvi19@hotmail.com

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  28. I love how beautifully crafted and unique everything is.

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  29. The leather goods look like some very quality pieces.

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  30. I like beautiful leather assesorises

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  31. everything I love the leather I love the hand made hand crafted leather pies so beautiful

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  32. The leather bags are exactly the type of classy accessories I love

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  33. Fantastic items, it's all so well made

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  34. I love how original all the items are

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  35. The items are varied and like ok like quality

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  36. The items are varied and like ok like quality

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  37. Great shop! Especially love the purses and the barretts!

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  38. The wonderful attention to detail with every piece.

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