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Hello Again

March 28, 2012

Well hasn’t it been a while?!

I’ve been fairly busy over the past year and (if you hadn’t noticed) given my Etsy store and blog a break. But good news is on the horizon! I’ve been able to put some serious thought and creative time into reopening the store with a new focus.

Soon I’ll be getting back into selling hand made treats, but this time with the adults in mind. I’ve been painting, printing and sewing and all for the Etsy store. I will also be attending various Sydney markets for those in the area. Look for me in a month or so to see the new goods first hand 🙂

In the mean time I’ve been doing some work for a number of freelance clients. One of which is a friend named Francesca who is about to embark on a major journey. She will be moving to a small town in Southern India as a volunteer with Engineers Without Borders. I’ve helped her to pull together a blog where friends, families and colleagues can follow her projects, adventures and cultural experiences abroad.

Keep up with here at her new blog Francesca In India!

More to come soon 🙂


Saul Bass new release…ish

January 24, 2011

It may be an obvious or cliche choice for favorite designer…but I really do love Saul Bass. He is best known for his poster design as well as his creative approach to opening titles in film. For those of you not into old movies and poster art, you’ll know his logo for United Airlines.

I was excited to find today that his film,”Why Man Creates”, created in 1968 was for the first time uploaded to youtube in it’s entirety. The film explores and discusses the nature of creativity as it is broken down into 8 stages.

It aired for the first time, as a shortened version,  on the first broadcast of “60 Minutes” in 1968, and also won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.

Feast your eyes on the genius of Saul Bass!



Sunswift World Record

January 11, 2011

Thank you to my loyal readers that continued to stop by while I was away. I’ve been granted my Australian Residency and have moved from New York to Sydney again. Things have been busy but now that I am settled I plan to get back to writing. Unfortunately, the Megnificent Made Etsy store will be on hold for a while longer. I’ll let you know when I get back to making hand made treats for you!

In the mean time there is exciting news to report! I’d like to congratulate the Sunswift Solar Car Racing team from the University of New South Wales on their Guinness World Record for fastest solar car.

Sunswift World Solar Car Record

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The car, nick named IVy, beat the 22 year old record by 10 k/hr and came in around 88.5 k/hr. Congratulations to the Sunswift team!

Picnic Perfect

May 5, 2010

I am in Australia right now to attend my boyfriend’s graduation with his PhD in engineering. To celebrate, I am throwing him a party in the park with a picnic theme. I’ve really enjoyed putting together fun picnic gingham prints in red and blue. I promise to take photos of the finished event!

Australia right now is slipping into winter…although it is an unusually sunny autumn. For those in the north gearing up for summer, here are some picnic etsy finds to get you in gear!

Upcycled Vintage picnic blanket by SewnNatural

Upcycled Vintage picnic blanket by SewnNatural

Wicker Picnic Basket by Ravennasgirlvintage

Wicker Picnic Basket by Ravennasgirlvintage

Fan Shaped Basket Purse by TimelessTotes

Fan Shaped Basket Purse by TimelessTotes

Red Gingham Bow Picnic Sash Dress by CoralieBeatrix

Red Gingham Bow Picnic Sash Dress by CoralieBeatrix

Accentuate the Negative

April 27, 2010

While I am up in the air on my way to Sydney, I thought I would share with you the wonderful art of illustrator Noma Bar.

Noma was born and raised in Israel but currently lives and works in London as an illustrator and graphic designer. He has worked for publications like New York Times, Esquire, The Guardian and Time Out London. Most recently he has published a book called “Guess Who? The Many Faces of Noma Bar” that features beautiful caricature style illustrations that utilize shape, color and manipulation of negative space. See if you can figure out these portraits and find the hidden elements that give their identity away.

Shop Notice!

April 27, 2010

I will be leaving for Australia on Wed. April 28 and will return again on May 18. For that time the Megnificent Made store will be in Vacation mode.

Thank you for your patience!

Liza Rietz

February 27, 2010

This morning I stumbled on a designer from Portland, Oregon. She has been creating custom clothing since 2001 and has sold her designs to high-end boutiques in major cities across the US and even has her own shop in Portland. You can find her designs at her web page,, or stop by her Etsy Store!

Her designs are unique and beautifully structured, and completely wearable! I really like that her clothing is made with clean natural fabrics, and the pow comes from unique silhouettes and structures and folds that are very unique and very well done.

Ruffle Dress by Lizarietz

Ruffle Dress by Lizarietz

Kimono Sleeve Jumpsuit by Lizarietz

Kimono Sleeve Jumpsuit by Lizarietz

Wool Cloche Light Gray by Lizarietz

Wool Cloche Light Gray by Lizarietz


Patina Purse

January 23, 2010

Patina Camera Wristlet by Megnificent Made

Patina Camera Wristlet by Megnificent Made

Only one of these pretty little purses available at Megnificent Made 🙂 It’s a favorite so get it while it’s hot!

Happy New Year!

December 31, 2009

Happy New Year everyone!

Merry Christmas to all!

December 25, 2009

and to all a good night!

I’m exhausted from the festivities and I’ll be tucking in for a bit of a winter nap. Enjoy the holidays and I’ll see you on the other side!