Oh wow! Kennard and Kennard's new release of fabric by Amanda Brandl is just amazing. It's called Marsupials and Monotremes and celebrates some of our unique animals and plants. I've been looking forward to receiving my fabric for the blog tour and I was thrilled when I got to see this fabric in person. Seeing… Continue reading Blog tour: Marsupials and Monotremes – Wombats, platypus and echidnas on tour!
Every now and again I have the chance to collaborate with other creative people and I'm always excited about the opportunity. I was delighted to work with Bowerbird photography, two California-based photographers and film-makers and all-round amazing people. I just love what they do! They're passionate about using their skills to help others, and they… Continue reading Bower Bird photography
I've been sewing for a long time. Long enough to have built up a sizeable stash of fabric and to have seen many trends come and go. Yet I'm always impressed (and tempted!) by the creativity of fabric designers. I was delighted to discover a new Australian designer, Amanda Brandl, who's Taking Flight fabric range… Continue reading Taking Flight Blog tour!
I spotted this great article on the real cost of fast fashion by Nina Gbor for the Riot Act. It's wonderful seeing the issue of sustainable fashion and the rise of fast fashion getting discussed and explored. Fast fashion has really taken the world by storm and sadly has reduced quality and accelerated the rate we… Continue reading What do your clothes really cost?
It's probably not a surprise that I love sewing! I find it relaxing to spend time at my machine, sewing something beautiful and destined to be worn over and over again. Something I'm guilty of though is not always being so mindful of my lovely sewing machine. This year, I've resolved to take better care… Continue reading When to change that needle…
I was after some greenery for my market stall, and while browsing for plastic plants (which I didn't really want), I hit upon the idea of knitting some for myself. This way, I would avoid more plastic in my life and get a chance to use some of the green wool that I always seem… Continue reading How to knit a cactus!
This time of year feels so full of promise for the warm weather to come. Here in Canberra, the days are getting longer and warmer, the woollen jumpers are being shelved for another year and the sunscreen and hats are coming out. I've been busy making dresses for upcoming markets, and stocking in Trove Canberra in Civic… Continue reading Summer time
Do you like the idea of sipping on cups of tea (or coffee) and eating freshly baked cakes while learning the ins-and-outs of knitting in a small group, at a pace and level suited to you? After many years of saying "I'll run a knitting workshop", I finally did it! I guess it took me… Continue reading Who likes crafternoon tea?
I'm excited to have a selection of my organic cotton and bamboo wash-cloths available in Bamboo Lulu's beautiful online store. These wash-cloths are so versatile! Use them instead of disposable wipes at nappy change time, for bathing baby, cleaning up after feeding time, as a burp cloth and cleaning the inevitable spills and messes with… Continue reading New stockist: Bamboo lulu
The Handmade Cooperative have put together a great list of Australiana for babies and children. I was delighted to see my koala baby pants featured along with gorgeous items by other Australian makers. You can find details of the items in the picture here: Emu print by Nicole Barros Vegemite earrings by FMAU Floral journal by Sarah Emily… Continue reading Fabulous Australiana