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!
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…
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
I'm always looking for new challenges with knitting or sewing and children's birthday presents can present the perfect opportunity! I'd been wanting to make a zippered pencil case for ages, so seized the chance when a birthday party was coming up. I had bought some coloured pencils and thought a case to go with them would… Continue reading A new challenge