One thing I love about living in Canberra is how easy it is to get away, either to the coast or into the bush. There's something about wandering about in nature that I always find inspiring, from breathing the fresh air, exploring the landscape and sharing the joy of spotting plants and animals with my little… Continue reading Inspiration from Nature
Receiving a hamper is always a lovely surprise! There's the joy of unwrapping and finding treasures within. Knowing they are featuring some of the best of what your local region offers is a bonus. Sharwood Hampers are based in the town of Bungendore and each hamper is carefully put together by the lovely Sharon Isherwood, using fabulous Canberra-region… Continue reading New Stockist: Sharwood Hampers
The Australian Wandarrah Etsy team has a lovely blog featuring items from Australian Etsy stores. I'm so pleased to see my fingerless gloves alongside so many other beautiful items in their collection for babies and children. Thanks Australian Wandarrah team! You can take a look at the lovely finds here.
I had a stall at the amazing Handmade Canberra markets this weekend just gone. They're incredibly well run, have the loveliest people coming through and friendly, talented stall holders. It was a pleasure to be there once again. This was my 5th market and I loved seeing the familiar faces of my regular customers and it was great… Continue reading March Handmade Markets
I use the words 'beautiful, earth-friendly, handmade' to describe what I make. I often see the term 'earth-friendly' used, and it's certainly one of those phrases that conjures up an image, but it doesn't necessarily mean anything quantifiable. So, I thought I'd explain a bit about what I mean when I use that term in my business! I like… Continue reading Earth-friendly explained
When I discovered The Local Look around 8 months ago, I was immediately taken by their ethos and passion for Canberra. Produced by the lovely Sheena Ireland, The Local Look was born from a desire to shop local and support Canberra business owners and creative artists. I was thrilled to be featured in the Local Look e-magazine in December (with gorgeous photography by… Continue reading Taking a look at The Local Look
I'm excited to be back at the amazing Handmade Canberra markets this March on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th. I'm also thrilled to be alongside so many amazing makers from around Australia. As well as showcasing some of my new designs, along with some old favourites, I'll certainly be doing my own shopping. If you haven't… Continue reading Hooray for Handmade!
Phew, what a year 2015 was! The months seemed to rush by with no sign of slowing down. For me, last year was jam-packed with family, friends, sewing, knitting, cooking, holidays, school, markets and keeping shops stocked. It was a lot of fun, but super busy. When 2016 arrived, I made one "resolution" of sorts, and that… Continue reading A long time coming…
I love knitting. I love the relaxing nature of the knitting process, I love the amazing range of patterns that are available, I love the incredible wool, alpaca and other fibres available, the colours, well, everything really! Ok, maybe not un-ravelling... I also love that it's a craft that has been around for quite a while… Continue reading Knit one, purl one…
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