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
The Autumn days are growing longer and a cool chill is descending in the evening. Winter is around the corner with sniffles and sneezes to follow. The humble hanky, although often overlooked, is incredibly practical and will never shred in the wash, leaving little specks of white all over your black tee. They are a… Continue reading The humble hanky
It's not quite summer yet, but the weather is warming up and the plants are looking thirsty. The bright sunshine calls for vibrant colours and I love these vintage cotton fabrics for that reason. I've made some simple skirts and hairbands from my stash of vintage treasures. Headbands are great in summer for keeping hair… Continue reading A vintage summer