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 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!
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
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'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