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!
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 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
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
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!