MAZE + VALE | BEDLINEN

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope it proves to be year filled with love for you + yours. I managed to squeeze in a last sewing project just before the year ticked over. My lovely friend, Leslie, from Maze and Vale worked her magic on this custom order for my girl, with Anais’ choice of design […]

CRAFT CAMP | NOVEMBER 2013

My biannual productive weekend with a posse of lovely crafty ladies. So good. WARNING: EXCESSIVE SEWING PROJECTS AHEAD. I started with some pre-cut cushions for a quick kick into gear. Feature fabric from Cloth | natural silk backing from my stash (and from my mother’s stash before that). An impromptu collaboration with Di to make […]

THE CRAFT SESSIONS RETREAT

What a fabulous weekend! The Craft Sessions inaugural craft retreat. Leslie generously collected me on Friday afternoon for the trip to the Yarra Valley and we chatted excitedly [and a little nervously] about our classes and the weekend ahead. Upon arrival The Craft Sessions Crew provided a warm welcome and our rooms were thoughtfully prepared […]

CHRISTMAS SEWING

Ah, that Christmas List? Well. Ahem. I left my run a little late and in a mad pre-Christmas panic, ended up sewing some bags for my nieces instead. Using stash fabrics, I whipped up a few bucket totes: with internal zip pocket and long shoulder straps.* Want something similar? Do check out Arounna’s beautiful work. […]

THE PAYOFF

Way back in November (seems SO long ago!) I joined some other lovely ladies for a weekend of sewing in Lancefield. Thankful for the wardrobe additions now the weather is HOT and sewing seems all too hard. Note to self: remember to document the other things I made that weekend.

MUSTARD | POUCH

I couldn’t resist purchasing a Bookhou pouch recently. I adore Arounna’s printmaking and recently foray into ceramics. Beautiful! “Borrowing” the pouch idea and while sewing with the Linear Mustard fabric I delved into my Japanese fabric stash. I triumphantly came up for air grasping this antique kimono lining fabric with antique stains and an ancient […]

MUSTARD | CUTOUT

Beautiful new fabrics and colourways from those clever I&S girls. Gorgeous linens! [I believe I was their first sale so keen was I!] Using both fabrics in a new A-line skirt: linear mustard as the feature side panel with cutout hem edge; invisible side zip to left hip; and fully lined* with matching bemsilk at […]

LIBERTY | KAGE

1.5m length of Liberty cotton + handmade binding + invisible zip to the waist = Liberty Kage Blouse! 1 more day of knit pattern giveaway so drop me a line or two.

BLOUSE | ABOUT

Joined in with a friend or two who likewise didn’t attend Craft Camp this past weekend. But got distracted… Now I am still fiddling about [grr] with a new blouse design. As you do.

LINEN SCARVES

A few new printed scarves now available in the shop. A veritable smorgasbord of our print exploration this summer!