Wednesday, March 5, 2014


I've finally created myself a 'Page' on Facebook.

I used to have one a few years ago... 
But I deleted it. I started getting spam messages from people I didn't know. I didn't like it.

I had a website and a blog. That was enough.

Unfortunately though, my website isn't 'up-and-running' at the moment, and hasn't been for a while...
and I haven't had the inspiration to compose blog posts and upload lots of photos... 
or take many photos, for that matter... 

I've been having some time away from Salamanca Market as well, now that there's a new baby in the house... 
so I thought I'd better make it possible for people to contact me. If they need to.

Heres the link:

I'll try to keep it updated regularly...

Monday, October 28, 2013


This poor blog has been very neglected...
It's been soooooooo long since I posted anything.
Also, my website is currently offline.
Geez. How slack.

Sorry if anyone has been trying to contact me...
I'm actually having some time away from work at the moment.

Because I've been busy making something else...
A baby.
She was born three weeks ago and as you can imagine, is taking up most of my time.

But she's beautiful, so I don't mind.
I'll get back to work at some stage...

One day.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


Craft work at the beach house.
Making felt flower brooches.
Hundreds of them.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Help for little Ruby.

As well as making the usual new stock for my market stall this week, I've also 
made up a few special bags for a good cause.

Little 2 year old Ruby has right-sided hemiplegia cerebral palsy, caused by a stroke she had before she was born.
 Due to this, she can't move her right hand and leg as well as she should be able to.
 There is an exciting therapy to help with this, called AcquireC (a form of constraint-induced movement therapy), available in Birmingham, Alabama.

This therapy costs $15,000 and goes for four weeks.
Flights and accommodation are additional to that.
Her family are holding an online auction to raise money for her therapy trip to the US.

If you would like to donate an item or make a purchase to help Ruby get the treatment she needs, please head on over here:

Thank you.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Wrap vests.
My own pattern. 
One size fits most.
In a range of fabrics.

All handmade by me.

I've been wearing this design for at least two years.
That's how long ago I made the first wrap vest for myself.
Finally I'm making them for others to wear too.

Available from my stall (site 90) at Salamanca Market - Hobart.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


The littlest lady of the house.
Our cheeky and mischievous kitty.

She's sometimes a bit naughty... but she's so soft and cuddly.

Friday, June 22, 2012


I've been making so many of these lately.
Woollen felt flower brooches.

They look great on the Wrap vests I designed.
I give away a free brooch with every vest I sell.
They're also popular with young girls to pin on their beanies.
Or older ladies to pin on their scarves.

They're fairly quick to sew together, and it's something I can do while I'm sitting
in the cold at Salamanca Market on a Saturday.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Snap it : {a self portrait}.

Joining in over at Faithhopeandawholelottalove.
The theme for this week is {a self portrait}.

So... this is ME.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Fabric stash.

Lately I've been trying to use up some of my fabric stash.
I've got piles of fabric taking up space in the cupboard.

Some are great vintage prints. 
Others are not so vintage.

I think I'll be turning lots of these into skirts. 

I used to be more precious about my fabric.
Almost afraid to cut into it. 
Wanting to keep it.  Collect it.  Preserve it.
Especially if it was a good quality vintage print.
Because I knew that I'd probably never get it again.

But now, I'm happy to chop up a curtain and make a skirt.
Or turn a tablecloth into a bag.
Or a blanket into a vest.

It's much better that it's out there, being used and admired
 than folded up, hidden away in the cupboard.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The beach house.

I've had a couple of weeks away from the market.
I'm fighting off the flu.  And coping with tonsilitis.
Or bronchitis.  Or both.

A few nights away at the beach house with the family was great.
No television.  No internet.  No phone.

Long walks on the beach - wearing jumpers, coats and gumboots.
Lounging around in jarmies all day.
Reading.  A bit of crochet.  Boardgames in front of the fire.
Watching movies on the laptop.

Spending time together.
It was lovely.
Just what I needed.