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I'm a creative gal who loves eating, making and discovering second-hand treasures
Interests: collage, garage sales, sculpture, sewing, fabric, aprons, trawling through op shops and trash and treasure markets, snuggling with my pussy cat, enjoying good coffee, cooking and savouring good food, second-hand bookstores, japanese aesthetics, growing herbs and veg, collecting 1950s furniture and decorative objects, patchwork..., dressing creatively
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Mar 15, 2010
What have a been doing for the past few months? Many things. This is one of them. Tunics made by combining two men's shirts. Nice and breezy for the summer that has come early. Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2009 at My Weblog
I can't get those beautiful "boro" textiles out of me head! So, instead of skirt-making as I had planned, I found myself digging through my ridiculously disorganized piles (and I mean- PILES) of fabric in search of blue remnants to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2009 at My Weblog
Peharps it was the prelude to summer weather which took me by suprise yesterday, but I find myself shaking off my naturally autumnal pallete and gravitating towards more temperate colours. These two skirts I worked on today reflect that. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2009 at My Weblog
Browsing the web today I came across some of the most beautiful artworks I have ever seen -Japanese Boro textiles. I can't believe I've never seen/heard of them before. Dating from the early to mid 1900s they are evidence of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2009 at My Weblog
When you run your own business, holidays tend to become a mere concept -something nice that other people do. But the fact is, we all need a break from the commitments of daily life. So, having booked a stall at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2009 at My Weblog
So call me a geek, but I love libraries. I'm not a big fan of catalogues. I prefer to just wander through the aisles of shelves and browse. Usually, my most interesting discoveries come from finding a lone book shoved... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2009 at My Weblog
Just wanted to share what has become of all the left-over jacket pockets that have been hanging around in my studio post jacket neck piece making. Each bag has four roomy pocket (two on each side) to accomodate all that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2009 at My Weblog
After a spate of jacket surgery I found myself left with a bag full of jacket arms. What to do with them? Answer:Cozy patchworked wool scarves. I attached a cuff to each of the scarves so that one end can... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2009 at My Weblog
So here is a sample of my latest batch of jacket tunics. There are more pics on my Flikr site or if you like what you see, and you're a Melbournian, pop into Olive Grove, where there are some others... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2009 at My Weblog
Guess what! I'm published! In a book, with colour pics and my words...well almost. Recieved a letter in the mail late last week telling me that I will be included in the new edition of "Handmade in Melbourne" which, as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2009 at My Weblog
Last time I posted I was pretty sick and run-down ,so I've been trying to take a step back from the frenetic madness that has been the past few months. I've taken a break from markets for a few weeks... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2009 at My Weblog
No problem, Gina. Happy to connect and share work. Actually, I spied you riding your bike on Sun morning as I was driving across town (looking very stylish;))Good luck with your 6 month pledge.
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2009 on New to old, old to new at My Weblog
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I don't do sick well. After a day convinced that I clearly MUST have Swine flu, I resigned myself to the fact that I just had a nasty version of your garden variety cold. "Just rest", my partner implored me,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2009 at My Weblog
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