Thursday, 12 June 2014

Mini Break Happy Times

We just celebrated the Queen's Birthday with a long weekend here in Australia & my family & I had the pleasure of going away with some great friends. We arrived at the fabulous old Bandon Grove School House on Friday evening & stoked up the open fire while we waited for the rest of the crew to arrive. This is the second year running that we have visited this place & it didn't disappoint.
The photo below is of my husband & daughter setting up a fire to roast some early morning marshmallows.
Below is the view from my bed, looking out to the cows grazing in the neighbour's paddock.
Stoking up the fire on arrival.
Our turn to cook Saturday night, we made two massive paellas.
We stripped our citrus trees before we left home, taking along delicious fresh oranges, limes & loads of mandarins.
On the drive out of town I dropped in two skirts to local shop Mooch Inside, hot of the machine! 
A great weekend of conversation with true friends, fresh air & way too much delicious food. Good for the soul.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Back in the saddle


I have been enjoying putting in some time back at the sewing machine recently. Many hours I would go down to my studio space & pull out fabrics one after the other, mixing & matching colours & prints. So many ideas, so many potential projects, but no actual sewing up.
I've come to realise that I work in bursts, the original 'all or nothing girl' am I. 
I'm loving the results of my latest burst of creativity.
Beautiful cushions with appliquéd cockatoo & parakeet images on a zig zaggy background. 
I have also been whipping up some pretty girls skirts with a contrast yellow linen trimmed hem. I love these prints.
Striking geometric print.
Pretty print of tree swings. I've been holding on to this print for a while now & just love how it looks made up in this skirt
I'd love to know what you have been making of late.

Monday, 23 December 2013

New holiday workshops

Hi exciting news!!
A new cafe/gallery is opening at Avoca on the corner of The Round Drive & Avoca Drive. LikeMinds is its name & I will be running kids/tweens/teens creative workshops on Tuesday & Wednesdays during January from this exciting new space. I'll be commencing classes on January 7th with Make a Dreamcatcher 
10am-1pm $60. For kids aged 7-12yrs
All materials are included & a drink & snack provided.
January 8th Make a Dreamcatcher ages 10-16yrs. Details as for previous date.
Stay tuned for the program for future weeks.
It is going to be loads of cool, creative fun.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Loving life


Hi, I have been having loads of fun in my veg patch lately. It has been such a long time since it has looked so good & provided so much. It was neglected for at least 12mths while we renovated our house but is now going great guns.
This was last Sundays harvest. Yum.
I have also started a cottage style garden on the bare patch between the kid's trampoline & the veg patch. Very excited to have grown my first ever Delphinium as they were in my Grandma's wedding bouquet.
This baby King Parrot is very tame & a frequent visitor to our back yard. Do you have any little beasties that call upon you at home? Below is a photo I took today showing our sunroom at the front of the house. On the red chair are 2 cushions that I have just added to my etsy shop.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Sunsets, pretty frocks & budgies


I finished stitching up these pretty dresses last night. They look so ready for a hot summer being such a lovely cool, light Japanese lawn.
A couple of weeks ago my daughter brought home a little house guest for the weekend, Rosie the Kindergarten budgie from her classroom at school. You can imagine my excitement when I laid eyes on that great cage protector, what an awesome Eighties style print
Last night was the best sunset I have seen in such a long time. Quite an eery glow of orange, looked a like a fire in the sky. I wondered to myself if this is what the end of the earth looked like but then thought it was just too stunningly beautiful to be anything so sinister.
Just another miracle turned on by Mother Nature.

Friday, 20 September 2013

Trade Fair Yeah!

Focalpoint Home are presenting Sean the Prawn cushions at the Reed Gift Fair over the next four days in Darling Harbour Sydney. I'm looking forward to seeing their stall as it always looks gorgeous & I'm thrilled to have this opportunity to widen our profile.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Dreamy prototype

Today I've been working on my sample to show the kids for the Sew & Sews Make A Dreamcatcher Creative Workshop.