Easter Saturday and more needle books!

April 4th, 2015
Categories: Making things

What can I say, I am suddenly obsessed with needle books! Here are three I made as little Easter gifts for friends I met up with today for a beautiful morning tea. I tried painting their portraits on each one. Where I live, Easter happens just as autumn is Keep reading →


needle books

March 21st, 2015
Categories: Making things

Last night I needed to come up with some little craft-related gifts quite quickly so I used a couple of the embroidered fabric paint splodges like the ones I showed you in this post to make two needle books. I cut the covers out of a soft Keep reading →


winter moon dolls

March 6th, 2015
Categories: Making things

Still playing with my new fabric paints I have been making some winter moon dolls. Autumn is just beginning where I live so it's funny to be thinking of winter already! But these are for the winter market I'm working towards. They're made from Keep reading →


painting, stitching, reading, listening

February 26th, 2015
Categories: nattering

Inspired by beautiful creations I saw during my recent travels in Thailand I ordered myself some fabric paints. They're brilliant! You can use a brush, just as you would with ordinary watercolours on paper, and then iron the back of the fabric  Keep reading →


a little flurry, part three: lily the elf

February 22nd, 2015
Categories: Latest news

After a steaming hot day that I've been trying to shut out with air conditioning and jugs of iced peppermint tea, I just heard the rumbles of thunder outside that mean it's time to open all the doors and windows and let the beautiful cool change in. The magpies feel it too Keep reading →


a little flurry, part two: back to chiang mai

February 22nd, 2015
Categories: nattering

I spent Christmas and New Year with A, who was still living in Chiang Mai then. It was good to return and having discovered last time what a good place it is for a person who loves making things, I was better prepared on this trip with room in my suitcase! Keep reading →


a little flurry, part one: new violets!

February 22nd, 2015
Categories: nattering

Happy hardly-new-year-at-all-any-more to anyone who still stops by! Keep reading →


christmas market

November 28th, 2014
Categories: Making things

Poor neglected blog! I suppose it is what comes of trying to lecture full time, write part time and work towards a market on the side... Anyway, if anyone still looks in now and again I thought they might like to see some things I've been making lately. They're all for a beautiful Christmas market that a small community Keep reading →


a day in the mountains

September 7th, 2014
Categories: nattering

I had the most beautiful, peaceful, inspiring Saturday this weekend, leaving my home nice and early to travel on the train up to Kallista in the Dandenong Ranges. It was mostly an excuse to see Epoche in full springtime blossom. No new season really begins for me until this little pilgrimage is made. Keep reading →


gnomes and their homes

August 10th, 2014
Categories: Making things

Poor little gnomes, they had no homes! I had some spare felt so I did my best to  create some appropriate accommodation for them. I generally find it difficult to read their expressions Keep reading →