Saturday, 31 October 2009

Where Has The Time Gone

The most beautiful sunny Saturday and I'm here at the studio trying to get on top of the over-due orders from Kids In Style! Sorry to all those left waiting. Thanks to the website that I stole this image from (hhhmmm, was it Babyology? or LMNOP?....or maybe Brooke from Magnolia Square took this one).

Friday, 21 August 2009

KIS (Kids In Style) ME

I joined the exhibitors at Kids In Style (Life In Style) a couple of weeks ago. It was a whole new kind of experience. I was there for 5 days plus set-up day and it ran over the weekend. By the time I finished I felt like I had been in a time warp and lost a week.....but gained a whole lot of orders!

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

A Few Days In Sydney

I'm just back from 6 days in Sydney and the first Magnolia Square event at Randwick. As I've said many a time, I'm a slow blogger....hence the post-event information!
I was nicely positioned in front of the entrance (lucky me) and right next to Belinda from Baobab. Belinda was a great neighbour, who brought in hoards of loyal repeat customers. I picked up a really cool summer weight hoody for Khiem! Then I had to find something for Thuy...luckily the Real Chai lady was nearby!
The media breakfast on Friday morning was fun; not least because I was awarded the LMNOP 'favourite' or was it 'loves' award? It was VERY exciting to finally win an award. Jenny and Ian from LMNOP were lovely. A trip to Sydney means you get to put faces to names, since that's where EVERYONE seems to be! I was thinking about that as our plane decended down into the clouds to Melbourne airport on Sunday afternoon and I started to shiver!

Saturday, 27 June 2009


Zac and a bad-ass monkey.
Monkey and friends!


Thuy and Feride have been sending me really cute and interesting images for my blog for about 2 years and I never put them on! So I'm going to put as many of them as I can find all in a row. I won't be able to credit any of the images as I'm not sure where they all come from. I might revisit some of them later with more info.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009


The family and i are heading to Sydney next week to show case Maiike at Magnolia Square being held at The Tea House, Royal Randwick Racecourse. I really hope the weather holds out to make it a bit of a holiday too!

Monday, 8 June 2009

Bad Egg

This is the 5th Bad Egg. They've all got happy homes.....mostly slightly 'bad-blokes' seem to be drawn to them! Maybe I'll put the word out and see if we can get some images of the other Bad Eggs at play. I've even heard that some of them have been given names! I'll try to keep you posted on this one.

Friday, 15 May 2009

Muku of Ripponlea

My old friend Aya, from Japan (now a Melburnian) has just celebrated Muku's first year. Muku stock's organic products, mostly children's wear form Japan and New Zealand. You'll find Aya and Anju working hard at Muku Monday to Saturday down on Glen Eira Rd, Ripponlea.

Coffee Distress

Bleary eyed, reaching blindly for the caffetier......

Little Toys

A toy joining the flock. No face yet in these pictures. I didn't realise how great the colours were together until I started lining them up as I finished stitching up their stuffing holes!

Friday, 8 May 2009


Finally a way to use teeny-weeny pieces of wool. It's SO hard to throw them away but they pile up and up. You might not believe it but I have about 5 x 140lt tubs full of scraps! That's 700 litres of wool scraps....then there's the 30 x 55lt tubs of big bits. 1650 litres of jumpers! I have to stop calculating, it's far too worrying.
Anyway, little grey and aqua Sleepy-Mo, made from the above piece, is second from the left. He has nice little eyes made from wool felt by Winterwood. It's the first time I've used real wool felt and I love it. It just can't be compared to the poly-nylon-blah-blah-blah from Spotlight!

April's Quilts

I'm posting pictures of April quilts, half way through May! Some went off to Turner and Lane in Malvern, and some went off to The Owl And The Pussy Cat in Sandringham.

Red For Warmth

A few red things going on in the studio at the moment.

Thursday, 23 April 2009


A creation for Milly Sleeping's BORROW exhibition which was way back in March but I'm the worst blogger so I'm only getting around to telling you now! Each exhibitor was encouraged to use found flotsam from their studio. Mine was a sweat top and hat barnacaled by wool and cotton jersey.....and I'm extremely excited that the hat has sold! I hope to see someone maybe cycling around the streets of Melbourne with jersey mohawk flying.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Pene Re-Constructed

My lovely Penelope Durston jumper that I bought from Milly Sleeping then promptly grew out of has had new life sewn into it!

Friday, 17 April 2009

K & the Big Bunny

Image courtesy of Thuy Vy!!

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Baby Doll

I've been learning how to use some of the more interesting features on my camera rather than just 'auto' all the time. I think this might mean a lot more posts from me! These are all photos from home....but I'll get around to photographing the studio soon too! (and some of the up-coming pieces of work).