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.