Make it Perfect

The 'Charleston' embroidery kit sample

The ‘Charleston’ embroidery kit sample

Many, many thanks to Toni at http://www.makeitperfect.com.au who has very kindly popped images of some of my fabrics onto her blog. Toni designs and produces lovely sewing patterns for women and children (go over and have a look!) They are modern and very sewable (is that a word?). I’ve bought one and I’m delighted with it.

Today has been a glorious day here in Melbourne. This morning I went up to the Ferny Creek Horticultural Society open day and I bought a couple of gorgeous camellias to go into the backyard. Then when I got home I spent a couple of hours photographing work to upload here and onto Etsy. I had to take advantage of the great natural light! It’s been pretty dismal on weekends here and weekdays I’m in a classroom! Trapped! (not really).

I’ve got some more photgraphing to do tomorrow so that i can get some more fabric fat quarters into the etsy shop. They’ve been selling pretty well at the local markets and because I don’t keep a large amount of stock at home I haven’t had many available on Etsy.

The 'Annie Tunic' I'll make the pattern in several sizes.

The ‘Annie Tunic’ I’ll make the pattern in several sizes.

Another tunic top which I will make up into a sewing pattern

Another tunic top which I will make up into a sewing pattern

Making a quilt

Making a quilt

A few more of my fabric prints

A few more of my fabric prints

Had a play setting up props

Had a play setting up props

Kallista Market

It was a great day on Saturday up at Kallista. Even though it was freezing, there was a fantastic atmosphere. There was a fire burning, music playing, great food and a good variety of stalls. I met some REALLY nice people. My stall next-door neighbour Vicki makes gorgeous ceramic brooches, pendants and clocks. She and I and Amy (lovely person who organises the market) had such a good chat and giggle. I met a few artists who live up there and had some lovely customers. Feedback on my work was great and I really felt a part of a community. I highly recommend this market to anyone who likes to get out in the hills.

When I got home, I applied to have a stall at the Emu Plains (Balnarring) markets which start up again on October 19. It’s a curated market and I was thrilled when Vanessa got back to me almost immediately with a ‘yes, please come along’. I’ve heard really good things about this market through other stallholders. I drove by yesterday morning after breakfast at Linton’s in Mt Eliza to have a look at the space. It’s at the Balnarring Racecourse on Coolart Road. Looking forward to October.

I have a bucket of jobs to do before then. I’m in the process of making a dress pattern for my ‘Annie Tunic’ so that I can offer that for sale. I wore my own to the ‘Craft and Quilt Fair’ a couple of weeks ago and got so many compliments that I thought I’d make it available for others to make up in their own choice of fabrics.

Kallista Market This Saturday 3rd August

Hi. Just to let you know (if you are a Melbournite) that I’ll be at the Kallista Market in the Dandenongs on Saturday. It runs from 9 -2pm. It’s a really lovely community market; beautiful location, lovely food and coffee and of course, other great stalls. It’s well worth a look.