Make it Perfect

The 'Charleston' embroidery kit sample

The ‘Charleston’ embroidery kit sample

Many, many thanks to Toni at 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.


It’s Been a While..

It’s been a few weeks since I added a post. Life has been busy, good busy. The lead up to the school holidays was full of report and curriculum writing for school, not to mention meetings, meetings, meetings. School holidays were great, with my niece 10 year old niece Kate coming to stay for a week, and then my Mum for 10 days. We had a great time, lots of laffs and shopping and eating… No creative time during the holidays, but quite frankly, my brain was feeling a bit burnt out. Now I’m back in school, the kids are great and I’m getting back into my own work.

The Melbourne Craft and Quilt Fair was on over the weekend and I went along for a few hours. I wore one of my new tunic tops made with three of my fabrics and took along some business cards. Met a couple of really nice ladies at ‘Sew Materialistic’. They have an online store (check it out) and their stuff really appealed to me. . Their fabrics are really fresh and cheerful. Good, clear colours and their other products are also lovely.

They were really kind and asked me about my top. I told them that I’d made the pattern for the top and designed the fabrics. They asked me if I’d been ‘picked up’ by a fabric company yet. How nice! They suggested Riley Blake as they thought my designs would fit with them. I’ve emailed Riley Blake to see if they take design submissions and I’m waiting to hear.

day one

This is day one of my blog which I hope will inspire you to create. I’ll include things which inspire me, my own textiles work and some free tutorials. Oh, and copious photos of my dogs, who are always very helpful in the workroom…