Doing all my Craft and Sewing related blogging over at My Poppet

Doing all my Craft and Sewing related blogging over at My Poppet
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Monday, February 15, 2010

A well earned rest...

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I am going away, just for a little a lovely place over the sea. I'll need my passport and a bathing suit. Emma will need that, and so much more...any hints on travelling with babies greatly appreciated, you have 2 days...would love your input.
Business as usual re: the shop, I have staff you know...

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Folk style Valentine's Placemats...

Perfect for Valentine's day...Check out the tutorial on how to make these sweet little placemats on the Knick Knacks & Ric Rac blog.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Lucky me...

I have a new quilt, well when I say 'new' I really mean new to me, because in reality it's quite old. Oh, and when I say 'quilt' I mean more of a patchwork throw (no batting or quilting to be had). But it's so amazing and I'm lucky to have spotted it.
Hand and machine pieced from the tiniest bits of vintage fabric a very long time ago. Picked up today at the Bentleigh Market.
I spent most of the afternoon admiring the little triangles of fabric. Not perfectly pieced, some triangles bigger, some smaller (1 inch). So this week I will gently hand wash it and put it out on the line to dry, and then I might admire it some more...

Saturday, February 6, 2010


Mmm...nice new scissors. Must tether these to the sewing room.
Old stock from a shop closing down in Union rd. Ascot Vale. (across the rd from the Op Shop)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sneek peek...

A sneak peek (as promised) of the folk inspired new season range, currently in my sewing room...with more to come I hope. Influenced by this lovely guy...
No sewing today though, too hot in there, literally a 'sweat shop'!

Monday, February 1, 2010


I've always been enamoured with folk costume. The colours, layers, textures, patterns. The timeless elegance.
For a couple of seasons now I've been wanting to make a range of clothing for the store with Northern European folk influences, but for many reasons including time, I've never gotten round to it.
Also I didn't know if anyone would get it! Well, I've started making some one-off pieces that are loosely inspired...whether my customers 'get it' or not. Coming (slowly) this autumn/winter season.
I'll give you a sneak peek soon...