Sewing

The rock art of Ubirr

Whilst we were in Kakadu we knew we had to explore some of the rock art, and the rock art of Ubirr has to be the best I’ve ever seen, and is apparently why Kakadu has dual World Heritage Status. I have to share! I do love a good rock formation and those on the […]

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Sewing

Zero waste waist bag

My next make from one of the Indie Pattern Designers Showcase prize patterns is the Liz Haywood Zero Waste Waist Bag. I made it from a couple of scraps of cork fabric that I had bought at the Fibres West garage sale. I didn’t know if the cork would work, but it’s pretty good. Zips […]

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Sewing

Fieldwork Molly Skirt

I had the most amazing September where I won 19 (yes 19!) patterns in a couple of different challenges. The biggest prize came from the Independent Pattern Designers Showcase and these two makes are from those patterns. First up is the Fieldwork Molly skirt. Every summer I feel as though I need a white skirt […]

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Sewing

A damn good dress!

I was lucky enough to win the Forest and Thread Damn Good Dress pattern in an Instagram competition (#MyMakesForTheMonth), and I felt that it would be a great dress for layering as the weather moved into spring. I really liked the shape of the bodice and the skirt. The pattern includes lots of really nice […]

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Eco-dyed Eva Tee

In July I was lucky enough to do an eco-dyeing workshop with Penny Jewel, organised by WAFTA. It was just for protein fibres which are easier to dye than cellulose, but I wanted to improve my dyeing outcomes and I learned an enormous amount. Much of the fabric was provided and this shirt came from […]

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Sewing

Scrumbled vest

I have still got quite a lot of my naturally dyed yarn, so I began making more circles, more or less as a way of learning to crochet different textures and patterns. Before I knew where I was I was making myself a vest and thought I’d experiment with scrumbling a whole garment. Several people […]

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recycling, Repurposed, Sewing

Tablecloth Cora

I have had this embroidered linen tablecloth for a few years now. It came from the op-shop where it was deemed unsaleable due to the stains, but I was confident that I could get it clean. I pretty much got them all out by simmering in soda ash and laundry detergent. Naturally I forgot to […]

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Sewing

Zero waste pool robe

Our local pool closed down for repairs so we’ve had to move to a different pool and the first thing we noticed is that the walk from the change rooms to the pool and back is freezing. Especially after the swim when we’re wet. I decided to lengthen my Queen’s Gambit robe by finding the […]

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Sewing

Frankie Tankie for summer

I was lucky enough to win a few patterns from the Independent Pattern Designers Showcase challenge on Instagram and one of them is the Vanessa Hansen Frankie Tankie. I chose it because I thought it would fit right into my summer makes, some of which are in need of a refresh, and we’ve had lovely […]

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dyeing, Sewing

Oxalis dyed dress

It’s that time of the year in Perth where the Oxalis, also known as sour grass and soursob, is everywhere. it’s an invasive weed so no-one minds when I collect it from verges and public places. This is me, after a swim, helping myself to oxalis near the pool. And this is how I extract […]

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