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Hottie Challenge

April 18, 2013

The lovely Cam from CurlyPops has just opened her Hottie Challenge for 2013 and I’ve just signed up.   The aim of the challenge is to make a hot water bottle cover, which will be exhibited in the gallery space at Open Drawer Art Textiles and Learning Centre from Friday July 5th, with a grand opening on …

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Shared experiences create community – Welcome to my humble home

March 31, 2013
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Yesterday morning we went down an alley, through a fallen tin fence, walked carefully across more piled and rusty corrugated iron and into a burnt out house to see an exhibition of work by Be Free entitled Welcome to my humble home. The house was still full of melted and charred debris, the roof open …

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Nomad in Residence for hAbitAt

February 26, 2013
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I’m very excited to announce that I’m going to be the very first Nomad in Residence in Fee Plumbley’s Really Big Road Trip project. I’m super thrilled at the prospect! Fee has been commissioned to make a collaborative crafting work called hAbitAt for Canberra’s Centennial Celebrations, on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. This is …

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KnitAlong with Fee n me

July 10, 2012

This is just a quick update. The technoevangelist, Fee Plumley, is running a Pozible campaign to fund her Really Big Roadrip bus. Fee wants to be able to buy a bus and deck it out with all sorts of awesome technology and then tour Australia sharing digital culture, working with artists, collaborating on all sorts …

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A Moment In Yarn

May 1, 2011

I’ve created a new project, A Moment In Yarn…  It focuses on translating warm memories into crocheted granny squares. Talking to people and asking them for a happy memory to translate into tangible crochet for them to hold and keep. Today I did one for someone, and they got teary over it. I think that’s …

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handmade, homemade goodness

December 20, 2009

Firstly, two beautiful things. We needed a peg bag, and rather than just buy one, I asked the ever clever Becclebee to sew us one. This is what she made… I love the machine stitching, and the cute little jocks! How beautiful is that? Next is some handgrown garden goodness. I went out this morning …

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July 26, 2009

Yesterday Jude and I attended a High Tea in Kyneton. It was organised by the Zetland Masonic Lodge up there for charity, raising funds for the Starlight Foundation. I’d never been to a High Tea before, and I was delighted by the experience. To your right was my place setting, note the beautiful tea cup, …

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Home Made Help book on presale now!

July 2, 2009

I’ve just got this email and I’m so excited I wanted to share it with you right away!For those of you who don’t know, the Handmade Help blog put a call out for family recipes to combine into a book for the victims of the Black Saturday bushfires. They’ve lost everything, including treasured old family …

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The kindness of strangers

June 18, 2009

A few months ago I was running one of the the Knitting Club workshops and one of the ladies came over and showed me a book of toys and dolls (see right) I had a look through it and found one of the tiny toys my grandmother had knitted us when we were young (the …

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Gran-gran-grannying along

May 19, 2009

Last night I went to my first Brown Owls meeting! I know, I know, it’s May already and I’ve not been to any yet (apart from the very first meet-and-greet one) but I’ve been so darn busy. But they had a Granny Square lesson, so I signed up. I turned up to the Carlton Library, …

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