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99/100: 100 Days of Making

Luscious linen lampshade!

Here is a custom shade that I am making… isn’t she a beauty! Can’t believe I am on Day 99! I’ve been quiet for the last few days… still making, but all my creativity is going into Makers Escape and it is “secret squirrels”!! Don’t want to spoil the surprise!! […]

97/100: 100 Days of Making

Drying time!!

Well, the studio looks like a bit of the proverbial “Chinese laundry”! We have been screen printing pieces of leftover denim to make pockets for the aprons for our helpers for Makers Escape. The pockets are now drying before I bundle everything up and drop it off to my wonderful mum who is […]

96/100: 100 Days of Making

Private lesson with Rhonda!

What a fabulous way to spend a day… teaching Rhonda from @theurallaprintgallery how to make an ottoman and a lampshade. Rhonda travelled from Uralla on the New England Tableland in NSW to pick up some new skills. Her fabric by @gekkoprints was DIVINE… I did swoon!!!

The large piece of mono printed […]

90/100: 100 Days of Making

Cushion Quartet!

This morning Rachel visited for a private lesson to make four matching cushions to coordinate with her new sofas. Rachel purchased the fabric in England last year when she was there visiting her mother. As she only had just over a metre, we backed the cushions with a matching neutral colour. We used […]

89/100: 100 Days of Making

Chunky Pouch!

I’ve been prototyping a pouch design today, ready for a new workshop. This chunky little guy is perfect for storing all your bits and bobs and helping maintain a sense of order and style! I love this pouch because the zipper design allows you to open the sides right up and easily access […]

78/100: 100 Days of Making

French Style!

This morning I helped Laetitia upholster the top of one of her dining chairs. In the last lesson, two weeks ago, we upholstered the seat. Laetitia has recently arrived in Brisbane with her family from France. They brought this set of four dining chairs […]

77/100: 100 Days of Making

Gift Voucher production line!

We make our own gift vouchers so that we can adapt the design or customise them whenever we wish. This saves the expense of a big print run and also provides the versatility to tweak the design as necessary. This morning I printed up another batch that are now ready to […]

75/100: 100 Days of Making

Ottoman Legs!

Maurice has been in the workshop this morning prepping legs for the Ottoman Workshop on Saturday afternoon. We have a full workshop with¬†four participants and for the first time ever, we have each¬†person making a different ottoman…. tall round tapered legs for Oscar, short round tapered legs for Hugo, tapered rectangular legs for […]

69/100: 100 Days of Making

Sharing skills!

This morning I helped Laetitia start her upholstery journey! Recently arrived with her family from France, she was keen to update her dining chairs that were looking worn.

She arrived with the first of the four chairs already stripped back and ready to go. As the chairs aren’t that old, we reused the foam. […]

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66/100: 100 Days of Making

Prototyping a new workshop – soft ottoman!

When we first started Ministry of Handmade we had a really popular workshop called the Bean Seat. This new workshop will be an updated version of that… a circular easy-going casual seat that is filled with bean bag beans.

The top for my prototype is the @warwickfabrics turmeric coloured […]