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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 […]

83/100: 100 Days of Making

Jasmine Vine Basket Weaving!

Well it is late afternoon here at our hideaway at Ravensbourne. @17_mile_cottage has a beautiful front verandah, perfect for taking in the view, enjoying a nice coldie and slowing the pace a bit with basket work.

I packed this dried out Jasmine vine from home in anticipation of sitting quietly and enjoying […]

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 […]

71/100: 100 Days of Making

Shibori Vat Friday!

While the indigo vat from the workshop a few weeks ago was still active I decided to dye some pieces of linen to make a long sleeved top now that the weather is (almost) cooling down. The long thin strip is for a band to go around the bottom and the other […]

67/100: 100 Days of Handmade

Last minute Wrangler Shirt Makeover!

My 29 y.o. son, James, loves loud shirts!!! He ordered a few new ones from USA and when they arrived, shock/horror they were the wrong size!!! 😩😩😩

One in particular he wanted to wear this Friday night for his pop-up art show at The New Globe Theatre in Fortitude Valley. Mum […]

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 […]

62/100: 100 Days of Making

Little bedside lampshades!

I’ve just finished off these two shades for bedside lamps for Lynne Tanner @socialfabricau The fabric is one of her designs and it has lots of mid century punch! These shades will look right at home in their new Teneriffe apartment. We custom make shades in all sorts of sizes or why […]

57/100: 100 Days of Making

Simple Open Weave Crochet Throw!

This is a lovely quick project….using 8 ply yarn, I am crocheting a small throw for No 1 granddaughter. It will be like a small child sized picnic rug that she can use in cubby houses, etc. I’m not using a pattern. It is simply a row of chain that […]

56/100: 100 Days of Making

Pendant Lampshade.

Last night I helped my daughter, Lauren, make this 50cm pendant lampshade for her living room. It has a diffuser in the bottom to give a nice milky wash of light. Lauren is a big fan of texture and this fabric has lots of it. I love the intersecting lines and the simple […]