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85/100: 100 Days of Making

Curtains!

I don’t usually custom make curtains but when a lovely friend asks you, how can you say “no”!

Leanna has just had her house painted inside and out and new curtains for several rooms were on the agenda to go with the new lovely rich tones in her bedrooms, living room and media room. I […]

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 […]

70/100: 100 Days of Making

Half an hour is all it takes!

This morning I was out early, paint brush in hand, refreshing some timber work as part of our entry courtyard makeover. I often find that just a small amount of mindless creative play first thing, helps set the tone for the day. These posts are painted in the […]

63/100: 100 Days of Making

Recycled Denim Apron!

I’ve just spent a wonderful afternoon with Jane Milburn @textilebeat prototyping a denim apron for a workshop at Makers Escape Montville, our creative workshop retreat being held in May. Jane will be running this great workshop, leading people step-by-step through several options for turning old jeans into a new usable product. A […]

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 […]

18/100: 100 Days of Making

Apple Pin Cushion!

This is a lovely way to use up scrap fabric and a nice “slow” and portable project if you choose to stitch it by hand. The first one of these that I made about four years ago was stitched on the machine, but this one and a couple of others I started […]