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87/100: 100 Days of Making

Monochromatic Mishap!

Those who know me well, fully recognise that I love colour! But last winter when I spied these fabulous Sportscraft houndstooth trousers on sale, I couldn’t resist. I usually make all my own clothes but a pair of well made tailored trousers on sale will see me grabbing my purse. I viewed these […]

86/100: 100 Days of Making

Paint Couture!

For all the lovely textiles that I work with and that people bring to workshops, I must admit that I have a real soft spot for the design on my favourite painting clothes! It is a design created at random, layer on layer built up over years of painting jobs. Different colours remind […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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68/100: 100 Days of Making

Gave it the chop!!

This top started its journey with me as part of a stash of vintage fabric gifted to me by a casual acquaintance. I first made a dress out of it using my Audrey Dress pattern. It was fully lined and I wore it for several years. About a year ago I […]

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 […]

55/100: 100 Days of Making

Spoilt for choice!

Today I have short-listed these patterns so that tonight I can make a start on a pair of wide leg pants using this navy and white paisley rayon. I have quite an extensive collection of patterns…. many I have been given, but also a lot purchased over the years, with some dating […]

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Recycled old dining room chairs become ottoman legs!

Maurice carefully transforms old dining room chair legs into gorgeous legs for our ottoman workshops. This morning he made a set of four hardwood legs for a Slim Jim ottoman for Lindi! They came up a treat after a coat of beeswax and perfectly complemented her French […]

41/100: 100 Days of Making

Lampshade Makeover.

As they say, “Rome wasn’t built in a day!” We have slowly, but by bit, been reinventing our living room since April last year. We are nearly there; the big jobs are done (painting and furniture reupholstery) and it is just the small finishing touches left to do. I am working with a […]