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94/100: 100 Days of Making

Stitching cheerfulness for those in need.

This morning I have been prepping for our community quilt sewing afternoon tomorrow. We have a team of wonderful volunteers coming along to stitch and snip our rag quilts into shape. These quilts, made from donated fabric are given to women in a domestic violence shelter on the north […]

93/100: 100 Days of Making

More curtains!

I posted about curtains a week or so ago… these are more curtains for the same friend. Lots of measuring and pinning for these hems which I will stitch on the machine using an invisible hemming stitch. These curtains are for the living room and are 1.5 drops wide.

Thank goodness I have a […]

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 […]

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 […]

60/100: 100 Days of Making

It’s all in the details!

My lovely hairdresser Bec @dextresshairsalon has been having private sewing lessons for about 12 months. Today we put the finishing touches on a grey linen top she has been making. This is the back view showing the bias cut roll collar, back slit opening and shell button closure. A custom […]

59/100: 100 Days of Making

Aubrey’s Play Tent!!!

Well our little granddaughter is two on Tuesday!!! What a big change she had brought to our world! I finished off this little tent/cubby for her last night. The good old classic A frame tent is always a winner. This has a hardwood frame and a calico cover. In the early days […]

53/100: 100 Days of Making

Mega Ottoman!!

This giant circle of foam arrived this week and today I started prototyping a new ottoman that is a whopping 1100mm in diameter. The largest ottoman we have made to date (Rollo, which is a workshop) is 780mm in diameter, so this is nearly 50% bigger.

I have wanted to road test a bigger […]

52/100: 100 Days of Making

The Rescue of the Favourite Frock!

This is my fave dress of all time!!! I made it in 2013 using some cotton curtain fabric that I bought on sale at East Coast Fabrics. It originally had a beautiful bias cut roll collar and the pattern I […]