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100/100: 100 Days of Making

My heart is bursting!!!

Session 3 of Makers Escape Montville is underway! We have 31 fabulous ladies who have been sewing, painting, wood block printing, embroidering, making lampshades, pouring resin, weaving macrame cord and coiling baskets.

Such a beautiful warm friendly group of people who have trusted us to create a week-end escape for them where […]

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!! […]

98/100: 100 Days of Making

It’s a sign!!

Thanks @thelasermill__ for the laser cut ply letters that we’ll use to make a new sign. The background ply is going to be stained, then we’ll attach the letters using aquadhere before sealing it all with a clear water-based finish to protect it.

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 […]

95/100: 100 Days of Making

Fabric Sunshine!

This quilt is all but finished… just the binding and a few washes to go and then it is ready to be delivered to a domestic violence shelter. We have had a wonderful afternoon stitching rag quilts using donated fabrics… chatter, laughter, tea and cake, sewing and snipping!

Thank you Vanessa, Carron, Sue, Alison, […]

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 […]

92/100: 100 Days of Making

Ready to screen print!!

I am ready to start screen printing merchandise for Makers Escape Montville! Silk screen, squeegee and print paste are at the ready. I’d love to show you what I’ll be printing, but that would spoil the surprise for the attendees!!

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 […]