44/100: 100 Days of Making

Simple Linen Top:

I love finding a sewing pattern that suits your figure and using it over and over again with changes here and there to create new styles. It makes sewing for yourself faster when you know you have the fit sorted! This top is made from a dress pattern that I have used […]

42/100: 100 Days of Making:

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 […]

40/100: 100 Days of Making

Retro Stool Rescue!!

This was such a quick easy makeover. Yesterday this stool was quite unremarkable… rusty metal legs, tired and worn yellow vinyl upholstery and a wobbly seat. Today it is looking so spiffy I could hug it!!!

My process was:

  1. Remove seat and take off old upholstery.
  2. Sand the metal frame.
  3. Spray the frame […]

39/100: 100 Days of Making

Making plans for the Ottoman Pick’n’Mix!!!

Scheming today on fabulous new ottoman options for both workshops and custom made. We have been offering ottoman workshops for about three years and they have consistently been super popular! There is something about an ottoman… it is such a versatile piece of furniture. It can be a footstool, […]

38/100: 100 Days of Making

Romper Suit!

We had Aubrey overnight and I quickly finished this off this morning before Lauren came to collect her… it’s just perfect for a 39 degree Brisbane Sunday. This unisex pattern was an old Kwik Sew that someone had given me. It is meant for knit fabrics but this is a cotton woven fabric […]

31/100: 100 Days of Making

Piped Bench Seat Cushion!

I’ve just finished making this cover for a client. It is 1100mm long x 44cm wide. The fabric is a navy cotton linen blend, piped in the same fabric but in white. It is for a wicker seat in a home on the Gold Coast. The seat pad is the finished […]

29/100: 100 Days of Making

Second Chance Cushion!

This little number is made of totally recycled materials, even the zip! The two orange fabrics are both salvaged from dodgy old TV chairs that I found on kerbsides. All the cushion fabric on both chairs was faded and worn but on both chairs, the piece of fabric that runs vertically down […]

24/100: 100 Days of Making

One rough hewn timber heart + a length of scrappy twine = necklace!

I bought this heart at Thousand Island Dressing at Paddington a year or so ago specifically to make a necklace. I wasn’t sure what to use to hang the heart but wanted to incorporate something I had made. A length of scrappy […]

23/100: 100 Days of Making

Another Garment Makeover!

The wardrobe audit is continuing… this top was a dress yesterday. I made the dress about four years ago and have worn it quite a bit but figured I would get more wear out of it as a top. So out came the scissors and a tape and after a few calculations […]

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