Wednesday, December 28, 2011

gone fishing

I Hope you all had a fantastic Christmas full of good company, good times and good food!
Now it's time to enjoy the sunshine and rest up ready to tackle 2012!


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Harvest 2011 - all wrapped up

This year's Harvest Xmas market was an absolute blast! There were people coming in and out all day long, and it was such a great atmosphere, check out a few pictures below

brand new cushions!

The new linen scarfs and organic fragrance pillows attracted a lot of attention which was great to see!

Thanks to Lara, Jess & Em for once again hosting a wonderful event!


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Totes good!

Today the new issue of Frankie magazine came out, I've been eagerly awaiting it's arrival at my local newsstand, as our cute little bunting tote was featured!
When Jo contacted me to request the bag I couldn't believe it! I'm truly chuffed to have my work featured in a magazine which I began idolising 6 years ago, in my first year at design school.

Thanks for the invitation Jo & all at Frankie Magazine, you made my day, week, month & 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Craft Hatch - Xmas Edition

On the weekend I had a market stall at Craft Victoria's Christmas market, it was a great day!
Thanks to those of you that came by and said hi! If you missed out I'll be at the Harvest Xmas market this Sunday Dec 18 details are here!

Our new Eco Fragrance pillows were very well received! I like to refer to them as good looking moth balls, all of the contents are organically grown in Australia, and they make this amazing smell surround my stall!

My new summer linen scarfs and baby sleep suits!

Hope to see you Sunday!


Monday, December 5, 2011

busy times = pretty times!

It's been such a hectic yet exciting couple of weeks! I've been working on new products and a new set up for my Christmas markets, the first one is this Saturday you can find all of the details here or here! If you can't make it down to the market you can always pick up some gifts from my online store

I'm absolutely loosing it over these new silk & linen cushion covers I've been working on! I'm not sure if I can put them up for sale I love them that much - I have however decided that a few will be available this Saturday at Craft Hatch :)

Well I have so much to do in such a short time, so If you don't hear from me before you'll know it's because I'm working hard to produce some new and exciting bits for Christmas!
Hope to see you Saturday!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Harvest Xmas Market 2012

The Harvest Xmas Market is quickly approaching! I've been crazy busy getting some new products ready for the day. Be sure to stop by and check it out, even if it's just for the TACO TRUCK! So excited about that one :)


CWC book launch

Tonight I went along to the launch of the Creative Women's Circle's new book, written by the lovely Tess Mcabe.
It was such a wonderful evening full of great conversations and catchups with some very talented creative women!

If you haven't heard of or attended a CWC event yet, I highly recommend it, I always leave the talks feeling really inspired and ready to do lots of work!

I will be stocking "Conversations with Creative Women" at my Craft Hatch stall on December 10th, as well as launching some great new products! So please be sure to pop down and check it out :)


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Summer linen

I've been a busy bee working on a summer linen collection for my upcoming Xmas markets! I'll be at both Craft Victoria's Xmas market on December 10 and the lovely Harvest textiles Xmas market on December 18!

I also have some O so exciting news about the next issue of frankie. . . That's right FRANKIE! Shhhhh. . . Stay tuned for that one ;)

P.s lots of jumping up and down with excitement has been happening in the studio over the last day Eeeep!


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Ten Pins

A few weeks ago we went out for a night on the town. . .

We went bowling for the first time in YEARS!

I still think the best thing about bowling is the awesome shoes you get to borrow

AND the arcade games

It was such a good time, I couldn't not share!


Sunday, October 30, 2011

DIY Japanese dumplings

If you're a reader of this blog you will know I love to make things! Whether it's sewing, printing, or even cooking it doesn't matter!

I wanted to share with you how I make Gyoza - A Japanese style dumpling
They're so delicious, and everybody LOVES it when I make them, they don't last long!

So I don't tend to measure anything when I cook, I'm more of a throw it in kind of girl, I have attempted to do some rough quantities for the purpose of this post, but I recommend following your nose - just do what you think - it will be fine!

You will need:
- 400-500gm of chicken mince (or pork if you prefer)
- dumpling pastries (from your Asian grocer in the fridge section)
- a ginger root
- a pack of shitake mushrooms
- a bunch of chives
- salt and pepper to taste
- white vinegar

Chop up the chives, mushrooms and most of the ginger root, (just save a piece approximately 2cm square for later) and mix them in with the raw chicken mince, add salt and pepper if you wish.

1. spoon a small amount of the raw meat mixture into the centre of a dumpling pastry
2. brush milk around the edge of the pastry
3. fold pastry in half - enclosing the meat mixture
4. pinch pastry together at one end
5. working your way from one side to the other, make small folds pinching the pastry edges together
6. finish folding your pastry

Repeat these steps until you've used up all of your mixture (around 60 dumplings)

Now for the cooking!
1. Heat oil in the pan
2. Once pan is really hot, place dumplings in the pan flat side down
3. Cook until bottoms are golden brown
4. Pour hot water into the pan
5. Quickly place lid (with vent open) on pan to steam dumplings
6. After 3-4 minutes they're ready to serve!

The dipping sauce:
chop up the small amount of ginger left aside and soak it in a small cup of white vinegar.


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Open Studio

This weekend I stopped by Ink and Spindle's gorgeous little studio in Kensington to help celebrate their third birthday!

It was so inspiring to see how far they've come in only three years, and to see Lara and Teegs print 5 metres of fabric!

A big thanks to Ink and Spindle for inviting me into their studio


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Cornershop

Have you been to the Cornershop?
It's in Yarraville, and it's supercute!

It's a great place to share stories and giggle the night away


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Little Wonderlands!

So I've been a busy little bee making some little eco wonderlands, or you could say Terrariums!

They're supercute, and I love how creative they can be!

I can't wait for these little guys to get a little more established, I'm thinking about introducing a few into my markets, if you're interested in picking one up keep your eye on my Etsy store, or shoot an e-mail to!


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

colours, hugs and happiness!

Have you seen Katie Sokoler's blog Colour me Katie?

It's full of amazing colour and loads of happy images!
Whenever I need a giggle I read a post or two!

Take a look at lalalala love , It's super cute!


All images sourced from Colour me Katie

Thursday, September 8, 2011

I love it when it rains

Because it reminds me of this. . .

Just under a year ago, I left work and entered a tiny Melbourne laneway. After 90 days of not seeing my boy, he was there, waiting, standing under a blue sky in the pouring rain. It was like a scene out of a love film, I wish there was a photo of that moment.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Monolog Launch

Last night Indie from Monolog officially launched her range of organic clothing

The set up was amazing and had such a great atmosphere

I was lucky enough to win a door prize! A lovely limited edition furoshiki cloth, hand printed by Indie herself!

It's not often you win anything so it was SUPER exciting, I'll put up some day time pics of it in action very soon! If you would like to learn how to make one Indie is running a workshop at the Harvest workroom, so be sure to check that one out!

Congratulations Indie! It was so nice to be a part of your special night

p.s For those following I'm back safely from the blizzard! more pictures of the white land of pretty very soon!


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New Zealand the land of pretty

Today is my third day snowed in during the blizzard of a lifetime in NZ. it's hard to be sad about the inconvenience of road closures and missing out on travel plans when everything around you is so pretty!


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Crochet tree!

On the weekend I came across this amazing tree!
See winter CAN be pretty ;)

Monday, August 1, 2011

An Early Spring

Today I read about this cute installation over on The Design Files, So I thought I'd go check it out for myself and . . .

I was blown away!

Not only was it draped over the main walk way, It continued down hallways and in little hiding holes!

The square watermelons were definitely my favorite!

Head down to the GPO to explore yourself :)