Published in Kids, Quilting
I made this little quilt six months ago, as a first birthday present for Miss Elle. There is a huge love of trains in this household — a beautiful sepia, large-scale photograph of an old (London?) train station adorns the dining room wall, and you will spot little prints and wooden toys here and there. Clever mum, Amber, even made a lovely locomotive...


Published in Kids, Quilting
On the 14th of last month, my family welcomed a new addition — my beautiful little niece, Tahlia Mae. From the first, we have all been absolutely besotted with this miniature human. I can’t help but marvel at the miracle of life when I cradle her in my arms. To celebrate her arrival, I have made a little cot quilt, complete with soft...

Published in Kids, Quilting
…and so began my passion for quilting. This beautiful quilt was bought as a kit from a stall at the Australasian Quilt Convention, which is happening again here in Melbourne next week. I will definitely need to pop along to ogle all the beautiful designs and fabrics. I certainly won’t be coveting one of the […]

Published in Kids, Softies
Softie trial no.2 — Mama bear, from the book Softies (see previous entry, Polly). I was quite happy with the result of this cuddly ol’ gal — ears are a little wonky (adds to the charm!?), but I found the wool fabric quite difficult to get a smooth round edge. More practice required! And no, […]

Published in Kids, Softies
Meet Polly: my first soiree into the land of sewing. Polly enjoys cool autumn days with warm sunshine and lots of cuddles, but is afraid of residing on a shelf so low that the boys (read: puppies) will befriend her. Ideally suited to a little bubba (no sharp bits or buttons to chew off), I haven’t yet had the heart to part with her — one day!...