Bendigo wax flower opens early with gorgeous sundews

Our first sighting of the Bendigo Wax in the wild. Flowering earlier than normal, it was a delight to see. As were the sundews glistening in the sun.

A friend’s bag inspiration

My friend Kerry has a lovely contemporary fold over bag. It is something I have admired for some time but couldn’t justify buying as I really don’t need a new bag. However my mind changed last week when we all went had into self isolation and I began to look for more things to doContinue reading “A friend’s bag inspiration”

First Poncho

First Poncho, just in time for autumn Inspired by my recent trip to the Paris end of Collins Street I finished sewing my dark navy poncho today. Originally the design was to include some of my floral silk fabric. However struggling with how to blend the two fabrics in a pleasing way, I decided toContinue reading “First Poncho”

Buda supports my art

I am delighted to let you know the wonderful historic Buda at Castlemaine is now stocking my art works. Thank you to Viv and the team for this support, I appreciate it.

Write unto art trail, Bendigo to Heathcote

I was at the launch of this trail, second year in the making. Tremendous amount of work from all involved, lead by artist Mari Li Donni. I have a WearableArt piece at the Heathcote Winery(yes it is for sale and can be taken on the day) as well as poem with Elaine van Dyk atContinue reading “Write unto art trail, Bendigo to Heathcote”

Winter eucalyptus

I was a bit saddened as well as joyful yesterday when I said goodbye to this beauty when it sold at the Australian native plant society annual show. I trust its new owner will get a lot of pleasure from wearing it. This mixed fabric scarf was a challenge as I was combining the 100%Continue reading “Winter eucalyptus”

Hand embroidered flora

Using my new embroidery hoop I have been thread colouring a new piece, featuring a favourite flower from the Bendigo region- the common (although I don’t think it is at all common!) fringe myrtle. Not only did this hoop make sewing French knots so much easier, the end result I am pleased with.

Self covered button scarf

For those who follow me on Instagram and Facebook you may remember a question I asked last week about a new scarf design… The overall opinion was Style 1 was the better choice once I added self covered buttons. This afternoon I covered those buttons and when adding it to the scarf I realised itContinue reading “Self covered button scarf”