recently. via instagram


I've become obssessed with embroidering and cross stitch and crochet edging. Excuse the lack of ironing.


See more. I want to crochet all edges of all things.


I ripped my palm. I guess it's a crossfit rite of passage.


You can't pee in peace, this is my pee buddy.


See, cross stitch. Itty bitty apple about 12mm high. I blame Mrs McPorkchop.

makin’ bag

I had this idea to create a textile to turn into a bag…back in April last year! Holy crap time flies. I have done some more work on the piece, added embroidery, silk accents and some liberty tana lawn to the doily which is my favourite part. So now all I have to do is turn this sucker into a bag. Maybe by this time next year I'll have it finished?!

Oh and I don't plug things here but I want to tell you about Zinio. I'd been wanting to subscribe to Martha Stewart Living but the cost had been making me pause. Then I found a digital subscription on Zinio, 12 issues for USD$28 which is a bloody bargain in my books. Cover price for Martha here in Australia at a newsagency is about AUD$12 to $16 per issue (USD$9 to $13ish). Sure it's not the same as reading a paper magazine but for the savings it's worth it. They also have an iPhone application but it's not available in the Australian iTunes store yet (hurry up Zinio!!), so at the moment I'm restricted to reading it on the computer. Frankie Magazine is available too, USD$13 for 3 issues.


the quilt project

Kirsty put a call out on her blog for participants in a redwork project that would end up as a quilt that would be displayed and then disassembled. The end result is amazing! An awesome collection of redwork from around the globe. She also put together a fabulous website so those of us too far to travel can get a look at it. Here's my post about my square and The Quilt Project's website, go and check it out, particularly the digital quilt which allows you to see each square and ready about the creators idea. Thanks again Kirsty.