Made With Love Markets – Christmas Special

Things have been quiet around here lately due to one reason. The Made With Love Markets are on Sunday! I have been crazy busy preparing, making, DIY-ing and rebranding for this bigger-than-Ben-Hur event! There will be over 100 stalls offering … Continue reading

How I scored even more vintage fabric

It’s been a little while since my last blog post. Things have been busy and something had to give way. While I was gone from this arena fundraising concluded for beyondblue, with $1500 raised through my handmade charity auction! I’m … Continue reading

Fundraising & World Mental Health Day

Yesterday was World Mental Health Day (WMHD), an initiative that seeks to raise public awareness of mental health, reduce the stigma and encourage people to seek help when they need it.  I had planned on writing about this yesterday, on … Continue reading

Get Creative & Get Mental Health Aware

October is Mental Health Month. This week is National Mental Health Week. This is an important week for many reasons – not only does it mark one year since I started this blog (thanks to those that are still reading!) … Continue reading

Review – Pattern Emporium Ladies Gathered Skirt PDF pattern

Over the past two weeks I have managed to make a bit of a small dent in my vintage linen fabric collection thanks to a PDF pattern from Pattern Emporium. The pattern I purchased is the PE1301 PDF Pattern: Ladies … Continue reading

Christmas Gift Guide

It’s scary how quickly Christmas is approaching! With less than 100 days until Christmas day it’s time to get organised on the gifts (says the person who has nothing prepared…yet!). Here are some quick ideas for Christmas gifts from the … Continue reading

Confessions of a vintage linen addict

I have a confession to make. I am addicted to buying vintage linens. So much so that I have co-opted my mother into buying them for me too. I think that’s called enabling, isn’t it? Every time I go to … Continue reading

Me Time – how taking a break can be the best thing for business

I’ve had a really loooong and difficult week with the kids. They seem to have been inhabited by teenagers despite being aged just 3 years (girl) and 15 months (boy). Add to this the busy work of preparing for an … Continue reading

A Story of Consignment in a Bricks-and-mortar Shop – Cactus & Co, Qld

Facebook can be a wonderful place for a sense of community when it is used appropriately. Amongst the handmade business community there are several groups where we creatives can chat and ask questions pertaining to anything from how to adjust … Continue reading