Friday, December 15, 2006


Here are my gorgeous hollyhocks in full bloom despite horrendous hot dry conditions and very little water- tough little beauties aren't they?
We finally had a teeny bit of rain last night- halleluljah! But no where near enough to really help anything- those bushfires are still raging.
I also dug up some truly perfect potatoes today- that straw method really works! Nothing tastes better than freshly harvested home grown organic potatoes.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Little Dishes

Finally- some samples from the Imperial Range I designed for Cambur. These are probably the nicest of the range.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Pomona Tshirt for Tom

Here is a tshirt I painted for Thomas who is turning One in January and whose family have a beautiful Queenslander house in Pomona.

It's probably a bit big for him yet- but hey, kids grow!

Thank-you to lovely Simone, Louise and Anna for their very kind compliments...what delightful friends I have.

Monday, December 11, 2006

blue flower necklace

Pendant made from a copy of a piece of an 18th century silk design and varnished- still working out the kinks with this technique, but I'm liking the possibilities...

Saturday, December 9, 2006

chrissie ornaments

Here are a few Christmas ornaments I made today for nephews A and F and friends. Kids make Christmas really.

Strange smokey day today with bushfires raging all around Melbourne- you couldn't get further away from the Northern Hemisphere concept of a cold Christmas if you tried. We should be celebrating the Mid-Summer Solstice, but Australians are very reluctant to admit we are part of the Southern Hemisphere.

Thursday, December 7, 2006

op-shop embroidery bag

I found this piece of embroidery in a local op shop and really wanted to be able to use it somehow, so I turned it into a little bag- not purely decorative this time. The handles are a bit big for it really, but they suit each other.

paper dolls

These are two of a group of vintage paper dolls I have dressed with found objects and scraps- the doll can be a very powerful Jungian type symbol in our psyches.... or just fun to dress.

more felting experiments

Blue and white china is such a traditional (and well-loved by me) image that I thought a felted blue and white bowl would be my way of re-interpreting it. It's actually very cuddly for a bowl.

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Here are a couple of little felt cups I made. Felt cups...see.. purely decorative!

With a spot of embroidery on the front.

first ever

The first ever entry in a diary is usually exciting... making that first mark on the blank page, but to be honest, this is a little weird. The luddite in me is pining for that blank piece of paper. Hopefully I'll get better at this but here I am putting my stuff out there.
I want to use this blog as a place to show my work- whatever it may be, and record my creative adventures.
To quote Brenda Ueland: "Why should we use our creative power? Because there is nothing that makes people so generous, joyful, lively, bold and compassionate, so indifferent to fighting and the accumulation of objects and money."
Yep. That about sums it up I'd say.