Armed with our new gazebo and a last-minute stall booking, we headed off to the Anderson's Mill Festival in Smeaton yesterday. The music was brilliant, the food excellent, the weather freezing and the sales, well, if markets can be 'hit and miss', this was a miss. We sold a few things, but mostly enjoyed the music. … Continue reading Our first outdoor market
I have just finished a custom order for pink and red birds and owls. The great thing about working with someone who imagines specific fabric designs and colours is that, firstly, I get to lay out all of my gorgeous fabrics and admire them again, and secondly, I find things go together that I never … Continue reading Who said ‘Pink and red should never be seen…’?
The festive season is over and it was wonderful. What isn't as wonderful, but not at all surprising, is how my face is a little wider. Weight is a funny thing. We want to lose a kilogram or two (even a gram or two surely), and we know how to do it. But that doesn't mean we do. … Continue reading Twelve days of trifle
What a good problem to have - we're almost out of stock! We were blown away yesterday by the number of people and by the sales we made at The Square - Bendigo's Handmade Market (launch market). It was in the Bendigo Town Hall - how stunning is the plasterwork inside? We had both been sewing like … Continue reading Sales galore at The Square
It started well. We got a day's harvesting in before the rain. Now it's onto all those farm jobs you save for a rainy day. Days. Week. Weeks. Surely not 'summer'. As for the locusts, they've arrived from the north, or hatched here, and make for a dodging dart to the clothes line. You know … Continue reading Harvest update
Around the time I decided to seek a market for my mobiles, my husband, Anthony, and I were driving with our two daughters, Elsie, 2, and Maeve, a newborn. Elsie was singing a song, an original that we’d come to know well as she sings it often. And especially since it contains the same single … Continue reading Film clip for the song, ‘The Bear & The Whale’