Make the most of Autumn

I've mentioned this before and I say it again. Autumn is one of the best seasons! Being in Western Australia, I have started to value the six seasons rather than the familiar four, that our Aboriginal community attribute to the year. It makes so much practical sense as a gardener. As a result, I

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Here’s to a wonderful 2019!

Can you believe it's the end of 2018 already? I've been having a great break catching up on a number of unfinished projects including my blog update. Time flies when you are having fun. It's summer here in the southern hemisphere and as we brace ourselves for another hot Christmas day (something that those

Some New Some Old

It’s hard to fathom that 2017 is nearly drawing to a close! I've had a good year balancing work, family, leisure and everything in between. Where to begin? There have been a few markets dropped and a few new ones added. I'm no longer at Gelorup Markets and the Stirling Street Art Centre Flea

My First Dyeing Workshop with India Flint

India Flint has been featured in the current issue of Organic Gardener (Jan - Feb 2017). Below is my blog post from 2013 after attending an India Flint eco-dyeing workshop. She has been and continues to be the primary influence for my approach to cloth and colour. It is a continuous learning process for me

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My Definition of Handmade

There are probably as many definitions as there are proponents of "handmade". What constitutes as handmade for me are these main elements : using raw materials that can be accessed locally, creating items with my hands which may or may not manipulate tools and machinery, items that are not mass-produced but individually created, which

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Slow Craft Movement – my crafting philosophy

24/10/16 I wrote this post a few years ago in my old website. Since moving to my current one, I feel the need to reaffirm the message in the post. It still spells the approach to my small cottage based business. Before I even knew that there was something called the "slow movement" (aside from

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