Thursday, July 26, 2007

Paper Projects

Here are some fun French projects to brighten up a rainy day.
These Paper toys from Non Dairy Diary are super cute and super easy to make with the PDF patterns provided.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Ric Rac Tutorial

Here's a great tutorial from Ric Rac. Raid your nearest op-shop and get to work, turning those unwated knitting needles into prized pieces of jewellery.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Bringing you our very own.

Take a look, Australia has it's very own online site promoting Australian designers and selling in Aussie dollars.

We do love Etsy but this is also excellent. "Madeit is an online community where you can buy, sell and talk independent. Buy unique independent goods or sell your own. Visit the directory for Australian independent designers or talk independent in the community forum."

Monday, July 16, 2007

Softies by Lisa

Lisa of Real Toys is a friend Miss Woolly made last year at the St Kilda town hall.
We are proud to announce that Lisa has her very own store stocked full of fantatsic softies. Each toy is hand made using recycled, salvaged and natural materials. This cutie above is Pensive Flannelette Monkey you can also find more Friends over here.

Hooray for Melbourne made and a big yay to Lisa.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Mizutamago Tote

Now that's a great sized tote. Not too big, not too small. Mizutamago even have a tutorial so we can make our own. Check it out here.
While you're over at Mizutamago take a look at the cute apron, it's a Built By Wendy Simplicity Pattren (Simplicity 3964)

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Kristen Doran

Look at these lovely prints by Sydney designer Kristen Doran. I came across them via the Duckcloth site. They are hand made and sold by the piece, not the metre. For us lucky people in Melbourne you can purchase your very own piece from Patchwork on Central. Kirsten also has a shop here and a lovely blog over at Cheeky Beaks where you can find plenty more goodies.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Back from Turkey

I am back from Turkey after a month of heavenly sunshine with a new obsession.....Cornucopia. It rivals my love of World of Interiors & Selvedge magaizes. This edition also has a feature on "A riot of textiles: Fabulous fabrics in Istanbul" and a tribute tp the incredible Lesley Blanch (what a fascinating lady!), so I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of my new subscription.
Once I have had a chance to sort through my photos I'll post some images of the amazing Kilims we came across. I hope you are all well, happy and keeping warm.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Biscuit keyring

Always on the lookout for interesting keychains. Thanks to the Japanese for this one.

Monday, July 02, 2007


Because eggs get cold too. By INTO via Papa Stour.

Fake embroidery t-shirt. Woof!

These great fake embrodery print t-shirts show the embroderies' back side and construction which is normally not visible. Check out the range here.

New favorite craft books

Bend the Rules Sewing by Amy Karol

Walt Disney's Cinderella

The Cutting Edge of Wallpaper by Ziggy Hanaor

Working hard

Have been working hard over the past week to get all the new packaging to the printers for our needlepoint kits. So stay tuned.