Monthly Archives: December 2012

Merry Christmas!


My dear readers,

I’m taking a short blogging holiday to spend some quality time with my family and our good friends. In true Aussie style we’ll celebrate Christmas at the beach!

I wish you a happy holiday season and hope to see you back here in January 2013!

Take care,


BrisStyle indie Designers Market


On Saturday I was at the BrisStyle market in Hamilton. It was a lot of fun – although not as busy as I had hoped.


My neighbour was Anna from AnnaCraft, who sells beautiful needlework items and is also from Holland. We got on very well together!

This was my last market for the year. It is also the last week of school before the summer holidays begin here in Australia. And only two weeks until our beach holiday starts… Bring it on!

Take care,

St Basil’s Cathedral Screen Print

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On Saturday I sent out the Blue Jacaranda December Newsletter – you can read it here. The BJ Newsletter appears once a month, keeps you up to date with what’s going on here at BJ HQ and, last but not least, every subscriber automatically goes in the draw to win a beautiful BJ prize each month. The December prize is one of my favourite items; the St Basil’s Cathdral Art Card.

(source: Wikipedia, photographer Christophe Meneboeuf)

Moscow is very high on my list of places I would like to visit, and the first thing I would go and see is St Basil’s Cathedral. Such a gorgeous building! I made a pen drawing of the cathedral in 2011 and had it made into a thermofax screen. I used it to make a small ‘Russia’quilt as part of my journal quilt series earlier this year:

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In my Etsy shop I sell art cards and stretched prints with this image. It is also available printed on fabric at Spoonflower.

What’s on top of your list of places you would love to visit?

Take care,

Burlap Money Belt

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At the Inspired Event last weekend I realised I really need a money belt. So I made one – from a coffee sack, of course! 😉

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I sewed a velcro strip on the inside of the pocket to be able to close it (I don’t do zips). Here’s a pic of me wearing it:


I’ll be trying it out at the BrisStyle indie Designers Market next weekend!

Take care,