Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Colour is so joyful on dull Winter days. This fabric bowl, made in Hawai'i with Phyllis Cullen and covered notebook are sitting on my kitchen bench.

Monday, July 27, 2015


I didn't realise how much pink I had in my garden, but a stroll around with the camera captured these shots.

Friday, July 24, 2015

On my design wall

An assortment of my printed fabrics and a couple of commercial pieces are pinned to my design wall. As I pass by my ideas bubble away and a design is formulating. I have enjoyed looking into my stash and pulling these out. They were printed perhaps with another project in mind, but that was some time ago and my ideas and skill levels have moved on.

Thursday, July 23, 2015


I am experimenting with eco dyeing. First step was the layering of cotton and silk fabrics with eucalypt leaves and small flower pods. The long plastic boxes that I had previously used for rusting have come in handy here.

I wet the layered bundle with a vinegar/water solution and weighed it down with tiles. I don't know how this will turn out as, at this point I'm not boiling this, just letting the weak Winter sun act on the ingredients.
I also put two pieces in jars with coffee leftovers and some vinegar and placed them in the sun.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015


These are a couple of the patterns I noticed at one of the shopping centres in my area. As I usually have my I Pad with me when I go out, it is easy to capture what catches my eye. By stopping for a moment I refocused my attention on my surroundings.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Sunnybank Quilters

My local group, Sunnybank Quilters are amazing! The members spend many hours making quilts for various charity or needy groups. Here is a lovely selection of quilts made for children in hospital.

Well done ladies- Jan, Denise, Gay, Denise, Lois, Carol and a few more!


Monday, July 20, 2015

A gift

Bob bought me a nice surprise gift while he was in Africa recently. These two batik panels above are waiting to be included into a new quilt. Now where is that day with more than 24 hours?