…i’m still alive…i’ve even been making things

As the title of the post says. I haven’t popped my clogs. I’ve just been…well elsewhere really. Mostly on Facebook. It’s the time poor bloggers tool of choice. It’s also good for people like me who are shallow as puddles and who seek instant feedback from people (but only if it’s good of course…only if it’s good).

Today as I sit to make some foxie loxies (and contemplate how much my machine needs to be serviced…) I thought I would l pop some photographs on here of things I’ve been rustling up.

Oh! Also, in an attempt to fall back in love with my blog post hacking I’ve FINALLY found out how (you should read that as husband has shown me…) to make my photographs wonderfully full size in my blog again! Happiness and Bliss!

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bunny beanie…pattern on the way

Bunny-Beanie-blog Bunny-Beanie-blog-II Bunny-Beanie-blog-IIIIts been an absolute age since I’ve looked at my little blog. I feel sad and embarrassed that I’ve neglected it for so long. Again I go back to the fact that it’s never felt the same for me since it was hacked by people flogging cigarettes but I will am finding a new love of reading other people’s blogs so it seems only right to add a little bit of that love to my own.

I’ve been working on a little Easter project and have come up with a fluffy bunny beanie as sported by The Little Bush Princess above. I’ve got the pattern and pattern sheets finished and only need to sort out a snazzy photograph (that doesn’t have a model wearing a t-shirt with chocolate on the front!), finish the cover and it will be ready to roll off to the printers. Nice to have a bit of momentum back!

Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend. We’re loving this beautiful mild weather.






I have finally put my money where my mouth is and put some patterns out into the world.

Hatched and Patched in Bathurst was the first to stock the initial 6 patterns. Anni has been terribly encouraging and kind to me as I’ve muttered my way through the long and agonising ‘deciding if I can do it or not’ process.

Marally Craft in Orange also have a supply in store… and my little Etsy store has the little hairclips above as a PDF and will have other patterns listed as time permits.

Baby steps!

I will post photographs of the other patterns over the next few days. Now that I’ve re-learnt how to use my blog the sky is the limit!

so stinking happy!


The June addition of Australian Homespun Magazine is now on the stands and I could not be more chuffed!


Because that little foxy loxy propped up on the front with her favourite little duckling is mine.


I love the way they have styled her feature. Far more lavish than I ever imagined.


I can’t tell you how much trouble I had finding a box that would accommodate that long snout while still holding her snug and safe for travel.



Her little tail is affixed with a button for extra ‘swing’.

I do hope they took her snaps on a warm day. I had not thought she would find herself out in the weather in the all together.


I just can’t get the smile off my face at the moment!