Category Archive: making stuff out of crap

The Treasury – exploring the Nicholas Building

Any Melburnian who hasn’t been sleeping under a rock for the past few weeks would know that the State of Design festival is on at the moment. There’s heaps on, and I’m very… Continue reading

Weekend bling

How’s the weather in your neck of the woods? Here in Melbourne it’s been particularly Melbourne-y, sunny and promising one minute and pouring with icy horizontal rain the next – which meant it… Continue reading

Parrot fashion

Last week it was my friend Lou‘s birthday and I made her this brooch.Being in full time work at the moment means I haven’t had much time to sit down at the sewing… Continue reading

Dread-ful accessories

We always want what we can’t have, don’t we? In my case, it would seem that having fine, indecisively straight hair has given me a penchant for dreadlocks, which are of course infinitely… Continue reading

Red lipstick and a turban

Yes, for a change this post is exactly as the title says. No puns! Just new red lipstick (being something of a lipstick virgin, am still struggling with getting it to stay on… Continue reading

Thoughts from Future Fashion Now workshop

It’s always so interesting to watch people at my workshops. There’s people from all different crafting backgrounds, from beginners to veterans, and of all ages too. Suffolk puffs are so easy to make… Continue reading

Joining the Commune at RMIT

As much as I love my office job (and yes, there may be just a little sarcasm in there), I have to say I love a festival more. So I hardly hesitated when… Continue reading

Turtleneck tute – inspired by Rumi Neely

In 50 years’ time, when historians look back at the blogging boom, one of the people they’ll definitely have to interview is Rumi Neely of fashiontoast. Thanks to her gorgeous (half Japanese!) looks… Continue reading

Tube tute: ruffled up*

As Melbourne edges ever closer to the black hole** of winter, it’s heartening to think that somewhere in the world, it is a warm, bright, sunny day. The kind of day when you… Continue reading

T-shirt tutorial 2: triple treat

Welcome to the second T-shirt tutorial! Did you try making the one I posted about last week? No? Well this one that I modelled for you recently is even easier, and you end… Continue reading