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DIY Lunch tote

It’s always great when a magazine features one your projects! Mollie Makes printed my lunch tote in Issue Thirty-Nine, it’s nestled in amongst much crafty goodness. The magazine is so well designed, fresh and engaging…I may well become a subscriber.

Aaaaand, it’s almost Christmas! Looking for the perfect crafty stocking-filler? You’ll find this project and more in my book Totes Amaze. It can be found at all good bookstores, check out the link in the sidebar.

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Pocket Shopper

Plastic bags were outlawed in my city some years ago, so a lightweight tote is an essential item when out and about. The practical little Pocket Shopper I made for my DIY totes book has become the perfect shopping companion!


The Pocket Shopper folds away into neat little 5.5″ square, and as a bonus, the pocket doubles as a handy place to stash small stuff like keys and sunglasses when the bag is in use. It’s really easy to make too…in fact, I might just make some more!



My visits here have been few and far between, I know. Changes in my working life have kept me on my toes, and I’ve been trying to find the right balance between work and play. Time management is the key of course, and I’ve been writing some rather long lists. Craft activity has also waned, my group charity knitting project is snugly wrapped and waiting patiently for me to resume those clicking needles. At least the weather here will soon be suited to woolly projects. Good riddance Summer!

I did manage a much needed revitalising weekend away to Melbourne this month – revitalising despite punishing temperatures, it was the perfect mix of exhibitions, shopping, good food, catch-ups with friends, and even a little bit of sport (not usually my bag). I agreed to attend a soccer match in return for a shoe shopping expedition, and was pleasantly surprised when both sides of the agreement were successful, and enjoyable. The crowds at the soccer were as captivating as the skills of star player Shinji Ono, juiced-up supporters providing non-stop shirt-off flare-throwing entertainment. It may be the first and only game I attend.

photo 1Melbourne: stylish, even when it comes to sport.

photo 2Sustainable Living Festival in Melbourne CBD.

I do have some exciting news that I hope to share with you soon…I can’t reveal anything yet, but I’m looking forward to this year being creatively challenging.