Busy Busy Hills Fabric and Craft De-Stash, one year on.


It has been a long time since I have had chance to get on here and write a blog on anything, be it about clay creations, sewing or the de-stash events and even life. Tonight I am going to at least write about what has been occupying me the most, my de-stash events.

Well it is now a year in and I have held four de-stash events so far and they are just getting bigger each time, it is so awesome to see so many come together and help each other out in different ways.

We have raised money for the local bush fire brigade, helped out with collecting fabrics for  a prison release program, made bags for SARC, and currently we are raising money and goodies for Cancer Quilts Against Cancer, it has been an amazing journey.

I could not have done any of it without of the amazing people I have had involved along the way.

We are now onto our fifth event in a just under two weeks time and also we have just released an event in Bunbury at the request of the ladies down there.

thumbnail_hills-fabric-cdIt has been such an amazing time that I can not wait to tell you all about how the next one pans out.

And I shall try very hard to update my blog at least monthly with clay and sewing works for your enjoyment.

Collaberation Works – Flair Event Style andDesign, Miss-High-T, Lain Maria Pictures and Fleurs Adventure In Sewing Mayhem


maylands-high-tea-shoot-print-62Recently I was approached by Lain McKean of Flair Event Style and Design to collaberate with her and Miss High T, Lain also runs Lain Maria Pictures , she had seen my bunting posts getting around FB and so came for a chat, the result is this gorgeous set up.

And this is what they came up with between them, you could win this…

Want to win a 6 person high tea with 1 hour of photography?

We have teamed up with Miss High T and Laine Maria Pictures to give away this fantastic package, valued at $740!

Head over to Instagram on the link below to find out how to enter!

Photo by Laine Maria Pictures

After seeing this and many other great pics, I am also tempted to start using her for my photo’s, she really has the gift.

Steampunk Mask ?


Even I have to say this one is scaring me as she evolves more and more. What can be done to make her right? what can be done?

Any thoughts on what I should do to her?

Just Add Passion


12705547_1670957259851819_432293333804100074_nSo when was the last time you visited the gorgeous place, filled with work from local artist’s and few from further afield, all hand made delights from glorious bads, to stunning paintings, steampunk inspired work, to blown glass, clay platters and bowls and crazy art, metal objet’d’art, patchwork quilts and more. Lots for boys, girls, men and women.

If your after a one of a kind gift come along and visit Just Add Passion in the hills of Perth.

A timely reminder…


Last night I got talking to a lady (whom shall remane nameless) and she gave me a shake up call and I have to say a big thank you to her, as last night I did not sleep much and today I implemented a new regime for myself, cleaned up the phone apps, the FB ones, checked some unanswered questions in my head off, and cleared the office desk and the pool table (aka work bench) up.

Feeling like I can tackle a lot more today because of her…here’s to a new adventure….DSCN2882

Mans Shirt


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Well after the last de-stash event, I picked up this glorious fabric for myself, well guess what the other half spotted in and said “could I have a shirt from it”, how could I say no, so out came Simplicity 9469 again, along with a new collar that I drew up. Now this is not quite finished, but it is getting there, all the hems have been done by hand as I had to fill time when sitting in the hospital awaiting a child from surgery. All that is left to do is the buttons and button holes.

Should be another two or three weeks to get that done, I said to myself and guess what I managed to carve out some time today and it is now finished.

dscn3229dscn3231So happy with how it has come out, now lets hope it fits (yes, yes it is custom fitted, just of late I make and he puts more across the shoulder breadth).

Steampunk Inspired Bust


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All I can say is how divine is she coming on.

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She will even be wearing a leather skirt when complete, and lace and timepieces and more.

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Close up of the bust show ing detail.