Category Archives: Handmade

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.

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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.

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).

BUTToned up BUTT wall art


I am so in love with this one, the BUTToned Up BUTT, made on a glorious white clay with fabulous purple and silver glazes used, topped with glass button flowers and fringing, what a statement piece this one is, I can not wait to see it hanging from a wall in someone’s home.

Custom order for an apron


DSCN3002What do I say other than, love, love, love this one.

The customer (a potter so even more special), requested an apron to fit her, in denim, tapestries, purples and lime, and this hits the nail on the head, I can not wait to see her face as I will be delivering it to her next week as I want to check out what she makes.

New Venture With Dee


DSCN2783Recently one of my girlfriends (Lisa) put me and one of her girlfriends together for a cuppa, some hows later we had come up with a new business idea, this is a teaser of what is to come, our proto type.

Simplicity 9469 Shirt


Okay it is cut out (one thing I did not notice was the print ran sideways and because of the fabric it now runs across his chest, not to happy with that), and that is all I can say, I do have a deadline though to finish it by though, so best get cracking about the rest of my cutting jobs, so I can just sew sew sew and sew.

Glad to say that deadline now extended.