Tell us about your craftiness comp winners!


Congratulations to the four lucky winners of the Dabbles patterns packs (below) and a big thank-you to everyone who entered!

I value each and every response to the survey, your feedback will help shape the next range of Dabbles patterns (looks like Crochet is in high demand!). I'll update the blog as I start to develop to get your feedback : )

Helen, Sue, Ruth and Nicola keep an eye on your inbox I've sent you a little note : )
If you haven't received anything just let me know! (email =


Inspiration: Maranon Embroidered Jewellery

Embroidered jewellery pieces by Lorena Maranon. The geometrical style that is getting round at the moment is pretty neat (literally haha) I like the thread + metal combo, would translate well to a ring set too, hmm maybe I should develop something along these lines?! What do you think?


Craft Spaces: The Finders Keepers Market

The Finders Keepers market is back in Melbourne! That got a big 'Yay - Whoot' from me when I found out. This market is a biannual event that showcases indie designers that produce anything from fashion accessories to stationery.

Browsing the stall holder list, all of them look really exciting, interesting, inspirational and have massive potential to leave a void space in my wallet.

Ignoring my bag fetish for the moment, I'm looking forward to visiting some of the hand printed textile stands:
3. Mookah


Music to Make to: Eryka Badu

Back in the Day

The naughtiest thing I ever did as a teen was be late for homeroom – lame.


Dabbles 1st Birthday - $1 pattern celebration!

The above image is taken from Bernadetter Goolsby's  range of crochet dog hats, purchase one from her etsy shop!
Wow Dabbles is a year old today!!! To celebrate 365 days of learning and general fun times, this week (9th - 15th April 2012) I'm going to sell all the patterns on the Dabbles site for $1 each! That's 4 patterns for the price of 1!!! OMG what a bargain. 

Please note, the sale excludes the limited edition prints and freebies range (of course).


Craft Places: Crafternoon

This wicked illustration is by Megan Nairn I can't draw like that : )

If your the type whose creative are juices flowing at their fullest when your eating, then I hope your sitting down when I tell you about Crafternoon. A little cafe in North Carlton (Melbourne) where the discerning crafter can draw, paint, collage and mould whilst having a cup of tea (coffee, ninja bread etc...).

The customer creations hanging from the ceiling and the whole corner full of craft condiments not only treats you to a unique greeting but will timewarp you back to your grade 2 art room (but with much friendlier adults and a coffee machine).

Take a seat at your table which adorns a pot of drawing materials and select an activity from the craft menu. You can make greeting cards, masks, a picture and badges using either collage, paint, pencils or playdoh. Not so keen on eating pom poms for lunch? The nice girls at Crafternoon can relate, so they also provide breakfast and lunch which is very reasonably priced (nothing over $9 for lunch) and diverse - the bowl of Billie Jean (coco pops mixed with rice bubbles) will meet your dietary needs to create a work of pure genius.

A great way to spend the afternoon with friends, I highly recommend you put this craft place on your to-do list!

Crafternoon: 531 Nicholson St, Carlton North