Monday, 26 December 2011

Seconds & Samples Sale!

Merry Christmas! It crept up so darn quickly this year and now it's all over, just like that. Hope yours was grand. Mine was all about food, family and then lying on the couch watching a film. Hope fellow Melbournites (and their pets) weren't badly affected by the hail, lighting, thunder and general crazy weather :(

As it's now Boxing Day, I thought it would be fun having a wee sale of seconds & samples. A bunch of things are now listed in my Etsy shop and I'll add some more things throughout the sale, which will run until January 5th or until sold out. Go grab a bargain!

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Christmas one-day sale today!

Yes, 20% off everything in my Etsy shop, today only (AEST).
Don't forget to use code: XMAS20
Items will be sent off Friday 16th December.
Contact me for special requests or if you're after Express Post.

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Dots & Loops Gift Guide

One of my stockists, Dots & Loops Handmade, all the way across the world in Canada, produced this lovely gift guide and included my tree towel. Thanks guys :)

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

New stuff

Oh, and some new things are now in my Etsy shop...

Three new cushion covers - Charcoal 'Trees' on Natural Linen, Two-Tone 'Trees' and Royal Blue 'Graph Paper'.

Some gift cards, all blank - Seasons Greetings and Apples in Blue and Red (on craft or recycled white card).

AND some lavender bags, which I've not made for a while, this time using my Graph Paper fabric.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Post-Markit and Harvest Market

Me at Markit last Sunday © Hollabee

One down, one to go! Markit last Sunday was a big day, long and busy and fun and tiring. I didn't take one photo but luckily Bianca did (I had no idea at the time - as you can see I'm busy being shopkeeper). The main disappointment was that the market was so big and busy that I didn't get a chance to have a look at who else was there, bummer.

And my only other market for the year is super super exciting, one of my faves - the Harvest Xmas Market, at Harvest Textiles in East Brunswick. How cute is the poster?!

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Markit @ Fed Square this Sunday

Just a quick note to say that I'll be at Federation Square's Markit Market this Sunday, along with a heap of amazing designers and makers - see the full A-Z list here. I'll have a heap of new things that are yet to be in my Etsy shop, including new cushions, new cards and other bits and pieces. It's one of just two markets I'm at this Christmas, should be fun.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

New fabrics!

Graph Paper in royal blue on a creamy coloured hemp/organic cotton (above)

Raindrops in teal on a lovely natural hemp/organic cotton (below)

Available soon :)

Wednesday, 2 November 2011


It's spring here in Melbourne, apparently (what that seems to mean is it's freezing, super windy, always raining - ie, a lot like winter). But there have been some lovely days. Here are some pics from a recent walk in the park. Amazing colours!

I've also been quietly beavering away, printing and sewing things for a couple of markets I've got coming up (the first for a year! Yes, I've been hiding under a rock.) I've also got some fabric panels that I'll be selling that I'm yet to get around to printing, and will be making some fabric packs too - fun! In the meantime, here's a picture of some of the fabric that's coming soon...

Monday, 26 September 2011


Last Friday I had a long list of things to do (print things; get stocktake done; reply to emails; cook; clean - in other words: work, work work) but it was a lovely spring day and all I really wanted to do was plant some tomato seedlings and other herbs and chill out on my balcony and listen to some newish music, so that's what I did.

I went to the local (and inspiring) nursery and bought some potting mix and other goodies and repotted my lovely parsley, chives, thyme, mint, aloe vera and other succulents (they were in need of a bit of love) and planted new things - tomatoes! Basil! Oregano! And now some of the succulents, which multiply so quickly and easily, now live in the flat, which is super great.

Tomato seedlings

Chives, thyme and parsley

Happy house plant

Happy house plant

Happy aloe vera

More aloe vera 

Friday, 16 September 2011

New gift tags & cards

Have been having a lot of fun printing cards and gift tags and finally got a chance to photograph them today, and put them in my Etsy shop. The sun was hot, such a weird feeling! Hope it lasts for the weekend.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

New Stockists

Just a quick note to say you can now find various Spin Spin goods at a range of shops around Melbourne town and the world. So if you're near me, you can go to the lovely Onabee in Kensington but if you're far far away, perhaps in Austria, you can swing by the sweet Stoffsalon in Vienna (where you can find lots and lots of lovely Australian fabrics) or in another direction, the delightful looking Dots & Loops Handmade in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Onabee, Kensington. Photo © Onabee.

Dots & Loops Handmade, Nova Scotia, Canada. Photo © Dots & Loops Handmade.

Stoffsalon, Vienna, Austria. Photo © Stoffsalon.

Cushion Mania

I'm chuffed to see my Graph Paper cushion included in the latest Frankie magazine and their cushion round-up. And mine's next to one from Donna Wilson House **swoon**. Other faves include Fine Little Day's Splash and Leah Duncan's Triangles, **double swoon**.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Clever person!

Cushions made by Raina, using my fabric, and the cute Scarlet!
A little while back I sold some fabric to, and got to have a coffee with, a lovely "customer" (feels weird to say that but can't think of a better word), the lovely Raina. She mentioned that she was going to make some cushions for her daughter out of the fabric and here they are! How clever is she, and how cute is Scarlet? I love the combination of colours and angles and the shape. Lovely, thanks for sharing Raina :) There are couple more photos here and here.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

New things! And I'm in the paper!

Things have been very quiet on this here blog, but that's because I've been busy making things! Here are some of them...

'Apples' tea towel
'Apples' gift card
'Apples' and 'Grid Paper' cushions - I quite like them together!

It's so fun seeing an idea become an object - I don't think I'll ever over that thrill - and you really never quite know what it will look like (or if you'll like it) until you're holding it in your hand.

All are now in my Etsy shop, along with a few other new things like the T Towel in white on natural flax coloured linen.

Oh, and look what was in today's Herald Sun Home magazine - a write-up on me and my work!

Friday, 24 June 2011

Akzidenz full width - on pre-order!

You'd know this is you're on my newly created mailing list, but just in case you missed it - Akzidenz fabric is now available by the meter at full width, on pre-order in my shop. Yardage is the only thing of mine that I don't print - due to the size and scale - and this run is due back from the printers very very soon! The first batch is red, with others possibly coming soonish.

And don't forget to join said mailing list, if you're not on it already and are interested in hearing about specials and other bits and pieces.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Winter Orchard and Apple Love

It's certainly winter time here in the Southern Hemisphere. The other day I went to my favourite orchard to buy some apples, my favourite fruit, before they disappear and this is what I saw - fog in the afternoon. It did clear not long after but brrr, it was cold.

To celebrate my apple love I've also been drawing them. This is something I've done a lot of in the past but have never been happy with the result. This time I made myself persist (something that I can be either really good at or really bad at) and then I stepped away and did something else. When I went back to my desk a little while later, with refreshed eyes, I changed a couple of things and then really quickly had my new tea towel design. Here's a sneak-peak of a corner of it, and its paper-based inception.

Bundle of tea towels

Here's a bundle of tea towels that are to be sent off for a fundraiser for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation, which is being organised by a lovely blog reader. I'd not usually pack a random selection of towels like this but should do - it was kinda fun. 

Friday, 10 June 2011

Cards! And a limited edition natural Tree Towel!

Just a note to say that I've just put some new things in my wee Etsy shop - cards! There's a blank 'Trees' gift card with envelope (also available in a pack of five for a nice discount) and some new polka dot gift tags with cute scalloped edges - red on white or white on recycled card. I must say that making these was super fun and a nice change from fabric. Can't wait to work with some more ideas soon.

Oh, and there's a limited edition new colour of the Tree Towel - charcoal on natural. Love the natural linen and can't wait to do some more printing with it too.

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