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Refashion Workshop

I'm holding a Refashion Workshop tomorrow at my studio in Marrickville. This is the first workshop I've presented in Sydney and the first workshop I've done for a long time. I've got to admit I'm a little nervous!I had the idea to run a Refashion Workshop as part of the Creative Edge Open Studio Trails as interest in sustainable fashion, upcycling and repurposing is becoming so much more talked about in the media. Refashioning is something I've been doing for years and I find quite natural but some people are just scared or just simply don't know where to start and often ask me for tips. We all have unworn items in our wardrobe that for some reason we just don’t wear. With...

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Caring for your Knitwear

We all love a snuggly wool jumper or cardigan in the winter. I have a bit of a weakness for Vintage Mohair Cardigans - I have one in almost every colour (my stash above!). When I lived in the cold and rainy North of England my mohair collection got a lot more wear than it does in 'Sunny Sydney' and one of the things I've found is the moisture and humidity in the air can be something of a challenge with keeping your clothes stored over a season or two.I've been taking advantage of this glorious autumn weather to give my knits a little tlc. To get rid of the musty storage smell you can't beat fresh air and sunshine...

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NEXT EVENT

Nearly time for the fabulous Round She Goes - I just love this event as a shopper and a seller - can't wait! The best Vintage Market that Sydney has to offer in the glorious Marrickville Town Hall in the heart of the inner west. I'll be showing off the start of my new handmade range - made from up cycled clothing and vintage fabrics as well as choice 80's and 90's vintage clothing and accessories.Shop till you drop!

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On Getting Things Done

There isn't enough time in the day right? I've been feeling a little out of sorts of late and had to take a bit of time out over Easter to recharge my batteries. I suffer from a couple of ongoing health issues and it's easy to let things slide with medications and well just lack of enough quality sleep to really recharge my batteries. With a busy (almost) 2 year old it's hard to find a bit of peace and quiet away from the housework and the endless list of 'Things to Do'. My phone and my washing machine broke and my computer had a mini meltdown - it really was a bad couple of weeks!!! I so enjoyed my other half...

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How to Make a Scrunchie

Scrunchies - the 80's and 90's favourite hair accessories are back with a vengeance. They've been seen on the heads of celebs Bella Hadid, Selina Gomez, J Lo and Margot Robbie apparently kept a few from her glorious wardrobe in "I Tonya". Balenciaga even offer a designer $225 branded leather scrunchie for more labelled fashion types.What I love about the scrunchie:1. It's good for your hair - no snagged elastic ripping your hair out.2. Co-ordinate your look - team your shoes and your scrunchie and win at accessorising an otherwise normcore outfit.3. Get the print on - feeling a floral Laura Ashley girl but always wear jeans and a jumper - you can channel your inner boho princess without feeling like you're going to float away.4. Get...

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