workshop @ mudbrick herb cottage

wow what a joy….. yummy lunch around the table, herbal teas and coffee, gluten free and dairy free food supplied by Sandra the host, and all this lusciousness and relaxing ambiance was included in the workshop I ran for her today. The herb farm sells their plants online @ Mudgeeraba and we had free range of the garden for our ingredients for the sandwiched artist books. Thank you to all as it was a wonderful day.

where have i been


How time fly’s i have been busy but not totally with my arts practice !

That is about to change as I am about to teach for two days at The Mudbrick Herb Cottage @ Mudgreeaba

As a Family we had a weeks holiday at Rainbow Beach, the house we rented was only a walk to town and across the road from the beach. This didn’t really give me the opportunity to boil up big brews but i was able to sneak in a small pot and dye some thread. The little township has grown and has some funky little cafes, gelato parlor and art gallery’s. Jilartys cafe had workshops available and i spent an afternoon making moss balls for plants. And next time i am in town i will run some sort of workshop for them.




workshop with dorothy caldwell

ATASDA Queensland branch ( Australian Textile and Surface Design Association ) which I am a member of, managed to secure Dorthy Caldwell for two days while she is here in Australia. I had a lovely two days with some new faces and learned a bit about Kantha stitching.It is some thing that I will happily incorporate into my work. The dress I showed you all a while ago, place a third at the Ekka Show and has made its way to a new home

loving paper play

loving paper play ( thanks EB ) ….. and its such a reward to teach.

The dress that I posted about and was on the catwalk at the Ekka received a third !             I have been very busy with my other job @ Eden Seeds ramping up for spring… thus not much posting.                                                                                                                          Am excited to say that I am attending a two day workshop stitching with Dorthy Caldwell next week ….my time to bliss out and soak it all up .

vital signs

I have bravely entered our regional (Queensland ) art awards. The Cushion that I entered has evolved as does a lot of my work…. and while I am stitching away, the pieces remind me of our rivers, fires and renewal…… here is a snap shot


The theme of this years award is “vital signs” so here it is at the Flying Arts Website my last name begins with T so I am at the bottom of the page “Elements of a New Beginning “



friends of the botanic gardens

the friends of the botanic gardens had a conference here on the Gold Coast and they kindly asked me to have an exhibition at the venue.  I had the pleasure of meeting many   lovely souls… young and old and I have invitations to Cranbourne , Canberra and the Grampians to name a few.


to be featured @ the ekka

A couple of posts ago I had mentioned that I had been invited to contribute to the  RNA Brisbane Exhibition’s Agricultural Pavilion – Gardens Platform  Horti-Couture
Wearing your Garden catwalk parade at the Ekka ( Brisbane’s Show / Agricultural Fair )

Well I have ….. and the first parade is on at lunchtime Saturday 9th then Wednesday 13th then again on Saturday 16th.

I have made a dress from a deconstructed wool polo ( a skill well taught by India Flint and the Shape Shifter workshop), a pinafore from a man’s shirt and wool leggings with a linen skirt. I do hope that Bettina can send me some photos of the models… but here is a sneak preview