Owl tote bag


An owl tote bag to match a recently made owl cushion. The owl feature doubles as a pocket on the front of the bag and there is an internal zippered pocket. Combination of new and vintage fabrics.

Green/orange floral cosmetic purse


A combination of vintage and new fabrics were used in this cosmetic purse. Lining is a floral recycled fabric with an internal zippered pocket

My first crochet afghan rug


Cleckheaton Country wool in five colours were used for my first crochet afghan rug with a shell border

Flower tree tote bag


This tote bag is made of recycled fabric found at the Bowerbird boutique op shop in Euroa – external and lining fabrics and the cream trim. The only new fabric is the green tape for the handle. A zippered pocket on the inside.

Orient-teal organiser


A teal oriental fabric makes a pretty zippered organiser with handle. Inside there is a zippered pocket on one side of the lining and compartment pockets for small items on the other side.

Soft pink Amelia pleated handbag


My first Amelia pleated handbag, with adjustable shoulder strap length, using SusieDDesignsUK pattern. Made with recycled curtain fabric found in a Melbourne opportunity shop. The fabric is in excellent condition. It was a very large piece so I will enjoy making other designs with this strong fabric in a classic floral pattern.

Orange flower Emma hobo bag


This beautiful orange and green floral fabric was found in a trash and treasure shop in Newtown, Sydney a year ago. Sometimes, it’s hard to actually make that first cut in to a fabric you have fallen in love with – but it has to be done. This fabric has been transformed in to an […]

Soft pink floral tote bag


This tote bag is fully made from recycled fabric (apart from the cotton twill tape used for the handle). The floral fabric was also used for an elephant – there’s none left now, sadly, as I love this fabric. The base of the bag is made from a strong gabardine fabric and the lining is […]

Fairy dust tote bag


This bright bag for a young girl is made with home deco fabric with a cute fairy themed print. Another unique fabric found by my mother at the Bowerbird Boutique opportunity shop in Euroa, Victoria. The bag is lined with the butterfly fabric used in the Butterfly ensemble. I use magnetic snaps in my tote […]

Orange flower elephant


A sweet orange elephant made with beautiful recycled cotton fabric I found a year ago in a trash and treasure shop in Newtown, Sydney. The ears are home deco fabric found in a Melbourne opportunity shop. Just love him.

My first Elegance tote bag


This is my first “Elegance” tote bag made from a pattern designed by SusieDDesignsUK. It is made from recycled fabric – a home deco floral fabric I found in a Melbourne opportunity shop – there was just enough for this bag! I love the vivid colours. And another recycled fabric from an op shop in […]

Butterfly ensemble


A three-piece butterfly ensemble – dress, bag and toy elephant – made a lovely gift for a 2-3 year old girl.

Big sur


This photo has nothing to do with sewing. It’s a test photo, of a beach on the Big Sur coastline in California that was created when sand accumulated in a cove after a landslide 30 years ago.

Soft pink floral elephant


This soft, gentle floral fabric makes a delightful elephant. The floral is a recycled fabric my mother found at the Bowerbird Boutique opportunity shop in Euroa, Victoria, where she is a volunteer. I found the home deco fabric for the ears in a Melbourne opportunity shop. My favourite of all my elephants!

Deep blue floral elephant


A bright, bold elephant made of beautiful floral fabric found on the Retro Age Vintage Fabrics website with the ears made from a red geometric upholstery fabric found in a Melbourne opportunity shop.

English Apple bag


The English Apple tote bag is made from various recycled fabrics found in opportunity shops around Melbourne and Euroa in Victoria. The bag has an internal zip pocket and a standard pocket. The handle is made from cotton twill fabric, which makes a very strong handle. The printed selvedge from the English Apple fabric is […]