Easter Hats

Two months ago, we sold our house in Sydney and moved to a semi-country area called the Blue Mountains. We love it here. The air is fresh and clean. The traffic is non-existent. Our new house in a bushy area is incredibly peaceful. But the move meant our kids would attend a new school – . . . → Read More: Easter Hats

More Japanese craft books – handmade wallets

I did not mention in my previous post that, when I bought those Komihinata books, I also bought two other Japanese craft books about small things (or “komono,” as we call them in Japan).  These books are both on handmade wallets. One book is called  . . . → Read More: More Japanese craft books – handmade wallets

New Japanese craft books – handmade by Komihinata

I have a very soft spot for Japanese craft books. I learned how to sew by reading those books. But over the years, I have accumulated quite a collection of Japanese craft books (and to tell you the truth, not just Japanese ones), it’s been hard to justify buying any more. I mean, . . . → Read More: New Japanese craft books – handmade by Komihinata

A lampshade hat

Every now and then, a friend or family member asks me to make something specific for them, something that is not in my normal line of child-friendly products. I love these challenges because they give me a refreshing change of scenery.

Last week I made a sun hat for a . . . → Read More: A lampshade hat