Shibori Influenced Scarves

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I have hardly done anything at all over my holidays – except lie on the couch and watch Jane The Virgin and Upper Middle Bogan (highly recommend both these fine productions) – and have nanna naps in the afternoons.

But today I got off my bed-sorey butt and tried Japanese tie-dyeing. I am trying to create a new range of scarves and, although I dyed on to cotton voile today, my plan is to use silk in the future with a selection of both red and indigo designs. What do you think? Beautiful!

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Out And About: Hokey Pokey Vintage Emporium, Footscray

Stumbled across this incredible Vintage Emporium when out walking the other day. Footscray has become so interesting in recent years. Love my town! The Hokey Pokey Vintage Emporium is on Ballarat Road near the corner of Gordon Street, in a big old ammunitions factory space. IMG_0264 IMG_0262 IMG_0266 IMG_0268

Worth a look.

Out And About: Post Industrial Design And POD


IMG_0164Jess, Fi and Tim at POD (Post Industrial Design) are extremely serious about their food. They are forever plotting and planning and conspiring about the next big recipe. And guys? They are doing it for us! You gotta love them. And you gotta love their food. There should be total respect for their creative process, not just their amazing marriages of flavour, and the wonderfully warm atmosphere of the cafe itself. The coffee is great. As was my Breakfast Greens Salad, with goat’s cheese, thick cut bacon, poached egg and gluten free toast.

While you are there, wander through Mary’s shop and discover a range of new products, including my new favourite, Otto and Spike scarves.

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