Adorable Handmade Soft Toys

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From the super cute to the super creepy-cool! This is a lookbook of my favourite handmade soft toys sourced from Pinterest. I searched “simple handmade soft toys”. With Christmas right round the corner I think its time to plug in my sewing machine and have some fun!


So Excited – Have Just Been Tinkering With Big Cartel For Work

I have been working on developing an on line shop for my work at St Kilda Gatehouse. You are invited… Just click on the picture below:

Big Cartel


Gifts For Dad

heaven bag briefcaseBriefcase by Heaven Bag. You should be amazed to discover this beautiful leather bag only costs $108-00.


Mini Melbourne make these fun crocheted Viking hats for people of all sizes. Handmade at just $45-00. Love these!


Enpundit show you how to hand make this rustic pencil holder. Cost = time and tools.

0a0d77088cc65b3c6c28bd944bfff1dcBittle and Burley from Brooklyn make a small range of lovely things for men. Each handkerchief will set you back $16-39. Things for boysThings For Boys has an on-line tutorial showing you how to make this very practical travel shoe bag for him. Interesting site for all things crafty!


Lifetime Leather Co. custom make these keepsake toiletry bags and much more. They are a classic and stylish gift and cost $97-00.


Cool Material leather cord roll is such a great and portable idea for all those annoying tech cords! $45-00


Cool Material aprons are $80-00. This site is truly wonderful for man gifts. Following are some other ideas from Cool Material:


Key tools (above), $6-95, and a mermaid bottle opener (below) $10-00.mermaidlifestyle_grande

Zombie Kettle Bells, $43-00 +, depending on size, plus shipping… Oh my.



Playing With Recycled Denim



As I was up-cycling this patchwork denim cushion I used whichever zipper I could find and it happened to be orange. But how cool does it look?

Part of my work is to create a sustainable enterprise engaging marginalised women. A number of our supporters have been donating their used denim to me and so I spent a bit of my holiday time playing with denim possibilities like this patchwork pillow. (Just as an aside, the lovely Jessie from St Kilda Mums suggested I pop down to Spotlight and grab some of their generic branded feather pillows for cushion inserts. Oh. My. I squashed the insert in so the pillow is smaller than a standard bed pillow, and it feels so plush and posh.) Also just surfed Pinterest and uploaded a bunch of very awesome and imaginative products made out of recycled denim. Take a look!6a5787c2e05f8c2c548a1fa4a3914a10






New Men’s Range: Plush Quilted Wheat Bags



This year I have decided to create a range of men’s accessories and home wares as I think there is a shortage in the craft market forum. These wheat bags are quilted for comfort and are all 100% cotton. Cute hey?