Thursday, 23 September 2010

A Cup of Light

I have just become the owner of a delicious smelling Erica Soy Candle made by the fair hands of Erica herself. Erica's candles not only smell amazing, they are good for you too! The soy wax melts at a very low temperature which means you can use the melted wax as a perfumed moisturiser - yummy - just be wary of the flame if the candle is still lit :)

It is environmentally friendly too, the candle doesnt emit any of those nasty petro-chemical toxins in the smoke that comes from regular parafin candles.

I just love it! It looks beautiful and smells gorgeous (I have French Pear flavour).

Check out Erica's website for all her delicious flavours

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Winner of the Red Heart Paris Cushion

A big CONGRATULATIONS to Catherine Lorimer who was the lucky winner of the Red Heart Paris Cushion. The competition was open to all who attended the Handmade Markets at the Kamberra Wine Company in Canberra on Saturday 11 September 2010, and those who entered left a business card in the lucky draw at my stall.

The design is inspired by the beautiful balconies in Paris, and this particular design came from a building on the Ill St Louis, the island in the middle of the city.

The cusion measures 50 x 50 cm and the design is printed on hemp using water based, permanent print paste.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Designer Talk Article in Canberra Times Weekend Magazine

Following on from a wonderful day at the Handmade Markets on Saturday, I was delighted to see an article on my wares in the Canberra Times Relax, the glossy Sunday lift out section of the Canberra Times paper.

I would like to thank the lovely ladies at Shop Handmade for making this article possible and also the amazing Jocelyn Rosen for such a nice photograph of me. Jocelyn is a wonderful portrait photographer and you can view more of her work at

Monday, 6 September 2010

Recycled Plastic Knitted Lamps exhibited in the Belco Bizarre Exhibition

I just happened to be in the right place at the right time to have my photo taken and interviewed about my hand knitted recycled plastic bag lace lamp by the Northside Chronicle in Canberra which was part of the Belco Bizarre exhibition, one of the many events which make up the Belconnen Arts Centre first year anniversary celebrations.

The idea to create plastic lace lampshades hand knitted from recycled plastic bags developed from my fascination of space and light and the interplay of the two. The shadows created by the lace lamp cast create a rippled pattern reminiscent of the sunlight sparkling on the lake.

I enjoy the juxtaposition of taking a discarded item and giving it value through recycling and transformation.


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