Tuesday, July 7, 2015


Well, I have been greatly encouraged the past couples of days.  Late last year I opened my little Etsy shop and yesterday I had my second sale in that time.  It was the smallest rope,bowl, however it is traveling all the way to New York.  It was just the encouragement I needed as I had also just read yesterday the following quote:  "find what you love to do and you won't work a single day in your life". How great is that?  It is exactly how I am feeling at present as my day job is becoming more and more difficult as the landscape of the aged and health care system in Australia changes.  Anyhow,mere are a couple of photos of my latest bowls, which really are more the size of buckets!  I have been playing with copper coloured thread and am really happy with the results!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Happy Mail

Once again, I have participated in the ALQS (Another Little Quilt Swap) Number 9....and this week I have received my little quilt in the mail.  I also received some postcards from where the maker lives,mass well as a lovely silk bookmark.  Thanks so much Rosieand again for Kate for organizing these swaps!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Fun times

My niece and one of her friends spent the afternoon with me on Saturday and made these cute cushions.  

It is also Mother's Day here so I spent much of the day with my Mum....this is my Mum with her Mum...love you Mum

Sunday, February 22, 2015


Hi Folks....sorry I haven't been around much since the start of the year....since going back to work, life has been hectic with home visits, looking after my parents and continuing my quest with my Etsy shop and making things to sell in it....I am loving making coiled rope bowls, and dyeing vast amounts of fabric and scarves with my indigo dye....just two weeks ago I spent an AMAZING 3 days with a master indigo dyer from Mali, West Africa.  His name is Aboubakar Fofana...and he has collaborated with Donna Karan and her fashion label, amongst others.....it was an absolute privelege for me to participate in his workshop.  I was able to purchase some lengths of 100%, hand woven organic cotton,Melvin by artisans in Mali.  With some of this, I hand dyes some graduated blues and created this cushion from some of the fabric.

Here is a link to my Etsy Shop if you would like to see some of the things I have for sale.....https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/CocoIndigo

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Happy New Year

Hi everyone....a Happy New year to you all.  Well, after the fun I had participating in 7 Vignettes in December, I decided to give January a go also.  These are the first 4 days....the theme this month is Colour and the first days were Sparkle, yellow, blue and green.  I am having fun finding the appropriate colours around my home.  Needless to,say, I had very little difficulty finding blue things!!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Final 2 days of 7 Vignettes

The final two days of 7 Vignettes were "Shine" and "Monochrome"...I must admit, I found these two days the easiest probably because I already had ideas from when I first saw the list of themes...

And just to sum up the whole week....