My year of markets and shows has begun! I so enjoyed getting out there and meeting crafters all over Australia last year and I’ve got big plans to spread my wings further this year. First on the agenda is the Stitches and Craft show in Sydney 7-10 March (formerly the craft and sewing show). I’ll be there smiling on stand #53, I hope if you’re around you’ll come and say hello!

I get so much out of meeting people in person, it’s wonderful to see smiles on people’s faces as they catch their first glimpse of a balloon or pick up a cuddly sock dog. I also love tales of previous patterns they’ve tried out, suggestions for colours and designs. In fact my next product comes directly from market feedback at Finders Keepers. So many people wanted to make a single balloon for themselves or as a gift for a friend rather than a whole mobile. One gorgeous blog reader mentioned that she gave a mobile to a friend to symbolise to mark a new phase in her life. So in the next couple of weeks I’ll be releasing a single balloon kit and fabric panel.

Hot Air Balloons

The all time favourite red stripe balloon out of the Circus mobile kit will be first, and I’m stitching away at my pinwheel fabric which was such a big hit on the little owl wings last year.


I’d love your feedback too, any other requests for single balloon colours? Or other patterns for that matter? I posed a question on facebook this week over whether I should make a flamingo or a little fox pattern next. It has to be said that the flamingo blew the fox out of the water so I’ll be playing with pink socks next week too.



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