Today I picked an apple!

My first apple from an apple tree I planted many moons ago! I originally had two trees, but the other did not survive my neglected gardening skills. The first apple to survive the king parrots and cockatoo that feast on my fruit tree in my garden.

Now to see if it is ok to eat, there are smaller things that also like apples that could be burrowed deep inside, but first I will savour it, wait to show everyone else when they get home.

Today I picked an apple…life can’t be that bad!


Pinny Press – January 2017

Welcome to another fun and exciting year of unique upcycled creations!

With the amazing sell out of my A Magical New Year showcase held last week, I have been in organising mode for my next theme. February will see my Sweet Vintage Kids themed month. Different to a showcase, with “dream a lotteries” and available pinny posted daily to my Facebook group And a special giveaway on my page So watch out for those, starting from the 1st of February.

Wish lists!!!! My next wish list will also be posted into my group on the 1st of February at 9am (QLD time) I will be allocating 10 spaces for the first half of this month. So get in quick so I can grant your wish. Please add PHOTO’s this helps me so much when working out which pinny you love!

Also on Wish Lists, please be persistent!! Re add your wish each time, unfortunately I am unable to create them all, but your wishes are so important to me xx

Easter pinny’s – I am hoping to create a limited number of Easter themed pinny’s at the end of February, see how I go.

Upcoming events!

Sustainable Handmade Collective will be holding a showcase in March – It’s Retro Baby!

Stay cool and enjoy the rest of your Summer!

Thank you all for the support and love,

Have a beautiful day – Jackie x



Pinny Press- November 2016

Welcome to my first Pinny Press!!

I thought I would trial it through my blog, test it out….so bear with me!

First up I wish to say a huge thank you to you all that entered my 6000 liker Facebook giveaway, such a wonderful response and so glad my gorgeous pinny (pictured below) has now arrived at it’s new little owner’s home. Also thank you to the beautiful Zylee for always looking amazing in my pinnys xx If you wish to see more of Zylee and her funky style Click here.

Showcases!!! Happening this Wednesday night over at Sustainable Handmade Creations The Great Christmas Bazaar opens at 7pm AEST (Queensland time) Do not miss it!! I will be releasing my first Sweet Summer Dress for the season and a gorgeous little Christmas pinny. You will find the album here.

Wish list update….there will be no December wish list!!! As the silly season it now pretty much here, I am not adding anymore pressure on myself. So I will be continuing to create from the November wish list…there is still so much for me to do there! So please if you are still wanting to add your wish to a list, you are welcome to add to this list, but no guarantees!! My next wish list will be in January, this will be a very limited one, as it will be school holidays and my boys will sure to keep me busy! Follow my blog so you do not miss out on my next up date to when it will open!

Lastly, I am going on holidays!!!! Every Christmas I head on down to my Mum’s in Victoria, this year we will be there for Christmas. So leaving on the 20th of December and coming back on the 31st of December. How exciting. My last postage day will be the 19th of December, but for those hoping to receive parcels before Christmas, it will be  the 10th of December. So yes pinny production will cease from the 20th of December! Yippee holiday time, I do believe I will have sewing withdrawals…the crochet hook with be coming with me and I have been thinking about embroidery again…so many beautiful crafts to keep me busy!

That’s all for now, thank you so much everyone for all the support and love…now I better get back to sewing, enjoy your weekend xx

Jackie xx



Going slowing.

Today was one of those days, where you are doing but really doing nothing….that’s ok, I went with the flow of the day….it rained here in Queensland, so no photo’s taken, it was on and off all day and warm in between…the beginning of our tropical summer…the town was deserted when I headed out to pickup the kids…Melbourne cup, the race that stops a nation, as the saying goes…maybe it’s the lull before the storm…a day of rest before the silly season begins…so sitting quietly and drinking my tea…there will be time to be busy tomorrow xx 💕

How wonderful are you 💫

Why hello there!! 😳A little behind the scenes…as you know I am a no fuss photo taker…I simply pop outside, snap a few quick photos, then back inside to show all you lovelies…no time for pretty flat lays with flowers or shoes…well you can now see mine! I am so sorry I can not visually inspire you, but I do hope you are inspired by my upcycling and sustainable ways ♻️🌟💕To bring unwanted fabrics to life for your little ones to adore💫To throw away the pursuit of perfection, and accept what is 💫To open the mind to imagination and adventure, to believe in magic! 💫💕🌟I sincerely thank you for travelling with me on this journey, how wonderful are you!!😘💫✨💕🌟

I have been blessed with three boys…

I have been blessed with three boys…this is James, my eldest. He is 14 going on 40, well he has always been 40, he is one of those kids who is way too grown up before his time and was never really a child, he is a quirky young man, interested in computers, and like most his age spends too much time on one, but he loves using his hands, building and tinkering in his shed, and loves to look after our garden, this photo was taken after spending the morning in the garden, after purchasing a new brush cutter, our old one died after 13 years of intense work. He is the most helpful person around our house, out of all of us!!I am so proud of him and love him so…teenage years are hard, so many decisions, so many ideas and possibilities…but you are trapped in a body that grows too quickly and mind that can’t settle…💕


WARNING….boring health issues post!
The thing with grief is that talking about it helps, it clears the head, gets it out there to work out and deal with easier…I am good at that, I deal with my grief in the best way possible, creativity and writing/talking.

Unfortunately talking about my Rheumatoid and osteopenia does not help, talking about it is not going to fix a chronic disease. Each persons individual journey is different, what may work for one person may not for another…I feel I have tried them all. My rheumatoid is fine, at the moment under control, I thank modern medicine for this and take my many forms of medication routinely. But it’s the osteopenia that gets me, I am meant to do weight bearing exercise to strengthen my muscles to help my bones….and oh I am so lazy! But even when I do I seem to pay for it. It’s a catch 22, because of my rheumatoid eaten shoulder, the day after always hurts…so I will rest it and feel all boo hoo today, tomorrow I will go gently and remember to take it easy on that side….thank you for listening, I feel better now, maybe talking about it does help 😉


I have cleaned toilets, poured beers in outback towns and cities, served meals, made beds, taken tickets at a theme park, played reception, been a bank teller, even picked award winning grapes! So many different jobs, in so many different locations. I have always worked, never having ambition or direction, just living….but now I have drive and passion, creativity and motivation, I look forward to each day filled with new ideas and fun! Wait for it! For sometimes life finds you xx I know it is cliché but – “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”

Doily magic!

My doily pinnys would have to be one of my favourite pinny styles. They showcase the love of embroidery, the talent of the artist of yesteryear, of lost treasures and a craft that is almost long forgotten.
I have only created a handful of these gorgeous dresses. As I find it harder and harder to uncover beautiful doilies. So I love seeing the ones I have made.
How gorgeous is this, her little one is long grown out of her doily pinny, so it is now beautifully on display, as a doily!
Thank you so much for showing me, I love this idea xx


Can you feel the passion!

Each and everyone of my pinnys takes a piece of my heart with them when they head off to their new little owners. I don’t just buy a bunch of fabrics and power sew them in production line style. No, I sew them individually, each piece of fabric, in which ever way it makes its way to me, is loved and cherished. The first time I see it online or if I am lucky enough to recuse it from an op shop basket or when someone donates unwanted fabrics to me, my heart melts. The excitement of new pre loved or reclaimed fabric is so much fun! Then to put it all together, to mix and match, searching for that one piece you know you have, that will go perfectly with another piece. Then to see it come together so wonderfully. Like this one, different fabrics from so many different places, all joined together now, it’s magic! Can you feel the passion, the love, oh I adore them so!