viewer’s choice

congratulations to kate larby of scamander, whose mug cosy received the most votes during the cosiest mug exhibition at gone rustic studio + gallery

kate’s entry featured a rainbow-coloured scarfmug cosy by kate larby

there were 31 entries in total, with sales being donated to the wrapped in st marys event

[photos by rita summers and peter troode]


big day

Wrapped in St Marys starts today! Gone Rustic is doing its bit with The Cosiest Mug competition. And don’t forget we’re flower bombing our town as well as wrapping the power poles in textile art. To top it off, Festival of Voices is also on today. St Marys Tasmania is THE place to be!


the cosiest mug competition

ENTRY FORM – click here




Gone Rustic Studio & Gallery,37 Main Street, St Marys Tasmania, Australia 7215

mug cosy banner

Deadline: 17 July 2014

Exhibition Dates: – 19 – 31 July 2014

Part of Wrapped in St Marys (and beyond)

  • Design your own cosy OR follow a pattern
  • Provide your own mug OR borrow one from Gone Rustic


crochet talent

i featured this on my other blog recently, but thought it was worth sharing with fellow crochet fans

helen newton is a queensland crochet artist who does amazing freeform crochet

this includes clothes which she often wears herself, and innovative ways to use upcycled materials

recently a cafe in warwick (‘jacqui’s’) hosted a display of ensembles made by helenhelen newton display at jacqui's cafe, warwick, qld 2013 - 1

each ensemble was given a name – some of the names were dancers and others were just names she liked

 these ensembles also included some knitting and feltinghelen newton display at jacqui's cafe, warwick, qld 2013 - 2

stunning and inspirational work!helen newton display at jacqui's cafe, warwick, qld 2013 - 3

wild + wonderful tea cosies

Just enjoyed morning tea at our community hall as part of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.
Congratulations to Hayley Gilbert of St. Marys Day Care and everyone who helped to make it such a success!  There was also a health expo with many stalls from local and other providers, and (of course) the tea cosy exhibition, which was a stunner. The hall was beautifully decorated in blue, yellow and white balloons, and there was a happy buzz as people circulated and chatted. St. Marys Highschool handled the catering with professional aplomb, offering loaded plates of delicious cakes and savouries, plus numerous cups of coffee and tea.
My favourite tea cosy was Pedro de la Pantaloon – a rooster complete with real tail feathers!  The pattern for Pedro de la Pantaloon was originally published in a book called REALLY Wild Tea Cosies (pub. 2010) – and I loved our local knitter’s take on it! Well done, Kerrie!  This version is the one featured in the above-mentioned book:
pedro de la pantaloon ReallyWildTeaCosies - book
My entries didn’t win anything, but it was a lot of fun to participate.  And I couldn’t resist sharing some ideas I found on Google … inspiration for next year?