My name is Lainie and I love to make things. Things made from paper, things made from beads, things made from wool, and especially things made from fabric.
I used to sew a lot for myself and upcycle second hand t-shirts for my son, Cameron, but it was when my daughter Sophie was born, that my need to make things really took off. I started my blog Maker*land, where I blog about my creative successes (and failures), share recipes and write up tutorials to make all sorts of things.
Now that my youngest is in kindergarten, and I have a bit of extra time on my hands, I've decided to sew up a few things and offer them for sale. I favour classic designs that are reminiscent of a more carefree and less complicated childhood. However, I love to occasionally throw a twist of theatre amidst things - a pair of angelic wings that attach to the back of a simple tunic, a sparkly bow at the neck of a classic blouse, or perhaps a cute bonnet with animal ears - clothing that invites a child to dream or play.
All of my items are made using locally-sourced new and/or up-cycled fabrics, which means most pieces are very limited, and in some instances, one of a kind.
New pieces are being added to the shop all the time - please visit often to see what's new! You can also find us
at our blog - Maker*land,
on Facebook - on june or janet,
or you can follow us on Instagram!