Sew Unexpected

I just love these felt creations by artist Blythe Church. So creative it inspires me to go and make something unexpected.blythe_church_typewriter.jpg

Felt Ball Mats back in stock

I love it when a truck pulls up in my driveway. I am always greeted with such yummy suprises. Yesterday was no different with special delivery of my Blueberry Cool Felt Ball Mats. They look so beautiful I am keeping one for my sons new room. How many mats in one house is too many? Never can have enough colour I say!

Happy as Larry in the Media

I was so pleased by this article in The West Australian on Happy as Larry. Free Publicity never goes astray.

Take me to The West........

Christmas Feast

Dress up your table with one or two of these felt ball mats. Use as a placemat, trivet or hot pot mat. Made from 100% wool they measure 20 x 20cm.
These are my favourite item of my store, Happy as Larry Designs.

Perfect for the person who has everything.

Perth Upmarket

Off to Market again this Sunday the 28th Nov. Happy as Larry will be in the Hacket Hall and I have been so busy getting ready for the biggest market of the year. I have a quite a few items that people have pre -ordered and picking up so looking forward to meeting my buyers face to face. I love this about markets, seeing peoples reactions to your wares. When you're locked away in your studio creating there is no one to bounce off , you could be creating the most wonderful piece of art in your own eyes but no one else agrees with you.

Perth Upmarket this Sunday 28th Nov , UWA Hackett Hall and Winthrop Halls, Western Australia. Plenty to see and do.

Buy handmade this Christmas.

See you there!

Handmade Living

handmade living Book Launch Blog Tour! The tour will commence Saturday 27 November and run until the book launch on Saturday 4 December.

Handmade Living will be ‘touring’ a stunning line-up of blogs to celebrate the launch of this new book by Tania McCartney. My books arrived in the post on Thursday and I was so delighted with them I have ordered 5 more for Christmas presents!

Saturday 27 November
Posie Patchwork
What is
handmade living?

Sunday 28 November
Thea and Sami
handmade living Was Produced

Sunday 28 November
Tiny Concept
handmade living

Monday 29 November
Australian Women Online
Handmade Is the New Black & book giveaway!

Monday 29 November
The Happy Home
Designer Interview

Tuesday 30 November
Designer Profiles

Tuesday 30 November
Tania McCartney
Sneak Peek!

Wednesday 1 December
A Spoonful of Sugar
Handmade Christmas gifts

Wednesday 1 December
Perth Upmarket
Western Australian Designers

Thursday 2 December
made it
Book Profile

Thursday 2 December
Life and Other Crises
handmade living Choc-Fest

Friday 3 December
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Combining a Cottage Business with Raising a Family

Friday 3 December
Designer Profile

Saturday 4 December
Fat Mum Slim
Project Recreation

Saturday 4 December
Handmade Canberra
Book Giveaways

Friday Felt Finds

Every Friday I will search the world to find you some delicious felty finds. My first Friday Felt Find is by Italian Designer Paolo Lenti. Away from my usual abundance of colours the subtle grays can be a welcome relief. I am building a new house at the moment and these would be prefect with my grey colour palette.

Felt Ball Garland Secrets Out

Want to make your own Felt Ball Garlands? Larry will show you how.
Try using Red and Green for a Christmas garland. How gorgeous would it look draped across a mantelpiece or around your tree. Make garland now.

Sewing my little heart out.

Hope that doesnt hurt !

DIY is a quiet meditation. The mundane – stringing, threading, stitching, looping, pulling – is given divine reverence. It’s an offering from your infinite spirit to the finite world.(Soutie Girl)

New nursery mobiles created now in store.

New Market

Off to Market again this Saturday the 2nd. Handmade Childrens Market. South of Perth Melville Civic Centre, Booragoon. Lots of new creations in store. Get ready for Christmas, its just around the corner. How about this new decorative cushions or felt ball hot pot mats. A great pressie for someone that has everything. Comes in a range of colours. Multi colour felt ball mats will be ready soon too.

Perth Upmarket

Perth Upmarket tomorrow! If you are in Perth and looking for a lovely day out come visit us at UWA between 10 -4pm. It has to be Perth premier handmade market and one of the busiest. With over 140 stall on offer, live music, kids entertainment and FREE PARKING it is one market not to be missed.

Come visit me Happy as Larry in the Junior Upmarket section in Hackett Hall. If you mention my blog I will give you a felty suprise!

Mathilda Market

We’re so excited! THIS Sunday 22nd August, we will be showcasing our wares at Mathilda's Market. This is a fabulous niche market that offers unique, stylish and affordable baby & kids goods that are lovingly handmade or manufactured. The retailers are handpicked to ensure an exciting product range. It's a kid's shopping heaven. Better yet, most of the retailers do not have a shop front, so you know you'll find something special, not available anywhere else. Please come and see our stand at Mathilda’s Market from 9am to 1pm at the Hawthorn Town Hall, 360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn. Entry and parking is free

I have packed two suitcases full! Hopefully I dont have to take it home with me again as I hope to do a little Melbourne shopping!

Made it the Australian Etsy

Looking for quality handmade Australian products? Look no further than Made it. If you are a fan of Etsy you will love Made it. Only Australian stuff so you never have to worry about expensive postage costs.

Mathilda Markets in Melbounre

Happy as Larry is heading east for a Mathildas Market. Unique. Stylish. Beautiful kids stuff. That's what Mathilda's Market is all about.
They carefully handpick all their stall holders to bring you divine and original clothing, accessories, homewares and toys for the little ones. It's kids shopping heaven.

August 22, Hawthorn Town Hall, Melbourne 9 - 1pm

How yummy are these new felt ball mats!! New designs just in , perfect for a little girls and boys room. Delicious flavours available : Smarties , Berry Bliss and Blueberry Cool.

This Little Piggy went to market....

This Little Piggy went to market ..... in just under 2 weeks. Dont miss Perth Upmarket on 27th June at UWA from 10 -4pm. Happy as Larry Designs will be there in the dedicated area for Junior Upmarket shoppers.

Check out Perth Upmarket blog for all details.......

Happy as Larry will be launching new designs - take a sneak peak...on facebook

Habby Goddess and Handmade Kids Giveaway

He y budding crafters, Handmade Kids and Habby Goddess are teaming together for a great giveaway. Check out Handmade Kids, make a comment, its just too easy!

Happy as Larry Website

Happy as Larry Designs is now online ! Handmade homewares, storage solutions, nursery decor and all your 100% wool felt supplies. Handmade wool felt from Nepal supplies are also available for the modern crafter.

Mathilda Markets in Cottesloe

Thanks to everyone that supported handmade at the Mathildas Markets last Sunday. It was the official launch of Happy as Larry Designs.We were cramped for space and I was run off my feet all day selling out of so many products. My highchair covers and baby mobiles were a hit! Should have made more.
Hopefully next market will be at a different venue. many unhappy mums with prams couldnt even get a look in!

Bird on a Cage Felt Mobile - by happyaslarry on madeit

Bird on a Cage Felt Mobile - by happyaslarry on madeit

Ikea High Chair covers - we made it

I am so happy as Happy as Larry Designs was featured in  the Made it  newsletter , the Australian version of Etsy , and we sold 5 of our Ikea highchair covers in one day.  Gotta love free advertising. The best seller has been this one. 

Kookie Roo Handmade giveaway

Want to win a a clever handmade gift for children. Check out Kookie Roo who are giving away a Chalk Mat for Children on the go from The Little Louvre.