Blog

I am carrying on the family tradition of Greek women makers who made beautiful and useful things out of necessity. Their story is my story.

A close up of embroidery stitches

Beauty In Dusty Little Corners

It’s amazing what you see when you really look.
Hangers with Frida & Co. Design crocheted clothes

Have I Bitten Off More Than I Can Chew?

Starting a small business is a little harder than I thought.

Holding Up Half The Sky

Honoring my womenfolk on International Women’s Day.

Little Brave Things

Little Brave Things are often overlooked and underestimated. Sometimes it’s the little things that can change a lot of things.

The Story of the Eleni Crossing Bodice

The story of the Eleni Crossing bodice is inspired by my mother’s journey to Australia.

Exhibition and Banishing Shame

The Eleni Crossing Bodice makes its shiny debut in an exhibition of local artists at the Warburton Waterwheel Art Gallery.
Frida and Co. Label on the Neon Mermaid Bodice

I Am Not a Businesswoman

Doing the thing you love because the other options are not really options if you want to make your spirit soar.
Buddha holding a candle

Slow Is The New Black

Fast fashion, fast food, fast everything is killing us slowly. The slow, mindful life movement is showing us that slow might just save our lives and planet.

To Frog or Not To Frog, That Is The Question

When the most important question is do you frog your work when you realise you have made a mistake.
frida glass

Minimalist Head, Maximalist Heart

The power of beauty to stop you in your tracks

The Mess As A Work In Progress

When designs for the next masterpiece don’t quite work out as they should.

Here’s to Manifesting

How a simple clothing label made my business suddenly feel real.

All’s Right With The World

Who’s raging and why?

I Fall For It Every Time

Take your time. No one’s chasing you.

D For Productivity

When the best laid plans go south

Wind In The Willows

Nature’s power never ceases to amaze!
Frida with geranium

Oh where for art thou muse?

Do you have artist’s block? The Great Plague of 2020 has got us all by the short and curlies.
A Turkish tea glass filled with crochet hooks and a pair of vintage scissors.

Crochet origin theories

The origins of crochet are fascinating

To The Tribe of Makers

Do you belong to the Tribe of Makers (TOMs)? Making for us tribe members is a compulsion we happily (mostly) live with.

Who Died Today?

The Greeks morbid fascination with death.