Hi, my name is Jody Herbert, thank you so much for dropping by! I live with my husband and our two kids in East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia on a small farm.  We have beef cattle, 2 Kelpie dogs, a pony, Chooks and a duck, parrots, turtles and a cat that live here too! It is busy but fun and I also have a real passion for creating and sewing too.  Since my daughter was born 9 years ago – my passion for sewing has grown and I love making things for both my kids now.



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My real love is in designing and making softie toys and I love seeing the joy on the kids faces when I finish my last stitch on a toy that I have made just for them.  It is something I just can’t get enough of and both my kids now own way too many softie toys!


I want to pass on this love for creating and designing toys and in the last few years I have been involved with the school teaching the kids to design and sew their own softie toys.  It is great fun and teaching is something that I really love too.  I also do casual part-time work as a kindergarten/childcare assistant which is also something that I really enjoy too.

I have released a few of my own softie patterns in the last few years and have also been at a few local markets selling softie toys along with my patterns too.  You can find my patterns at my local patchwork shop (Riviera Patchwork) and also some PDF patterns in my ETSY & Craftsy shop too.  I hope to share here with you my love of sewing and designing and hope you come back regularly to see what I have been up to.

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Thankyou for visiting and Happy Sewing!


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