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by @bippidiiboppidii

Catwoman is back!
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Based on Julie Newmar’s Catwoman of the 1960s, this purse is a rare piece of fan art from the bippidii boppidii studio, where birds usually rule the roost. .
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We’re at Nightcliff Market until 2pm today. .
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#catwoman #purse #kisslockpurse #kisslock #fanart #batman #nightcliffmarket #handmade #madeinaustralia #madeindarwin #fabricdesign #fabricdesigner #darwinartist #darwindesigner #purseoftheday #somethingdifferent #bippidiiboppidii

Nightcliff Markets
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by @bippidiiboppidii

All you need is...
❤️ Love
🍵 A thermos of your chosen hot beverage - jasmine tea for me please
🎶 Music of choice (today it’s my latest band-crush, The Dead South @thedeadsouth )
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and...
Some great big enormous new shelves to put STUFF on in my sewing room!
Thanks @solaarian ❤️
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#newshelves #newshelvestofill #sewingroom #sewingroomprogress #myfavouritemug #thebeatles #yellowsubmarine #allyouneedis #allyouneedislove #thermos #ilovetea #jasminetea #timetogetbusy #susurrusstudio #bippidiiboppidii

Darwin River
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by @bippidiiboppidii

Wiggly rows of Sturt desert pea leaves for a Friday morning. I’m focusing on staying calm this week, so this seemed appropriate.
I hope you’re having a great day, whether you’re easing slowly into your day like me, or busting your chops to get to the Royal Darwin Show, making art or hitting the office.
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#sturtdesertpea #sturtpealeaves #leaves #calm #fabricdesign #fabricdesigner #australiandesigner #darwinartist #darwindesigner #darwinmarkets #bippidiiboppidii


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by @bippidiiboppidii

Had a little bit of TV chill time last night, but I can’t just sit there and do nothing... so got my fingers busy making a big bunch of colourful hair elastics while watching the wonderfully whacky Swedish Dicks (no, it’s not porn!!!).
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#hairelastics #hairaccessories #busyfingers #spots #buttons #busymaking #makersgottamake #marketfodder #iwearpigtails #happywhenbusy #bippidiiboppidii


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by @bippidiiboppidii

I’m thinking of bringing buttons back onto my market stall... there’s a big bowl of them sitting in my studio, so why not?
Whoooo thinks that I should? . 🦉 .
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#buttons #owls #tytoalba #barnowl #tytoalbaowl #bippidiiboppidii


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by @bippidiiboppidii

Here’s an oldie but a goldie...
I designed this turtle years ago when I was teaching screenprinting to Aboriginal women at Point Pearce in South Australia. It was originally a silkscreen but is now digitally printed, as are all my fabrics.
I don’t print it much any more because I feel the indigenous influence is a little too strong and the last thing I want to do is appropriate cultural designs, but I had a request so I have brought it back for a few glasses cases. .
We’re at Nightcliff market on Sundays for the dry season and at Parap on Saturdays all year round. .
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#turtle #turtles #glassescases ##australiandesign #australiandesigner #fabricdesigner #fabricdesign #madeinaustralia #australianmade #handmadewithlove #handmadeinaustralia #darwinmarkets #bippidiiboppidii

Nightcliff, Northern Territory, Australia
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by @bippidiiboppidii

I love my invisible zipper foot. When I first learnt to do a zip my Mum made me pin them, then tack them in place before she would let me near the sewing machine. With this baby, I don’t even bother to pin. 📍
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#invisiblezip #invisiblezipperfoot #shortcuts #sewingshortcut #nopins #notackingneeded #cushions #cushionmaking #sewingeveryday #green #greennails #doublebarredfinch #bippidiiboppidii


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by @bippidiiboppidii

Oooh it’s a wee beastie come to party on Territory Day!
I’m avoiding fireworks, at home with the pooch and with all the sprinklers on after a big weekend of markets.
Hope you’re having fun whatever you’re doing!
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#beastie #weebeasty #weebeastie #bigsmile #peace #handmadechildrenstoys #handmadechildrenstoy #plushie #handmadeplushie #jester #behappy #madebyboo #handmade #handmadeinaustralia #madeinaustralia #madeindarwin #madewithlove #madebyhand #bippidiiboppidii


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by @bippidiiboppidii

Quollcurlique
Northern spotted quolls... adorable and endangered ... these are headed out to Bamurru Lodge at Mary River, where I hope they’ll settle in well and be very happy!
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#northernspottedquoll #quoll #spottedquoll #fabricdesign #quolldesigns fabricdesigner #curlique #quollcurlique #originalfabric #cushions #colourways #bippidiiboppidii


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by @bippidiiboppidii

#tbt #throwbackthursday
The day Nigel got to play at being a treehouse...
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This is the tiny building I started my little business in, about five years ago. We bought it on Gumtree. It had a sign hanging from it (that was also hosting a hive of gorgeous little native bees) that says ‘Building 12 Nigel’. I asked the woman we bought it from what that meant. ‘It’s called Nigel,’ she said - and that was that.
The day Nigel was transported from Herbert to our place at Darwin River, it slipped off the jack and crushed my partner’s finger. He went off to hospital for reconstructive surgery while I drove home to meet the truck. The teeny little building was positioned close to our house and became ‘Nigel the sewing pod’.
But this is not that day...
Two and a half years on, my business had grown from a one day a week side-hustle to a full time job and I needed a bigger space. A much bigger space.
We bought an old demountable and put it a hundred or so metres from the house. Nigel was moved to be part of what my partner has jokingly called ‘the Boo complex’. .
This is that day.
I’m glad I wasn’t in charge of manoeuvring it through the trees - these guys did an amazing job while I watched on and crossed my fingers there would not be another Nigel-moving disaster.
There wasn’t. Phew.
Nigel has since been painted purple and I’m currently planning his transformation from sewing pod to art cubby. .
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#makingplansfornigel .
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#bigmove #treehouse #sewingroom

Darwin River
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by @bippidiiboppidii

Been button busy - badges/brooches actually, with bail backs to boot!
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#buttons #brooches #badges #bailback #busyfingers #nobadgemachinehere #bikes #birds #buffalo #cats #peewees #bippidiiboppidii


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by @bippidiiboppidii

The peewees have made it to Parap!
... in all the colours...
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Have a bright and cheerful Saturday ☀️😁
We’re in Vimy Lane at Parap Village Market until 2pm today. .
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Parap Village Shops & Saturday Market
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by @bippidiiboppidii

Tuesday morning. Back at work. Happy to be here too, sewing up a few favourite glasses cases before Mother’s Day. .
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The Tactile Arts Mother’s Day Craft Fair is on this Saturday at the Waterfront. I won’t be there because Saturday is my Parap day - but hey, you can do both, right? 😁
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#backtowork #backhome #bippidiiboppidii

Darwin River
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by @bippidiiboppidii

It’s was five years ago on Mother’s Day that I first started wearing ears. We were moving house and I was stressed out and a bit grumpy. I put them on and Viola!!! Not grumpy any more!
Now I wear them often. They cheer me up when I’m unhappy or brighten any day. I’ve made hundreds of pairs since that first pair (originally made for my one of my kids and found in the move) in lots of colours and textures.
We have them for sale today at #nightcliffmarket until 2pm so if you need cheering up or you’re looking for an unorthodox last minute Mother’s Day present come on down!
And to all the mums out there...
Happy Mother’s Day!
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#ears #costumeears #cheerup #behappy #mothersday #happymothersday #nightcliff #sundaymarket #bippidiiboppidii

Nightcliff Markets
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