Save your fingers while you still have the chance.

Do you need to save your fingers from scorching from your steering wheel on a hot summer’s day??

We make these fun and funky covers designed to simply slip on and slip off, protecting the steering wheel from the sun and saving your fingers from burning. The wheel may still feel warm but not so hot that you can’t just get on in and drive.

Suits most standard steering wheels and it folds up easily to pop into your glove box when not in use.

We have a few ready to go, but can make in your choice of colours if you prefer.

Check out our shop for more info.


2017 – Happy New Year!

Wow! Can you believe that it is already mid January?

We hope that you had a safe Christmas and that 2017 has started as you planned.

It has been a busy time for us here in the cottage with some good, but unexpected changes. Most exciting of all was the arrival of our beautiful grandson.

This year, we will be focusing on creating some gorgeous new products, but in the meantime, please remember that we love to make custom items for you, so feel free to send us a message by clicking here.




Our softies are all handcrafted, right here on the Sunshine Coast.

They are made from high quality, 100% cotton and are fully lined. We use tough upholstery lining to keep the insides in, incase of any accidental tears or rips and all seams are reinforced.

Crest-a-lon fibre filling is our preferred toy fill to ensure we bring you and your family the best quality product we can.

We keep a small range of ready made softies in our e-store for urgent or last minute purchases. Custom made is our speciality, so if you find a critter you just love, we will do our best to make him or her in a colour way you prefer.

Contact us to place your custom request.

Friday Wrap Up

Frantic Friday

It’s been a very busy week here in the cottage, creating lots of new treats to take to market next Friday.

If you haven’t had the chance to check out our shop this week, then here’s a little sneaky peak at what we have been up to.

Tote Bags! In lots of bright and fashionable colours.

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Purses. Perfect for small change, keys or plastic cards. Nothing fashionable about these…

They are just lots of fun!!



If you are looking at something to do next Friday night, come visit us at Bulcock Beach for the

Caloundra Twilight Markets from 5pm!



Toys are here!

Digger Dog is the first of our must have toy collection. Handcrafted from 100% cotton, he or she is safe for children of all ages.

Find Digger Dog in our shop or click here to place your custom request.

New toys will be available soon.


Hats · Men's hats


Following from my post from last week, this gorgeous hat was created as a custom order.


If you see a product you love, but don’t quite love the colour, please drop me a line, I’d love to make something that suits your tastes.


Custom made · Quilts

Custom orders

One of the most commonly asked questions I am asked is  if I can make ‘it’ in a different colour, or if I can make something else in particular that isn’t readily available for sale. And the answer is, yes, of course I can, and I’d love to!


Making items in different colours or prints is fairly easy, as long as I can source the fabric you require. Just be aware that I don’t use cheap fabrics. Cheap fabrics usually mean cheap results, and end in a poor quality finished product. They can also be more difficult to sew, so therefore, can be more time consuming.

Yes, I can and do make quilts. These take time, though, so please plan ahead; way ahead!

And the age old question of cost? That all depends. It depends on size, number of different fabrics, pattern and time involved in making your unique piece…….. Of course, you can pop into k-mart and you can buy something similar off the shelf for about 1/10th of the price from the 30 others exactly the same that have been massed produced, and probably in china.



Bags & Purses

Happy Friday

Can you believe that it’s Friday already!?


And what a beautiful looking weekend ahead. Although we had a damp start it has been so nice to see such stunning blue skies for the last couple of days. I have to admit, it’s very difficult to be motivated at the sewing machine when the birds call for us to come and watch them play amongst the bottle brushes.

This week has been a week of trial and error and I seem to have a pile of scraps way bigger then my pile of successes.

But, persistence has paid off and I have a pattern that I’m really happy with.

Snappy purses!


Here’s two I decided I liked and could stay.

As you can see, they are rather small, only 5cm square(ish) but definitely handy for things like lip glosses, ear phones or loose change. The list really is endless. There’s no zips or buttons, you just squeeze the ends and they pop open.

Family and Friends

Welcome to Cadby Cottage


Welcome to Cadby Cottage. The home of all things creative.



Creating beautiful things for my friends and family has always been a great love. Be it a small handmade card, or a queen sized quilt, it’s the joy of giving that I love the most.

Follow along on my blog to meet the people who make the magic happen and see what’s involved as we bring our creations to life.