First days in Australia

September 9 I arrived in Sydney and was greated by my fun friend, Gloria McKinnon. She’s been bringing we American designers over for about 20 years. This was my 12th year coming over and I love it more and more each time.
Gloria booked me to teach two Viviana workshops. We had fun making beaded shoes, flowers, doing faces, eating, drinking tea, chattering away, etc.
Teaching a class in Gloria’s shop – Anne’s Glory Box – is the best! Fabrics, trims, beads, charms, kits, etc., are there to give us inspiration, and shopping opportunities.

Gloria has been purchasing model dolls from us for years and the shelves are covered with them. If you are ever in Hamilton, near Newcastle north of Sydney, you have to stop by.
Her website is:


The first two photo’s are the first class I taught. These next 3 are the second workshop. Both were two days of pure fun for me.




That is Gloria helping Rae. See what I mean about all the wonderful things in the store?
Stay tuned for the next installment!

Leave a Reply