Posted by: Debra Kolkka | August 28, 2016

Spring Pop Up

My spring Pop Up begins on Friday 2nd September and will go until Saturday 10th September at Sarva, 239 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane. I will be open from 9.30 until 3.00 pm every day.

Spring Pop Up

I have been busy sewing cool summer clothes in cotton and linen. I brought white linen in Italy and I have dyed the fabric with indigo. I also gathered some pretty scarves on my last trip and fabric in Helsinki to make cushions.

Take a look…

Spring Pop Up

Spring Pop Up

Spring Pop Up

Spring Pop Up

I hope you will all drop in to say hello.



  1. What talent you have! Everything looks so cheerful! Wish I could be there.

    • Thanks. I have enjoyed sewing over the last couple of months.

  2. Very interesting. I knew you were from Down Under, but at first when I read “spring,” I really hesitated. Nice work and fun cushion fabric!

    • Spring begins here on Thursday.

  3. As usual everything looks lovely Debra- I wish you all the best! Linen and cotton are the only fabrics I can wear in Brisbane and also in Italy for that matter.
    My daughter and I are going back to Italy again at the end of September – a couple of weeks of independent travel up north then joining the lovely Victoria for her Puglia tour. I believe you are also meeting up with her in your region.

    • Hi Paula, drop by for a chat if you are free. I am meeting Victoria when I go back to Italy in a couple of weeks.

      • Will do ….,and I am always a sucker for linen scarves!

  4. Colourful, easy to wear, simply elegant: very chic! Couldn’t you do something like this in Bagni? Pop up shops is a concept which should be developed in the town.

    • It is possible I suppose, but I am not there in summer when there are more people around.

  5. You must be filled with boundless energy. You seem to be travelling all the time, buying and fixing up and gardening at the big house near Barga, sewing clothes, staffing a store, taking pictures, and blogging – what a pace! A life well-lived.

    • I like to keep busy.

  6. You seem to have figured out how to 48 hours of work into a 24 hour day…one amazing women…LOVE all your creations and linen is my favorite fabric also. All our prayers are going to Italy these hours…assuming all is fine in Bagna di Lucca and Lucca. I am getting a new knee tomorrow just to keep life exciting!!! See you in March…..first event with be going to carnivale in Viareggio after we arrive.

    • Bagni di Lucca is a long way from the earthquake area and everyone is OK. I will be back there soon. I’m sure there will be practical things to be done to help the victims.
      Good luck with your new knee. We can get of walking in Lucca in spring.

      • Replacement done….there will be .lots of pain for a few days but will certainly be ready for Lucca next spring…..hugs to you and Jim

  7. Heading back to Brisbane early next year after a long time so will be a little too late. Good luck.

    • I will be around in January and some of February. Let me know when you will be here.

      • Probably the end of February

  8. Bright and cheery fabrics and styles Deb…Iove them. I’m sure it will be another successful pop-up.

    • Thank you. I hope it goes well, I have been very busy sewing.

  9. Deb the dyed fabric looks wonderful – congratulations – just arrived in San Francisco – have a great Spring pop up – cheers

  10. Sorry Deb that last post was mine – Helen Close

    • Have a great time in San Fransisco, it is a great city.

  11. From the photos, I think you will have lots of success with your sales. Good luck.

    • Thank you. I enjoy sewing and it gives me something to do.

  12. How I wish I lived in Brisbane! Everything looks amazing Debra-I’m sure you’ll sell out.

    • That would be great…I hope so.

  13. Such adorable outfits Debra! I’d expect no less 🙂

  14. Hi Debra. I have been following your blog for some time. A friend and I are traveling to Brisbane in early November. Any chance of a pop Up at that time?
    Debra from At Home in a Hacienda.

    • There will be a Pop Up in November, but it will be the work of my friend. There will be something on the blog when dates are set.

  15. I know now why you love fabrics 🙂 Loved all of them you are very creative. What is Sarva, is a boutique in Australia, or? I know your Italy, Finland and Australia stops, and should be a great connection in art and travel. Thank you dear Debra, have a nice day and travel, be in safe. Love, nia (Of course I wished to visit too 🙂 )

    • Sarva is the name of a shop. It belongs to a friend of mine. This is where I do my Pop Ups. We will do one together in December. I collect fabric wherever I go.

      • Sounds so nice dear Debra, I wished to be with you there 🙂 I love too, Thank you, Love, nia

  16. Great to see you Debra. Just want to tell you I LOOOVE my Apple green top and it is perfect. Hope to see you again.

    • Thank you! I hope you enjoy wearing it for a long time.

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