Colleens’ of Canberra

I received this yesterday:

Hi Ann,

Of course I do not mind! Changed it!

I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed reading about Caroline and especially her great tips! I so agree with you when you say we can all learn from each other. In fact, that is why I started Colleens’ of Canberra.

At the time (long before I became so familiar with my computer) it seemed no one would share any information at all about making ID dresses, and not being a sewer, I found the whole process very difficult. That was until I met Margaret Carroll. So nice it was to finally meet someone willing not only to share but show me as well! I decided maybe others would find a website helpful. I’m so happy to see that you think along the same lines.

Thank you for the link to Colleens’ of Canberra. Would you mind if I ask one small favour? The day I made my website Colleens’ rather than Colleen’s was a day I should have considered other people’s confusion! The word Colleen is the Irish word for girl and my site back then was meant to be more about the girls of Canberra as opposed to me, hence Colleens’ rather than Colleen’s. I was desperate to somehow use the initials of my very Irish maiden name (Colleen O’Connor) so that is how I decided on Colleens’ of Canberra. Would you mind changing the link? I do hope you won’t mind?

Keep up the great work!


I loved learning about the origin of the name and just a tiny bit about Colleen’s journey. I have asked her to be a Spotlight…cannot wait to work on this one!

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. picperfic
    Jul 17, 2007 @ 04:06:00

    I never really know what to say about these posts about your wonderful sewing etc but I just wanted to say that i think you are so clever and a lovely and generous soul. I love that you are human and suffer from piles as in piles of washing etc….my Mum calls it her piling system, she taught me all she knows! xx

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