About



Textile art. Eclectic accessories. Eco-conscious.

Hello, I am Juanita. As an avid upcycler and full-time daydreamer I create quirky bags and purses with personality, experimenting and tinkering away on each item personally with my undivided attention. My ethos is to reduce, re-use and re-create. Everything old is new again, each product is an individual piece of heart.

“Art to accessorise the eco-conscious”

To include my interest in printmaking, I literally put my stamp onto my work by featuring our world-travelling designer Ragdoll Birman cat, Pickle, in the ‘Pickled Pockets’ collection, expanding the range to include homewares and other accessories. (Let’s Pickle everything.)

Showcasing this Spring 2016 is my new series of screen-printed birds inspired by the charismatic birds I have become familiar with in my backyard in Adelaide Hills. An ‘Amateur Backyard Bird Count’, so to speak, which stands at 5 birds and 1 chook.

As an independent maker each creation is hand made by myself — alongside several cups of tea — journeying from my home to yours.

Born and raised in Singapore I have gathered experiences from Europe, America, and now Australia, since 2004. I am on most social media sites and would enjoy having a chat with you, but most importantly, thank you for your interest!





A domesticated blog with a different aftertaste

I blog about my adventures as a Maker + Domestic Engineer + Cat Mom + Trailing Spouse. Happily married to a scientist, we share our home with our beloved cat Pickle, and are working on making this blog untypical.

Quite a garden-variety Hausfrau, I enjoy
* drinking tea for water,
* knitting and crochet,
* thrift or opportunity shopping,
* cooking, the occasional baking, thence eating,
* and travelling.

When not tending to my Etsy Shop, I teach myself to make my own clothes. Disguised as a world traveller, I assist my husband in some of his field trips for Conservation Drones as the field photographer.

I can also be found on most hip-and-hap'nin social media sites such as Bloglovin', Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter as JuanitaTortilla. Welcome to this personal blog with a different aftertasteI'm glad you're here. Please do say Hi!