Curtain Call for Catapult Earth – Thank you for those that have supported us!

Catapult Earth

Catapult Earth

It’s been a learning experience. I realise we tried to start a business and then had baby number 3 so that limited my capacity to go out selling our tees. If only we had cracked the www. market, or even the mainland market maybe??  We missed out on a grant. No networks. So many factors that ultimately has meant no more fabulous tees made here in Tasmania.

How can we compete with the big outdoor gear labels when they sell 2 x merino tees for $50? Our tees cost more than that per unit to make! …. But it was never about competing! It was just about creating and making an income from something that was going to grow and evolve overtime. Giving people an opportunity to own something unique and made with love. Something limited. A walking piece of art!

Maybe that’s the wrong attitude? It was never meant to be a short term investment but after 5 years of planning, creating and bringing our business into being it’s time to read the writing on the wall! Not once have we had any negative feedback. We haven’t had much of a budget for advertising. We maybe should have not put our tees into shops on commission as there is no incentive to sell? Who knows. Ultimately I believe our drive was purely creative and not selling… We thought the word would spread. But it’s just not the right product.

But I still have this unfulfilled drive to create a business that works for us and the family. I wont be going away. At the moment though we are at a loss to know where to start. Children get sick and being number 1 carer, taxi driver, chef, gardener… the list goes on. But over the next 2 – 3 years I feel a change in the wind. When all are at school. I just have to be more patient and just keep researching when I can. Talking to people and believing that I might still be able to make something work in the end?

Anyhow, we have limited numbers of merino tees left. I’ll forward the list here incase anyone is interested in getting in touch. They are very limited and very unique. Designed and made in Tasmania. There aren’t many things that can boast of this. And a bargain at $90 plus freight. Email me if you are interested at

Thank you again to those who did buy a tee! We are humbled by your support and we are sorry to let you down. We know some of you bought over consecutive years and were eager for more! Believe me, we wanted to give you more! ….. All good though. Stay tuned for the next big thing 😉

Have a fabulous day! 🙂


Elements – Women’s Merino
Large: 2 x Red
1 x Brown
Medium:3 x Brown
Small:1 x Red


Blown Away – Women’s Merino
Large:1 x Blue
1 x Green
Medium:5 x Blue
1 x Grey
Small:1 x Blue
Blown Away

Blown Away

Catapulted – Women’s Merino
XLarge:1 x Green
2 x Red
Large:1 x Green
2 x Red
1 x Brown
Medium:3 x Red
3 x Brown


Man V’s Rock – Men’s Merino
Large:2 x Red
Medium:4 x Medium
Small:1 x Green
Man V's Rock

Man V’s Rock

Aqualung – Men’s Merino
Small: 1 x Blue


Elements – Mens Merino
XLarge: 1 x Brown
Large:4 x Brown
Medium:3 x Brown
Small: 4 x Brown


Freak Out – Men’s Merino
XLarge:2 x Green
Large:5 x Green
Medium:3 x Medium
Small: 1 x Small
Freak Out

Freak Out



Friends at Floriade

Friends at Floriade

Friends at Floriade

Hello and Happy November. We have been away and seeing more of our great country. From camping to staying with family. To holiday rentals and motels. We’ve experienced the lot.

From 80th birthday’s in Geelong, to cruising the Sydney Harbour to weddings on the beach at gorgeous Mollymook. What a frantic paced driving experience for two and a half weeks with three kids in the backseat surrounded by stuffed toys and pillows. It was all BRILLIANT!

I haven’t had time to process it all in my head but thought I needed to share just one little piece with you. Floriade in Canberra is once a year. They create a park of gorgeous flowers. We were there on the last weekend of it only to learn the bulbs are all torn out of the ground the week after the show and the park ceases to be full of vibrant displays until next spring.

Thanks Amie for showing us around.



The Overly Friendly Critter on a Damp Walking Track up Mt Arthur

There were just so many of these friendly little creatures so eager to slip unnoticed inside our shoes.

There were just so many of these friendly little leech creatures so eager to slip unnoticed inside our shoes.

There were literally 100’s of these little guys eager to suck our blood one wet April. The children were over whelmed by them. It was raining and misty, threatening a definite ‘can’t see this’ senario when we got to the top.

You know the scene; when in desperation you hold your hand up in front of your face in the fog after a long hard climb to the top of a peak and it’s like it’s…… NOT EVEN THERE????? ………Hang on a minute. I’m sure if I squint and flap it around a little,…. hang on,…….oh yes! There it is! ##$%^  OUCH, I’ve just hit myself on the nose………..Oh and yes no blaming anyone else! It was definitely my blue glove that came looming out of the mist to bop me a beauty, making my nose run and sending me lurching sideways from that wet pointy rock I had selected blindfolded. (Time slowing down here.) Oh, over I go, hopefully not over the edge. Phew, not this time, just hands first into the scrub. ALMOST twisted my ankle!…. Yep, but no,….. I’ll be ok! Oh yuck sorry bush I just left a bit of dampness from my nose on you. Lucky no one can see me!

OK. I’ve got a bit carried away here and I know my grammar is all over the place but I say it how I think it…… And that’s how it is!

Back to the leeches. On this particular first ‘family’ ascent of Mt Arthur. The most north of the three mountains you can easily see from Launceston. We decided after an hour or so that we would give up for the day and come back in years to come when we were all moving far too fast for these little creatures to start up colonies on our shoes. ALso when, if we did find ourselves bitten we weren’t likely to scream bloody murder to the whole neighbourhood!

We’ve conquered this peak on a good day with a dog. It’s a fine walk and a great view to the north coast. I’m sure we will revisit the walk soon. Just not in April when it’s raining!

Have a great day!


Mt Arthur mulch. It seems not to be overly popular this track so we have a lovely covering of leaves and bark on the track. Not mud!

Mt Arthur mulch. It seems not to be overly popular this track so there is a lovely covering of leaves and bark on the track. Great to photograph and no mud!