Susan Templeman, MP and Anthony Albanese, Leader of the Opposition

On Christmas Eve, 2019 Susan Templeman, MP for Macquarie and Anthony Albanese came to visit our 80% bushfire affected region. Albo picked out himself a couple of tea towels!

Kevin Rudd, former Primer Minister

Happy birthday Kevin! We were thrilled to be tagged in Kevin’s tweet on his birthday holding his very own ‘Kevin’s above!’ birthday card.

Zan Rowe and Myf Warhurst, radio presenters

Zan Rowe tagged me in this awesome photo on Instagram. My Dolly fabric design had been lovingly made into face masks for both of them by a fan!

Penny Wong

Penny sent me a thank you card for her tea towel portrait. Penny is very much one of the most popular portraits I have done. Thrilled to bits!

Susan Templeman, MP and Linda Burney, MP

I was thrilled when our Federal Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman presented Linda Burney MP with her very own tea towel. I really enjoyed doing Linda’s portrait!

Chloe and Bill Shorten

I loved receiving this beautiful note from Chloe Shorten. I sent Bill a tea towel after his loss at the federal election. Bill’s portrait was lovely to design.

Dr Anne Aly

It’s me. On a tea towel. Hubby has a brand new tea towel to dry the dishes with. Thanks so much to the beautiful people Mount Vic and Me for the portrait tea towel – also available in mugs and t-shirts if you’re keen. Proudly Australian made and owned.

Susan Templeman MP portrait, Blue Mountains Portrait Prize

This portrait was created by Kara Cooper about Susan’s devastating loss of her home (and her chooks) in the 2013 bushfires that ramaged in areas of the Blue Mountains. She is wearing sparkly Dorothy shoes amongst the ashes.

Bob Brown

We sent Bob his own tea towel! Message from Bob Brown, former senator and leader of the Australian Greens.


COVID 19 package

Smart Money

I’m still standing

Smart Company

Go green retailers or go by the way

by Mike Baker, 2008
Sydney Morning Herald

Complete travel guide to Mt Vic

Check out Mt Vic!

Meet Me at Mike’s

Craft book featuring one of Kara’s clutch purse patterns by Pip Lincolne


Stories from the Blue Mountains
ISCAH Podcast series episode 6
The stories behind the gifts series.

I still call Australia Home, 2021

CALA nominees Kara Cooper & Mathew Lynn
Love Our Locals segment

by Georgina Khoo, 2019
Radio Blue Mountains

Lorna McKenzie interview

by Kara Cooper, 2018
Radio Blue Mountains