I made it!

Been blogging for a year today – wow, it has gone so quick. I have really enjoyed sharing the things I have made, the things my parents have made and the sweet things I’ve received or discovered. I plan to celebrate my first blog birthday with a little giveaway, stay tuned for the deets. One […]

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Oh well, I am NOT a winner.

I submitted three cards last year for Australia Simply Cards magazine Card Maker of the Year competition. The winners were announced in the current edition of the magazine [66]. Prizes included a place on the design team and of course craft goodies. No, I am not a winner but thought I would share my creations […]

Flowers and helicopters

Last Saturday my mum and I attended the Stitches and Craft Show in Sydney. We had a great time as always. We came away with a few goodies, some fat quarters, crochet pin markers, cutting dies and some double sided sticky tape [but that’s boring to photograph]. Here are my goodies… I fell in love […]

Papelphilia – paper vases and a pear

I coined this word when I created my board on Pinterest – papel, Spanish for paper and philia, greek for love of. So yes am completely in love with paper and what one can create with this beautiful material, origami, paper cutting, paper making, decoupage, marbling, embossing, book binding, quilling, papier mache, parchment, calligraphy to […]

Free magazines!

Ok, I know the title is cheeky but it’s true in a way. I have done the hard work for you [although I like to call it research, that’s what I keep telling my OH]. Come follow me on Pinterest, or at least this board and you will find free e-magazines. There is something for everybody […]

Vietnamese souvenirs

My parents just came back from a wonderful trip to Vietnam. They had a great time, exploring the country, meeting wonderful people and eating local delicacies. Oh  and did some shopping. Check out these crafty souvenirs they brought back for me. Crochet cat covered measuring tape. Pressing it’s backside retracts the tape 😉 Quaint quilled […]

SIC – 8th month

A reminder here why I am doing this, and the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th challenges if you are interested. So I reverted to what I enjoy and decided to replicate this cake Guess what. no variations this time – followed the recipe to a tee 🙂 It was a hit a recent at a gathering of my husband’s childhood friends. No […]