So much character and charm!

This is the final part of my creative inspiration travel photos. And this is probably my favourite collection of photos. If you would like to read the other installments, links here Part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4. I have always loved antiques or ‘old’ things. But my antique attraction started during a sunny day in Lisbon […]

Actions speak louder than Italian!

This is part 4 of my 5 part creative inspiration travel photos. Part 1, part 2 and part 3 if you would like to read the first 3 installments. On the second day in Florence, 1st of October, we set off for breakfast. After coffee and delicious pastries we continued our on-foot exploration of the […]

What can you see?

This is part 3 of my 5 part creative and inspirational photography series. I wrote about doors here and mosaics/tiles here. Today’s post is a mixed collection of photos. I found inspiration in: a. shop fronts these giant balls of wool look good enough to play with this crocheted window dressing was adorable – love […]

Alluring Azulejos

Last week I wrote about all the non traditional photos I took during our European trip. I shared my photos of doors and doorknockers and window. This week [part 2 of 5] – tiles and mosaics. Or azulejos as they are called in Spain and Portugal. Some facts for those interested, tiles in Potrugal: date […]

Door knock appeal

No this post is not about charity collectors but rather the appeal of the details in doors, doorknockers, windows, mosaics. Have you ever put together a photo-book? You know the drill, upload photos onto an online photo book platform, select automatic or manual placement and add journaling/embellishments. I think I created over a dozen books […]

Fabric, fishing and flowers – in miniature of course!

I am currently going through another miniature wave as I explore furniture making and the world of balsa wood and popsicle sticks! More on that in future posts. On Saturday I attended the 28th Sydney Miniatures and Dolls’ House Fair at Sydney Olympic Park. Here are some of the items that caught my eye. Hope […]

The most simple recipe you’ll ever try!

Ok, so I have lost count how many times I have made this almond cake. Either in the round form, rectangular or individual. Either with berries, stone fruit or nuts. It’s that versatile. And looks extra special, kind of cafe quality/store bought. I get asked all the time for the recipe. So I have shared […]

flying like a feather [+free pattern]

I am going through a little embroidery addiction at the moment. Signing up for mini hoop swaps, participating in the February stitch-a-day challenge, buying kits at op shops and creating gifts. I wanted to create hoop wall art for my niece’s birthday. I also wanted to show case an inspirational quote and some pretty stitches. […]

Officially a Hit!

I was slow to get going but once I did, it came together. My objective, organise 2 parties for our little guy, who was turning 5. I jumped into the preparations with no direction or theme. Googling birthday party invitation templates for boys I was trying to stay away from trends or superheroes – as […]

Wedding cake boxes

Can you make something with these wedding cake boxes? My good friend asked me. I’m sure I will think of something I said. The boxes stayed in storage for years. The idea then came to me. An advent calendar! How many boxes did I have? About 80. That meant 3 advent calendars! I purchased 3 […]