when two hashtags collide

Over on Instagram I post mainly crafty-inspired photos, lots of flowers and things I cook or eat. Those that follow my journey might be familiar with my two favourite hashtags #flowersonfriday and #miniaturemonday. So when we visited Cockington Green last October during our trip to Canberra – these 2 hashtags did collide. Cockington Green is […]

think outside the box

I was lucky enough to win this gorgeous multicoloured Scheepjes pack. Fifty, stone and river washed 10g cotton and acrylic balls.   The box sat on my reading chair for a long time, while I thought what I could make to show off all the gorgeous colours. I am glad I took my time to […]

….to design with flowers….

Part 2. After a quick visit to Parliament House and checking into our hotel we walked to Floriade. Floriade is a flower and entertainment festival held annually in Canberra’s Commonwealth Park featuring extensive displays of flowering bulbs with integrated sculptures and other artistic features. Floriade comes from the Latin word floriat, which means to design […]

The Governer General and his gardens

Part 1. We took a family weekend road trip to Canberra a few weeks ago. We broke up the not-so-far trip in Goulburn, having breakfast at The Roses Cafe [an old TAFE], a wander through the markets and Mstr M having a go at table tennis. A rough itinerary in mind, we stopped at the […]

AmiguruMAY

What is AmiguruMAY I hear you ask? The lovely Ilaria from Airali invited fellow crafters to participate throughout May via her daily prompts to follow and share.  It was chance to celebrate all the things #amigurumi, hang out with other makers and designers from all around the globe and grow our creative community! The prompts were: […]

to feel, feeling, felt

Many, many years ago I bought 3 bags of wool felt from Spotlight . I am not sure if they still stock them. Purple, orange and green. As you can tell they are rough pieces in many shades. I did not take a photo of the purple bag but here is the orange one. So […]

Non-stop Workout Ninja Warrior party

We, as a family enjoyed watching Australian Ninja Warrior last year. Cheering on from our lounge room and with many sympathetic aws’s and oh no when contestants missed the mark! In celebrating children’s birthday one tends to be inspired by current trends, current superheroes or current likes. Perfect! A ninja warrior themed party for master […]

Cliche but true – Cute as a button

Do you share my weaknesses? ‘Researching’ Pinterest/social media and adding to the many pins ‘you plan to try one day’? Or wanting to rescue ‘unwanted’ sewing notions from op shops. After seeing an idea on social media I traced it back to the artist, aren’t these trees gorgeous? I knew I wanted try these eventually. […]

The secret life of secret swaps

It is no secret that Instagram is BIG. And no secret that the communities formed are supportive and inspirational. And that ig friends become real life friends. The ‘hashtag’ has become a uniting link. One such hashtag is #saturdaynightcraftalong. Those crafting on a Saturday night around the world post photos of their makes or WIP […]

“Mum, I can’t wait for our trip”,

said baby Joey. They were bound for Berlin, Germany. They were heading to their forever home to play with baby Ella and teach Ella of her Australian connection.   When I heard our friends in Germany were expecting their first baby, I could not resist making Bea and Miki, an Airali Design by Ilaria Caliri. […]