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 […]

Blog Hop – Making Luna Lapin

I can guarantee, you too will fall in love with Luna Lapin – it’s inevitable, I did. Luna Lapin is Sarah Peel’s model and she slowly morphed into a delicate and exquisitely dressed rabbit. It was a delight to receive this e-book and read Luna’s story. Luna, her story, her apparel and instructions on how […]

Blog Hop: Modern Folk Embroidery

I am so excited to share with you today:  * my first blog hop post * Nancy Nicholson’s delightful book – Modern Folk Embroidery * my take on the cuff bracelet I love the benefits of Instagram. The wonderful supportive like minded people you e-meet [although I have met some a wonderful group of ladies in real-life […]

Cooking up a storm

Today I wanted to share a quick and easy but oh so adorable tutorial – kids apron. I was lucky enough to win a Rollie Pollie [jelly roll] from Riley Blake Designs on Instagram. Bella Boulevards Fresh Market collection is vibrant and whimsical, filled with citrus, florals and fruits. It screamed out kitchen to me. […]

A is for apple, B is for bowl

Fruit Bowl – spaghetti yarn pattern Finished size: 9 cm x 30 cm [3 ½ in x 12 in] Materials: Spaghetti yarn [I used Lincraft brand] Crochet hook: size 10 mm [USA size P] Scissors Marker Abbreviations: ch= chain, sc = single crochet st=stitch rnd=round Notes: American crochet abbreviations used {sc [USA] = dc [UK/Australian] […]

Craft a rainbow

How excited was I when I opened the [Craft and Quilt Fair] Craft Fair Friend [the fair’s mini mag] to see that Cecile Franconie would be at the fair. I have been admiring her creations on her blog for years. So here is my recap on a wonderfully inspiring day at the fair. I was lucky […]