The Creative Exchange – part 1

So early last month I signed up for The Creative Exchange. I had seen this early this year on Instagram and looked like a lot of fun. Well when the recent round was announced I was quick to register my interest. Sam Dunne, organiser behind this exchange explains the origin and aim here. It is […]

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the detail is in the dress

The Big Day sure is fun but I must admit the lead up is pretty awesome too. A few weeks ago I spent a lovely afternoon at a friend’s daughter’s bridal shower. I love meeting the wedding guests in advance, say at the bridal shower or hen’s night, then the wedding reception is bound to […]

ATC swap – home sweet home theme

I recently participated in a swap which presented a couple of firsts for me – my first ATC and first overseas recipient. I was tempted after reading a post on a lovely blog I follow, Very Berry Handmade. What is an ATC – read this great summary. Sure, why not I thought. The theme was ‘home […]

a second life

I was drawn to this at my local ‘boot hill’ markets. The tag said $29 but when I asked, the lady said $3, sold! I wanted it for the frame only. And inside was a long and short chain! I’m not a fan of beaded/vintage-y bags so forgive me if you think this was a […]

Handmade [Christmas] Swap – 3rd package

My third package has been sent. This is what my lovely recipient likes: Favourite Colours: Blue Decorating Style: Bright or Vintage Favourite Things to Make:  Quilts Childrens Clothes Hobbies, Passions: Sewing Crochet Teaching And this is what I came up with: Some blue, felt, hand embroidered Christmas decorations. With blue ribbon, and grey felt backing, ready […]

Do you find male cards a challenge?

Do you find male cards tough? I do. However I was pretty happy with this one I made for my dad’s recent birthday. I like how it oozes masculinity. I used white paper on my Martha Stewart scoring board to give the shirt a pin striped effect. Glued black beads for buttons and made a […]

Miniature Art Piece

Here is a card I made which is displayed on an easel. I made another easel card previously. I got the idea from Australian Papercrafts Magazine [many many years ago]. This one I made for my mum. The easel is made from mat board off cuts – this one happened to be green. The ‘hinges and […]

SIC – 12th month

A reminder here why I am doing this, and the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th , 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th challenges if you are interested. This caught my eye because I could use some of the rosemary from our herb garden. And here is my version which I made it to take to my friend’s house to share over lunch.   This edition of the Better Homes […]

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 […]