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 […]

a wonderful wedding

Over Easter we were privileged to witness and celebrate our friend’s wedding. The bride of Vietnamese heritage, the first celebration was the traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony. It was a lovely day, filled with colour and tradition. A civil ceremony and gorgeous lunch overlooking one of the best harbour’s in the world followed the day after. […]

A fair facade?

I took this photo several months ago, with the plan to replicate the facade onto a card, a ‘congratulations on your new home’ card. OK, the home owners have been living there awhile [but less than a year] but I was still determined to create this idea I had in my head. So along with […]

Warping wire – swirling strips – a tutorial

In my last post I wrote about how a floral wire art inspired me to come up with a floral design in quilling. So instead of warping wire I swirled some strips of paper and created a flower. This is how I did it. 1. I used cream and brown 5mm / 3/16 inch quilling […]

SIC – 13th month

I completed my challenge – ok, this last month and issue took a little longer than usual. Yes, Better Homes and Garden magazine has 13 issues in a year. This issue had a great bread feature and I wanted to have a go at the lavash bread. The recipe looked easy enough. And it was. […]

A Plushie Bunny and Origami Dress

I bought Mollie Makes magazine for the first time a couple of months ago. I was eager to make the little plushie bunny that came with the magazine. It was a nice little quick project however it lingered as I thought I would give it to a new baby that hadn’t yet arrived. I was […]

Deconstructed flower

Deconstructed, it’s a popular term, don’t you think? So many recipes and cooking shows talk about deconstructed dishes. Recently I saw it refer to in the craft world. And this card was an accidental ‘deconstruction’. I started with making petals, 5 of them. I had in my mind a flower of course. Then when I […]