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] […]

Hand-stitched Hoops

The Craft and Quilt Fair [Sydney] ran from June 17 – 21. I went along on the Sunday, with my neighbour and also met up with a new craft friend I met at a recent wedding I attended. I didn’t buy much except for some bias binding, loads and loads of metres in various colours […]

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 […]

biscuits and tea cups

Last weekend I visited the 26th Sydney Miniatures and Dolls’ House Fair. Miniature enthusiasts display their creations and traders sell their wares. So typically doll houses are built, furnished and displayed as are room boxes and shops. But this year, tea cups and biscuits tins were decked out as well! Go on make yourself a […]

handmade swap – 5th package

The details I received for my 5th swap partner were: Favourite Colours: purple and green Decorating Style: haphazard and pretty Favourite Things to Make: earrings and dolls Hobbies, Passions: sewing, making Jewellery I had been itching to use the green laminated fabric I purchased a while back. So I quickly decided to make a green themed […]

a cute clothesline

So I recently participated in my first Instagram swap, Aussie Hoop Swap. The brief: the swap is to create a hoop for your partner no limit to how small or large your hoop can be your hoop will need to be made with fabric and thread [no chalkboards or mdf] it will need to be […]

handmade swap – 4th package

The details I received for my 4th swap partner were: Favourite Colours: blues purples pinks Decorating Style: country Favourite Things to Make:  soft toys waldorf inspired dolls/toys Hobbies, Passions: learning to needle felt right now Children: boy 23 boy 12 girl 5 girl 4 So I see a pattern is emerging, that I tend to […]

2 blank walls

So the brief was ‘can you make wall art for Miss R’s and Mstr A’s room’? That was it! It was up to me, no further criteria to fill. I was also informed, after asking, Miss R has a pastel yellow feature wall and Mstr A has a mint green feature wall. So that was […]

Handmade Swap – 2nd package

My second package has been sent. I since received I lovely call from my recipient to say she loved everything and no I didn’t go overboard with all the black and white 😉 This is what my lovely recipient likes: Favourite Colours:  Purple Black White Decorating Style: Contemporary Favourite Things to Make:  Toys Mats Hobbies, Passions:  […]

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. […]