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: […]

“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. […]

WOW WIW [walk-in wardrobe]

This Christmas gift was 6 months in the making. And is not quite finished either. But the 25th December deadline insisted I deliver this labour of love. Who would be worthy of 6 months of my craft time – my miniatures loving parents. I created this fairy-tale walk in wardrobe for them. Let me walk […]

Fabric, fishing and flowers – in miniature of course!

I am currently going through another miniature wave as I explore furniture making and the world of balsa wood and popsicle sticks! More on that in future posts. On Saturday I attended the 28th Sydney Miniatures and Dolls’ House Fair at Sydney Olympic Park. Here are some of the items that caught my eye. Hope […]

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 […]