I love to crochet but doilies aren’t my thing

Ok, so I love to crochet, all sorts of things, socks, amigurumis, scarves, Christmas snowflakes anything really but traditional doilies for furniture, let’s just say our modern home doesn’t suit these. But when my bestie gifted me a huge doily her mother, my original crochet teacher, had made approximately 40 years ago I was over […]

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to feel, feeling, felt

Many, many years ago I bought 3 bags of wool felt from Spotlight . I am not sure if they still stock them. Purple, orange and green. As you can tell they are rough pieces in many shades. I did not take a photo of the purple bag but here is the orange one. So […]

The secret life of secret swaps

It is no secret that Instagram is BIG. And no secret that the communities formed are supportive and inspirational. And that ig friends become real life friends. The ‘hashtag’ has become a uniting link. One such hashtag is #saturdaynightcraftalong. Those crafting on a Saturday night around the world post photos of their makes or WIP […]

Enjoyable Embroidery [challenge]

So technically it is still February somewhere in the world – although here down under we have started a new month and new season. So to celebrate the wonderful month that February is [my birthday, Valentine’s day, kids go back to school] AND it being National Embroidery Month – I am blogging about the challenge […]

What can you see?

This is part 3 of my 5 part creative and inspirational photography series. I wrote about doors here and mosaics/tiles here. Today’s post is a mixed collection of photos. I found inspiration in: a. shop fronts these giant balls of wool look good enough to play with this crocheted window dressing was adorable – love […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

I can’t believe I won

Back in April I stumbled across a competition on Instagram. A post by Brother Australia, makers of sewing machines, printers but most importantly the ScanNCut machine. The competition involved creating a piece for your craft space based on one of the 12 projects Brother had collated. I liked the look of the one. The 3 […]