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 […]

You’ll never loose your keys again! [free bag organiser instructions]

We are all guilty, the hand bag is a fashion statement, or it must match the outfit or shoes. So it’s functionality is sometimes overruled by it’s statement. Regardless of which handbag you choose, this bag organiser will make finding that pen to jot something down or finding the lippy before you step out, a […]

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 […]

Cooking up a storm

Today I wanted to share a quick and easy but oh so adorable tutorial – kids apron. I was lucky enough to win a Rollie Pollie [jelly roll] from Riley Blake Designs on Instagram. Bella Boulevards Fresh Market collection is vibrant and whimsical, filled with citrus, florals and fruits. It screamed out kitchen to me. […]

The Creative Exchange – part 2

So today I want to share what I sent my recipient as part of The Creative Exchange – read here for the background to the exchange and as promised a little treat. My first ‘downloadable’ and a quick tutorial on how to make one of the items included in my package. My recipient is an illustrator, […]

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 […]

We often take wine…

..when we are invited to friends for lunch or dinner so I thought I would make some fabric coasters as a hostess gift. I used my Accuquilt hexagon dies to cut 12 hexies. I then made a paper template slightly smaller then hexies. I used this template to iron the edges neatly. Kept one side […]

Pretty Paisley Pin Cushion Tutorial

               I didn’t intend for my second tutorial to be another pin cushion but here is my paisley print inspired shape pin cushion. Any questions please drop me line would love to help you re-create your own. And my first go at a 100% pictorial tute.       […]