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 […]

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 […]

Instagram needlebook swap – part 1

The latest swap I participated in was organised by the lovely Anorina from Samelia’s Mum. You had to be part of the Instagram community and you were to gift your secret swap partner with a needle book. You were encouraged to post a collage of images to provide your partner with ideas and inspiration.  She also […]

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 […]

Bridal High Tea

A friend of mine and I hosted a high tea for a mutual friend who is about to get married. So with 10 lovely ladies it was set to be an intimate afternoon, to chat, drink, talk wedding and have a laugh or two. It was all that plus a my friend’s hubby stuck around – […]

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 […]

a second life

I was drawn to this at my local ‘boot hill’ markets. The tag said $29 but when I asked, the lady said $3, sold! I wanted it for the frame only. And inside was a long and short chain! I’m not a fan of beaded/vintage-y bags so forgive me if you think this was a […]

My new addiction

Quilling on Instagram! Just when I think I have seen the most gorgeous creations I see more unique designs and variations. I am hugely inspired by all this talent. Just last week our neighbours offered us a little look at their collection of fabrics from when they were in the ‘rag trade’. And we were […]

SIC – 10th month

A reminder here why I am doing this, and the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th , 8th and 9th challenges if you are interested. This font and colour combo caught my eye. My hubby’s friend had a little boy so I decided to make a ‘hello welcome little one’ card. Some burgundy stitching and teal ribbon. Ok the white baby ribbon is upside down but […]