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 […]

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 […]

Handmade [Christmas] Swap – 3rd package

My third package has been sent. This is what my lovely recipient likes: Favourite Colours: Blue Decorating Style: Bright or Vintage Favourite Things to Make:  Quilts Childrens Clothes Hobbies, Passions: Sewing Crochet Teaching And this is what I came up with: Some blue, felt, hand embroidered Christmas decorations. With blue ribbon, and grey felt backing, ready […]

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:  […]

Handmade swap – 1st package

I have just completed and shipped off my first swap. My swap recipient loves: Pink and Aqua Colourful and Vintage Making Bunting Flags Sewing Craft Anything Handmade So I made her a cosy little needle book – so all her needles would be safe. And it gave  me an excuse to crochet my first African flower. This […]

Papelphilia – paper vases and a pear

I coined this word when I created my board on Pinterest – papel, Spanish for paper and philia, greek for love of. So yes am completely in love with paper and what one can create with this beautiful material, origami, paper cutting, paper making, decoupage, marbling, embossing, book binding, quilling, papier mache, parchment, calligraphy to […]