Cliche but true – Cute as a button

Do you share my weaknesses? ‘Researching’ Pinterest/social media and adding to the many pins ‘you plan to try one day’? Or wanting to rescue ‘unwanted’ sewing notions from op shops. After seeing an idea on social media I traced it back to the artist, aren’t these trees gorgeous? I knew I wanted try these eventually. […]

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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, […]

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 wonderful wedding

Over Easter we were privileged to witness and celebrate our friend’s wedding. The bride of Vietnamese heritage, the first celebration was the traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony. It was a lovely day, filled with colour and tradition. A civil ceremony and gorgeous lunch overlooking one of the best harbour’s in the world followed the day after. […]

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 […]

At least my friend is partly ready for Christmas

So my friend gave  me a bunch of card stock. She said, I’m sure you’ll put it to good use. She had a surplus from the supplies she purchased to make her wedding invitations. Of course, card stock equals hand made cards. I had 13 sheets of red and 6 sheets of textured pearlescent cream. […]

4 in 1 – Mother’s Day gift

I can finally share with you these creations. This card, was inspired by some very talented artists I found and follow on Instagram. I had tried quilling in the past. But recently have discovered some very cool contemporary designs which I have enjoyed trying out. This is one of a few types of petals I […]

SIC – 9th month

A reminder here why I am doing this, and the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th challenges if you are interested. This wall art gave me the idea to create a fun flower to wrap a girly present. Used velum for the petals, tore them, curled them and then made a quilled pink centre. Added some glitter to the centre and double sided […]

SIC – 6th month

It wasn’t hard to catch up with my SIC BHG challenge. A reminder here why I am doing this, and the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th challenges if you are interested.  This palette or rather a pastel version… reminded me of this cute fabric I had. I also wanted to use my hexagon die cut [in 3 […]