Quilting, Sewing, Tutorials

Lonky -An original star block by Darrel

Inspired by the desire my partner in @shoppershaz #starblockquiltswap expressed for wonky stars and my preference for lone stars, I came up with the notion to merge the two. …and a couple of days later the Lonky was born.  So just in case anyone else is brave (crazy) enough to want to cut up a… Read More Lonky -An original star block by Darrel

Scrapbooking, Tutorials

Scrap Your Scraps – June Blog/Video Hop with Darrel Rob

Hi Everyone and welcome to our Scrap your Scraps June Blog/Video Hop. The Scrap Your Scraps girls have been working hard to come up with some awesome ideas of how to use our scrap branding strips. Led by Tori (creator of Scrap your Scraps), Tyla, Jennifer, Heather and I have joined in to create a… Read More Scrap Your Scraps – June Blog/Video Hop with Darrel Rob

happymail, Tutorials

DIY Happy Mail Kit

Kaisercraft recently hosted a snail mail happy mail swap. The idea was pretty simple and much like any other happy mail swap. Make something (using kaisercraft products) and then send it off!  Originally I was toying between a flipbook or pocket letter, but without knowing anything about my partner it was difficult to guess what… Read More DIY Happy Mail Kit

Reviews, Tutorials

Miniature Embroidery Projects – Featuring Aussie Maker Dandelyne

(Update : check out my updated needleminder/pincushion embroidery hoop tutorial here) So this blog post is half tutorial, half product review. While browsing the ‘search’ part of instagram I stumbled across some beautiful examples of mini embroidery, turned into necklaces and brooches. A number of them were made using hoops from Melbourne based designer and manufacture… Read More Miniature Embroidery Projects – Featuring Aussie Maker Dandelyne

Embellishments, Scrapbooking, Tutorials

Embellishing your scraps!

Making your own embellishments is an excellent way of crafting when you’re low on time, energy or mojo.  The options are endless for how to piece together your scraps. I’ve set out below a quick guide to how I make 3 different embellishments.  These are my favourite to make since they are my go –… Read More Embellishing your scraps!

Circle journal, Mixed Media, Tutorials

Setting the Theme: A Guilty Pleasures Circle Journal

Picking a theme for your circle journal is not in any way a requirement but it can be a lot of fun. Plus, a theme helps the other members of your circle journal by providing a starting place. Just about anything goes. If you are scratching around for ideas, do a quick google search for ‘circle journal… Read More Setting the Theme: A Guilty Pleasures Circle Journal

Circle journal, Mixed Media, Tutorials

Constructing your circle journal from paper bags

As my circle journal is run by an online scrapbooking store (Scrapingclearly), the basic materials for my circle journal came as a kit. This included 14 paper bags, and a couple of other things like a sample of modeling paste and a pipette for mixed media. But trust me, it is pretty straight forward to… Read More Constructing your circle journal from paper bags

Circle journal, Mixed Media, Tutorials

Signature Sign In – Creating a sign in page for your circle journal

It is quite common to have a ‘sign in’ page as the first double page spread in your journal. Again, ideas abound and you can make it as simple as drawing lines for your fellow creatives to literally sign their name, or as creative as you wish. I chose to go with something in the… Read More Signature Sign In – Creating a sign in page for your circle journal