Reviews, Tutorials

Miniature Needleminder/Pincushion Hoop – Featuring Aussie Maker Dandelyne

About 4 months ago I stumbled across @dandelyne’s beautiful mini embroidery hoops on instagram, and immediately feel in love with the product. My original review is here.  The hoops are so beautiful and so much fun to fill. Previously I’ve made a cross stitch necklace (for the #undertheseaswap) and a cupcake necklace (later  pincushion) for… Read More Miniature Needleminder/Pincushion Hoop – Featuring Aussie Maker Dandelyne

Tutorials

My Sew Together Bag Adventure

Spend 5 minutes on instagram and you will stumble across thousands of images of @sewdemented’s sew together bag. And now, having made one, I completely understand it’s popularity!  So besides just sharing some pretty pictures (of which there are more below 😍), I also wanted to share what I’ve learnt so far. I say ‘so… Read More My Sew Together Bag Adventure

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