Embellishments, happymail, Tutorials

Real life 20 minute crafting

Real life crafting in the middle of a work day looks like this…. After a frustrating few hours working and the added fun of wedding planning related stress, quite frankly I’m done with today. And since it’s still too early to drink away my dramas, I decided to craft away the stress instead. (My mum… Read More Real life 20 minute crafting

OLW

Intentions, and putting intentions into action

So here we are – December 1st. And I have an almost complete spread before midnight, so I think I’ve progressed from bystander to novice.  On the back of my title page, I created an ‘intentions’ page of sorts highlighting the quote from Ali Edwards that I want to guide my focus when creating this album… Read More Intentions, and putting intentions into action

December Daily

Confessions of a December Daily Bystander

So, confessions first. Last year I bought quite the selection of December Daily supplies – basically everything Heidi Swap, Studio Calico and Shimelle Christmas themed that I could get shipped to Australia. Plus, a tonne  of stuff from Spotlight while I was waiting for my overseas orders to arrive. I stalked the #decemberdaily hashtag on… Read More Confessions of a December Daily Bystander

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