Scrapbooking

Hello Loch Ness : Scrapbooking Layout Photo Tutorial

The inspiration for this layout came from the Jot Magazine Issue 18 call for layouts featuring “hello”. The image was captured while on holiday in Scotland in 2016. So many feels when I look at the picture, in addition to it’s attractiveness simply as an image. Now obviously my layout wasn’t selected for the reader… Read More Hello Loch Ness : Scrapbooking Layout Photo Tutorial

Scrapbooking, Sewing, Tutorials

Handmade cards in bulk : Cards for Quilting Swaps 

If you browse my posts or scroll my instagram you will soon discover I’m quite the swapaholic – sewing, quilting, bag making, paper, project life, cards, embellishments. If it’s crafty, I’ve probably swapped it!  But my latest obsession is quilt block swaps. The idea is that you make two blocks, pop them in a card… Read More Handmade cards in bulk : Cards for Quilting Swaps 

Scrapbooking

Flying High….Stingrays on Kaisercraft

Inspired by the April Kaisercraft mood board, I pulled out a piece of 12 x 12 patterned paper from the Kaisercraft Paradiso Collection titled ‘Holiday’ that I have been hording for far too long.  The colours and the imagery were perfect for this photograph of stingrays from my honeymoon in Port Macquarie. And since I didn’t… Read More Flying High….Stingrays on Kaisercraft

Sewing

A charry charry quilt….for Aussie Hero Quilts

Today I’m sharing the quilt I made for Aussie Hero Quilts (and Laundry Bags). AHQ is a wonderful organisation making quilts and laundry bags for Australian Defence personal. I highly recommend checking them out as they are a very friendly group and so well organised that it is very easy to volunteer. Plus, if a quilt… Read More A charry charry quilt….for Aussie Hero Quilts

Embellishments, Scrapbooking

Embellishing Frames – Inspired by Inkie Quill

It’s been quite a few months since I worked on my paper crafts – particularly project life consistently. The last time I was really inspired was last November when I purchased Inkie Quill’s “Get Kitted” class. But with the #100days challenge having started a couple of days ago I’m determined to get back in to… Read More Embellishing Frames – Inspired by Inkie Quill

Quilting, Reviews, Sewing

Raining Diamonds 💎 the #electricdiamondpattern by @sariellastudios

Earlier in March I jumped at the call Sariella Studios put out on instagram for people to test their latest free paper piecing pattern – the Electric Diamond. I’ve previously made patterns by @lillyella (one half of Sariella) including her butterfly charms paper piecing patterns which make an excellent quick accent block.  The Electric Diamond pattern is made in collaboration with… Read More Raining Diamonds 💎 the #electricdiamondpattern by @sariellastudios

Reviews, Sewing

Once Upon A Time…there was a princess Undercover Makers Mat

The Undercover Makers Mat is a free pattern by @lillyellasworld. It’s designed to sit under your sewing machine so the pockets at the front can be used for all those bits and pieces that tend to collect around the floor (or maybe they just live under my machine). And then, when you are done sewing there are… Read More Once Upon A Time…there was a princess Undercover Makers Mat

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