These are a few of my favorite shops…

These are a few of my favorite shops…

So its been a little quiet on the blog front for a while. In fact, my blog has been pretty much abandoned for quite some time. So what have I been doing in all that time? working, getting married, being pregnant and for the last six months, being a mum. But not to worry, this …

A very handmade christmas…

A very handmade christmas…

One would assume that Christmas would be a crafter’s delight, providing ample opportunity and excuse for creating and making. However, I have always found the cheesy music, gaudy decor and general excess somewhat trying. This year, in an effort to look on the bright side  and to be less of a ‘bar humbug’ I have …

Learn to make (more) things!

Learn to make (more) things!

I just discovered another lovely site that has all sorts of creative workshops and courses. Creative Bug is much like Craftsy and has a great selection of online content to keep you crafting and making. Make sure you check it out. I am thinking of learning how to design my own fabric. What do you …

Leti’s Blanket

Leti’s Blanket

I have been out of action for the past few weeks with a mystery virus. Such a long stretch of isolation and inactivity are the perfect ‘craftertunity’ (credit to my lovely friend Alex for that one).  As a result I have been a busy bee making pom-pom garlands for the wedding, creating some polymer clay …

Crafty sites for pom-pom making

Crafty sites for pom-pom making

Lately I have been thinking a lot about pom-poms. I like them. They are fun and colourful and easy to make. I am particularly interested in pom-poms for wedding decorations so I have been doing a lot of pom-pom reading. I have collected a lovely list of pom-pom sites for your creative pleasure. 1. The …

People you should know about

People you should know about

I have a soft spot for macrame. One thing I absolutely love is a macrame hanging planter sporting an attractive fern or cascading string of pearls. Melbourne artist and designer Cleo is the queen of modern macrame. She makes wonderful and stylish plant hangers and jewelry and if you haven’t heard of her yet, you should …

Taking stock (and a leaf out of Pip Lincolne’s book)

Making : the most of some ‘me’ time Cooking : lots of soups and stews Drinking : chai tea, the spice is so comforting on a cold day. Reading: craft for the Soul by Pip Lincolne – it’s totally inspiring! Wanting: some respite Looking: at my sleeping dog. Playing: ukulele, always the ukulele. Wasting: nothing …