Life

Find out about the real me - a crafty mum blogger

Etsy Creative Courage Challenge

Have you always thought about opening an Etsy store? I know I have however something has always stopped me. Maybe it was because I…

Finding My Crafty Blogger Tribe

When you go to an office job you’re around others that do the same thing as you, work the same hours, put in the…

My Childhood On Skates

I was never a team sport kinda girl and only briefly tried gymnastics and ballet. Skating was my thing. Picture Torvil & Dean, minus…

My Day At Avoca Beachside Markets

Come and take a look at my day spent with my eldest daughter at the Avoca Beachside Markets, Central Coast. I always remember some…

Yarn

My spin on crochet, knitting and fibre

Fairy Lights Crochet Necklace

Ever wanted or needed to really “Shine” at a fancy dress party? I was recently faced with this challenge for the ProBlogger 2015 blogging…

Nardoo Shawl

Wow this one took me longer to knit than I expected however the end result made it worth persisting. I’m slowly knitting up projects that…

Chicken Jumper Pattern

Just when you thought you’d seen it all along comes a chicken in a jumper! Cute chick hey? I think the colour really suits her….

Star Wars Crochet – Storm Trooper

It’s been nearly a month since I finished the Master Yoda amigurumi Star Wars figure and he was getting lonely. The next one in the series…

Needle

All things fabric, sewing and embroidery
Book Week Costume

Book Week Costume – Veruca Salt

I love Book Week and this year I decided to make a costume from Roald Dahl’s book – Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. Miss…

Rainbow Bunting

There have been so many rainbows showing up in my life lately. All over Facebook, in the sky last week and remembering our little…

decorated storage boxes

Cross Stitched Wicker Storage Box

I have a fun DIY project for you today where you can create this cross stitched decorated storage box. Perfect to contain some cosmetics in…

Yellow Nappy Cake

The latest nappy cake I’ve made has a yellow and white colour theme. You may remember the red and white nappy cake from February or…

Glue

Craft ideas for cards, parties and events

Shrink It Bracelet

You may have seen this picture already if you read my post “My Day” which I wrote as part of The Kidspot Voices of…

Minc Foiling Machine by Heidi Swapp

Hello! Today I’m sharing an exciting new craft purchase of mine. It’s the new Minc foiling machine by Heidi Swapp which I noticed on sale…

Personalised Jewellery Box

It seems to be birthday season lately and with another special friend having a birthday we wanted to add something special to her gift….

Etsy Craft Party

On Saturday I attended an Etsy Craft Party in The Rocks Sydney after being involved in a Kaleidoscope project for Etsy I was determined to…

Spoon

My love of cakes, baking and sugar art
sweet treats cake

Sweet Explosion Cake

I’m calling this my “Sweet Explosion Cake”. Do you like the name? I think it pretty accurately describes just what this cake is. I…

Poppy Cookies for Anzac Day

While doing some baking in the school holidays I made up a batch of my favourite sugar cookie recipe and cut out a few different…

Yorkshire Rose Cake

It’s been a while between cakes for me. This is my latest creation a yorkshire rose cake. I made it for my dear friend…

Australia Day Meat Pie

This is my Mum’s recipe for an Aussie Meat Pie. My parents always loved a curry and my Dad liked them pretty hot so that…

Play

Kids parties and themed events

9 Creative Lolly Bag Ideas

Today I’m sharing 9 creative lolly bag ideas on the blog. Maybe you call them goodie bags nevertheless they are a little token gift…

Framed Party Invitations

We have put quite a bit of creative effort into our party invitations over the last few years so it seemed silly that they…

ice cream party backdrop

Ice Cream Party

We had an ice cream party for our daughter’s 10th birthday and it was so much fun. Such a great age, lovely friends and…

Ice Cream Lolly Bag

These are the fun ice cream lolly bags I made for my daughter’s Ice Cream Party. Cute hey? I’ve had these wooden cones which…