Needle

All things fabric, sewing and embroidery

Twisted Rose Cushion

Twisted Rose Cushion Skill level – Intermediate What You’ll Need 1 metre of Peacock Shot Cotton Fabric cushion insert 30cm co-ordinating zip pinking shears…

Rag Rug DIY Tutorial

Here is a simple tutorial, which uses old fabric to make a rag rug. Only a few supplies are needed and it’s an easy…

Brick Shaped Homemade Bag

This is a little brick shaped homemade bag made for a recent yarn swap that I participated in. Remembering that I’d purchased the Craftsy…

sequin fabric for cushions

How To Make Sequin Cushions

A great and easy way to give your lounge room and sofa a makeover is to add new cushions. Let’s face it one can…

Spoon

My love of cakes, baking and sugar art

Soccer Ball Cake

A soccer ball cake was requested for my son’s birthday so I took up the challenge. I’ve made a few 3D cakes before (castle,…

Unicorn Birthday Cake

Unicorns are still a very popular theme so even though I made this unicorn birthday cake a year ago I thought it was still…

decorating a cookie cake

Birthday Cookie Cake

This time last week it was my birthday and when it’s my birthday there are two essentials – birthday cards and cake! Having a…

Watercolour Easter Egg Cookies

If you’re looking for something fun and creative to do with the kids at Easter then this might just be it! Watercolour Easter egg…

Yarn

My spin on crochet, knitting and fibre
granny's favourite in adult size

My Favourite Knitted Cardigan

My Favourite knitted cardigan is a fantastic pattern by my friend Georgie from Tikki Knits. I’ve made a kids version (Granny’s Favourite) of this…

Pearl Shell Crochet Top

For a bit of a change, I decided to crochet a top for myself. My favourite new yarn store Skein Sisters stocks Wool and…

Eyeball Shawl

What a fabulous and unique eyeball shawl pattern by the adorable Stephen West of Westknits. This was a long-term project for me, but I’m…

Unicorn Knitted Toy

Meet Nilla the Unicorn knitted toy! When I first met one at Knit August Nights I knew I had to buy a kit from…

Life

Find out about the real me - a crafty mum blogger
Knit August Nights 2017

Knit August Nights 2017

I was recently lucky enough to travel to Napier in the north island of New Zealand to attend the Knit August Nights 2017 (KAN)…

2016 Year in Review

A belated Happy New Year to you all! I’ve had a nice break from the blog over Christmas when life just got a bit…

speedo-swimwear

Swimmers, Togs, Cozzies, Speedos

Swimmers, Togs, Cozzies, Speedos – what do you call them? I grew up calling them cozzies, but find that my kid call them swimmers,…

Glue

Craft ideas for cards, parties and events
decorated-terracotta-pot

DIY Decorated Terracotta Pot

Today I’m sharing a great way to add some colour to your home while immortalising some of your favourite fabrics in a way that lets…

Play

Kids parties and themed events

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party

Well Dudes, I’m exhausted after our fun filled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party. With Zenon turning 5 and still loving everything TMNT  it didn’t…

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

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…