Needle

All things fabric, sewing and embroidery

Rainbow Pencil Roll Tutorial

A new year meant some new pencils for the girls at school and in an effort to keep track of them all an not…

Butterick Lisette B6168 Dress

Last year, as well as challenging myself with more complex knitting projects, I wanted to get back into more sewing. Crafts come in phases…

Kids Fabric Chair Pocket

One more day! We bought early release tickets to see the new Star Wars movie “The Force Awakens” and will be seeing it tomorrow….

Snapdragon Studios Lemon Squeeze Cardigan

Having a blog has brought me many fantastic opportunities and created some lovely friendships too. Do you remember the Summer Jazz Dress I made back…

Yarn

My spin on crochet, knitting and fibre

Little Cotton Rabbit Lace Dress

This has got to one of the prettiest lace dolls dresses I’ve seen or made. The dress is called Dress With Lace Hem by…

Crochet Flamingo Toy

Flamingos must be hot right now as I seem to notice them everywhere at the moment. From the cover of  Collective Hub magazine issue 29,…

Crochet Gingerbread Men Decorations

We’re going a bit nuts for gingerbread this year. Well actually it’s one of our favourite things to make every Christmas and to prove…

elephant girl knitted toy

Knitted Elephant Toy

Last week was one of the busiest so far this year with not one but two daughters with birthdays only three days apart. Add…

Life

Find out about the real me - a crafty mum blogger

Madame Tussauds Sydney

Yep just opening up about my life with Oprah on her show. Nothing major! She wanted to know where my blog was going, what exciting…

2015 Year In Review

Happy New Year! Here is my yearly collage of top posts from the year. It’s amazing to have 6 of these up on my…

Spoon

My love of cakes, baking and sugar art

Lace Cupcakes

Have you ever searched for a quick and pretty cupcake design to make? You should look no further than flexi lace. I’ve tried out another brand…

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…

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…

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…