Life

Find out about the real me - a crafty mum blogger
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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,…

How To Make A Teacup Garden

For a busy Mum like me, succulents make the perfect plants to have as they can grow practically anywhere and they don’t need much…

Breville – The Boss To Go Plus

2016 has been the year for healthy changes for my husband and I. Time flies by so fast and before you know it you’re…

Spotlight National Craft Month

Spotlight National Craft Month

April is National Craft Month at Spotlight and I had the exciting opportunity to go on live TV today on the Studio 10 show…

Glue

Craft ideas for cards, parties and events
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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…

Yarn

My spin on crochet, knitting and fibre

Newborn Baby Knitted Hat Pattern

I noticed a friend of mine recently did a photography course and started doing some portrait sessions for friends to build up her portfolio….

Windschief Beanie

I’m always on the hunt for great knitting patterns for guys and whilst searching through Stephen West’s patterns on Ravelry this pattern called Windschief…

crochet moustache Father's Day card

Mo-Mentous Father’s Day Card

Wow it’s September already and that my friends means Father’s Day in Australia. So if you’re a crafty gal like me and you want…

Sassafras Beanie

Well it’s Spring here in Australia now but we’re having some serious September rain today so I’ll be putting on my new beanie to…

Needle

All things fabric, sewing and embroidery
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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…

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…

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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…

Spoon

My love of cakes, baking and sugar art

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…

50th Birthday Cake

This is the cake I made for a friend last week who was having a party with 70 friends and family to celebrate his 50th birthday….

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…

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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…