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Decorating Papier Mache Deer Heads

{photo source – Spotlight} Isn’t this display just gorgeous? It’s amazing how many different ways there are of decorating papier mache deer heads.  That is…

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…

Yarn

My spin on crochet, knitting and fibre

Allira Gradient Shawl

Sorry if you’re bored of knitting posts but it is Winter in Australia and there has been a lot of knitting lately. I do…

Crochet Heart Video Tutorial

Looking for a fun beginner crochet tutorial that lets gets you practicing but gives you a finished object? This crochet heart tutorial is fun…

lace beanie pattern

Hannah Hat

It’s not just autumn, it’s hat season at our place and it looks like I’m attempting to make a hat for every member of…

Rikke Hat in Hedgehog Fibres

This is such a fun quick knit and the teens/tweens love the slouchy style to this beanie. Even better is it’s a free pattern…

Life

Find out about the real me - a crafty mum blogger

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…

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…

Needle

All things fabric, sewing and embroidery

Homemade A-Line Striped Skirt

I call this my “Netball Mum Skirt”. The perfect black and white striped A-line skirt to wear with my Vans to take the girls…

Simplicity 2219 Dress

I think I made have sewn my all time favourite dress with this Simplicity 2219 pattern and simply stunning fabric from Tessuti Fabrics. The…

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…

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…

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…

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…