Life

Find out about the real me - a crafty mum blogger

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…

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…

Yarn

My spin on crochet, knitting and fibre

Fingerless Mitts Knitting Pattern

This was the first ever pair of fingerless mitts that I’ve knitted and it was the perfect pattern to start with. The gloves have…

Knitted Lace Necklace

Looking for a homemade gift with a bit of a difference? This Petarli knitted lace necklace makes the perfect gift for someone who appreciates…

Waiting For Rain Shawl

It’s quite fitting that I finished my “Waiting for Rain Shawl” on a day it was raining and when we went out to take…

Needle

All things fabric, sewing and embroidery
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…

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…

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 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…

Glue

Craft ideas for cards, parties and events
papier mache deer heads craft ideas

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…

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…