Sewing Room Decorating Ideas

Since we moved into our apartment, my sewing room is so boring. White walls, white tables, white cupboards, cream floors – it needs a bit of something. It needs some personality. So I went on the hunt for some sewing room decor ideas. Something to inspire me to get sewing, and make me feel happy […]

Fuss-free cooking with this wonderful kitchen tool

When I became a parent, I became a lazy cook. I used to love experimenting with new recipes and spending ages in the kitchen chopping and preparing ingredients, adjusting seasonings, and balancing flavours. But then kids came along, and I barely had the energy to cook at all. Cooking dinner was a necessity, rather than […]

Christmas Tree Scones

Last week was my daughter’s class Christmas party, and this week is my son’s. Boys had to bring in something savoury, but I still wanted it to have a Christmas-y touch. Christmas tree scones were perfect! I mixed up a buttermilk scone dough with parmesan for a cheesy taste. The scones were cut out with […]

Christmas Rocky Road

It’s Christmas and sometimes you need something loaded with sugar to get you through the days. This Christmas Rocky Road will definitely give you (or the kids) a sugary buzz! For my daughter’s kindy class party, the girls had to bring something sweet and the boys something savoury. Woohoo! Just the excuse I need to […]

Granny Square Christmas stocking ornament

When it comes to Christmas decorating, I love traditional colours (red and green) and a handmade touch. Each year, I make a few ornaments to add to the tree (because I never have time to make more than that!). This year, it’s a granny square Christmas stocking ornament. Granny squares are a great beginner crochet pattern, […]

Fun Craft Kits for boys

My son loves hanging out with me while I sew. He’s asked a few times about learning to sew, but I’ve never been sure where to start. Finding appropriate projects for teaching boys to sew is a challenge. This Christmas, I’d love to give him a project we can sew together. Most of the craft kits […]

Simple Apricot Walnut Slice to Share

It’s heading towards the end of the year, and reasons to get backing are coming in thick and fast. School Christmas parties, gifts for friends and neighbours, and just having to feed the kids each day. But energy levels are dropping, as we head into the festive season. I don’t have the time and energy […]

Sewing pants for me!

When I got back into sewing as an adult, the plan was to sew lots of clothes for me. I was about 25 when I bought my first sewing machine, and I envisaged lots of beautiful handmade clothes filling my wardrobe. Clothes that fit me perfectly and expressed who I am. The first few items […]

16 Sneaky Spots to hide Christmas Gifts

Christmas is just around the corner. Whether you’re organised and already have a collection of Christmas presents, or you like to leave shopping to the last minute, you need to keep those presents out of sight. Whether it’s nosey kids or a prying partner, don’t spoil the magic of Christmas by making your gifts too […]

Groovy Gadget Gifts for Sewing

I don’t have as much time to sew as I’d like. I’m always on the lookout for tricks to get my sewing done quickly and efficiently. That way, I can make more with the limited time I have. Once I had the basic sewing tools, I started looking for sewing gadgets to add to my […]