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 […]

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 […]

Knitting a Seashell Floor Rug

Perth is a sandpit. And my kids (and dog) are determined to make our house a sandpit too. Walking barefoot in our house feels like walking along the beach some days (without the crashing waves and pretty sunset). I hate the crunchy texture of sand on my feet (when I’m not at the beach). It’s […]

How to host the perfect My Little Pony Party

Birthday parties are the most fun thing in the world when you’re 5. When my daughter turned 5, she wanted a My Little Pony party. I love hosting the kids’ birthday parties at home, but that brings added pressure of preparing all the food and games. It’s lucky I love creating fun birthday parties. Here’s […]

Too many crafts {WIP Wednesday}

Are you guilty of starting craft projects, but never finishing them? My craft room is a mess (again). I have too many projects on the go, and nothing much to share with you today. Why not share a peek behind the scenes, and see all my Works in Progress (WIPs)? Or do you call them […]

Hand-painted Geometric Coasters

I’m not much of a decorator, but I’m slowly creating the lounge room of my dreams. I started with the geometric “Art by an Engineer”, and I always wanted to create a few more items to match. Last week, I shared my crochet ripple blanket, for snuggling on my couch in winter. This week, I’ve […]

35+ Fox Craft Ideas

A few weekends ago, I had a cold and needed a quick craft project to cheer me up. I pulled out a fox brooch craft kit that came with an old edition of Mollie Makes magazine. I enjoyed this cute little fox craft, that I suddenly found myself searching for more fox craft ideas. There […]

How to sew a zip pouch {Tutorial}

A blissful afternoon for me is browsing the craft supplies at my local Spotlight (by myself!). I love finding new craft supplies, inspiring me to try a new projects. This week, I had a Spotlight gift voucher to spend and no particular project in mind. Should I try beading or jewellery-making? Maybe it’s time to […]

Space-Themed Birthday Party Overview

For my son’s Space-Themed Birthday party, I’ve already shared the activities and games, food and the moon cake. Now I’ll wrap it up with some of the smaller details, such as the invitations and loot bags. Space Party Invitations For the invitations, I took a photo from the NASA website (all their photos are available […]

How to make a 3D Moon Cake with Astronaut

I’ve shared the party games and food for my son’s Space-Themed Birthday Party. Now it’s time for my favourite part – the Moon cake. I originally planned to make a rocket cake, or make the solar system on a sheet, but when I saw this moon cake on Pinterest, I just had to make it. […]

Space-Themed Birthday Party Food

Last week, I shared the games we played for my son’s space-themed birthday party. Today, I’m going to share the space-themed birthday party food. Planets and Space Sugar Cookies I’m always looking for an excuse to make sugar cookies and practice my cookie decorating techniques (which still needs a LOT of practice!). When I started […]

Space-Themed Birthday Party Games

My son just turned 6 and is obsessed with all things Space and Astronomy. It was only natural that he’d have a space-themed birthday party. (He did want a map-themed party, but my husband managed to talk him out of that!) Today, I’m sharing the activities and games for the birthday party. Make a Solar […]

Paper planes {with giveaway}

Paper planes are something I’ve secretly always loved. I’ve made many a standard dart to shoot across a room, having competitions with my brother to see which one would fly further. During student elections at uni, one party included paper plane templates on their information they handed out in lectures. That particular lecture was bedlam […]

Craft Goals for 2015

We’re more than halfway through January, and I still haven’t set any goals for the year. No wonder I never get anything done! I’ve got a few areas that I want to spend time on this year. I want to sew more clothes for myself, and sort out my fit issues to sew clothes I […]

Sew a quick and easy cushion cover

It’s a New Year, and I’ve been in a craft funk (since my Advent calendar, actually). It’s time to get back onto the sewing bandwagon, starting with a simple project – cushion covers. We’ve recently made a few changes to our backyard, ripping down an old (asbestos-ridden) lean-to shed, and replacing it with decking and […]

Revamped Christmas Tree Star

The star on our Christmas tree had seen better days. I’m not sure when we got it, but multiple house moves and not being stored very well resulted in a scratched and scruffy-looking star. The poor thing needed some loving! Silver spray paint, mod podge and glitter, and the star was looking as good as […]

Make your own Magical Santa Key

When we moved into our house two years ago, my son was concerned that we didn’t have a chimney. How would Santa get in the house? We needed a Magical Santa Key: What’s a magical Santa key? Well, it’s a large key made from metallic shimmer cardboard (with a key-chain made from red and white […]

Pretty Packaging for Christmas Foodie Gifts

Christmas is a great time of year to bake up a storm (thankfully there hasn’t been any pre-Christmas heatwaves here!). You’ve made mountains of cookies and other sweet treats, and it’s time to give them out to friends, teachers, neighbours or customers. You could throw them in a plastic bag and call it done, but […]

Advent Calendar Craft-Along {Finished}

Time for an update on the Advent Calendar Craft-Along. (See the introduction post here, or the last update here). I finished, and just in the nick of time! I finished hand-stitching the binding before making dinner on 1st December, just in time to hand the first decoration! After my last update, the end was in […]

Advent Calendar Craft-Along {Part 5}

Another week down and it’s time for an update on the Advent calendar craft-along. (See the introduction post here, or the last update here). I almost didn’t write an update this week. Up to this morning, I’d finished off the baubles from last week and made 3 strings of tinsel (from glitter pipe cleaners – […]

Advent Calendar Craft-Along {Part 4}

It’s time to see where I’m up to for the Advent Calendar Craft-Along. If you’re new, here are the posts so far: Part 1: Introduction and Ideas Part 2: Preparation and the Plan Part 3: The Tree and Pockets This week, I’ve been working on the decorations to put on the tree each day. I […]

Advent Calendar Craft-Along: Ideas

For years, I’ve meant to make an advent calendar. I was first inspired by the Advent Calendar Sew-Along at Homemade By Jill in 2010 (!). To stop procrastinating, I’m hosting an Advent Calendar Craft-Along this November. It was originally planned a sew-along, but why limit it to just sewing. There’s a million and one ways to make an advent […]

Snowflake & Snowmen Cookies

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. When I was 11 or 12, I did a cake decorating course with some friends during the school holidays. We learnt piping by decorating cookies. It was a lot of fun but my skills are a bit rusty so I bought the Craftsy course Decorating Essentials: Designer Cookies with […]

Elsa’s Ice Palace Birthday Cake

The next project from my daughter’s Elsa party is the cake. She requested a Dolly Varden-style cake, but Elsa Barbie dolls are hard to find, so I decided to make an ice palace birthday cake (on top of the North mountain). Let’s start by saying, this is a Frozen-themed cake, but it is not a frozen […]