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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Disney Frozen Party Ideas

My little girl turned 4 on the weekend, and as the Frozen obsession continues, the party had to be Frozen-inspired. Here’s an overview of what we did at the party. I’ll provide more details and tutorials for the different projects in the next week or two. The decorations were fairly simple – blue and white […]

Beach Scene Corkboard

A few days ago, I discussed ways to organise and display kid’s artwork, and briefly shared my corkboard display. Today I’m going to share with you how I made it. We’ve been in our house just over two years, and I’m slowly adding a personal touch to the place. I have a picture in my […]

35+ Disney Frozen Crafts

Disney’s Frozen has to be the best princess movie. The storyline, the songs, Olaf, the relationship between Anna and Elsa, everything about it is wonderful. It’s one of those movies that I can watch over and over again (I wish I had the time!). And of course, the movie also inspires me to craft. I […]

Snail Birthday Card

After the tutorial for the stuffed snail toy yesterday, today I thought I’d share with you the birthday card I made to go with it. My husband gave me a Brother Scan’N’Cut (affiliate link) craft cutting machine for Christmas, and I really haven’t used it that much. I’ve been scared of the learning curve, and […]

Geometric Art by an Engineer {Tutorial}

When we moved into our new house (umm, almost two years ago), we had a huge space on the wall behind our couch that was just desperate for some artwork. But well, art can be expensive and it’s hard to find something I like. I’m a big fan of geometric prints (it’s the engineer in […]

A Little Girl’s Birthday Gift

One thing I love about having a fully-stocked craft room (well, I could always buy more craft supplies…) is that I can whip up a quick present in no time. Celeste was invited to her friend Rebekah’s third birthday party and the night before, I realised I hadn’t organised a present. To the craft room […]

Little Angel Peg Kit

As part of the goody bag for the Blogs and PR Perth meet-up last month, I received a Little Angel Peg Kit from Imogen’s Angels. The kit was all packaged up in a cellophane bag with all the bits and pieces needed to make a cute angel peg magnet: It included two dress options, a […]

Fabric Business Cards

I recently went to a Blogs and PR meet-up here in Perth. It was great to see new and old faces in the growing local blogging community (and to receive a fantastic goodie bag – but that’s a whole other story!). The day before, I realised I should get my act together and get some […]

Paper Christmas Wreath (mini-tutorial)

After making all the snowflakes for the indoor Winter Wonderland, I started getting into paper folding. Soon I was googling Christmas origami ideas and found this origami Christmas wreath tutorial (after finding this pretty version on Go Origami). The tutorial is in Portuguese but the pictures really tell you the story (and Google translate fills […]

Merry Christmas Banner Tutorial

My parents had one of those (very 70s) gold fringe Merry Christmas banners (I wonder if you can still get them!). I didn’t want to go the gold fringe, but thought we needed a Merry Christmas banner too. So off I headed to my local chain fabric store to look at the Christmas fabrics. It […]

Indoor Winter Wonderland Tutorial

There’s no white Christmas here in Australia (and Christmas is forecast to be a scorcher in Perth this year). Instead, as I showed yesterday, I created a Winter Wonderland inside for my kids. I crocheted a chain stitch “ladder” to hang the snowflakes from so I would have lots of loops to attach my decorations […]

Magnetic Paper Dolls Tutorial

Did you play with paper dolls when you were a kid? I remember having a set and loved changing her clothes. Until the little tabs ripped (or the dolls for that matter). Here’s a modern version that’s not so delicate: They’re made with magnetic paper, so it’s as simple as finding something they’ll stick to […]

Lace Making – Wow!

I went to my first craft fair on Saturday, at the Perth showgrounds. The event was tailored for an older crowd than the hip, young crafter that I am (well, it’s all relative), but a one thing caught my eye: Lace Making Wow – I can’t imagine having the patience to make lace. Isn’t it […]

Give Way!

The next Boy’s Own Style project I planned to share today was some pants for my son (with some extra little details), but colds have taken over our house. My energy levels are low, and this little monkey (in his geometric shirt): …has been nagging me to make him some road signs. So the pants […]

Boy’s T-shirt Inspiration

With a few T-shirt projects this week, I thought a round up of Boy’s T-shirt ideas was in order: How cute is this Subway Art T-shirt – I love the colours too: I like that this car shirt at Helping Little Hands is a little bit sweet, but still boy-ish: And another simple design great […]

How to Recover a Lampshade Tutorial

My son has been in his big boy room for well over a year, and I still haven’t shared all the projects! For a refresher, I started with this transport-themed appliqued quilt (doona/duvet) cover, matching art work and fabric bookends:   Since I seem to like things matchy-matchy, I decided he needed a matching lampshade […]

Tutorial: Dollar Store Tray Makeover

As I mentioned previously, this was my craft for the Dollar Store round of So You Think You’re Crafty, but I was knocked out  the previous round (Congrats to Randi of Dukes and Duchesses for taking out the crown, by the way!). I’m one of those people that only sees junk when I head to […]

Guest Me Me Me-er: Beckie (Infarrantly Creative)

Our next guest for Me Me Me Month is Beckie from Infarrantly Creative, CSI Project, Knock-Off Decor and Crafterminds (I think that’s all!). She describes herself as a “think-outside-the-box” creator, and as a long-time blogger, there’s a huge amount of inspiration in her archives. Today, she’s sharing a a crafty Me Me Me project. Over […]

Felt Car Play Mat House

Who can we find behind the doors and windows of this little red house?       Open it up… …and what do we see…     …and a whole little world awaits: Complete with all our favourite places: Swimming Pool, Construction site, Zoo, Houses (including ours – the maroon one!), Car park, Fire station, Petrol Station, Farm, […]

Bedroom Door Name

Here’s a quick and easy project to start the year off – wooden name for a bedroom door. Yes, I’ve done this before, but thought I would show off the version for my daughter’s room. All you need is wooden letters (available in craft and hardware stores), different colour paints, a paint-brush and some Blu-Tak. […]

Planes, Trains and Automobiles Wall Art Tutorial (with templates)

After making the transport-themed quilt cover for the little man, the next step was to make matching wall art (so I could move the nursery animal wall art I made into the baby’s room). I had space on the wall for 4 pictures, so I decided to skip the bicycle from the quilt as it […]