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 […]

How to make a star fairy wand

My 3 year old daughter is such a girly girl and she loves pink and purple, and all things fairy and princess (although she does like playing with her brother’s toys too). I’ve had some plain wooden star wands in my craft supplies for a while, but I’ve saved them for when my kids are […]

WIP Wednesday

I’m feeling overwhelmed at the moment. So many jobs to do, not enough time. Having too many craft projects on the go isn’t helping. Here’s a glimpse of my Works in Progress (WIPs): Crochet cardigan I think I better start on next year’s winter cardigan now, since this year’s has completely missed winter. I just […]

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 […]

Paper-bag Perry the Platypus Craft

My kids are getting older (currently 5 and 3) and it’s getting easier to craft with them. They can follow instructions and we can craft with a bit more purpose (rather than the random painting or gluing). Jacob comes home with some great craft projects from school, and a paper-bag platypus was one of his […]

Procrastinating sewing clothes for me

When I got back into sewing after my son was born, I always wanted to sew clothes for myself. I like clothes that are fitted (particularly around the waist) but, like a lot of people, I struggle to find ready-to-wear clothes that fit well. Making my own clothes would solve those fit problems – long […]

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 […]

Peppa Pig Puppet Show {Tutorial}

Did the Easter Bunny make it to your house? Are your kids’ faces covered in chocolate? Did you careful peel the wrappers off the Easter eggs, smooth them out and save them for a craft activity? I hope so because I’ve got a fun craft today. It’s a version of the Easter egg foil art […]

Bobble Easter Bunny

Happy Easter! I hope you’re enjoying time with your family. Today, I’m sharing how to make a Bobble Easter Bunny at And Sew We Craft: Click here for the Bobble Easter Bunny tutorial.

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 […]

How to Make A Reusable Grocery List

I hate waste. Writing a grocery list each week, just to throw it out and then writing out the same thing the next week – it just doesn’t seem efficient. So I made a reusable grocery list: The list includes things I regularly buy and space to add one-off items. It’s ordered in the layout […]

Treasure Island Party

Jacob turned 5 a couple of weeks ago, and it was time for his first big birthday party, with friends from kindy. Jacob isn’t the type of kid to have big obsessions, so it was difficult to work out what theme to have for his party. I started by getting out the wonderful Kids Party […]

Scotch® Expressions Tape Giveaway

Last Friday, I showed you my “Make It Amazing” Handbag, made with Scotch® Expressions Tape and a cardboard cereal box. I made it to promote the Make It Amazing competition, where you can win an iPad Mini be creating with Scotch® Expressions Tape. Are you unable to enter because you haven’t yet bought up big […]

Make It Amazing Handbag Tutorial

I love trying new craft products, so you can imagine my excitement when this box of goodies arrived at my door: Scotch® Australia and New Zealand are hosting the Make It Amazing competition (with a chance to win an iPad Mini by creating with Scotch® Expressions Tape). The pack I received was very girly – […]

Popcorn Christmas Tree Tutorial

While thinking about what food to make for my son’s Kindy Christmas party next week, Popcorn Christmas Trees popped into my head and I just had to make them straight away. My first thought was to use green candy melts, but I didn’t have any (and I’ve just about hit that point where I don’t […]

Christmas Cheer

My kids are really excited about Christmas, but I’m struggling to find the Christmas cheer this year. Most of the Christmas presents are bought or made, and I’ve made Christmas outfits for the kids. The Christmas tree is up and I don’t have to worry too much about Christmas dinner since we’ll be spending Christmas […]

Help! What to make?

I recently ordered some fabrics from Fabric.com and since I’m shipping to Australia, I needed to fill a box to get best value for shipping! As I was poking around, I saw some “team” fabrics and thought my brother loves the Boston Celtics. I should see if they have Celtics fabric. Not much chance of […]

Butterfly Cake

With the birthday dress all made, the next important thing for birthday preparations was the cake. Months before her birthday, we looked through the legendary Women’s Weekly Kids’ Party Cakes book for inspiration. Celeste thought every cake was beautiful, so I may or may not have talked up the butterfly cake. Surprise, surprise, she ended […]

Butterfly Quilt Cover

After making Jacob’s Planes, Trains and Automobiles quilt (doona/duvet…) cover, I had to make a quilt cover for Celeste when she moved into her big girl bed. She was in baby sleeping bags last year. I had to make it before winter so she’d have something to sleep under! I fell in love with the […]

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 […]

Easter Egg Foil Art Tutorial

Do you carefully open your Easter Eggs, trying to keep the foil intact, and then delicately smooth it out? Or do you rip and tear to get at the chocolate as quickly as possible? I do both, depending on whether I have a craft project in mind 😉 Colourful Easter egg wrappers make a great […]

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 […]