Organising and Displaying Kids’ Artwork

What do you do with your kids’ artwork when it comes home from school, playgroup or that you’ve made at home? Is it piling up on your dining room table? Do you stick it to your fridge? I don’t remember what happened to my arts and crafts when I was a kid. I don’t think […]

How to organize baking and muffin trays

I recently headed into the kitchen to make baked donuts. On opening my drawer of baking trays and muffin pans, I realised the donut pan was right at the bottom. I hate digging around in drawers to find the right pan. Something had to be done! A trip to IKEA was required (OK, it was […]

Front Entrance Hall Organisation

Last week, I lamented that I wasn’t really treating my homemaking like an engineer should. I was probably being a bit hard on myself, and looking around the house, I realised I never shared my entrance hall organisation (maybe because I’ve never got around to prettying in up!). Let’s start with what my entrance hall […]

How to Declutter Cookbooks (Cookbook Challenge)

Time for a progress update on my Great Cookbook Challenge. I set myself the challenge to cook 3 things from each of the cookbooks by the end of the year. Any unused cookbooks will be donated to charity. I cleared off my cookbook shelf in the kitchen (which only stored a few of my 54 […]

More London Blinds and Box Pleat Curtains

It’s been a long time between craft posts. Not really sure why as I’ve got lots of projects to share with you. The memory card on my new camera died, so I lost photos of a few projects. I still haven’t got around to getting a new card, so I’m back using my old point […]

Bedroom nesting – Shoes Shoes Shoes

For each month until my bub arrives (October), I’m having a nesting theme (see here for more details). June’s theme is Bedrooms. So far, I’ve made curtains and London blinds, decorated a bathroom bin and sorted the baby clothes. In my nesting before my son was born, I bought shoe boxes and decided to store […]

Nesting – Bedroom Drawer Confessional

For each month until my bub arrives (October), I’m having a nesting theme (see here for more details). June’s theme is Bedrooms. So far, I’ve made curtains and London blinds, decorated a bathroom bin and sorted the baby clothes. Today is more of a confessional, a glimpse into my home, which is far from perfect. […]

Nesting – Bathroom Bin Decoration

For each month until my bub arrives (October), I’m having a nesting theme (see here for more details). June’s theme is Bedrooms. So far, I’ve made curtains and London blinds. OK, today’s project isn’t really for the bedroom, but the bathroom is the first place I go when I get out of bed (is that […]

Bedroom Nesting – Sort The Baby Clothes

For each month until my bub arrives (October), I’m having a nesting theme (see here for more details). June’s theme is Bedrooms. So far, I’ve made curtains and London blinds, but nesting should involve a bit of cleaning and organisation too. I kept all my son’s baby clothes as we always wanted more than one […]

Bedroom Nesting – London Blinds

For each month until my bub arrives (October), I’m having a nesting theme (see here for more details). June’s theme is Bedrooms. After making triple-pinch pleat curtains for the two kid’s rooms, I wanted to make something a little different for the three remaining bedrooms (yes, we have a 5-bedroom house!), particularly as they have […]

Bedroom Nesting – Curtains

For each month until my bub arrives (October), I’m having a nesting theme (see here for more details). June’s theme is Bedrooms. We moved into our house almost a year ago, after having lived in apartments for a few years. It is a beautiful, renovated Queenslander, but the previous owners’ never put the finishing touches […]

The Nesting Instinct

(Image from TimTim) I’m now 19 weeks along in my pregnancy. (Aaaghh, where has the time gone?) The nesting urge is really kicking in, and have a million and one projects on the list to get the house perfectly organised before our family expands, and life gets a little crazy for a while. With that […]

Felt Nursery Art

When I was pregnant with my son, I searched high and low for nursery art that wasn’t too expensive. To add to the challenge, I didn’t find out the sex of the baby, so I wanted something gender neutral. The only stuff I could find was $50+ for a single picture, and generally fell into […]