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 […]

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 […]

13 Tips for a Clean Home with Dogs

Dogs are bundles of fluff that bring joy and energy to your home. But that’s not all they bring. They also leave a trail of disaster – fur, toileting accidents, destroyed toys, and sand and leaves from the garden. Ferris the cavoodle joined our family last year, and the kids have loved having him around. […]

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 […]

Getting Over That Post-holiday Funk

The kids have just been dropped off at school for the first day of term. There’s visions of a day of peace and quiet, and getting the house back in order. Then it hits: the post-holiday funk. There’s bags to unpack, massive piles of washing, a ridiculous number of unread emails, and don’t forget all […]

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 […]

Finding meaning in the cleaning

Cleaning your home is relentless. There’s always another job to do. There’s always another mess to tidy up, clothes to wash, or stray items to pack away. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and disheartened. You start to wonder why you even bother. Then you get down on yourself. Other people can manage to keep a […]