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 […]

How to crochet a funky ripple blanket

Two and a half years ago, crochet ripple blankets were all the rage. I love a Missoni-style pattern, and it was getting cold on the couch in the evenings. I decided to join in on the Crochet Ripple-Along, hosted by One Crafty Mumma. This was in April, 2013. Three winters later, it’s finally complete. It’s […]

13 Ways to Love Your Dishwasher

It’s there for you in the kitchen everyday, doing the jobs no one wants to do. But do you give it the loving it needs? You can’t just expect it to do the deed for you every day and not get anything in return. I’m talking about your dishwasher. (What were you thinking?) When was […]

Sew ready to play 2015

Sew ready to play is on again at I’m Feelin’ Crafty, and I’m happy that Louise invited me again to participate. This is my fifth year. The theme is sewing based on board games, and I haven’t run out of ideas yet! My first time participating was my UNO shorts (I was so sad when […]