I love Christmas as much as the next person, but I have a strong opinion that the festivitites shouldn’t begin until December 1 at the earliest. If it starts in October as the retailers would like, it makes it...
You know me, not even my Christmas tree is immune from typography influences. You will need: scrabble tiles power drill with fine bit metal skewer thread needle Instructions: 1. Make a small pilot hole with the metal skewer in the top of each...
Oak leaf garland tutorial

Oak leaf garland

This is a foolproof project for those of you out there who say you don’t have a crafty bone in your body. It requires only two materials and no special equipment and you’ll be done in five minutes flat. How’s that...
Since I have a different colour scheme for our Christmas tree each year, that leaves a majority of ornaments sitting on the bench. I still want to enjoy them so I put this reserves team to work in other ways, like...

Mushroom terrarium

What’s a Woodland theme without a terrarium? You will need: round glass vase (or similar) wooden plugs (or small knobs) faux moss (available from some craft stores and floristry supply wholesalers) red and white paint paintbrushes Instructions 1. Paint the ’stalk’ and underside of...
No-sew table runner tutorial

No-sew table runner

I had upped the festive factor of our regular table centrepiece, but it still needed more oomph. I remembered that I’d inherited some great 80s patterned fabric (no, that’s not an oxymoron) from my mum’s fabric box (thanks, Ma!) that...
I picked up this great birdcage wall hanging on special at Spotlight several months ago but it was only now that I had a chance to put it to use. I didn’t mind the idea of the bird image,...
Yesterday marked the final day of my 12 Days of Christmas crafts series. Here’s a wrapup in case you’ve missed any of the projects: Day 1: Type drawer advent calendar Day 2: Washi tape garland Day 3: Filled baubles Day 4: Oak leaf wreath Day 5: Felt and wool...
Let’s kick off the final week of our 12 Days of Christmas crafts with a nice functional one that will also give a hint of the season to an overlooked room for decorating: the kitchen. I’ve used these cute...
I’m off galivanting around the world for a few weeks so I have lined up some some talented ladies to hold the fort while I’m gone. Hope you enjoy! + + + + + Two of my favourite things about the...