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Get crafting and WIN an inspirational creative space

Oh yes please, I hear you say! What an amazing prize! Who wouldn’t want to spice up their craft space or sewing room.

First prize in this creative #BrotherInspires campaign includes a brand new Sewing & Quilting Machine, a ScanNCut machine, up to $7,000 in styling and decorating services with renowned interior decorator Briar Stanley and up to $3,000 in sewing accessories and furniture!

So how do you get involved!?


Jump over to the Brother Australia Facebook page for all the finer details – but here’s what you need to do.

  • look through the 12 ‘inspirational’ projects, pick your favourite one and recreate it with your own personal touch
  • share an image of your ‘work in progress’ – include the hashtags #BrotherInspires AND #BrotherInspiresWIP
  • share an image of your finished product – don’t forget to include a handwritten or printed #BrotherInspires sign in your image
  • head to the Brother Australia Facebook page to submit your entry
  • then sit back (with fingers crossed) and enjoy looking through all the other creations


Here are some of the great crafty projects available for you to have a turn at creating – now, which one to pick?


DIY Faux leather Geometric Vase – from the Craft Hunter

DIY Inspirational Fabric Banner

DIY Inspirational Fabric Banner – from Handmade Kids

Continue reading Get crafting and WIN an inspirational creative space

My Mother’s Day wish list

So I’m hoping my family might be reading this Mother’s Day wish list post – hint hint!  I went strolling through Etsy searching for beautiful Australian handmade creations – which easily could have resulted in a very long list with hundreds of products, but some how (and not easily) I whittled it down to 8 gorgeous goodies.

What is on your wish list this Mother’s Day?

Continue reading My Mother’s Day wish list

DIY: create an Inspirational Fabric Banner

What do you think of our Inspirational Banner? We loved making this tutorial. A perfect little crafty project to add inspiration to your sewing room, your study or creative space or as the perfect handmade present for Mother’s Day or a special birthday.

We are very excited to be part of the Brother Australia #BrotherInspires campaign this Mothers Day. Pop over to their website to see our full Banner tutorial plus loads of other fabulous crafty projects all ready to inspire you this Mother’s Day. Click here for a direct link to the projects page.

 Ok, so let’s make an Inspirational Fabric Banner!

Continue reading DIY: create an Inspirational Fabric Banner

Make: an Easter Bunny Paper Bag

Make an Easter Bunny Paper Bag

A perfect Easter craft for the kids – make a cute carry bag using paper plates.

Supplies needed:

    • 3 paper plates
    • Black pipe cleaners x 3
    • Pink pom poms x 3
    • Cotton balls x 2
    • Pink and black paper
    • Stapler
    • Black marker
    • Ribbon
    • Glue
    • Scissors



1. Cut out 2 bunny ears using one of the paper plates.

2. Cut out a semi circle at the top of the second paper plate (this will form the back of your bag).

3. Cut out 2 ears (just a bit smaller than the paper plate ones) using the pink paper and glue them to the paper plate ears.

Make the Bunny Ears

4. Attach the whiskers by punching 2 holes in the third plate and feeding a small pipe cleaner over the whiskers, through the holes and fastening at the back. Curl the whiskers by twisting the pipe cleaner around a pencil.

5. Just above the whiskers place some glue and attach the pink pom poms. Add glue beneath the whiskers and add the 2 cotton balls.

6. Cut out a set of eyes using white and black paper and glue them onto the plate.

7. Use a marker to draw the bunny’s teeth.

8. Ask an adult to staple the ears to the top of the plate and then staple around the 2 plates to join them together.

9. Pierce 2 small holes at the back of the plate and thread the ribbon through before tying a knot to secure.

Easter Bunny Bag

 Make: an Easter Bunny Paper Bag with PeekyMe

PeekyMe, owned and operated by a creative Australian Mum who knows the importance of spending fun and quality time with her kids; came up with PeekyMe craft boxes as a way to engage families in play activities together whilst saving them the time and resources having to pull all the supplies together themselves.

PeekyMe boxes  are designed for all occasions for boys & girls between the ages of  3-7.  Boxes can be purchased as a gift,  in party packs for themed birthdays (like pirates, princesses and superheros) or subscribing annually and receiving a box delivered to your door each month.


Fabric Finds: Monochrome

Craft Finds monochrome

You can find all these great monochrome fabric finds at The Oz Material Girls:

Geo Canvas by Emmie K chevron in black white and grey by Robert Kaufman

Geo Canvas by Emmie K Cross in black by Robert Kaufman

Foxes in black by Copenhagen Print Factory

Nordika arctic lights in black white grey quilt fabric by Art Gallery


WANT MORE? How about these Pretty Pink Finds

Pretty in Pink Fabrics

One Thimble: Digital Sewing Magazine

 Have you discovered Issue 6 of One Thimble yet – the digital sewing e-zine.

Continue reading One Thimble: Digital Sewing Magazine

Handmade Kids

Love handmade too?

Welcome to Handmade Kids! My name is Kylie, self confessed handmade addict, fabric hoarder and mummy.

Here you will find the very best of Australian handmade. Handmade products for babies, kids and families. Enjoy!

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