Watercolour paper doily bunting
Posted on September 8, 2016

Kids Craft: Fun Watercolour Paper Doily Bunting

Craft/ DIY/ Kids Craft/ Tutorial

A fun creative activity for the kids – make your own Watercolour Paper Doily Bunting

Last week we shared a fun new kids craft activity over at the lovely Handmade Cooperative. Did you see it? It’s the perfect activity for spring (or even summer) to get the kids outside, having fun, being creative and even a little messy!

Paper doilies are such a versatile craft supply, you can use them for SO many different crafty activities. This time we strung them together to make a sweet bunting, which we firstly splashed and painted with watercolour paints.

You can read all about the activity and what supplies you will need over at the Handmade Cooperative HERE.

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Perfect dresses for that in-between weather
Posted on September 1, 2016

8 handmade Dresses for that in-between weather

Gift ideas/ Shopping/ Shopping Guide

8 Handmade Girls long sleeve Dresses

It’s that crazy in-between weather here in Australia – winter is almost over and spring is teasing us with little hints of warmer temperatures. Sometimes it’s so hard to figure out what to dress your little miss in.  So we went in search of the perfect long sleeve but light weight, and of course handmade, dress. What do you think of our below finds?

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Pamper Gift Set Ideas for mum
Posted on August 23, 2016

It’s time to pamper Mum

Mum/ Shopping/ Shopping Guide/ Themed guide

Pamper Mum with these Gift Ideas

Do you need some pampering? I know I would love some. A long soak in the tub with some of these lotions and potions, with a sweet smelling candle burning in the background – sounds wonderful.

These finds make a perfect gift idea for someone special – for a birthday present, Mother’s Day, a special thank you gift or even to just treat yourself.

All these goodies are sourced from Australian businesses and crafters.

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Jazminbell Heat Cold Packs for all occasions
Posted on August 19, 2016

Hot or Cold – a pack for all occasions

Handmade business/ New Product/ Product review/ Review

Modern & stylish cold/heat packs from Jazminbell

My two favourite things about winter – digging out my huge scarf collection and snuggling up with a heat pack! All cosy on the lounge with a good book and a cup of coffee or tea.. Oh yes, that’s where I want to be right now.

Hmmm, unless it’s a hot summers day where you are reading this and you are thinking that the pack should really be COLD!

How great would it be if a pack can do both – and that’s exactly what the Jazminbell pack range do- they function as both heat and cold packs. How great is that – you can use them all year round.

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10 Beautiful Spring sewing patterns
Posted on August 15, 2016

10 Beautiful Spring Sewing Patterns

A Crafty Read/ Craft supply/ DIY/ Magazine/ Make/ Top Posts/ Tutorial

The led up to spring is an inspiring time don’t you think! With the coming promise of lovely weather, warm breezes, blooming flowers and walking around in bare feet! Yay! It’s the perfect time to start thinking about what you are going to have on your sewing table for spring!

One Thimble magazine has certainly got you covered on this front with their latest issue (Issue 12) jam-packed with beautiful watercolour and spring sewing patterns. There are 10 PDF patterns all ready to inspire you to sew up a storm (and from beginner up to more advanced levels too).

The patterns range from gorgeous flowing skirts for ladies, cute bow ties for the kids, party dresses for girls and the cutest little unisex romper.  You can see all the patterns listed below – how gorgeous are the photos! (The beautiful imagery is from Poetic Light Photography.)

Each pattern can be purchased individually, or purchase the whole of Issue 12 and get all the pdf patterns plus 25 other helpful sewing articles, tutorials and interviews. Full details below –

10 Beautiful Spring Sewing Patterns

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