A Christmas Workshop

Last weekend I held a workshop. It was for the SFDAV end of year Christmas Luncheon which was held in our lovely community hall. We spent the day laughing, sharing, creating, eating and meeting new likeminded people. And what a great turn up we had. We had two workshops running in the morning. Heleen held […]

How to Paint a Nutcracker

With Christmas just a month away I would like to share a  post with you. It’s  one I posted about a year ago which is getting a lot of action lately; it’s becoming one of my most popular posts. I’ve been enthused by nutcrackers since I was a child. You know the ones … the […]

Handmade Gifts

There is something really unique about a handmade gift. It’s a special experience for both, the receiver and the gift giver. An out of the ordinary, one of its kind, special present which shows thoughtfulness, love and care combined. Handmade’s current issue Vol 36 no.6 is all about gift giving ideas, full of inspirational gifts […]

Terracotta Glam Up!

Dazzling copper over terracotta? What an elegant way to glam up such an inexpensive item. __ While browsing the fresh produce section of our local supermarket I found myself drawn to these cute terracotta pots. Well, they are designed to tempt foodies with their contents of delicious dips…  but…  I was mostly focused on the […]

LOOK! It’s Me…

That’s exactly what I said when I received my copy of this month’s Handmade magazine. But, in all honesty Being featured in Handmade’s Inspirations section was really not a surprise… You see, I knew it was coming… but I had no idea how it was going to be presented… then, seeing it in print for […]

Father’s Day Project

It’s almost Father’s Day in Australia and to honour this special day I’m sharing a quick and easy handmade gift idea for the men in your life. Father’s Day? Now, I know what you’re thinking I know… I need to clarify I know we’re in August… But … Australians celebrate father’s day a little later […]