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 […]

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 […]

A Weekend Project

Imagine completing a whole project in a weekend… In this month’s issue of Handmade you will find a range of craft projects you can complete in just a weekend. … and they have twenty for you to choose from! Handmade Vol 35 No 10 I have two projects in this month’s issue… My “SEW Journal” […]

My New Addiction…

Buttons! No, not the ones you press which are found on gadgets and door bells …. I’m infatuated with the garment type. These small, generally round shaped fasteners were primarily made for holding two pieces of fabric together. They‘re usually ignored until ………. we discover one missing.  Next, the hunt begins for the culprit that […]

A Country Christmas

Living so close to a national park really does have its benefits, although we do take it for granted at times. But really… we seem to have it all here. You see, Churchill National Park is almost a “hop, skip and jump” from our home. We’ve gained amazing opportunities by living here. Wildlife comes and goes […]

How many more sleeps till Christmas?

For most of us, it seems a little too early to begin the countdown to Christmas. Not to mention all the planning that goes into our festive celebrations… decorations, gifts, food, parties and get togethers. But we all know how time flies. I like to get in early with my Christmas planning. This way I can have […]

Fun with Fetes and Fairs

Winter is approaching its final weeks here in Melbourne Australia, and what a miserably cold and wet season we encountered this year. As the days get longer, we are reminded of the warmer weather that lies ahead. Soon we will welcome Spring. A season celebrated with fetes and fairs. Where schools, churches, charities and local […]