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Social Media Icons

I love finding ways to pimp my online presence and try to stand out from other sites. There’s this AMAZING website called Creative Market where you can buy loads of digital artwork including pretty much any template you’re looking for plus really beautiful fonts and graphics. I thought I’d share my…

Using Images Online

Websites, Blogs, business Facebook pages, your Instagram account etc all need great images to catch attention. As they say, “a picture paints 1000 words”. Did you know you’re not allowed to Google images, right click, save and publish them on your own site? It’s completely illegal and even though ‘everyone else…

Buying A Sewing Machine

Buying A Sewing Machine

Deciding what sewing machine to buy is a hugely important decision.  It is a big investment so you want to make sure you get the right machine for you. You want one which you won’t grow out of too quickly, but equally that you can easily use now.  You want…

Facebook Image Dimensions

I’m always creating new images for Facebook for the business pages I manage. I’m constantly forgetting the dimensions of everything from Facebook thumbnails, to cover images, and even a post image so it fits a newsfeed nicely. Facebook’s cover photo size is 851px (width) X 315px (height). This size both…

How to Hand Quilt

Jo Avery is the author of the fantastic blog myBearpaw which is all about sharing the things she makes. Here you will find some really great quilting tutorials with my favourite (so far) being instructions on how to quilt by hand. Jo share’s her 20 odd years worth of hand quilting experience…

Happy Valentines Day!

This crazy lucky girl is me! I got to spend Valentines Day 2015 with my beautiful daughters and husband. We hired a little boat and cruised around the Mornington. Feeling so incredibly blessed to have these special folks in my world. I count my blessings every day. I hope your…

Tooth Fairy Letter

My eldest daughter Penny has just lost her second tooth. She was so excited and couldn’t wait to see what the Tooth Fairy would leave her overnight. I love making my daughter’s world’s magical and found a beautiful template you can personally customise and print off online for FREE! You…

Spinach Cob Loaf Dip

There’s no doubt you’ve been to a party or BBQ where there has been a cob loaf served full of delicious goodness. My favourite is the spinach cob (closely followed by the corn & cheese) and it’s super easy to make. A quick whiz around the supermarket and you’ll have…

African Flower Pattern

  Isn’t it amazing how many free tutorials are available on the internet? I am constantly inspired to make new things just by scrolling through my Pinterest feed for 2 minutes. I’ve discovered a beautiful site that offers some really adorable crochet patterns that I think you will love. Crochet…

Shopping Guide: Polka Dots

Shopping Guide: Polka Dots

I was delighted to be the pick editor for the Handmade Cooperative this week! The Handmade Cooperative is a group of like-minded ladies who want to bring the best in handmade items to children across Australia. Ernie & Bird is a proud member! I sent out a request to my…

What I’m Wearing: Hot Pink

What I’m Wearing: Hot Pink

I’ve got a great excuse for shopping for a few new pieces this month, and i’m sticking by it. I’ve got this horrible pain in my heal that was diagnosed as Plantar Fascia (tears in the muscle) and it absolutely kills all the time. I’ve had a Cortisone injection into…

Are you a Perfect Pinner?

I was doing a bit of “online browsing to avoid cooking dinner, taking the clothes off the line, tending to my children, folding the washing, running the bath etc etc etc”….) and came across this little pearler. If you are a lover of Pinterest and like things to look completely…