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Crochet Owl Mittens

Crochet Owl Mittens

I know I know… it’s the start of summer and I’m posting a link to mittens! They are just so cute and I didn’t want to forget about them. These are going straight on my ‘Craft to do once the weather cools down’ list. I just can’t bring myself to…

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…

Wooden Boxes

I love it when you come across a really inspiring site that just makes you want to try new things! How fantastic are these DIY wooden boxes! You can paint them any colour scheme to suit your own style and home. Tell Love and Chocolate has some fantastic projects so check…

Polymer Clay Necklaces

I’m excited to announce I’ve just released a new collection of handmade necklaces to sell in my FaithHopeLove madeit store.¬†I love wearing a statement piece you can wear over a simply outfit to brighten your whole look. Dress it up, dress it down, reorder the colours of your clay balls…

First World Problem: Baby Clothes

When I had my eldest daughter I kept every piece of clothing she outgrew labelled in big plastic tubs and stored away in our garage. I must admit when I had my second daughter 14 months ago I thought, “You beauty! I won’t need to buy a single thing!”. And…

Teddy Bear Picnic

Children’s birthday parties…. just the mere thought of throwing a birthday party fills most mums with anxiety and overwhelming exhaustion! I hosted a BIG first birthday for my eldest daughter five years ago inviting pretty much everyone we knew and celebrating in our backyard. Plus she also had a rather…

Frozen Necklace Pendants

  My little (almost) 5 yo has a slight obsession with Elsa from the latest Disney Princess’ movie ‘FROZEN’. Scrolling through Etsy one evening I can across these very cute little digital clip art file for some glass tile pendants so I made her a couple. Anyway, they haven’t left…

Faith Hope Love Jewellery

Did you know Ernie & Bird has its very own jewellery line called Faith Hope Love? I have been making jewellery on the side for a couple of years now but it always gets lost in my sewing projects! You can view my little collection at www.madeit.com.au/faithhopelove

Handmade Cooperative

Have you visited the Handmade Cooperative blog yet? It is a fantastic place to see beautiful ranges of handmade items being made by its members! I’m a member and love being a part of this fun and inspiring¬†online community. The creators of the Handmade Cooperative – Australian Handmade 4 Kids…

Being unique in a Handmade world

I’ve just had a wonderful lunch with an old girlfriend who I have loads in common with. We are both in our early 30s with young children, managing our families, homes, part time work, outside commitments etc and wondering how we can turn our passions into dollar making businesses. I’m…

Sensational Six: Lovely Lavender

 Ernie & Bird is sponsor of the week over at the Handmade Cooperative! Written by crafters for shoppers, the “Coop” delivers a weekly post of the latest products out in the handcraft market place, as offered by dedicated artisans. An intriguing central theme tells an interesting story each week and…

Etiquette Lesson: Remembering Names

Etiquette Lesson: Remembering Names

It is both an art and a science. If you weren’t born with a talent for remembering, master it by scientific means. It takes discipline and practice but it can be done, even if you are Mr Forgetful or Mrs Absentminded. Here are some techniques that work for some people…