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Wooly Wonders Crochet Dress

My youngest daughter Rosie has just turned one last month. She is 90% walking but still prefers to crawl for speed when chasing her two older sisters. For this reason, I’ve been hesitant to dress her in gorgeous crocheted outfits for fear of them being pulled and ruined. Then I came across this cute little dress by Wooly Wonders and…

Mandala Hoops

I’ve been putting together a baby nursery for number three due within the month. I’ve been exploring Instagram late at night (the ‘ol sore hips and reflux have got me up at all hours) and I came across these beautiful wall hangings called ‘mandalas’. Now I’ve never heard of them before. I’ve seen them but didn’t know that’s what they were…

Cosy Stripe Blanket by Attic24

I love a good crochet project and particularly love it when the pattern is FREE! I’ve been following Attic24 on Instagram for a while now and find her projects really inspiring. Lucy lives in England and has a passion for crochet and colour and loves to share her creative journey. Lucy offers loads of crochet patterns on her website but my particular…

Inspiration: My Rose Valley

How fantastic are the unlimited resources and tutorials you can discover online! Crochet inspiration is one of my favourite things to browse during quite times or when I simply need to tune out from the crazy kids! I love the people who put the time and effort into creating free tutorials so we can benefit from them. Thank you tutorial makers!! I…

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 to find a model where the accessories and supplies are…

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 with you all and encourages her readers that hand quilting is…

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 crochet during an Australian summer! Something to look forward 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 isn’t as hard as you may think and I personally…

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 them out and get crafty! Tell Love and Chocolate: DIY…

Glass Tile Pendant Tutorial

Glass tile pendants are so easy to make and make a fantastic gift for a friend. All you need are a few craft supplies that can all be ordered online for a pretty reasonable price. I’ve listed the links to my favourite stores at the end of this tutorial to make it easy! What you need: 1” glass tiles (round…

Crocheted Puppy Toys

My eldest daughter is in 4yo kindergarten and had the privilege of taking home the class puppy ‘Biscuit’ last week. Biscuit is new to the class and comes with a special book filled with pages to detail how he spent his time at your home on an adventure! The weather in Melbourne this past week has been chilly and wet….

Cookies in a Jar

This week at MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) our craft session was creating Cookies in a Jar! The jars are full of the dry ingredients required to make a batch of 24 biscuits and all you need to do is add some butter, an egg and vanilla essence! Simply layer the required ingredients (pretty much straight from your pantry staples) and…