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Make a Jewellery Display from Driftwood

Posted on March 27th, 2014

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I owe my friend Roxanne the credit for this idea.  She showed me her hand-made jewellery display when we went to visit her in Gisborne, and I loved it so much that I’ve made my own version.  Thank you, fabulous Roxanne! I’ve used a piece of driftwood I collected at the beach to make this […]


Printing with Found Objects

Posted on March 18th, 2014

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I love craft projects that make use of household objects that are easy to find.  That’s what this tutorial is all about; finding new ways to use these everyday objects.  Who knows, maybe you’ll start to see the ‘junk’ at the bottom of your drawer as treasure waiting to be found. You will need: – […]


Stitched Birds

Posted on March 16th, 2014

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While I’ve been waiting and wondering about potential jobs this week, I’ve added a few new embroidered birds to my collection. #6: Pied Stilt #7: Kea #8: Pukeko I love how the stitching process forces me to get out of my head and focus on a single task.  I lose track of time, I stop […]


Experiments in Multi-Coloured Printing: part 1

Posted on March 14th, 2014

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Up until now, I’ve only been printing my blocks in one colour, usually black.  One reason for this is that multi-coloured prints use more resources, and I haven’t been able to buy extra inks and lino, given that I’m unemployed at the moment.  Another reason is that it’s a more advanced process and I haven’t […]


Make your own Pin-Pricked Card

Posted on March 12th, 2014

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I’m always on the hunt for new ways to make effective cards to give to people I love.  I first saw this pin-pricking method in Christine Schmidt’s awesome book, ‘Print Workshop: Hand-Printing Techniques + Truly Original Projects‘.   It’s so simple and takes hardly any time or resources, making it an awesome quick craft fix! To […]