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The Upcyclers: Pallet Bookshelves

Posted on April 23rd, 2014

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We’d been wanting some bookshelves ever since we moved into our new place.  For the first month there, we had our books displayed in their packing boxes along the walls of our lounge.  The boxes did the job well enough, but didn’t quite create the organised, homely aesthetic we were aiming for. Shane’s a really […]

Make an Embroidered Birth Notice

Posted on April 17th, 2014

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One of my most treasured keepsakes from my childhood is a framed cross-stitch that my Oma made when I was born, stating my name, date and place of birth and my birth weight.  I love the fact that she made it just for me, by hand.  Now that she’s passed away that little piece of […]

A Simple Gift or Home Idea: Framed Card

Posted on April 10th, 2014

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If you’re looking for an inexpensive yet heartfelt gift, or a simple way to spruce up your home, here’s an idea for you. Recently I made this little framed artwork for my brother-in-law’s birthday.  I knew he liked this print (by Nicky McIvor of Wild Honey art), so I bought it as a card.  I […]


Posted on April 4th, 2014

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It’s been a beautiful first week in our new home, spent unpacking, organising and decorating all the little crannies that make up our new space.  It’s such a delicious feeling to know that this little house is all ours to spread out in.  Even though we’re still renting, we’re no longer living in someone else’s […]