Posts filed in Things To Make / Tutorials

Wrap it Well

Posted on December 15th, 2015

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Just a quick post to share a couple of my favourite homemade gift-wrapping ideas, in case you need a little inspiration for dressing up your Christmas presents this year. If you’d like to make some unique wrapping paper, how about trying these ideas: Painted giftwrap – grab some acrylic paints in Christmas colours and paint […]


Make Your Own Geometric-Printed Napkins

Posted on August 4th, 2015

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I found a set of bright orange cotton napkins at the op shop a while ago, and decided I wanted to jazz them up a bit by printing a design onto them.  I was going to use one of my hand-carved stamps, but none of them quite fitted the look that I wanted, so I […]


Little Feet

Posted on July 30th, 2015

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It was a dreary winter Saturday this week so I stayed inside and did some sewing.  I made these little shoes for some new little feet – friends’ babies in Australia and Japan. I used a pattern from Melissa Wastney‘s great book ‘Sweet and Simple Handmade’.  You might remember me mentioning this book before, when […]


Fruit Printed Wall Art

Posted on July 26th, 2015

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I made this framed fruit print just for fun.  I thought it might look cool hanging in our kitchen, near the fruit bowl.  It was so easy to make – much like the fruit-printed postcards we made here.  I followed the same method – sliced an apple in half, then dried the surface a little […]


Ping Pong Sea Creatures

Posted on July 14th, 2015

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Shane and his workmates have a ping pong table in their office.   I know, pretty cool right? They play throughout the day between jobs, as a little mental health break and to keep their brains and bodies active. Shane wanted a way to step up the workplace table tennis battles to a respectable level […]