Posts tagged - tutorial

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 […]


Tablecloth + Running Stitch Quilt

Posted on July 5th, 2015

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On these winter evenings, I love snuggling into my favourite armchair with a blanket over my lap and a good book or sketch pad.  The blanket that I usually use is too small to cover both my and Shane’s laps, so I thought I’d make us a new one. I wanted this project to be […]


Handmade ‘Baskets’

Posted on June 21st, 2015

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I’ve seen these reversible fabric ‘baskets’ in a few places lately and have been wanting to try to make some for myself.  I was going to make a tutorial for you, but there are so many online already that I thought I’d try one of those and show you how it went. I used this […]


Make your Own Snakey Draught Stopper

Posted on June 2nd, 2015

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Winter is coming, and the wild Wellington winds are becoming colder. We live in a poorly insulated little flat and need to find ways to keep it cosy inside. When it’s draughty, we usually roll up a bathmat to block the wind from getting through the gap underneath the door, but I thought we needed […]