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Egg Box Earrings – Exploring the Possibilities of Paper

The continual quest to see what paper can do for us is a delight to me.  These dangle Egg Box Earrings have been so much fun to create.  The designs...

Hanky Face Mask – DIY Inspiration

A Hanky Face Mask!  As I write, the jury still seems to be out as to whether or not home-made masks are good to wear in this Covid-19 outbreak.  I...

DIY Drawer Dividers from Recycled Printer Paper

These drawer dividers are a great project to neaten up space in your cupboard or dresser drawers.  They are made from recyled printer paper.  (If...

Paper Origami Shirts – DIY – Full Instructions

A quick tutorial to fold Origami Shirts  - just in time for Father's Day.  This pattern is based on the well-known Origami Money Shirt.  Do you...

Christmas Puzzle Wreaths from Recycled Papers

This set of Christmas Puzzle Wreaths were a delight to create from recycled materials.  Can you tell just what I used?  The puzzle pieces used for...

Handcraft and Crochet – Authentic String Mop

We decided we needed a larger, stronger mop at home. We were not able to find one that was substantial enough to clean our home filled...

Vintage Embroidered Linen Brooch – DIY

This is the ideal handcraft to preserve the essence of sentimental embroidered family heirlooms.  The table cloth with a mould stain, or frayed...

Create a Village of Playing Card Houses

You need 21 playing cards to make a cute card house.  Its a great way to use up a pack with a missing or damaged card, You will be able to make 2...

Book Fold Candle Holder – DIY Bibliogami Project

Bibliogami is the art of making useful or beautiful objects from books.  In this project Candle Holders are made from roll-folded books.  The Book...

Book Paper Tree – Decorated with Pressed Garden Leaves

A simple book paper tree, with a low impact on the budget and the environment.  This genus is easy on the eye, and is recreated from 3 recycled...

Dip Dyed Serviettes – A Quick Dinner Decor Project

This is a fun and super quick way to give a dinner party a vibrant hand-crafted touch.  Quickly dip-dye paper serviettes (or napkins) in diluted...

Geometric Paper Desk Set – Decorative Storage

Stationery Storage - Desk set.  This is a variation on the paper terrariums from last week.  Follow the instructions, but cut out only 2 of the...

Twist Dyed Tablecloths with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint – DIY

What a wonderful opportunity for free creative expression.  A friend asked me to help her create a number of Twist Dyed tablecloths for a function....

Collecting – Rose Gold Glass with Copper

Rose gold is the term I used to describe the colour of this collection of vintage glassware.  We collected bits and pieces over the past few months...

Crochet Stars – A quick handcraft project for Christmas

It's so good to be making again!  We have just finished moving house, studio and my husband's office into beautiful temporary space.  I'm making...

Sari Tarpaulin – Simple Event Decor Idea

My passion for collecting saris is no secret.  I have a huge collection, neatly coiled into shelves in my studio.  I have...

Up-cycle Jumpers into Classy Cardigans

Today's story - Upcycle sweater - Tutorial  Here's how it happened in real life to 2 warm and fluffy pullovers.  They have been converted...

Botanical Vases – Upcycle Glass Soda Bottles

We have made a huge decision - to put our house on the market.  With that has come a mix of emotions  -  the heartache of leaving a much-loved home...

Chalk Painted Proteas – Dried and Re-invented

Proteas from a couple of gift bouquets I received were left to dry for a few weeks.... - and then brought back to life again with a coat of Annie...

Chalk Paint Project – Cheerful Vintage Balls

I've been doing a number of small paint projects at home, using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  According to the website, it is very easy to work...

Kanzashi Necklace – Flower Jewellery

Japanese styled fabric flower necklace created from local vintage sari fabric.  Threaded with a hand-twisted cotton cord and finished off with...

Azuma Bukuro Bags – Japanese Craft – Sari Fabric

Azuma Bukuro Bags - Quite a mouthful! A  clever and simple traditional Japanese style bag. Also called a wrap bag or triangle bag. [I...

Button Bracelets ‘stitched’ with Cotton Thread

I made these button bracelets for myself.   I did not want the buttons to be the star of the show, rather the pattern formed by the thread...

Wooden Collection – the Same yet Different

Wooden Collection Story - There is something so pleasing about having collections of similar things - Similar shapes, Similar sizes, similar uses...