Tuesday, 5 August 2014

dolly pincushion tutorial

With all the recent events I've been working on, I have just realised that I didn't share this sweet little dolly pincushion tutorial which I wrote for DailyLike.

If you're looking for a cute alternative to a plain pincushion or a as little gift for someone, then this simple little sewing project could be the answer.

Head over to DailyLike for the full tutorial

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

'Pajaki' Polish Paper Chandelier Workshop

So I'm pretty excited to be running a Polish Paper Chandelier Workshop as part of Unleash Creative's workshop offering at the upcoming Melbourne Finders Keepers Market on the 25th and 26th of July.

It's a 2.5 hour workshop where I will be sharing the history of 'pajaki' (including how to pronounce the word) and how they came about as well as showing how to make your very own decorative paper chandelier. All supplies and tools are provided as part of the intimate workshop and you'll walk away with your own custom paper chandelier to take home.

Spaces are super limited, so if you're interested, head over to the Unleash Creative booking page to get your ticket.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Monday, 7 April 2014

DIY: paper flower headpiece [easter]

Easter is less than two weeks away and if you're anything like me, then you'll probably be leaving things like decorations and Easter bonnet's until the last minute. So, in an attempt to save you and me from any last minute runs to the local craft store, I've come up with a couple of Easter bonnet headpieces for you and the small people in your life.

The first one which I'll show you today is a paper flower headpiece which is made using coloured cardstock, a couple of downloadable templates, scissors and hot glue. Easy peasy, fun and effective.

Monday, 17 February 2014

my interview with Creative Womens Circle

It's been a while since I've popped in to say hello, share some photos, projects or a few words. I thought it best that I told you that the majority of my time has been spent working on Unleash Creative which is a series of full day creative events in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane taking place over the next few months.

Saturday, 12 October 2013


I've just popped in to let you know that I'm guest posting over on Clairey Hewitt today on the subject of Frocktober.

Click over to have a read and see the vintage dress I made!

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

unleash creative

When a dream calls your name loud enough you follow it. You follow it to the peaks of treacherous mountains, across seemingly bottomless bodies of water and through the driest of sandy deserts.

A dream has been calling my name for some time now. Yet the timing has never seemed right. That is until recently. 

Personal situations and circumstances along with the amazing support and words of encouragement from loved ones has lead me to finally launch a project that is very close to my heart and one that I'm extremely passionate about. 

At the start of this week I officially launched the website for Unleash Creative, a series of full-day creative workshops to get people thinking outside the square, get their creative juices gushing and push the boundaries.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

DIY: piñata wrapping paper

Here's an easy and fun way to wrap a birthday gift... make your own piñata gift wrap!

Here's what you need:

  • tissue paper in different colours
  • scissors (I used herb chopping scissors with multiple blades, but you can use plain scissors)
  • glue stick
  • kids kraft paper or butchers paper

Monday, 5 August 2013

5 ways to use felt pom poms

pom-pom (also spelled pom-ponpompom or pompon) is a loose, fluffy, decorative ball or tuft of fibrous material. Pom-poms may come in many colors, sizes, and varieties and are made from a wide array of materials, including woolcottonpaperplastic, and occasionally feathers
source: wikipedia

But you knew that already, right!?

If your house is anything like mine, then you'll have more bags of lollypop sticks, wooden clothes pegs, glitter, tissue paper and felt pom poms than you know what to do with. You might have supplies left over from a creative project, or you may have purchased them with the intention of making something with them but instead they've just sat unused taunting you all this time.

I'm slowly making my way through my craft supplies and coming up with new ways to use them. Today, I've come up with 5 colourful ways to use up your felt pom poms.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

make a paper garland using cupcake wrappers, straws and tissue paper

There's nothing wrong with store-bought paper garlands, but I'm all about custom, unique and one of a kind. I also think that being known for being creative amongst my group of friends, there's a level of expectation that I will make most things from scratch myself.

So when I was planning the decorations for my daughter's recent first birthday party, I started making tissue paper flowers. I wasn't sure exactly what I was going to do with them, but I knew that they would have a place within the overall confetti theme.

But it wasn't until I found some jumbo length straws in a two dollar shop that I got an idea. An idea for a fantastic straw and paper garland.  Here's how to make a paper garland in 5 simple (colourful) steps...


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