I’m quite the fan of Kelly Doust and her Crafty Minx books. They all have a lovely DIY element to them, but what I adore the most is the way she inspires the reader in such a unique way.
Doust has been crafting and revamping vintage finds since she was a girl and her latest book, “The Crafty Minx at Home” abounds with DIY projects and vintage inspiration for each room of the home. Continue reading
This review first featured in the Winter issue of Hazed Magazine
Whether you manage a blog or sell items online, you’ll know that a good photo is everything. Fortunately, for those of us photographically challenged, it’s reassuring to know that talent or expensive equipment is not the only road to a good shot. Continue reading
My lovely friend, Anna, recently lent me this stylish pattern book, Home Sewn by New Zealand Fashion Museum. It offers 10 patterns from leading New Zealand designers, including Papercut which I was really excited to see. Her skirt has to be my favourite pattern in the entire book. Continue reading
Winning something is always exciting. But winning something you eagerly wanted, is extra thrilling.
The last issue of ‘Extra Curricular‘ was right up my alley. Self-sufficiency. Not that we live that lifestyle as yet, but there’s much to aspire to. Supporting locally made, living simply and loving the people around you.
As a part of this, ‘Whole Larder Love‘ by Rohan Anderson made a feature in the magazine, complete with a copy of his book to giveaway. Continue reading
My Christmas present from Hubby finally arrived today. That’s right, just in time for Valentines Day. It’s not that he’s been particularly slack, mind you. This book was only released on 2nd Feb, so I had to wait. Patiently. Continue reading
My sewing ventures have been a little “boring” lately. Lots of baby gifts, the likes of which you’ve seen here before. But I do have a new book that I’m loving and the projects are just begging to be made!
There is something about a baby in a hat with ears that makes me just melt. I don’t consider myself a “clucky” kind of person, but this gets me everytime. I mean, really, how can you not smile at that?
She may berate me for it in years to come, but I don’t really care. I think she’s gorgeous. Although I do wish I had used a better setting on the camera for the photo. Ah, we live and learn.
Simply made using an old T-Shirt, some scrap fabric and a touch of ribbon. It’s fantastically quick to sew up, yet looks like you’ve spent a lot of time and effort on it (my favourite type of project!). Continue reading