Book Rave: The Crafty Minx at Home

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.

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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

Book Rave: ‘Whole Larder Love’

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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

Upcycle: T-Shirt to Baby Hat

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