Christmas with The Australian Women's Weekly

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 2 Comments A+ a-

The festive season is upon us! I don't know about you but I always start to plan my Christmas crafts and gift wrapping in July! November is also my favourite time of year as I love looking at all the Christmas magazines!

 This year The Australian Women's Weekly published a Christmas Ideas special issue.
In this issue you will find lots of great festive recipes, Christmas gift wrapping and decorating ideas. 
Included in this issue is 6 of my very own DIY projects that I hope will inspire you to get Christmas crafting with little ones.

You will find my DIY projects in the 'Children fun craft' section on page. 163.
This 6 page feature also includes my styling and photography.

World Mail Day

Thursday, October 09, 2014 2 Comments A+ a-

Today, October 9th is World Mail Day! So happy mail days to you all!!
Why not dedicate a little time today to put pen to paper, post a postcard, write a letter and send pretty decorated mail art to a pen pal, friend or loved one. To celebrate the art of analogue correspondence I would love to share with you some of my recent outgoing mail.

Put your hand on your heart...

Thursday, September 25, 2014 4 Comments A+ a-

Hello! Apologies for my absence for the last couple of months. I promise I have a good excuse! I have been working on some new exciting creative projects that I will be sharing with you soon. 

In between my projects as you can see via my Instagram, I have been sending out lots of snail mail around the globe. Some to pen pals and other 'happy mail'  to customers who have purchased my zines and stationery kits! This washi tape, heart corsage brooch has been posted out to a fan of Aussie TV show Neighbours. A little nod to iconic 80s couple Scott and Charlene (aka Kylie Minogue).

Love a good hit of nostalgia!

Gift Wrapping with the Australian Women's Weekly

Monday, July 07, 2014 2 Comments A+ a-

Hello crafters! The Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair is on again commencing this Wednesday 9th to Sunday 13th of July.

Thanks to the Australian Women's Weekly team, I will be giving some gift wrapping demonstrations on their stage this Wednesday 9th.

I am looking forward to meeting you all and sharing ideas on ways to personalise your presents and teach you some fun gift wrapping techniques using fabrics and other household materials.

So please do come along and pop by!

Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair
Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island

Wednesday 9th July
Women's Weekly stage

There will also be more crafty demonstrations by the wonderful Women's Weekly team throughout the running of the fair.

Character Cutie Bag

Friday, June 13, 2014 2 Comments A+ a-

This gal - a character cutie bag features in my latest zine 
Learn how to make her and other themed packaging and envelopes (not seen on this blog)here!

Happy Mail Day Zine: Sneak Peek

Sunday, June 01, 2014 0 Comments A+ a-

It's here! My new Happy Mail Day Zine is now available from my online shop!

Alert snail mail lovers!!!

Happy Mail Day is your visual guide to decorating envelopes, mail art, making themed kits, handmade stationery, papercraft techniques, DIYs and penning a letter.
Also inside - A envelope template, seals and labels to make your own Happy Mail Day themed mail art!

Here are a few sneaky pictures of the inside - you will also find more snaps in my online shop!

2014 MCA Zine Fair

Friday, May 30, 2014 6 Comments A+ a-

Hiya! Today I am sharing a few snaps (sorry about the images did not take my SLR camera on the day) of my stall at the Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art Zine Fair that was held last Sunday, May 25th. What an amazing day it was!! A huge thumbs up to the MCA crew for hosting such an amazing event. BIG thank you to those who popped by and said hi at my stall or who bought one of my zines! Hope you are all enjoying them. Also met and made a few new lovely pals who were fellow zine stall holders.

Happy Mail Day Zine

Thursday, May 22, 2014 4 Comments A+ a-

Introducing my new publication - Happy Mail Day zine!!
As you know from my many posts I LOVE mail art and posting snail mail to pen pals and friends across the globe. So it was only natural that I dedicate a whole publication to 'Happy mail days'!
Inside you will find ideas about decorating your mail, creating themed kits, handmade stationery and papercraft Diys and more!

I am thrilled to say that I will be launching my 'Happy Mail Day' zine this Sunday (May 25th) at the MCA zine fair! An event that is part of the Annual Sydney Writers Festival. As a fellow zine maker and reader I have attended the MCA Zine fair event for the past few years. But for the first time this year I decided to apply for a stall and I was so delighted when I was accepted and given a place in this years fair.

So please do come and say hi if you do decide to come and check it out - would love to see and meet you.
Admission to the MCA Zine Fair is free and is open from 11am-4pm.

As well as launching my 'Happy Mail Day' zine I will also be selling my 'Pop Goes your Mail' letter art kits, 'Japan in A Collection' zine, mini hard copies of 'Little Book of Mt Masking tape' and 'My Life in Biscuits' zines.
Off course there will be a few more other paper-themed surprises exclusive to the days event!! 

How.Do: Woolly-Pom Rosette DIY

Friday, April 18, 2014 4 Comments A+ a-

Have you heard of the amazing How.Do app? Its a smartphone/tablet app designed for creatives and crafters all around the world to post and share their DIY tutorials through pictures, video and voice recordings.

When the How.Do team contacted me to ask if I would like to contribute to their April Knitty Gritty DIY campaign - I was thrilled!

A fan of a good crafternoon making rosettes, I decided to incorporate wool into the mix and have made a Woolly-pom rosette!

The FB Brigade

Monday, March 31, 2014 4 Comments A+ a-

Hello! Greetings!  
Sorry for the lack of posts eeek! 
I have been a bit busy with new projects currently in the worksPromise to share soon! I have also just entered 'Facebook' land, which you can follow here if you like. I will be using Facebook to bring you news and updates on my creative adventures and to also have a extra way to social-connect with you all too.

Let's get the 'FB' party started shall we?
(...starting with a little cat collage)

Printic GIVEAWAY!!

Friday, February 21, 2014 8 Comments A+ a-

Today marks a very special blog occasion - my first giveaway!!
The lovely peeps at Printic recently contacted me and asked me if I was interested in trying out their new app - Of course I was more than happy to give it a go!

Love Letters

Friday, February 14, 2014 0 Comments A+ a-

Happy Valentine's Day! 

To celebrate I styled up this little love letter themed shoot for the day. Making a mail box, envelope, postage stamps, confetti, gift bow topper, heart jam biscuit notebook, washi tape rosette, love note-card and a origami perfume bottle.

I will also be packaging up some of the handmade contents into a love mail pack for a friend.

jour de valentines heureux!

DIY: 'Be Mine' Chocolate Box

Thursday, February 06, 2014 2 Comments A+ a-

 Remember those pastel-coloured 'Love Note' solid sherbet, heart lollies that you used to buy from the school canteen or retro lolly shop? Well, inspired by those sweets I created this 'Be Mine' chocolate box. A romantic, yummy filled gift for a friend or loved one to enjoy, this Valentines Day!

DIY: Chilled hearts

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 2 Comments A+ a-

Cheers! While some of the world is covered in blankets of snow, here in Australia we are sweltering in 40 degree heat! So I am keeping cool this Aussie summer by adding a touch of 'oh la la' to my Valentines beverages, with these heart ice-cubes - love frozen in time.

Share in the fun by following this how to.

DIY: I Heart Pom-pom

Sunday, January 19, 2014 2 Comments A+ a-

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The new year has already begun and Valentines Day is on its way.
I have lots of fresh projects in store for 2014, including some heartfelt DIY's coming up on this blog over the next two weeks to celebrate Valentines Day.

For quite some time I have been addicted to making pom-poms. Who knew this little bit of woolly goodness could be so addictive?
I wanted to include pom-poms in my valentines day crafts so,that's when I came up with a idea - make a pom-pom heart! As you can see by this DIY, it is possible to make.

Happy 2014!

Wednesday, January 01, 2014 0 Comments A+ a-

Happy New Year!! Thanks for all the likes, loves, support and comments. May you all have a wonderful crafty and adventurous 2014!