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Are You Brave With Your Dreams In 2018

{Are You Brave With Your Dreams In 2018?}Hi and Happy New Year! “There was a time when we had thought that happiness depended on courage and hard work, but realised ‘making good things happen’ is still best when something was done with passion and calling.” It’s often hard to understand the particulars of a challenging… Read more »

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Matcha Latte / Green Tea Latte recipe

{Matcha Latte / Green Tea Latte recipe} Hi, if you’re reading this, thank you for stopping by my cosy little place. Don’t say I didn’t warn you, but it’s a bit eclectic over here. Is anything that’s aimed at creatives any less than? Or, if you’re trawling through the online galaxy trying to find inspiration,… Read more »

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Why Journalling Enhances Your Health, Creativity And Well-Being

Why Journalling Enhances Your Health, Creativity And Well-Being Today I came across a quote by Henry Dobson which will qualify as one of those I’d like to tuck beneath my arm and ponder about as I go. Actually Henry (if he were still around) might be one of those guys you might deliberately avoid for… Read more »

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Handmade Vintage Envelope with Tension Seal Craft Tutorial

As a lover of all things vintage it should come as no wonder that I’ve just amassed a new collection to my list: actual vintage or vintage-lookalike stationery. With my new initiation into the world of Traveler’s Notebook (formerly the Midori Traveler’s Notebook), my new craze for the Japanese-designed, Thai-assembled leather TN journal by the… Read more »

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How To Maximise, Utilise & Recycle 12 x 12 Scrapbook Paper

How To Maximise, Utilise & Recycle 12 x 12 Scrapbook Paper – Spring is finally here and what better way to begin a new season of blog posts here than to kick it off with this one on minimising paper wastage! In the spirit of spring-cleaning your craft supplies in addition to re-using, re-cycling and… Read more »

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Strawberry Basil Cake Recipe

{Strawberry Basil Cake Recipe} While strawberries are known to make the loveliest summer treat for those in the northern hemisphere, it just so happens that our lovely Aussie winter produces one of the finest strawberry seasons. This winter has us enjoying one of the best bumper crops (we’ve ever seen) of this romantic-looking heart-shaped fruit… Read more »

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Good Morning Towel handcrafted tray: reader contribution

{Good Morning Towel handcrafted tray} On today’s post I can’t wait to show you a picture of the famously kitsch and iconic ‘Good Morning Towel’ made into an exquisite wooden serving tray. No, I hadn’t made it (I wish I did!) but it was sent to me by a very kind reader, Rachael O’Connor, who… Read more »

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Finding Our True Calling : Rated PG (Parental Guidance)

Creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul is a rare achievement {Finding Our True Calling : Rated PG (Parental Guidance)}. I know I’ve had a great vacation, though brief, when I woke up yesterday all set to get back to my daily hustle. It feels good to be back at doing… Read more »

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Make Hello Kitty Cookies! Vanilla Cookies Recipe

{Make Hello Kitty Cookies! Vanilla Cookies Recipe}. Crunch. Mmmmnnn…it’s a scrumptious Hello Kitty cookies kind of baking day using one of my favourite golden syrup vanilla cookies recipe. Today as one of our school holiday food making adventures, I had great fun with my little wombats re-creating Hello Kitty cookies I last made a long,… Read more »

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Turn Photos Into Embroidered Photo Portraits – Stitched Photo Tutorial

{Turn Photos Into Embroidered Photo Portraits – DIY Craft Tutorial}-Hope everyone is swell! I’ve not been blogging much lately due to crazy commitments in freelance writing and I’m on the verge of finishing a manuscript I’ve been working on for years!June has also been a mad, mad month of birthdays in my family and we’ve… Read more »