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{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} 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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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 – 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} 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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Turn Photos Into Embroidered Photo Portraits – Stitched Photo Tutorial

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