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Friday, 9 June 2017

Toy sack, play mat combo: Choosing the best tutorial and why I made mine twice.

A toy sack, play mat combo seemed just the right project for MLP's granddaughter's Number 1 birthday. Yes, she's one already ... well almost, just a week to go. She's almost walking and almost talking and has heaps of toys. Her mum said the toy sack, play mat combo would be just the thing to wrangle those toys under control. So, I had a mission, a sewing mission and I set off with gusto.



Friday, 3 February 2017

Shopping Trolley Cover: The do's and don'ts tutorial.

Shopping trolley covers were not part of my realm of knowledge until a step-grandchild entered my world. I was blissfully unaware that shopping trolley covers were even a "thing", let alone that they were part of the necessities of modern life with a baby. However, when there was a request from the gorgeous baby's gorgeous mother for me to make one, my mission began. 



Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Padded baby play mat tutorial ... the quickest and easiest DIY baby gift imaginable.

My family seems to be in baby making zone at the moment. Well, not making, more like producing, having, birthing. Cute little things have joined, or are on the cusp of joining, family life. So, I am sharing with you my quickest, easiest, most on-trend baby gift imaginable: the padded round baby play mat. They're everywhere on all the "in" sites and they are sooo easy and sooo quick to make you'll never have to think about what baby gift to make ever again.



Tuesday, 15 November 2016

3 DIY Dress Hacks for a New Summer Wardrobe.

As you know life is more than a little busy for me at the moment with the move home, so, when Sheena Henderson offered a post to appear on my blog I happily obliged. I don't pretend to be a fashion blogger, but I do love fashion and, right now, I need some ideas for a Christmas Day dress and thought you might too. I hope you enjoy this guest post.


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The beauty of fashion is that no rule is ever set in stone, giving us the freedom to wear our OTK boots in the heat and embroidered boho frocks in cooler temperatures, as long as the outfits are styled according to the season. However, no one can argue that maxis, minis, and everything in between are best worn during the summer, no-fuss ensembles that keep us feeling breezy during those hot sunny days. Similarly to what the editors of Elle have said, “We’d rather be naked than think of putting together an outfit involving pants."

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Up-cycled denim peg bag tutorial ... and why I've been absent of late.

A friend calls, a friend I've known for many, many years, around thirty years, he needs some help. Having just returned home from an extended time grey-nomading around our country, he needs some basic supplies to set up home again. A peg bag and a plastic bag holder. The plastic bag holder's easy. I've made heaps of them. More than heaps. But, I haven't made a peg bag before, so it's time for some thinking and a tutorial, of course.


Saturday, 1 October 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness: #IPledgeToCheck

Do you clean your teeth every day? Do you shower every day? Do you moisturise your face, legs, arms every day?  Do you check your breasts every day? Is checking your breasts part of your every day health and beauty regime? If you're like me the answer is ... um ... no ... not EVERY day. But, if you're like me, you will join the campaign #IPledgeToCheck so that you will ... will always ... check your breasts every, evERY, EVERY day.


Sunday, 25 September 2016

Director Chairs Spring Update.

My director chairs were looking sad, very sad. What is it about Spring that makes me look at things in a different way, with a different eye?


Monday, 19 September 2016

Cool things I've found wandering around the inter-web. #2 2016

It's been a loooong time since I've shared my inter-web wanderings with you. Life's been too busy. So, here it is September and I'm only up to #2 for 2016. So, let's get to it. What have I found for you?



Friday, 9 September 2016

Bents Basin State Conservation Area, NSW: a day out with Number 3 and Flossy.

When Number 3, my brother's third daughter, comes for a short visit and it's Spring and the sky is clear, it's a good reason to take Flossy out for a drive ... with the roof down. A country drive. A drive to Bents Basin. A short drive, less than an hour from home, in the fresh air, sunshine and Spring-ness. 




Saturday, 3 September 2016

Summer lounging pyjama pants tutorial.

The end of August heralds increasing warmth in the air and a special friend's birthday. But what to give her ... make her?? It's almost time to fling the doona from the bed and store the winter jammies away for a few months, so maybe some OTT summer lounging PJs. And when I came across the perfect fabric, there was no time to waste. And ... why not write up a summer pyjama pants tutorial as I go? Yes, why not.