How To Make A Liberty House

This post is sponsored by Annie Sloan Unfolded, the nice people who distribute Chalk Paint™ in Australia : Follow them on Facebook here for more bright ideas!   Make A Liberty House! You will need: + A knick-knack shelf (also called shadow box) like this. Mine was a house shaped one and there are quite a few on eBay. Check there, Etsy or your local op-shop/thrift

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:: Taking Stock: January

  Images sourced via The Galapagos Affair: Satan Comes To Eden – such a crazy/cool documentary!  I thought it might be a good time to stop and take stock. So here goes… Making : a blanket (quel surprise!) Cooking : my favourite breakfast at the moment: a 2 egg omelette with zucchini, red onion, mushrooms and tomatoes – sprinkled with spices,

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:: Gilmorealong : Season 1 Episode 02

Following on from last week’s Pilot Episode Gilmorealong, here’s a little breakdown of Episode 2!  Tell me if you watch! Tag any related images on Instagram with #gilmorealong so we can see!   The Lorelai’s First Day At Chilton After you watch: Things I noted/liked Lorelai and Rory are still so grumpy with each other. I like it better when

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:: 52 Hellos : Week 03

Do you know how great #52hellos is turning out to be? I’m not talking JUST about all the great letters I’m getting, but also about the letters I get to send. This week I sent something to my sister. A little package of good things and a long, messy letter. It was five pages long. As I was writing it,

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:: In Praise Of Single Tasking

A version of this post was first published here  (I’ve been thinking about this stuff a lot recently, and then my friend Defah got me thinking even more!)   I was listening to a podcast recently.  I am a big fan of podcasts and the one I listened to was recommended to me by Author/Illustrator/Fair Trade Ambassador Chris Haughton*.   I don’t take just anyone’s

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:: Linzie Hunter’s Hand Lettered Resolutions

all images are by Linzie Hunter   I know some people are not fans of New Year’s resolutions. That’s okay. But I’m not like them. I am a huge fan of resolutions. It’s the one ritual of welcoming the new year that I love. The pressure to get tanked and clink glasses and pash when the clock strikes twelve does

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:: A Year Of Australian Writing: Helen Garner & Brooke Davis & Liane Moriarty

So this is a little update on how I’m going with A Year Of Australian Writing (#ayearofaustralianwriting). I’m reading some quite varied books… Hard copy: I’ve just finished Joe Cinque’s Consolation by Helen Garner. (I’ve read pretty much all Helen’s books now, I think!) This book is so compelling and awful. I am really glad I read it. It’s hard

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:: Gilmorealong : Season One Pilot

I can’t help it. Something in me is so addicted to Gilmore girls. I know it’s not perfect. I know there are flaws, but there’s also an innocence, a cheekiness, a cheerfulness which suits my temperament down to the ground. If you’ve been following my late-blooming obsession with this show, you won’t be surprised that I’m re-watching a 3rd time.

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:: 52 Hellos : Week 02

  Aw GUYS! You are totally getting excited about #52hellos ! I am so glad! Imagine if nobody sent me a letter. I would have looked like such a goose. Probably I would have asked my friends to write to me, but luckily there was no need because YOU ARE WRITING TO ME! Gosh. It’s the new way to comment,

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:: It Doesn’t Mean They Hate You!

  The internet is a breeding ground for insecurity and FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out). The simplest things can be misinterpreted and before you know it we’ve got a total (hypothetical) catastrophe playing out in our heads. Here’s some advice on how to handle communicating with the other humans online. 1. If someone doesn’t reply to your email, it doesn’t

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