Category handmade

:: Stitch A Moomin?

Aw man! These just popped up on Twitter via those clever people at Sublime Stitching, so I had to tell you about them right away. Of course Tove is the best, but I love Sublime Stitching a lot too because they really opened my eyes to how fun and customisable embroidery could be. It’s not all geese and floral baskets, ya know? They always come up with cute ideas to

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:: Crochet A Paper Chain

It’s time to decorate the house. Are you getting all festive and sparkly at yours? We are slowly getting things sorted. We’ve put the tree up and the advent too. And we’ve done our Christmas window, of course! I am going to make a few other bits and bobs over the next week… Something about making things well and truly cements the tinselly season for me. Do you feel a

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:: Weekend Sponsor Project – Herringbone Floor Mat

Disclaimer: This is a guest post by my sponsor Annie Sloan UNFOLDED Last month, our in-house artist and trainer, Jane Drew, worked hard on a standout herringbone floorcloth, which now lines our office’s hallways. Using a sheet of linoleum and an assortment of hand-mixed Chalk Paint®, Jane’s project provides the perfect entrance to our new studio. Jane began her mat by cutting a piece of linoleum floor covering to fit our space, which

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:: The Softies For Mirabel Window

  Oh hello! Hope you are well! I just wanted to pop in to say Softies For Mirabel for 2014 is GO! We’ve been super busy getting everything sorted and it’s now ready for your viewing pleasure! (If you’re not sure what Softies For Mirabel is, or you want to find out how to join in. Head here for all the details. It’s not too late! It’s all for The Mirabel Foundation kids, FYI!)

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:: Paint Yourself A Paper Flower Advent Calendar

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!   Look! This is our advent calendar for this year! Remember last year’s? I liked that a lot, but we thought we’d try something new this year. SO, I made these cute paint poured bottles in cute colours AND I’m going to make a paper flower each

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:: Cute DIY Christmassy-ness Times TEN!

Let’s face it. It’s GOING TO HAPPEN! Here’s ten festively colourful, decorative things to get you moving with on the Christmas thing! (If that’s your thing!) Lovely festive DIY lacing cards by Mr Printables : here (above!) Christmas peanuts by Raw Bone Studio : here Paper snowflake ballerinas by Krokotak : here Merry and bright string art by You Are My Fave : here Glittery, tassel-y animals from A Subtle Revelry

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:: I Finished A Thing! The Granny Ripple Blanket!

  It’s a bit BIG to photograph nicely in its entirety, but I will work something out and show you the FULL blankie (all spread out) ASAP! This is a simple granny ripple crochet pattern. Maybe I should do a how-to? Do you think that would be helpful? x Pip

:: Good Things

  Here are some good things! moths by Yumi Okita hearts by It’s A Heart Heart Season wallpaper by Perron 11 paper craft by Jared Schorr apple balloons by Studio DIY Which one is your fave? x Pip  

:: My Fave Things On The Internet Today

These! Argh. I love the woolly stitching. Super beautiful, folksy work. Even though it’s warm in Melbourne, looking at these makes me want to wriggle my mitts into them! What’s your fave thing on the internet today? x pip

:: A Fancier Table With Pointy Bits (& A Giveaway!)

This Is A Sponsored Post for Annie Sloan Unfolded   Do you know what happened to us? We spilled curry on our simply fine, but quite boring IKEA table. It all started out good and well, but before you knew it there was Butter Chicken ahoy and do you think I could get that outta the table top? I really could not. What to do? Well, I painted it white and

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:: Ali MacGraw Crafts

Hello! I’ve been watching Love Story and looking at pictures of Ali MacGraw. What a legend. I love these shots of her pretending to craft/crafting.  I was just watching the end when Cam came in from being out. He arrived playing a bongo. I can highly recommend this if you are prone to tears at the end of sad movies. Just get someone to wander by and play a bongo. It’ll totally

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:: Hello Donut Head!

  Some people are just so awesome. Sigh. You know that thing when someone likes your Instagram photo, so you go and look at theirs? Yes? Well, today I was sitting here, in my fave ugly silver Birks and the dress I have been wearing every day this week (because… love!) and I followed that like-trail back to ChiliPhilly. I am so glad I did. Not only is this hooking

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:: Yay! Softies For Mirabel 2014

  Can you even believe this is our 8th year running the Softies for Mirabel project?! It really is! We’ve all worked together to donate thousands of handmade-with-love toys to the kids that The Mirabel Foundation supports. Go team! This is an important job at a time of year when many of us are getting ready to wind down for holidays and celebrations. It’s awesome to stop and do something

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:: These Books Are So Cute, Right?

Hello peaches! How are you? I am good! Tired and happy and enjoying a little bit of time away from home (but missing the peeps, of course! You know, I have a couple of these cute books. Have you seen/got any? I walked into a bookstore here in Bali yesterday and they had the set (the English versions). I bought a new one, because the nice dude behind the counter

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