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Rad People: Kimika Hara

    Hello! I really need to go and have my dinner and run a hot bath, but first I wanted to pop in and show you this amazingly beautiful work by Japanese embroidery artist Kimika Hara. Kimika is from Kyoto…

Crochet handmade Pip-Life

How to: Crochet a Harlequin Blanket

Hello! I have been making this lovely blanket and putting together a pur-retty exhaustive tutorial to show YOU how to make one too. It’s taken a VERY LONG time, but I think that it’s going to make it heaps easier…

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Make THIS: Finger knit a Snug Life rug

:: This project is sponsored by Spotlight ::    Hello! You know, the moment after your feet leave your slippers, but pre-under-blanket snuggle is an important one. Hence, I’ve hatched this easy-to-make bedside rug! Not only does it take just…

Creativity Etsy handmade Pip-Life

Tock! Tick! Bon Chic!

Hello Peaches. Guess what? My friends Michelle and Steve came back from Tokyo with a few little treats for me. So lucky, right?  The treats reminded me of the times, back in 2006 and 2007 when craft bloggers were some…

Etsy handmade Rad People

MOOD? Blanket-y.

  Brr. Last night I went out for dinner and when I was walking to the tram, on my way home the night air was so, so cold. Each time I took a breath it made me cough. It…

handmade Rad People

Get fluffy: Sometimes pompoms are just next-level

  Holy smoke. As much as I love my pompoms-of-Fraggleness-and-heart-shaped-inclusive-ness, there is NO denying that THESE pompoms are actually the world’s best. They are the total greatest. Snaffle yourself a copy of this amazing pompom making book here. Or from here. (Or search…

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The Wishing Flowers at NGV International

  Hello! Hi! Guess what?! A cool thing has happened! NGV International have invited me to run a workshop in the Great Hall in January, as part of the super-fun NGV Summer Kids Festival! What will the workshop be about,…

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Cute Stuff I’m Finding + Doing

Here are a few things I wanted to show off! Because… I am an actual, certified show-off. 1. Little dish and rad bottle opener (recent op shop finds!) 2. Cross stitch from a tote bag (also bought at the op…