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Category Archive: Craft and handmade

5 Ways to Decorate with Flowers & Tape

The days are getting lighter and longer and at home, the pile of firewood has started to gather dust. Outside my window, the kookaburras and tiny wrens are cleaning their feathers and getting busy with their nests. I’m starting to sneeze. Spring is here in Australia. One of the best things about this time of […]

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Make: A Crochet Basket

Looking for something to make this weekend? If you’ve got basic crochet skills, you can easily whip up a two-tone crochet basket with the step-by-step tutorial over on Crafts & DIY Tuts+. This free crochet pattern was created by Dutch crochet super-star Marinke Slump (aka Wink from A Creative Being), and it’s a really quick […]

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Make: Storage Boxes for Your Desk

Here’s another gorgeous and super-easy DIY tutorial I commissioned over on Crafts & DIY Tuts+. In this step-by-step tutorial by Danish crafter Mette Jakobsen from Monsterscircus, you’ll learn how to transform plain wooden boxes into practical storage boxes for your desk. Best of all, like all good things Scandi, it’s functional and looks gorgeous! All […]

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Etsy Australia Design Awards

Exciting news for Australian designer/makers this week, with the announcement of the first-ever Etsy Design Awards. It’s an amazing opportunity for Australian Etsy sellers with active Etsy shops to be recognised for their talent and creativity, with prizes including a trip to Etsy’s headquarters in Brooklyn, New York, and be featured in the December issue […]

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Make: Knit an Easy Baby Blanket

If you’re after an easy and rewarding knitting project, you might fancy this tutorial over on Tuts+ for a colour-blocked cotton baby blanket. Created by talented Seattle-based knitter Andi Satterlund from Untangling Knots, the blanket is knitted from corner to corner, increasing until you reach the widest point and then decreasing back down to create […]

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Make: Shibori for Beginners

Indigo prints and the ancient Japanese tie-dyeing technique of shibori is one of this season’s biggest trends. Flick through a current issue of your favourite home and interiors magazine and you’ll find actual shibori or shibori-inspired prints on countless collections of homewares, from high-end designer soft furnishings, through to the high street. Meanwhile, shibori techniques […]

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