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Category Archive: Craft and handmade

5 Last-Minute DIY Costumes For Halloween

It’s always tricky coming up with a fun and original costume idea, especially when you’re a craft blogger. But there is one blogger who always nails DIY costumes and decorations every year, and that’s Kelly Lander from Studio DIY. I’ve had a few chats with the lovely Kelly over the past couple of years, and […]

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5 Creative Australian Instagram Accounts

After some fresh Antipodean eye candy to add to your Instagram feed? I’ve rounded up five Instagram accounts of some rather clever Australian creatives for you to follow. Get ready to feel inspired when your feed snaps, crackles and pops with colour, texture and refreshing ideas. Tell me: do you follow any of these accounts? […]

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Australian Design: Lisa Tilse

Today I’m excited to introduce you to the stunning new work by multi-disciplinary maker Lisa Tilse. This collection of delicate porcelain, fibre and mixed media vessels is part of a group show at Sydney’s Gaffa Gallery, called ‘Intimacies and Dichotomies’. Lisa is no stranger to the online and design worlds. Her popular blog, The Red […]

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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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