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est. 2007
  1. Birdy of the Week: Seedling Bird Glider

    Seedling Fly High Bird Glider via Wee Birdy

    After a cheap and cheerful activity for kids? Keep small hands and minds occupied with Seedling’s Fly High Bird Glider kit, AU$7.95 from Lark. First, colour in the bird, put it together, then head to the park and watch it soar.

    Fly High Bird Glider from Lark via WeeBirdy.com

    New Zealand-based Seedling makes the best DIY kits for kids, with gorgeous designs, eco-awareness and retro-style packaging. The bird glider make a great kid’s present to send overseas. The flat-pack and light-weight design make it perfect for postage.

    Tell me: what are you doing with your kids during the school holidays? De-lurk and leave me a comment below!

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  2. Make: Vibrant Wood Block Drink Stirrers

    Make vibrant wood block drink stirrers tutorial, via Tuts+. Photography by Brittni Melhoff. This easy project is for all of my northern-hemisphere readers (hello!) who are enjoying sunshine and warm days right now. (Written from the depths of my duvet on this frosty Sunday morning in Sydney.) Crafter and blogger Brittni Melhoff of Paper & […]

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  3. Frock on Friday

    If you’ve watched the most recent series of Call the Midwife, you’ll recognise this rather memorable outfit that Trixie, played by the sassy Helen George, wore on her “date” with the Rev. Isn’t it glorious? Her Jean-Seberg-esque pixe crop would have been quite progressive for 1959 Poplar in London’s East End. Indeed, it wasn’t until […]

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  4. Birdy of the Week: Charley Harper in Oz

    Charley Harper ‘Gregarious Grosbeaks’ print from Ten Things. Australians all, let us rejoice, for we can now buy Charley Harper prints! Of course, we could always buy genuine prints from overseas, but that meant paying ridiculous amounts in shipping costs. Trust me. I tried to purchase Harper prints from the States two years ago and […]

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  5. Make: Dyed Concrete Gemstone Pendants

    As far as long-burning trends go, faceted gems and geometry are white hot. We’ve seen all manner of faceted shapes appear in fashion, design and decor in recent collections, and brutalist concrete is quite often the material of choice. In this genius DIY tutorial over on Crafts & DIY Tuts+, UK crafter Francesca Stone of […]

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  6. Found! Jenny’s top from Call the Midwife

    I found this outfit from Call the Midwife particularly memorable, as I think it’s one of the few times we see Nurse Jenny in pants! Although this marks a departure from her usual full-skirt day dresses, it remains in character as it’s a relatively prim look with zero accessories. So you can imagine that I […]

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