Teacher Gifts

pencil case birds stripes

This week was the last week of school for my kids so we created some teacher gifts. I thought I’d share since they were all handmade this year. For my overseas readers, Australian schools have holidays now over Christmas and New Year, and start again at the end of January. First up, there was an […]

Madeit Shopping – Kids

pencil case vintage cars 3

I’m starting to think about shopping for gifts. Here’s some gorgeous handmade ideas from Madeit just for the kids on your list. All items on Madeit are handmade by Australian artisans. Enjoy some Madeit shopping! {Cuteness from Razzle Dazzle 4 U} {So pretty from 2 Favourite Girls} {Butterfly earrings from A Scarlett Store} {Off to […]

Father’s Day is Coming

fabric notebooks Father's Day

I have been doing a little sewing. These notebooks are going off to Handmade Highstreet in Brisbane and would make great Father’s Day gifts. The covers were super easy and just make them a little special. They are A7 notebooks so they will easily fit in a pocket. If you’d like to whip of one […]

Crafty Gift Ideas

200 crochet blocks

{New crochet book – link to Fishpond if you want to know more} Having great friends and fabulous family meant that my birthday this year was huge! Yes, if you’ve been following my on Facebook or Instagram, you may have seen the 5 cakes, although I must explain that one of those was for my […]

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

matchbook notebook

Here in Australia we have Father’s Day in September. But I notice that over in the U.S. it is Father’s Day next weekend. So I thought I’d share some crafty ideas for Father’s Day gifts especially for all my overseas readers. Camera Strap Cover – Dad’s with DSLR cameras would use a padded camera strap. […]

Mini Notebooks Tutorial

matchbook notebook tutorial

I often find myself out and about and needing a notebook to write something down or give details to someone. So I’ve been wanting to make these little notebooks for a while now. Mind you, now that I’ve made them, I think I’ll pop them into my present stash! They’d be the perfect gift for […]

Quick Baby Gift – Flannel Wrap

baby gift flannel wrap tutorial

One of my babies was born coming into Winter and I remember how worried I was about keeping them warm. So this next baby gift is perfect for new babes arriving soon. You could easily team it with the baby sheets and singlet that I shared yesterday. What You’ll Need Two large squares of flannel […]

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

mini coin purses

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 15th. But it is not too late to create a handmade gift for Mum. Here’s some ideas: {Sew an Origami bag} {Make a Flower} {Create a mini coin purse} {Sew an Easy Scarf} {Make a Bag Tag – or a mini version for a Key Fob} {Thread a Button […]

Mother’s Day Printables

mother's day bookmarks printables

A few weeks ago I made some beaded bookmarks for the school Mother’s Day stall. I just needed some cards to present them on for the table. Here’s what I came up with: I used a basic word processing programme and a fancy font called Pupcat. I trimmed the cards into rectangles like bookmarks and […]