Tag: craft

‘Dream Catcher’ M+P Soap

After making my very first ever batch of soap and still feeling productive.. I washed everything and jumped head first into another batch I wanted to try out. Lavender, Chamomile and Bergamot ‘Dream Catcher’ Soap For this soap I wanted to blend calming, relaxing…

Beginner’s guide to Melt and Pour soap

Making soap is one of those things I’ve wanted to try for a long time but the whole corrosive acid thing kinda scared me off. But recently I started looking into it and it didn’t seem so scary afterall. What’s even better is you…

Karma Stars and building wells in Cambodia

I have an amazing friend who has been raising money to build wells in rural Cambodia, enabling the people in remote villages access to clean water. So far she has funded 13 wells and counting.. I’m so proud to know such wonderful people! Of…

Christmas Crafternoon with Kids

It’s that time again.. Christmas is coming! Yeah! As you may know I’m a sucker for Christmas crafts and getting right into the spirit of it. This year we have our very first (big) Christmas Tree! Our little man is 3 1/2 now so…

Recycling Ideas for the Art Studio

I’m really passionate about our planet and doing my bit for the environment. You don’t have to be a full blown eco warrior hippie to make a difference, but if we all make an effort then little by little I truly believe that together we can…

DIY Upcycled Drawers for Baby

My husband was going to get rid of this little chest of drawers. I could see they had the potential to be.. better. So I claimed them. A coat of paint and some new knobs is about all I needed, and as we have…

A Guide to Making Bath Tea

  A few years back I handmade all my Christmas gifts and for my sister I made some bath tea. It’s a sweet little idea that I’d been meaning to write about in detail and I’ve finally remembered to actually do it. These little…

Making your own Wedding Invitations, is it worth it?

When we planned our wedding last year, like most, we had a strict budget to stick to. We needed to work out exactly what our priorities were and expensive wedding invitations were not one of them. ‘ It’s how much per invitation? And RSVP…

Magical Fairy Gift Box

I absolutely love custom jobs that spark new ideas. This job was one of those. The ideas were endless and they just kept coming, and evolving.. I freakin love that! I had to stop myself from going overboard, and instead the inspiration began to pour out…

Making Dream Catchers Tutorial

I was recently asked by a friend to make a dream catcher for her son, who has been having bad dreams. I was so glad she asked! Of course I would. Dream catchers have been on my ‘to do’ list for a long time…

Where Magic Happens

I love the opportunity to sticky beak into other artist’s work spaces, to peek inside the room or space where all the magic happens, see what inspires, how their studio reflects them and their art and how they manage work flow. There’s 2 main types…

2014 The year I became a sculptor

I have noticed a few artists like to reflect back on the past year and see how their art has developed from previous years. I find it quite interesting but never really bothered to try it myself. well, until today. And the results were somewhat unexpected….

4 Simple Ideas for Christmas Craftyness

Hello, my name is Becky and I’m a craftaholic. So when it comes to things like Christmas I always get me craft on. Last year I hand made everyone’s presents which you can read about here. There was no way in hell I was going to…

My Little Poby

‘Toy to the World’ is a custom toy design project and charity event held in Melbourne. I have posted about this event a few times which you can read about here and see my submissions for last years exhibition here. Well it was on once…

Made with love ‘n’ stuff – 6 Budget DIY Gift Ideas

So Christmas is over for another year, and as promised I can now share with you all the pressies I hand made! To see what I made my dad, and read about my whole DIY gift idea ramblings, click here. I won’t go into great…

Christmas Handmade – Gifts for dad

This Christmas I’m making all my gifts by hand. There’s a few reasons behind this crazy idea.. firstly, I’ve got a few months maternity leave left and lets face it – I really can’t afford to splash out on presents. Another reason is it’s…

Flower Faery Skirt

Little miss Eve recently had her 2nd birthday and I wanted to make her something special. The last few times I saw her she had a tule faery skirt on so I thought I’d make another skirt to add to her collection. (A girl…

DIY Home made gesso

There are so many DIY crafts online these days (thanks pinterest!) that when I needed some gesso for a project I thought ‘Hey.. maybe I could just make my own?’ And sure enough, I did. It’s really easy to make, dirt cheap and most…

DIY Handmade Notebook

I’m a bit of a pinterest fan. In particular I love to look up inspiration for diy crafts. One of the many wonderful pins I’ve come across is a detailed tutorial to create your own book from scratch. I just happen to be a…

Seeing Stars – Bokeh

Today is day 4 of my 365 photography challenge and I created this photo: As you can see I’ve turned the bokeh (out of focus light) into stars! It’s a neat little trick I learned a while ago.. I think I need a bit…