Category Archive: DIY ideas

How to increase your op shop options

Recently I did a guest post on the Econest blog about finding stuff at op shops. If you’re not already an op shop convert, hopefully reading that post will convince you to give… Continue reading

Spring is coming: DIY Game of Thrones-style

If I were to say Game of Thrones is influencing my DIY ideas lately, I’m sure visions of dragon-skin corsets and wolf-fur jerkins start dancing through your head. But it’s more difficult than… Continue reading

Make your jewellery multi-task

Whenever I wear this necklace, people ask me where I got it.  Funnily enough though, I didn’t get this necklace. I actually got this one and a brooch quite separately at flea markets… Continue reading

One day I will learn how to do macrame

There are many, many projects on my list of to-do-DIY, and when I found this book at an op shop for $1 this weekend I was reminded that macrame is one of them.… Continue reading

Quickest DIY ever – WITH CATS!

It’s rare that I’d attempt a DIY with anything involving technology, as I’m always afraid I’ll blow something up. But this is so easy even I could do it! If you want to… Continue reading

Cloves for your clothes

I don’t normally blog about smells, but something so delighted my nose when I went swimming the other day I had to share it with you. No, I haven’t suddenly developed a love… Continue reading

DIY dressing on holiday

What would you pack for a tropical getaway? While I have travelled in tropical climes a few times in recent years, the itinerary has usually involved “roughing it” to some degree, so packing… Continue reading

Green fashion at the Green Village, Bali

Holidays are a time for lazing around, which is the main reason my guy and I chose Ubud as one of our travel destinations last month. However, I shouldn’t have lazed around quite… Continue reading

Triple the thrifty holiday fun!

Can you believe it’s JULY already, people? Where on earth does the time go? This time last week I was sitting on a beach in Bali, and now here I am back in… Continue reading

Batik for Bali

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m off overseas this week. Here’s my holiday wardrobe… I’m quite proud of myself as it’s nearly all either DIY or op-shop stuff, including this white… Continue reading