Women in Clothes: my pick for summer reading

Did you know that Australians only read when the weather is hot? Lately it seems every newspaper supplement has a list of “summer’s best reads” or “books to read on the beach”, whereas I’ve… Continue reading

From cover-up to mini-caftan

Whether we like it or not, work tends to have a major influence on how we dress. But it wasn’t my part-time office gig that inspired today’s DIY – rather, it was a story my editor there… Continue reading

Pleats Please me

How was your Christmas? The weather has been so hot and I’ve overeaten so often recently that any DIY project needs to be super simple for me to work up the motivation to… Continue reading

Pet hate into pet love

So last week I came out and admitted what you all knew already – I’m a crazy cat lady. What I’m not so crazy about is the unnecessary waste that pets can generate,… Continue reading

Marc does DIY better

As anyone who’s ever read this blog will know, it is nigh on impossible for me to just Leave Stuff Alone when it comes to clothes bought off the rack – not that I… Continue reading

A DIY Christmas gift for future DIYers

If you’re a keen DIYer with plenty of kids in your life for whom Christmas presents are needed, chances are you’re also quite organised and have already got a stash of gifts you prepared… Continue reading

BIG Big Design Market news!

The Big Design Market is always something to get excited about if you love crafty, handmade stuff and want to make sure your Christmas spending makes a difference, but this year it’s even MORE exciting… Continue reading

DIY wearable souvenirs

Although I tend to babble on about textiles and sewing a fair bit, I’m basically interested in most forms of folk art. On my recent trip to Laos I found these little handcarved… Continue reading

Little bits of leather

It’s a long, long time since I finished high school, but as I can never throw anything out, scraps of leather from my final VCE Art project are still sitting in my DIY stash. A… Continue reading

Markets are having a moment

You know Christmas is just around the corner when the (already pretty packed) Melbourne craft market scene starts spreading out to the ‘burbs. This Saturday I’ll be at this market in Bayswater, selling… Continue reading