Tag Archive: craft

Last minute DIY Christmas gift ideas

A few days ago I was listening to a program on the radio which was about how the Victorians (ie those olden-days people, not the state of which Melbourne is the capital) used to… Continue reading

Beads, tassels and more at Singapore’s Peranakan Museum

As you may have realised if you follow me on Instagram, I was in Singapore for a few days’ holiday recently. Although I’d been there a few times, the last time was 2007… Continue reading

What would Alexa wear?

Do you like games? How about playing spot the difference? Tricky, isn’t it. In case you can’t work it out, one of these women* is a global style icon who is purchasing something… Continue reading

Catwoman’s cardigan

Ask just about any Melburnian lady to name a staple wardrobe item and “cardigan” will be near the top of the list, thanks to our crazy weather. Until a few weeks ago, though,… Continue reading

(I’m not) Making the Australian Quilt

Crochet, embroidery, bobbin lace, sewing by hand and machine, indigo dyeing, Hmong batik, Fimo modelling, weaving, arm knitting, regular knitting and applique. Yep, I think that’s about it for the list of crafts… Continue reading

Monday musing: is KonMari for creatives?

The world of creatives is super glamorous – slick white studios floored with polished concrete; inspirational images pinned so artistically to mood boards that they could be mistaken for finished works; pale pine timber… 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

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

DIY discovery: arm knitting

Do you have a list as long as your arm of friends/relatives/randoms requiring Christmas presents? Then this DIY might be something for you. I learnt how to do it in about half an… Continue reading

Melbourne Cup millinery in two minutes

Melbourne ladies, if you haven’t got your hat for the race that stops the nation, there’s not much you can do about it now, right? Actually, there is. Make your own in two minutes.… Continue reading