It’s raining, it’s pouring…

I wish the boy was snoring. Monday nap time, and toddler boy has decided sleep is for the weak. We’ve had tantrum, potty stop, tantrum, extra lunch, tantrum, and now merrily chatting away to Pooh Bear. Knowing my luck, he’ll fall asleep just in time for baby boy to wake up. *sigh*. Last week, we made some bath fizzers. I’m a huge fan of “Lush”,

Wonderful Wednesday

Good morning Wednesday!   Lots of creating going on here. This little tutu found its way to a new home during the week.   Today, I’m going to finish a change mat, hoping whip up a softy, maybe add a notecard to etsy, and hope to make a crack on a cot quilt for our littlest boy. There’s also books to be read and biscuits

fake it ’til you make it!

I’ve been seeing some very cool Gocco prints around the place, and was particularly inspired by this image. So off I trundled to e.Bay, and spooked myself with some of the prices that the little Gocco machines were going for. Time for the thinking cap, and here’s how it turned out:   Not quite as neat, but that will improve as I get better at

Art Journals

I’ve found myself a few times caught in the throes of an inspiration blitz, and wishing I had some art supplies to do some drawing, scribbling, writing or photography. A few months back, I treated myself to a cool little point and shoot camera that I could leave in the nappy bag, and not have to tote my big SLR around everywhere. One problem down.

Eeek! 10 days until Christmas!

And someone who shall remain nameless is a tad unorganised! So please forgive my lack of blogging this past week (’cause I know you all have nothing more to do than hang breathlessly of my every post, right? Huh? what? You have a life? Oh. How embarrassing…), but I’ve been a tad busy. I was working, I was Christmas-partying my way ’round the morning tea

Crossing over…

…from one medium to another. A while back I did a little pastel sketch of some purple flowers, and mentioned at te time that I might use it as a basis for a silk ribbon embroidery.   So when we went away a few weeks ago, I packed my embroidery box, slapped some paint on some fabric, and ended up with this: The photo isn’t

One of life’s mysteries…

I decided on Saturday morning that my studio needed cleaning (which it did, it was a mess), and while I was going, I might just reorganise my art & craft supplies,you know, make the space more efficient. So why does the room now look worse than when I started? Hopefully the two munchkins will nap at the same time this afternoon, and I can finish

A little card…

I whipped up this card for my parents last night. The paper was some cheapy stuff I bought a few years back when I first started scrapping, and is now so far from fitting my scrapping style it’s not funny. I was close to chucking it in the boy’s craft box, but now I’m glad I kept it, as I really like it on this

Coptic Binding tutorial

When posting about my book-binding attempt, I forgot to include a link to the tutorial I used, and I’ve had a request to share it, so i thought I share with everyone!   I found this tutorial was quite good. I used a smallish tapestry needle (just a normal one, not curved as recommended) for the stitching, and a larger tapestry needle as an awl/holepunch.