Friday, December 19, 2014


As we draw closer to Christmas ( less than a week !! ) , I thought it would be good to do a round up of all my favourite last minute gift ideas . 
These are all very easy and quick diy projects to do for your friends and family .

I will be taking a short break from craft / diy over the Christmas / New Year period .
But will be back in January with a whole lot more projects and ideas .

Enjoy your holidays with your loved ones .


Edible Gifts :: HIGH WALLS Blog

Metallic Dipped Candles :: Oleander and Palm 

Cross Hatch Table Runner :: House of Earnest

Simple Home Slippers ::

Lego Snowglobe :: MiniEco

Friday, December 12, 2014


Todays free printable comes from Zu Blog . I love the pastel and black colour combo of this geoball . 
Perfect size storage for little knick knacks on your desk / bobby pin storage / jewellery or anything else you can think of .

Printable via Zu Blog
For personal use only

Thursday, December 11, 2014


Today I bring you a very easy project . DIY Marker Mugs .
All you need is a plain white mug and an oil based permanent marker . If you want you can purchase a ceramic paint marker from Gordon Harris . I would recommend this if you want guaranteed results as I have seen a lot of marker mug tutorial fails .

A little bit of patience is required . And in my case , a distracted toddler is also a plus ! My black triangle mug was harder to draw than it needed to be because I had a little rascal bumping into me .

So before you begin your design , make sure your mugs are clean . Then you can start drawing your design . Feel free to practise beforehand to perfect your design . I prefer simple designs and opted for black and gold .

Once you have finished your design , set aside for 24 hours to air dry . Turn your oven to 210 celsius . Pop your mug on a tray in the oven while it is pre heating . Bake for 30 - 35 minutes .

After at least 30 minutes , turn off your oven and let the mug cool a bit . Then take out your mug and let cool completely for another 24 hours to cure .

Good luck , hope they turn out well !

Friday, December 5, 2014


I've been super busy this week trying to organise Christmas as well as doing some DIY ( see yesterdays post ) . In my researching for FREE PRINTABLE FRIDAY , I came across these Christmas Tag Printables from the talented Sarah of TOMFO .
Christmas wrap doesn't have to be about lots of presents wrapped in $2 Warehouse paper . Its should be about handmade , wrapped with love and cost effective .
Click this link for your Free Christmas Tag Printables and ideas on ways to wrap them . 

Have a fab weekend !!


Thursday, December 4, 2014



You will need ::
-  embroidery hoop ( 20 cm diameter )
-  30 x 30 cm fabric of your choice
-  tailors chalk or fabric pen to draw your design
-  cotton thread or embroidery thread
-  needle
-  fabric scissors

Time ::
Can take a few hours depending on how well you can hand stitch and how many mistakes you make ( I made a few haha ) .

Cost ::
Between $20 - $30 . It depends on the hoop and the fabric you choose .

Instructions ::

1.    Open up your embriodery hoop and place fabric over smaller hoop . Place the larger hoop over the fabric covered smaller hoop and tighten . Making sure the fabric is pulled towards the outer edges so it doesn't sag in the middle . Be carfeul not to stretch the fabric too tight .

2.    Draw your design on the fabric . You really can choose anything . Have a look on Pinterest for inspiration .

3.    Once you are happy with your design , you can start hand stitching over it . Changing the stitching lengths throughout your design to keep it interesting .

4.     Keep going until your design is finished then cut off excess fabric at the back . Or if you can finish it off like this .