Friday, July 3, 2015

Paper Patchwork Scrappy Dress

A while ago, my friend cut me a dress shape out of some thick pink foam for me to decorate. Well, every now and then I would work on it....a bit of paper patchwork here, a bit there, until yesterday. Yesterday I finally decided I would finish it so I set about combining lots of my scrap serviette and colour washed papers and lace. The finishing touch was a sweet little pocket with a lace hanky peeping out.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Flower Card Using Vintage Book Pages

On this rainy Friday, I pottered about making this card. Colour-washed background paper; flowers punched from a vintage book; faux pearls for the centre of the flowers; wonky donkey stitching for the stem; a scrap of lace; a butterfly and dragonfly.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

My Second Handkerchief Curtain

I finally finished my second handkerchief curtain. All new hankies were used and the light is diffused and looks really pretty. Some wonky hand stitching but it was so much fun to do!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Go out into the sunshine....

Saturday was a rainy, cloudy day here in Sydney so that meant it was the perfect day for crafting! I had some paper that I had colour-washed that I wanted to use. This sweet girl was just whiling away her time in an old children's book that was falling apart so I decided to bring her out to play. I knew I wanted her to be in the sunshine and after flicking through lots of my old books, I found the words I wanted to use. A little strip of lace and a sparkly flower and my card was finished.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Thank You Card, Using Scraps

I used fabric, lace and paper scraps, a button and a sparkly dragonfly to make this card. My girl is now ready to start the day!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A Pocketfull of Happiness

A pocketfull of happiness is all we need.....

A scrap of material, lace and a button and my sweet girl is made. Can you see something sparkly in her pocket? Yes, she has just picked a little flower. The words from a vintage book tell you how she is feeling.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Orange and Almond Cake

Today I made an orange and almond cake for the family to have for dessert tonight.....served with a generous dollop of whipped cream, yum! The recipe comes from Food Safari and here is the link

It really was extremely easy to make and the taste is scrumptious....this has become my new fave recipe!!