Everything Old is New Again

Restored Tea TrayWandering around markets and antique stores is one of my favourite weekend pastimes. I love the feeling of never knowing what you might stumble across! A couples of months ago we were in Olinda, in the Dandenong Mountains, for an afternoon, which has some amazing antique and curio stores. I saw this ugly tray in a store that sells a mixture of antique bits and pieces and a range of hot sauce (am I the only one who finds this odd?). I suspect that my tray is not that old, as the varnish was in fairly good condition. It was just a bit too orange for me. I bought it with images running through my head of how I could make it pretty! It helped that it was only $15. Continue reading

The Fish Issue

IMG_1776People often ask me where I get my blog ideas from. One of my more recent sources of inspiration, which I’m sure many of you are familiar with, is Pinterest. For those who haven’t seen it, Pinterest is a type of social media where you can “pin” things (like a pin board) that are of interest to you, and see things that other people have pinned. I love to browse the D.I.Y. and craft boards while I’m walking in to work in the mornings. Continue reading

Post-Birthday Projects

Bird WreathOver the past few weeks, I have discovered a new favourite store (it’s OK Bunnings, I still love you the most). I was shopping at Chadstone for something completely unrelated, and got sidetracked as I walked past Kaisercraft, which somehow I had never seen before. The company is Australian (which I love), and describes itself as a craft and scrapbook wholesaler and supplier – it sells beautiful scrapbook paper, stencils, stamps, embellishments, you name it. It also stocks a range of MDF products that you can put together and decorate yourself using paper, paint, etc – kind of like 3D scrap-booking. I could have spent all day (and all my money) in there. Lucky for me, my sister GG gave me a gift voucher for my birthday! Lucky me! Here are the projects that I have made from there so far: Continue reading

The Lonely Socks Club

Lost SocksToday is a very exciting day! Why, you ask? Because…

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But because I’m always spoiled on my birthday, I have decided to dedicate this post to those who have no love in their lives… my lonely socks! I saw this idea on Pinterest a while ago, and have been itching to try it out, especially seeing as I always seem to have lots of lonely socks floating around. Until now, they’ve lived secretly behind the TV in our room, but no longer! Continue reading