Scrappy fabric cat bows

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Due to my well-known status as an inveterate cat lady (or barren baby-hating witch* to my friends), I like to expend my excess maternal energy on my cats (which they just love, let me tell you).

*Note: I don’t actually hate babies. I actually quite like them when they belong to someone else, and have even been known to call one cute (shh don’t tell anyone). I can’t refute the witch thing though.

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A weekend in Hobart

Hellooooo, I am still alive. :) Today I want to share with you one of the many things I have been up to in the last month, namely – visiting Hobart, Tasmania (which is a supremely excellent place).

So, why Hobart? I’m glad you asked! Four of our very dearest friends came up with the amazing (seriously amazing) idea of giving Mario and I a weekend away as a gift for our wedding, and as they are all v. big fans of Tassie, Hobart was their choice of destination. It was a complete surprise for Mario and I, and one that we couldn’t have been happier about. They organised everything – flights, hotel, even a list of places and restaurants to visit. It was excellent in every way. Continue reading

D.I.Y. Macramé Jar Holders

DIY Macrame jar holders

Trends are a funny thing – just when you think a particular style or decor is gone for good, it swings around again to be the new hottest thing. I was super skeptical about the resurgence of macrame that I’ve been seeing around lately (70s decor has never been my thing!), but as you can see, I’ve now jumped on the bandwagon. I actually love the combination of the macrame style and the natural look of jute twine. It reminds me of fishing nets and boats and sailors on old-timey ships, which is actually interesting because macrame was popular among sailors in times of yore. 

Anyway, to celebrate my change of heart, I thought I’d share a very easy D.I.Y. project with you – a simple macrame jar holder. I saw these at the market last weekend selling for a few dollars each, so this could be your road to riches – you’re welcome! ;)
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A Tale of Two Socks – September Short Projects

a tale of two socksA couple of months ago, I went to the Melbourne Quilt and Craft Expo. It was such a lovely day. Mario had to work (or so he says), so I went by myself. It was a revolutionary experience: I discovered that I actually kind of love going places by myself. I could look for as long as I wanted, and not feel guilty! I even went shopping afterwards! Continue reading