4 Step NO SEW Hippy Fringe Top….

This is a great no sew style project that you can do either for yourself or with or for your daughter, niece, friend, sister or whoever you like which is a lot of fun and will help add a bit of a boho, hippy seventies feel to everyone’s wardrobes. If you have any tops or simple tunics/dresses made of t-shirt material that are little worn out at the hem this is a perfect project to up-cycle these items in your current wardrobe. Otherwise whatever appropriate item you have for this project made of t-shirt material, grab and you can get…

Grown Up Colouring In Books for Adults: It’s a Thing Now…..

For many years before Ben and I started trying for a family I used to attend art classes, initially I took adult beginners classes, which  over time graduated to me trying several different mediums as well as taking classes under one of Australia’s best pastels artists. In the last seven years though, through multiple pregnancies, kids and more I’ve not devoted much time to maintaining my artistic skills even though the desire has been there. I’ve tried my hardest to pick up small craft projects over the years that call on some of my artistic skills I’ve previously learned, when…

Storybook Gift Wrapping Pouches & How To….

When July hits next month it will mark one year that my Etsy store MyVintageChildhoodxo has been opened. Although I’ve been collecting and selling vintage children’s items for a lot, lot longer than I’ve had an official on line store, but it’s an exciting milestone to mark. One thing that has been on my to do list for my store has been to develop some unique or fun ways to package up people’s purchases. You might know I have a thing with up-cycling damaged vintage children’s books, so it only seems fitting that my packaging idea has come from some…

Vintage Sewing Notions Delivered to the Door and I’m a Ric-Rac’ing My Brain……

If you follow on Facebook or Instagram you have likely had a sneak peek at this weeks finds because I couldn’t contain myself. With my mobility being an issue this I’ve been very lucky to have a few friends drop in on me through the week, lend a hand and keep me company.My very dear and sweet friend Angela, who is a volunteer at my favourite op shop, came bearing all sorts of crafty wonders from the shops boss Sue’s personal collection as well as some other odds and ends. So not only did I get company and some help…