Button Revamp an Old Cardigan….

Although it is now officially autumn, the weather here in Queensland is throwing curve balls all over the place. One day it’s hot, the next day or even the same day it’s raining, some days you can get away wearing jeans and others you’re cursing and wondering why you didn’t wear something lighter.  One thing that is for sure either way is it is slowly starting to cool down. I love the cooler months and I’ve started pulling out my vintage cardies and pullovers for an airing and some of my non-vintage ones are in need of some revamping. Like…

Storybook Gift Bag DIY/Tutorial

The inspiration for this DIY came to me recently when I realised a few hours out from a party that I had nothing appropriate on hand to wrap the gift I had arranged.  This gift bag makes use of an old Enid Blyton storybook that wasn’t any good for resale, but you can use any other large storybook of your choice.  Other materials you will require: 4 vintage buttons ribbon, or fabric for your carry handles 4 small plain white sticky dots or similar, tape would even do sewing machine needle and thread First up you will need to look…

Imaginative Play Fabric Tea Bags…..

What a year it has been! Tomorrow Sarah turns one, and there is very little she needs or requires so the Ben and I opted not to buy her a gift and instead I have made a very simple little something for her. At just one year old she is very much a girl and likes a tea party, pretending to stir a spoon in a cup and pretends to feed herself and everyone else in the family. So to extend on her and Cohen’s imaginative play I have made some fabric tea bags from vintage fabric scraps, denim and…

Up-cycled placemat clutch handbag…..

It’s a day of fiddling and tweaking today. As you can see the blog is getting a bit of a makeover and tweak. You may of noticed at some point Friday my header went all wacky and fragmented. I am not tech savvy by any extent of the imagination, so several emails and calls to friends and blog buddies and it looks like some blogger changes in the last few days made my header incompatible with the new changes. So with a little bit of help we are now playing around with a slightly new look, so please bare with…