Another year has flown by and is coming to a close, so it’s time to reflect back and see where I’ve come from, what I have achieved, and where I’m headed. 2017 started off slowly on the creative side of things, I have spent the year at home with my wee little newborn Toby (now 1) and sprouting little young man Oscar who’s four. … Read More 2017 The year that was
I’ve been working merrily away on a miniature Wizard’s cupboard and it’s finally complete! I say finally.. when in fact it only took me a couple of weeks (only working on it for a little bit each day) and it came together quite quickly without any hiccups. Love it when that happens.. I had a little shadow box and wasn’t sure what to do … Read More Miniature Wizard’s Cupboard
I have an amazing friend who has been raising money to build wells in rural Cambodia, enabling the people in remote villages access to clean water. So far she has funded 13 wells and counting.. I’m so proud to know such wonderful people! Of course, I want to help. So I decided to make some Christmas decorations and try selling them with all profits … Read More Karma Stars and building wells in Cambodia
The other night I was looking through my old sketch books and it was crazy to see how far I’ve come with my art. Especially when I could remember doing the old work and how I felt about it at the time or what inspired me. I took a few photos on my trusty mobile phone (so not the best photos I’m afraid) and … Read More Blast from the past! Looking back at my early artworks
Welcome! This is my very first online Mad Tea Party Blog Hop, hosted by the ever so delightful Vanessa at ‘A Fancilful Twist’. I’m not entirely sure what to expect, and I believe I’m half a day in front of everyone else, but here it goes.. ‘Have I gone Mad? I’m afraid so.. you’re entirely bonkers. But let me tell you a secret, all … Read More 2016 Mad Tea Party!
You’re invited.. Just now, I stumbled upon this Mad Tea Party event happening tomorrow! TOMORROW! (July 23rd 2016 – and possibly for a few days over) It’s an annual ‘Blog Hop’ with the delightful Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist. I admit I have never attended one of these before, let alone even heard of one of these until this very moment. So what in … Read More Mad Tea Party Event – A Fanciful Twist
I vaguely mentioned this topic in the past, about my macaroon fail, but thought it was too good a story not to share here in full. It still makes me cry with laughter, so I hope you get a good belly laugh from this too! My craft fail was published on http://www.craftfail.com back in 2011 and even made it into the craftfail book! It was also … Read More Craparoons – Macaroon Fail
I got married! Yay! So you may or may not have noticed that there was a lack of crafty goodness being shared on my behalf, and that’s because I spent most of last year DIY-ing the crap out of our wedding. I know I know.. LAST year.. in October. It’s been a while, my friend. Some people will tell you not to bother making things … Read More My Big Phat DIY Viking (inspired) Wedding
Late last year, the design job of a lifetime appeared in my inbox. It was an opportunity to work with a fabulous little team known as ‘Who gives a crap?’. It’s a small business that manufactures earth friendly toilet paper and 50% of their profits go towards building toilets for those that truly need them. It was a dream come true.. design work, environmentally … Read More The Rainbow Farting Unicorn
You may have read previous posts about my ‘craft fail’ incident, involving my over enthusiastic confidence to cook like a MasterChef and a recipe for macaroons. Long story short I created ‘craparoons’ which were a complete disaster. Or so I thought. I knew of a hilarious blog called Craft Fail where you can submit your failure and have a good ol’ laugh about it. So I did just … Read More Give Away!! (Ended)
This is a non art-related subject, but something I feel very passionate about. Today is the day McDonalds opens it’s doors in Tecoma, a small and quiet little town at the base of the Dandenong Ranges in Victoria, Australia. Despite the community AND local council saying ‘NO’ for the past 3+ years. I was born in neighboring Upwey and lived my early years in … Read More Burger Off – A community united against McDonalds
This competition has now ended, congratulations to the three winners: Hayley Warren, Kaela Joy and Cha Cha Rae! For more giveaways and special things keep an eye out on my facebook page here. Hello! I’m having a competition on my facebook page B.Inspired which goes for only 2 weeks! I have 3 mystery prize packs up for grabs which include various items, all with … Read More Competition time! – (Ended 25.06.13)
That’s right, I make people.. well, person. In the last post I was overdue to have a little baby, 10 days later he was finally born! It’s been a month all ready so I thought I’d update my blog and post a few (creative) pics.. Meet Oscar Stanley Curtis.. Born 19th March 2013. In the photos above I have put Oscar in my belly … Read More I’m so crafty, I make people!
..well lets just hope it all goes to plan! So, I finally found a gallery to exhibit my faery photos in!! It’s small, but a perfect location as it’s connected to a faery shop! I still have to fill out the forms, have everything approved.. I probably shouldn’t be talking too much about it in case it falls through but I just can’t help myself! I’m still … Read More Exciting News..
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