About 2 years ago I bought some metal clay and after procrastinating for some time, this week I finally used it. Not guna lie, I was nervous. Not only is the clay is very expensive, but the blow torch my husband bought me was way bigger than the ones used in all the youtube videos. I was worried about catching my face on fire. … Read More Precious Metal Clay
Today I’m showing you a behind the scenes look at what happens when I create something that doesn’t go to plan. This is what happens most of the time, but you wouldn’t know, because I only share the pretty things. Lets keep it real. Here’s my creative process, warts and all.. Over a year ago I started a painting, and just this week I … Read More Creative Process
My husband was going to get rid of this little chest of drawers. I could see they had the potential to be.. better. So I claimed them. A coat of paint and some new knobs is about all I needed, and as we have baby #2 on the way they’d be perfect to use in the nursery. I gave the drawers a clean and … Read More DIY Upcycled Drawers for Baby
One of the many DIY projects I worked on for our wedding included making coloured glass jars. I used these as vases and put (fake) tealight candles inside them. I had everything I needed so they cost me nothing! It was a great way to recycle glass jars too. You’ll need: Glass jars and/or bottles (The bottles in the picture were already coloured) Mod … Read More DIY: Upcycled coloured glass jars
A few years back I handmade all my Christmas gifts and for my sister I made some bath tea. It’s a sweet little idea that I’d been meaning to write about in detail and I’ve finally remembered to actually do it. These little bags of goodness are made to soak in the bath with you to infuse the lovely scents while preventing little … Read More A Guide to Making Bath Tea
When we planned our wedding last year, like most, we had a strict budget to stick to. We needed to work out exactly what our priorities were and expensive wedding invitations were not one of them. ‘ It’s how much per invitation? And RSVP cards? Plus postage? Plus a stamped return addressed envelope? AND we’re expected to send out save the dates as well? … Read More Making your own Wedding Invitations, is it worth it?
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!
When we decided to have a Viking inspired wedding (which you can read all about here) I had this brilliant idea to make a couple of medieval chandeliers. I’d seen some online retailing for around $400 +postage. Screw that, that’s half our wedding budget! Ha! I could so make them myself anyway. How sweet would that be!? The only catch was.. I had absolutely … Read More DIY: Medieval Chandelier
Well, that went fast. 2015 was jam packed full of artsy goodness, but I didn’t realise just how much until I looked back on everything I’d achieved. I guess the biggest thing to happen this year, art-related, was winning 2nd place in Canon’s Light Awards Competition! That was early on in January, for the month’s brief ‘freedom’. Not a bad start. I completed thirteen paintings including … Read More Reflecting on 2015
Hello, my name is Becky and I’m a craftaholic. So when it comes to things like Christmas I always get me craft on. Last year I hand made everyone’s presents which you can read about here. There was no way in hell I was going to be doing that again, but of course I wasn’t going to go without completely. Here’s what I whipped together for … Read More 4 Simple Ideas for Christmas Craftyness
‘Toy to the World’ is a custom toy design project and charity event held in Melbourne. I have posted about this event a few times which you can read about here and see my submissions for last years exhibition here. Well it was on once again and I’m excited to show you my bear for 2014! I went very girly this time for something a … Read More My Little Poby
I’m a bit of a pinterest fan. In particular I love to look up inspiration for diy crafts. One of the many wonderful pins I’ve come across is a detailed tutorial to create your own book from scratch. I just happen to be a bit of a notebook fan as well.. I’m not sure what it is exactly but I can never have too … Read More DIY Handmade Notebook
29 days ago I started the 365 project, taking a photo every day for a year. I wrote a post about it here and you can view the photos I’ve taken so far, here. It has proven to be a bit trickier than I first thought, coming up with a different idea for each day and trying to have an aesthetically pleasing result. So far … Read More 29 days down, 336 to go..
Today is day 4 of my 365 photography challenge and I created this photo: As you can see I’ve turned the bokeh (out of focus light) into stars! It’s a neat little trick I learned a while ago.. I think I need a bit more practice (I’ve seen some wicked photos using this technique) but this aint too bad. Anyway, I took a couple … Read More Seeing Stars – Bokeh
I found these WIP photos of my artwork ‘Night of the Blood Fliers’ and thought I’d share them to give you an insight into how I paint. Some are a bit blurry though, sorry about that. If you’re an artist yourself and need some guidance then I hope this tutorial is helpful in some way. (The tricky part when taking these photos is remembering … Read More Faery art work, step by step
I love to ‘upcycle’. It’s recycling old stuff into better stuff. Recently I went through some old clothes and found 3 t-shirts I’d bought in Vietnam about a year ago. I think I wore the blue one, once. So instead of just throwing them away I thought about what I could turn them into that I might actually wear. Yup, that’s me and my … Read More Upcycling T-shirts
For my 26th birthday I received a very special present from my dear friend Megan. It was a teeny tiny faery garden in a glass bowl that she had created herself. It is one of the sweetest things I have ever seen! Baby succulent plants, moss and polished stones complete with rocks with goggly eyes enjoying tea. I’m so glad I took photos of … Read More Tiny Faery Garden
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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!
My my.. have I been busy! So what’s the goss? I’m due to have a baby 2 days ago, that’s right, he’s pretty comfy in there so I get to play the good ol’ waiting game (patience is the key.. PATIENCE ARGH!) and it’s not easy. Weird really, I have been off work for 2 weeks which is awesome, so much free time to … Read More Dragons and toadstools