Tag: Creativity

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Precious Metal Clay

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

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Announcement!

I have some very big news to share with you all! But first, a little background.. As some of you may already know, earlier this year I began studying small business. The opportunity came up and I found myself having a ‘why the hell have I not thought of this earlier?’ moment. The stars aligned, there was magic in the air.. THIS is what … Read More Announcement!

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Isolation Post #2

Ok things are getting a bit out of hand here.. I thought I’d be making a whole lot more than I am, instead my brain has gone into overdrive and I have SO many ideas, like, so many.. it’s all very exciting! Problem is I keep ordering more supplies, soon I’m going to be overwhelmed with a whole lot of new crafts to do. … Read More Isolation Post #2

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Butterfly wings and things

Finally Spring is here, the days are getting warmer and I’m ready to crawl out of hibernation. I’m back. All Winter I’ve been really busy crafting and creating to stock up and prepare for upcoming markets. These items will also be avaiable online through my Etsy shop. Check out my new treasures.. Glass lockets with ethically sourced butterfly wings We all know I like … Read More Butterfly wings and things

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Dead Faeries at the Hills Art Market

The Hills Art Market Memorial Ave. Emerald Vic Saturday March 10th 9am – 3pm I’m at it again, market number 2 is less than a week away and this time I feel a little more confident, and a little less organised. So I figure I’d tackle it the way I do life in general, try to be positive and stay up till the wee … Read More Dead Faeries at the Hills Art Market

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TTTW Bears 2017

My bears are complete for Toy to the World 2017! Meet ‘Totem’ the Animal Spirit Guide and ‘Funghi Town’ where we’re going down, down, down, down, down down down.. to. These guys will be exhibited at the Toy to the World exhibition being held in Prahran, Melbourne opening night October 11th. I’m really pleased with the results, they’ve both turned out the way I’d … Read More TTTW Bears 2017

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Weird things for weird people

I’m at it again, making more of these creepy little critters.. dead mummified faery specimens! This time around I’ve added a few extra details like jewelry, hair beads and I’m also experimenting with real insect and butterfly wings. The back of each piece will have a label which includes the specimen # and the faerie’s name. (or if unknown it will be the title … Read More Weird things for weird people

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The Faery in the Key Cabinet

Behold! The Faery in the Key Cabinet. Or should I say the Mystery of the Faery in the Key Cabinet! But that was too long for the heading. Point is, this little masterpiece holds a secret and it’s up to the possessor to unravel the story.. The story begins with a dead faery locked inside a cabinet. The mystery is, WHO put her there? … Read More The Faery in the Key Cabinet

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Magical Rainbow Unicorn Chocolate

It’s magical.. it’s rainbow.. it’s unicorn chocolate. Yeah, you read that right. Oh my goddess this stuff is super easy to make and you can totally twist the recipe to create anything you wish. Choose your own colours, flavours, sprinkles, dried fruit, nuts, go crazy! I found this recipe by the delightfuly creative and quirky Katherine Sabbath on her instagram account. She’s the Queen … Read More Magical Rainbow Unicorn Chocolate

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‘Dream Catcher’ M+P Soap

After making my very first ever batch of soap and still feeling productive.. I washed everything and jumped head first into another batch I wanted to try out. Lavender, Chamomile and Bergamot ‘Dream Catcher’ Soap For this soap I wanted to blend calming, relaxing scents and try adding a natural colour with Brazillian purple clay. I had grand ideas of swirling the purple into … Read More ‘Dream Catcher’ M+P Soap

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Beginner’s guide to Melt and Pour soap

Making soap is one of those things I’ve wanted to try for a long time but the whole corrosive acid thing kinda scared me off. But recently I started looking into it and it didn’t seem so scary afterall. What’s even better is you can start off with a simple melt and pour method where you melt a pre-made soap base so you avoid … Read More Beginner’s guide to Melt and Pour soap

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Experimenting with Watercolours

I have been having a ton of fun playing around with my new watercolour set! Check out that brush that came with it! I’ve never seen one before. You can take the top off and fill it with water, so as I paint I can give it a squeeze for more liquid, it’s genius! I’m probably the last person to even find out about … Read More Experimenting with Watercolours

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2016 A Year in Review

2016 was a big one for us, with the purchase of our first home in April and the arrival of our second little cherub, Toby! So understandably I was a little slow on the creative side, but I did manage to have a fairly productive year, considering. I completed four watercolour artworks including two illustrations ‘Caleb Clarke’ and a remake of ‘Darcy Plum’. (the … Read More 2016 A Year in Review

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Karma Stars and building wells in Cambodia

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

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Welcome to the World little one

On Thursday, November 17th at 11:59pm our second son was born. We named him Toby. (The babe with the power) I’m a very proud mama and can’t help but bomb you with some baby photos, so here’s a few of my favourite pictures of our new little man.. [Equipment used: Canon DSLR 70D with 50mm lens] Read about my top 5 portrait photography tips … Read More Welcome to the World little one

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DIY – Dead Faery Tutorial

Ah Halloween is drawing closer.. so as a treat I thought I’d share with you how I make my dead faery sculptures. When I first tried to make a dead faery I searched the internet and could only find one tutorial, which I have since tweaked to my liking and come up with my own way of making them. You’ll need: Toy skeleton – … Read More DIY – Dead Faery Tutorial

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A Halloween Feast Down Under

Halloween! Oh my dark soul I would LOVE to experience Halloween in America sometime cos you guys go completely over the top and I am jealous as hell! Screw Christmas with all its jolly hoo ha I want to scare the heebie jeebs out of people. What an awesome holiday.. such a shame we don’t really celebrate it here in Australia. If we did, … Read More A Halloween Feast Down Under

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DIY Upcycled Drawers for Baby

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

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Blast from the past! Looking back at my early artworks

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

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A Guide to Making Bath Tea

  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