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It seems like my newest obsession has crystallised in the form of crepe paper fringing.  It started when I fringed the base of a shoe (what a sensation) and then progressed to decorating a walk hanging for the birth of my friend’s baby.  Now the fringing obsession has gone up a notch – as was to be expected – to covering frocks in all the fringey goodness that I possibly can.  10946384_333443240194996_748357652_n

Something happens to me when I discover a new texture or making technique! I become SO obsessed with it, that I just have to explore it in every way that I can.  Right now I am having visions of whole crepe-paper bodies, and crepe-paper faces – I think I am going to try and cover my whole person in swampy paper at some point…so stay tuned for that fiasco!

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I love this paper situation.  I am thinking of exploring this further…maybe making a fun word for my house…or maybe for my wedding??? Now THERE IS A CUTIE-PIE idea!  Watch this space aha…

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The above dress and the below hat were made in a fringe frenzy…I just couldn’t stop!! I am hoping to get some time this evening to make something else, I thought a midi skirt and matching top would actually be quite cute too.

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Anyway, that is quite enough from me, and my musings on what I have covered in crepe paper…and what I am hoping to cover in crepe paper in the near future. Obviously, it is a given that this is not the last you have seen of my piñata dreams!! xx

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My Crafty Hidey Hole

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I love staying at home.  I love hiding in my craft room and gluing crap together.  I love looking over to see one of my poochies staring at me with their beady little eyes.  I love it so much that yesterday I had to take some snaps of the scenes unfurling in my crafty hidey-hole and share them with your eyeballs…

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Sunflower Fields Forever…

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On the weekend some gal pals and I gathered together and ventured off to Warwick to have a gander at the Sunflower fields *coughs, FIELDS OF DEATH*.  Upon our arrival, we were a little disappointed to see that the fields of Sunflowers had incurred the brutal wrath of the SUN…thereby becoming Sun-burnt-flowers and looking more like the bottom of those rissoles I always over-cook…and less like the blooming spheres of heaven that we had been expecting. Nonetheless, thanks to the wonderfully attentive hawk eyes of the gals in the car, we spotted some yellow blooms that were bravely clinging to their lives and  were able to trot through the blossoms and take some cute photos… (more…)

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So Swamped

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I’m not being particularly insightful by saying, “It’s a busy time of year”, however lately time seems to be  slipping away faster than usual. Everything has just been crazy lately! Work has been super busy, our new puppy has taken to wizzing EVERYWHERE (to the point where cleaning my floor has become a part time job in itself), and the silly season has left me with few  moments to just sit down and have a calm moment. Yet, as it turns out, being swamped makes me want to swamp, and in my down time I have found myself armed with a hot glue gun and a box full of junk – ready  to just squash it all together and hope for the best.

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I don’t know what it is about the process of ‘Swamping’ that makes me so happy, but there is something about clustering a bunch of colourful mess together to (sometimes) make something cohesive that really raises my spirits.  I can have had a mental day, but the minute I sit down on my couch with some pom poms, googey eyes, fake flowers and pearls, is the minute I start to feel at ease with the world.  I am sure this process is all very Freudian.  I mean, what is my subconscious trying to tell me if in order to relax, I must create chaos?

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Whatever the psychological meaning of my various crafty disasters though, I have some zazzy plans for my swampy ensembles.  I am sure my dogs Daphne and Daisy are hoping that these plans don’t concern them  again…but to that I can’t make any promises.

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Field Of Dreams Editorial in Peppermint Magazine

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Super pumped to finally be able to share with you my ‘Field of Dreams’ editorial that has been featured in the latest issue of Peppermint Magazine. Special thanks must go to Victoria alcorn and Chloe Musk for their floral stylings on the day, and of course Alex Atanasov for her wondrous modelling! (more…)

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We have a winner…!

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This weekend I had the pleasure of meeting the lovely Liora, who was the Winner of the Westfield Southland ‘ you make. i wear it’ competition.
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Westfield Southland Installation

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Yesterday I had the delight to set up a festive installation at Westfield Southland! Scooting down to Melbourne on Sunday, I took with me a selection of my most sparkly/flowery trinkets and prepared myself for the adventures that Monday had to offer… (more…)

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Craft at Queensplaza

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On Thursday I had the delight to host a crafty workshop for Queensplaza with the lovely Miss Zali.  Fab-ulising some plastic horses and dinosaurs, we turned these toys into treasures that could then be hung on necklaces and worn with delight!  The results were pretty zesty… (more…)

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