Art Journaling Process Video – Broken Heart


There is something so wonderfully therapeutic about art journaling. Have you given it a go yet? It’s a wonderful chance to just create with no pressure to highlight a photo, tell a story, or do… anything other than make something! Geese, it doesn’t even have to be PRETTY, you know?! But of course, there is also something wonderful about conjuring up a design in your head and then being able to put it on to paper. Being able to tell a story and make something you’re proud of at the end. I think less than ¼ of my art journal pages are something I’m really PROUD of. BUT they are all part of the exploration process – both of my mind and heart, and of the art mediums I’m using!

Today I have a process video for you. It’s using some collage, and some watercolour techniques. I hope you enjoy it!

Photos to pin:

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{Reader Tutorial} Flower Faced Baby bonnet


This tutorial from Sewing Bee Fabrics will show you how to make a super cute flower face baby bonnet.   Find the full tutorial over at Sewing Bee Fabrics UK. 

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Mr Chicken Book Week Costume


Reading is important in our family. My husband and I are avid book readers (although with completely different tastes), and we’ve passed on the love of reading to our children. Book Week is an exciting time when I get to craft a costume from my kids’ favourite (and is just 2 months away in Australia). […]

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My time at the retreat

Finished Tova Dress

I was lucky enough to go to the And Sew We Craft Retreat at the beginning of June and I want to share with you a couple of the projects I managed to finish while I was there. On Friday I arrived and got stuck in sewing up my Tova Dress/Tunic that I cut out […]

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{Reader Tutorial} Gathered waist summer dress pattern


A gathered waist dress pattern is the perfect clothing item for summer! Fun and easy to sew, this women’s summer dress pattern and tutorial is suitable for all levels.   What you need: Fabric for dress 2 yards (I used a soft cotton) fabric for lining 2 yards (I used white chiffon) 1/8″ elastic button […]

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{Reader Tutorial} DIY wire headband sewing tutorial


Having a bad hair day? Make a cute and practical DIY Wire Headband and spice up your summer (or winter) look with this easy and quick tutorial from The Seaman Mom! Find the full tutorial here::

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{Reader Tutorial} Crochet Chicken Hat


Crochet the day away with these adorable chicken hats with easy to follow tutorial from Jenny and Teddy Sizes: Newborn-3 months (fits up to 14 inch) 3-6 months (fits 14- 17 inch) 6 months-1 year (fits 16- 19 inch) Materials: You will need – MC1: ( funfur yarn) weight of yarn to be use 50 […]

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How to have your own craft retreat at home #fakeaswcretreat

how to have your own craft retreat at home

So the first annual And Sew We Craft Retreat is THIS WEEKEND and sadly I won’t be able to attend BUT I will be trying my hardest to have my own craft retreat weekend here at home (with my kids). And I thought I would share some of the things I’m doing in the lead […]

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Retreat is NEXT WEEKEND: What you do and don’t need to bring


Retreat is NEXT WEEKEND! This has come about so quickly yet so slowly at the same time. Unfortunately I’m not going to be able to be there in person BUT I’ll be there in spirit and I’ll be sharing a post tomorrow about how those of us that won’t be there in person can be […]

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5 Crochet Mistakes that are Easy to Fix

5 Crochet Mistakes that are easy to fix

When you first start to crochet there is a lot to learn. It is a simple craft but like all things it can seem tricky until you’ve done a little practice. You might wonder… How do you hold the crochet hook? How do you do a single crochet or a double or a treble? How […]

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