Friday, May 20, 2011

Retail diet

It's official! I'm going on a retail diet til 2012!
Inspired by The Little Brown Dress project and the New Dress a Day blog, I'm taking my wardrobe and my lifestyle to new (or should that be old) levels.

Here are my rules (because I'm the boss of me and I get to choose my rules):

  • From now until January 1, 2012 I am not allowed to buy any retail products except food and toiletries. 
  • I'm allowed minimal cleaning products like soap, toothbrush, shampoo but I'm going to try to only use those that minimize packaging and harmful chemical use.  I say 'harmful' chemicals because everything is made of 'chemicals'...and has genes at atoms and all that jazz :)
  • Crafting must now be from second hand and thrifted finds.  But I'll allow a tiny bit of glue or thread purchases if I run out AND I'm making something with a practical use that will prevent me buying something new.  I must use all available materials first.
  • Gifts must also fit the criteria -argh! Sorry friends and family :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Crepe attacks!

I'm hoping to borrow my mum's sewing machine this weekend and start on my Crepe dress from Collette Patterns (see my original post on this lovely project here).

This is the loveliest picture of the Crepe dress I have seen (all thanks & credit go to Casey at

I hope my version works out half as nicely!

Monday, May 16, 2011

I made these matchbook notepads.

I love miniatures. Here's my latest attempt at mini crafts.  I copied the idea from the Fossil Blog

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

They Draw & Cook

Do you love cooking and smart, cute design? Well you have to check out "They Draw & Cook" a lovely blog that is taking over the cooking world, one beautiful recipe card at a time:

Home - They Draw & Cook
- images from Cassi Boggio (; Brooke Walsh (; Casey Crisenbery (;  via They Draw & Cook

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Ric-Rac: Ernst (A story)

Check out this lovely little picture story. Make by Jodie - a fellow Australian - on her blog "Ric-Rac"