Lemon Pound Cake

I can't resist lemon cakes, especially if they pack a big citrus punch. I am always trying new recipes to find the perfect lemon pound cake. This one is my best yet! Lemon pound cake, topped with lemon glaze, and moist coconut. Delicious! The lemon flavour is achieved from using both lemon zest and lemon essence in the cake mixture. Made with sour cream, it is incredibly moist and tasty. I don't think this cake will last long in our home! It feels good to get baking again, just in time … [Read More...]


{Book Review} Happy Crochet Book by Carolina Guzman

One and Two Company's Happy Crochet Book: Patterns That Make Your Kids Smile by Carolina Guzman (from One and Two Company) is packed full of fun and cheerful crochet patterns that are perfect to crochet for little ones. … [Read More...]


Christmas Stars

It wouldn't be Christmas without some handmade Christmas decorations. I have long admired German Christmas Stars (also known as Froebel Stars; Nordic Stars; Advent Stars; and Christmas Stars) for their lovely 3 D effect. … [Read More...]


Advent Countdown

Advent calendars are a tradition in our home. We always love the countdown to Christmas and the festive season. This year I have gathered some white tea pots, tea cups, dishes, jars, and other assorted bits and pieces … [Read More...]


Button Wreath

This Christmas season, I will be decorating our home with a vintage vibe. I plan on incorporating some of my treasured vintage haberdashery supplies into our Christmas theme, as well as other vintage items such as old … [Read More...]


Christmas Retro Drawstring Bags

The Retro Drawstring Bags were so much fun create (you can find our free tutorial here ). Here is a Christmas variation, featuring an English Paper Pieced Hexagon. They are made from the super cute Christmas fabric … [Read More...]


Never Fail Chocolate Cake

During my childhood, all family celebrations always included a Chocolate Cake baked by my Mum or Nan. My earliest baking adventures always involved chocolate cake. This recipe, dubbed the Never Fail Chocolate Cake, is … [Read More...]


Retro Drawstring Bag

  If you follow us on instagram you will have seen these Retro Drawstring Bags I have been making this week. I love a quick sewing project that provides an opportunity to combine different fabrics and trims. I … [Read More...]


Simple Pumpkin Coasters to Sew

Although Halloween in Australia falls in the middle of spring, I couldn't resist making a quick fall inspired project. I have put together this super quick sewing tutorial for simple pumpkin coasters to sew. Everyone … [Read More...]


Tilda Heart of the Home Mini Quilt

I was lucky enough to receive bundle of new Tilda fabric - Memory Lane and Cabbage Rose fabric ranges - from the Australian distributor, Two Green Zebras. These fabrics come in sweet shades of pink, blue, green, navy, … [Read More...]


Friendship Quilt

A most amazing package arrived at my post box yesterday. It included a collection of cards/letters and a beautifully wrapped gift. I knew it was something really special so sat down (with a box of tissues) to read all … [Read More...]


Vintage Style Crochet Doileys

I was lucky enough to be born into a family that values hand made. My Grandmother was an excellent crocheter, and fortunately she passed this skill down to my Mum and I. I have always wanted to try my hand at crochet … [Read More...]


Favourite Uses for Fabric Tape

Fabric tape is made from cotton fabric with an adhesive backing and sold on a roll. Simply cut, peel and stick - strips of fabric tape can be used in so many craft projects. You can use fabric tape for gift wrapping, … [Read More...]