Hamdmade Envelopes by A Spoonful of Sugar

Handmade Envelopes

When I was in primary school, I had penpals in Queensland, Singapore, and USA. It was so exciting to arrive home from school and have a letter waiting.  I still love pretty stationery supplies and receiving letters via "snail mail". I still love to send sweet letters and cards to friends.  To make your letters more special, make handmade envelopes using pretty paper, and decorate with other embellishments to make them one of a kind. Small envelopes are perfect for holding gift cards, gift … [Read More...]

Hamdmade Envelopes by A Spoonful of Sugar

Handmade Envelopes

When I was in primary school, I had penpals in Queensland, Singapore, and USA. It was so exciting to arrive home from school and have a letter waiting.  I still love pretty stationery supplies and receiving letters via … [Read More...]

Easter Getaway Tips

Easter Getaway Tips

Sponsored by Energizer Batteries The Easter holidays are nearly here and it is a popular time for family holidays as people take advantage of the Easter long weekend. We are really looking forward to Easter and having … [Read More...]

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{Book Review + Giveaway} My Rag Doll by Corinne Crasbercu

My favourite toy when I was a child was a rag doll that my Mum made me for my 4th birthday. She came complete with a wardrobe of clothing made to match some of my own dresses. Pollyanna was very well-loved and I have … [Read More...]

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Pear Crumble

  Pears are in season, plentiful and cheap at the moment. Now that autumn is here, we are starting to enjoy more warming meals. I haven't baked a dessert for ages - in summer we generally just have fresh fruit and … [Read More...]

Mormor Triangle Quilt draped on sofa

Triangle Quilt (Part 3)

The Mormor Triangle Quilt is now finished. You can read more about the construction process in Mormor Triangle Quilt and Triangle Quilt (Part 2). This quilt came together really quickly and could have been completed in a … [Read More...]

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Brown Sugar Pretzel Cookies

  Our favourite type of souvenirs to buy when we travel are baking and craft supplies. When we were in Penang in January, we found a lovely little kitchen shop and discovered a few little gadgets that we haven't … [Read More...]

Skating Angel, Tildas winter delights

{Book Review} Tilda’s Winter Delights

The Tilda range of books never fail to please with their pretty and whimsical designs. The latest offering, Tilda's Winter Delights by Tonne Finnanger is no exception.  Lovely polar bears, pretty ice-skating angels, … [Read More...]

Bedroom Giveaway

A Bedroom Refresh + Giveaway

Sponsored by Just Bedding Quilt Covers During summer, it is all about outdoor living, BBQ's, and spending time in the garden.  We spend more time indoors during the cooler months and love our home to be comfortable, … [Read More...]

Caramel Banana Loaf

Caramel Banana Loaf

The first time I was served banana bread for breakfast was on our honeymoon in Fiji many years ago. It is so delicious and the flavour of bananas is wonderful any time of the day. If you are eating it as a breakfast … [Read More...]

{DIY PROJECT} Paint a Chair

DIY: Transform an Old Wooden Chair (Part 2)

(Sponsored by White Knight Paints) A few weeks ago, we found an old chair that was on the roadside awaiting the bulk rubbish collection. We bought it home as we had a vision on how we could transform it from someone's … [Read More...]

Easter Cupcake Recipe - A Spoonful of Sugar

Easter Cupcakes

There is something magical about baking. Taking raw ingredients, mixing them together, popping them in the oven and then being treated to a delicious end product. Baking is all about slowing down and enjoying the ride. … [Read More...]

Eiffel Tower Bath Mitt

How to Make a Bath Mitt

Do you remember the pack of white face washers that I bought recently? Well I am slowly coming up with some ways to jazz  them up for little gifts.  This week I have made one into a bath mitt featuring our favourite … [Read More...]