Though I hate to admit it, I’m quite un-coordinated. I realised this quite young when I thought I was going to be an amazing drummer. This un-coordination extends to doing anything with my hair - I just can’t hold that and then move that there and then twist that… gah. This two strand twist seems to be right up my alley - surely I can twist two pieces of hair together!? Plus it apparently gives you nice beachy waves if you leave it in overnight. I’m sold!
I’ve quite often seen those DIY clock kits at Spotlight & Lincraft and wanted to try one but hadn’t had much inspiration as to what to turn it into! Well this is perfect and so easy to make too. Simply download the incredibly cute free cuckoo clock printable from HC, and then follow the directions to make your own faux clock.
If you’re anything like me, the slightest bit of soap on my skin makes it break out in an angry, dry red mess - so Angels On Bare Skin is amazing! But it can be really expensive (especially if you have to have it posted to you). I would be interested to hear from anyone who tries this recipe how it compares to the original!
This kind of cake is what I imagine Marie Antoinette would dine on at one of her fancy parties! It looks so dreamy - light, creamy, soft. Delicious! This is one of those show stopper cakes that would be amazing for a birthday party. Just make sure you give yourself enough time to cook all the crepes and give them time to cool - hot crepes and cream will equal a big melty mess!
Now I’m addicted… #waterlogue
Loving this #Waterlogue app, I’m turning all my pics into watercolour art!P.S. The app is called Waterlogue and you can get it via the iTunes Store!
Just like fashion, what’s popular in crafts always comes back around. Macrame was once huge in homewares - then it was incredibly daggy - now it’s back baby! Granted, it’s usually in it’s simplest form and in neutral colours (or sometimes with a bit of neon chucked in there), unlike the earthy orange, brown and moss greens of the 70’s. This fantastic curtain is great to separate a room or as decoration on your wall - just don’t combine it with wall to wall shag!
Onion rings aren’t as popular in Australia as they are in America, which sucks because it makes it all the much harder to find good ones. You can get some from Hungry Jacks (that would be Burger King) but they usually come out sad and soggy. So making your own is the only way to go. There are two cooking options in this recipe - deep fry and bake. The bake version is the one pictured above and if you’re wondering what the white stuff is, it’s panko crumbs. You can generally find these in the Asian food section of the supermarket. And I must insist you make the accompanying sauce of sour cream and BBQ sauce to dip in - so good!
Free Printable Valentines
It’s next week guys! If you’re like me and refuse to spend $5 on a card, there are tons of amazing free DIY versions out there right now. My favourite… is hard to pick, but the box of chocolates is pretty cute!
I was only a few pages into the new HGTV Mag when I came across Regina Easter’s AMAZING craft room! You know how some people covet cars or handbags or kitchens? We’ll I’m all about the craft room and this is basically what I would love to have in my house!
The key to a good craft space isn’t how much stuff you have, or even the quality of what you have - it’s all about presentation and organisation. You could have a top of the line sewing machine, but if it’s buried under a pile of junk then it’s no use to you! Also, once everything has a place (and you know where to find it) you will find it all that much easier to create, and save money by not having to re-purchase items you’ve lost. I’m very guilty of this - I now have four hot glue guns and millions of sticks because I could never find one!
Even if you don’t have a whole room to take over, there are tons of great ideas to borrow from Regina’s room - I plan on making my own lazy Susan caddy for all of my string that’s currently stashed in a box somewhere. There are lots more amazing tips too, so go get the new mag and lust along with me!
P.S - in the editors section there’s pink toilet paper. I have never wanted something so ridiculous and fripperous in my life.
This is a really simple but sweet gift to give for Valentine’s Day. Wrap in some coordinating kraft paper and white ribbon and give it to someone you love!
I’m all about the patchwork right now, so I’ve been collecting patterns a plenty. Here are a few of my favourites - from a simple patchwork art hoop to a big quilt (this is using the Scrumptious fabric from Moda - it’s really gorgeous!). And if you want the look but don’t have the time/skills, you can download some very pretty patchwork art!
Button downs have come a long way but honestly, it can be hard to think of how to wear one apart from with a pair of pants…or a skirt. So learn some new ways to wear an old classic with Brit + Co, plus shop some very cute animal print shirts!
Don’t let the kids have all the fun with this truly awesome giant heart Valentine’s Day coloring in page! Print one for yourself and one for any minis (especially if you’re like me and very particular about your coloring in!) or choose from any of the other pages available - the patchwork heart is really sweet!
For those of us who love cocktails but want to give the alcohol a miss, these mocktails are to die for - unless someone told me that these were alcohol free I wouldn’t know it! We’ve got a Cranberry Cutie, a Kiwi Lime Mojito (yum!) and a Baby Bellini - perfect brunch drinks!