Saturday, 31 March 2012

Flower and Garden Show Melbourne

Hi there!

We have a great flower and garden show in town - in fact, this is the greatest show of that kind of the southern hemisphere!
I went there today and made around 400 pictures.

Of course, I couldn't wait to share some of them with you guys.
Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I don't feel I need to talk much here :)

There is so much more I'd like to show you! I think that roses and 'floral fashion' deserve special posts.

Now to the gardens:

Ans look at this transformation!

And of course this garden is fully sustainable!

Here are some more ideas for DIYs:

OK, enough pics for one post.

Tomorrow I'll talk a little about myself. Namely, I was tagged by Hanni from Hanni's Crafts into something like 'truth game' and I'm going to answer her questions in a post.
If anybody is interested to be tagged in this game, please let me know. I think it's fun and improves connections. 

So, till tomorrow then!

Love, DK

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Crochet Baskets

I've been making these crochet baskets lately.
I want to make a collection for my home and then some for sale. 
The twine inspired me - this is not your regular yarn. I have experimented with cooking twine before:

Click to see more about my 'Down-to-Earth Bag' and Wire & Twine Hearts.

Now this isn't cooking twine. The twine I've used for these baskets is thicker and a little grayish. It reminds me of sailing ropes, so the baskets kind of naturally tend to coastal decor. I really started loving these.

However, while I was working on my baskets, I found something great another blogger-sister is making.
Please visit Hanni's Hannicraft here to see a similar crochet basket (and many more lovely projects). 

I love that small detail added there: the handles.
So my baskets might get updated one of these days :)
I'll let you know.

And here's another lovely basket, made by Hanni:

I've started a 'Crochet Baskets' board on Pinterest. I'll show it here soon.

Now I really need to focus on Easter. I've got gifts to prepare!


Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Villabarnes Giveaway

Giveaway #7 at Villabarnes!

I always try not to miss Rosemary's giveaways - I just love what she does!
If you want to participate and maybe receive a beautiful bunch of gifts, click on her button below:

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Good luck!

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Recycle: From Trash to Flower Wall Decor

This week I've recycled some trash into a fine flower wall decor.

I bought a slow cooker a year and a half ago. I was packet with these styrofoam 'bumpers':

Now, organising experts say if you haven't used it for a year, you probably never will - get rid of it. 
I'm a very busy woman - everything takes more time for me. So I kept my styrofoam trash.
This week I finally made it. 
I had those sewing patterns I found at Salvos (some months ago). I had no clue what I wanted to do with them at the time I bought them.
Then I found that 'animal print' Scotch tape. And that's all I needed for this project.

I covered the 'frame' with the tape. Then I took the sewing pattern and just cut circles in four different sizes - 12 circles of each size. 
I scrunched the paper lightly and than worked with it a little so that the flowers look a little fluffy.
(You can do whatever you want with tissue paper really and it will still look good.)

I used tiny nails to pin the flowers - the pins you can see here are there for the looks - they can't keep the flowers in place. 

I love mu new wreath/frame. I will probably use it in different ways.
I like how it looks with a simple monogram.

I hope everybody's having a great weekend. We had some lovely Irish parties in Melbourne today.
To all our Irish friends: HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY! :)


Sunday, 11 March 2012

Printable 'Fruits of the Spirit'

Today I have three versions of 'The Fruits of the Spirit' printable instant art. 
This is my early Easter gift to you :)

The background and the frame used for the first one come from Karen - The Graphics Fairy.

For the other two I used photos I made on Good Friday last year.

Last week was great for me!
I've got really attached to this blog lately and try to have at least one project a week to share with you lovely people. And you love me back - my projects get featured often, the number of your visits grows daily. My washing board project got over 1000 hits!
I even have over 100 followers as of last week :)
And Jill from I Know the Plans I Have for You surprised me with the Liebster Blog Award!
At the office, I was assigned tasks that are more of a challenge for me and make that part of my life more interesting too.
There is one problem though: I'm constantly exhausted by travelling 2 hours one way to work. I need a solution for this soon - I need to either make more money to be able to rent another house or be able to reduce hours at work and make less money but more life :)
I would really appreciate it if you remembered me in your prayers. Many thanks.

With love,