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Crochet DIY patchwork to reinvigorate tatted clothes

Taking ordinary clothes and using crochet patches to make them extra – ordinary Continue reading

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Making artworks and being creative without a studio

Making artworks, being creative without a studio …can be difficult. And I won’t lie, I am at complete odds with myself a lot of the time since I have started traveling. Where are my pencils, where are my bolts of cloth and … Continue reading

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Making earmuffs using crochet, Part Two

Making crochet earmuffs how-to, Part Two To save my sanity (pattern writing gets very tedious) I have broken up this post into three parts. Part One (making earmuffs for the winter chill) which includes the ingredients, can be found by following this … Continue reading

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Does art matter? Artists say, yes.

Does Art Matter? …Is the question Benjamin Tupas, a producer for ABC Open posited to artists recently about the creation of art in Toowoomba in the article Art Matters. I was one of the artists, and I was quoted! The … Continue reading

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Pinterest tutorial results, How To Cover Shoes

I tackled a shoe tutorial found on Pinterest a few weeks ago now. It was a tutorial on covering secondhand shoes with a new fabric to give them a new life. It is from the lovemaegan blog, direct link available … Continue reading

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Large handmade postcards, collage crafternoon

I needed large handmade postcards for a recent spree of letter writing. I enjoy sending snailmail to people. With the assistance of Muzy, I have put together a compilation (or series of) the cards I collaged together from reused file … Continue reading

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Fur and leather sewing – where do I even start?

Fur and leather. I was recently passed down some items of sentimental value. There’s some kind of strange stuff; teeth, tusks, furs, leather tooling equipment, scrimshaw equipment… shells… hammers… photos…. Already sounds like an amazing contemporary art piece, or like … Continue reading

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