Mama Creates 2: YarnHeart Project

After a stiff bout of flu, I am ready to start some new projects and ideas, but not before I show you the result of the YarnHeart project of Binky collective. They invited people to make a heart and tell them what they were thankful for in their community. My heart was of course screenprinted. … Continue reading

Sketchbooking: Watercolours and Straws

One of the blogs I follow is Sweet Afternoons, a blog where Alisa takes us on her adventures of watercolour. On July 10th she wrote a blog of which the pictures inspired us to use watercolour inks and straws. We also attempted to “paint” with grasses and print some leaves. Not nearly as effective as … Continue reading

2 Craft What 2 Do With The Flu

2 Craft What 2 Do With The Flu

Yes it is true Ellen and I have been suffering from a nasty flu, that is hanging around. We have not really been crafting and blogging as we are just too tired. Nevertheless we get oit the paper, decorative scissors and felt tip pens out to do away with the boredom of being sick. Here … Continue reading

2 Craft an Octopus

2 Craft an Octopus

The last time I wrote about crafting with Ellen we made splatter paintings and I promissed to tell you what we did with one of them, because what do you do with these huge paintings. Well one way we are using them is wrapping paper, but the one I want to tell you about happened … Continue reading

Sketchbooking: Coffee Filter Art

Sketchbooking: Coffee Filter Art

Ellen had a very clear wish, she wanted to draw on “those triangle things”. She pointed to the cupboard and said “we have done it before.” It took me a minute, but then I realised she ment the coffee filters. It is easy and a lot of fun. First you draw all kinds of shapes … Continue reading

Mama Creates 2: Re-usable Shoppingbags

Mama Creates 2: Re-usable Shoppingbags

One of my favourite shops in Brisbane is Reverse Garbage. At Reverse Garbage they sell industrial discards, all kinds of little and big bits and bobs the factory can’t use, but are great for arts and crafts. they inspire you to look different at materials. Next to selling these bits and bobs, they organise a sale exhibit four … Continue reading

2 Craft a Splatter Painting

2 Craft a Splatter Painting

The girls have taken to drinking chocolate milk. They love it, but they only get it as a reward. The reward often happens during grocery shopping time and exist of the pre mixed stuff in a cute drinking bottle. We have collected some of them for crafts and it was time to have some fun … Continue reading

Sketchbooking: Finger Stamps

Sketchbooking: Finger Stamps

For some stamps I found at a garage sale I bought some stamp cushions so Ellen and I could make cards. But you can use the ink pads for other stamping as well. The easiest and most accessible your fingers, to great joy of the youngest. She pasted her page with dots, while Ellen used the side … Continue reading

Mama Creates 2: Yarnheart

Mama Creates 2: Yarnheart

It is time for me to start telling you about more than the crafts I do with my daughters, because mama creates too. As I told you Ellen fell in love with a love heart I made for the project Yarnheart. Yarnheart is a project organised by the Binky Collective and is part of the Darwin … Continue reading