Sketchbooking: Halloween in Mixed Media

Sketchbooking: Halloween in Mixed Media

Tomorrow it is Halloween, Ellen can hardly wait. A subject for sketchbooking was thus easily determined. We would all draw a picture with the theme Halloween. It was harder to decide on a medium. Somewhere I have a carton of charcoal sticks for sketching. Ideal for halloweeny kind of drawings I thought, but I can’t … Continue reading

2 Craft: Paper Gggghostssss

2 Craft: Paper Gggghostssss

Halloween is upon us and is slowly starting to conker Australia. The kids in the neighbourhood are starting to get excited and Ellen is one of them. She has no idea what it is all about, but the enthusiasm of the others is contagious. Crafts in our house are all about Halloween at the moment. Ellen … Continue reading

Sketchbooking: Pretty Flow Papers

Sketchbooking: Pretty Flow Papers

My dear mother every so often sends me an envelope full of Dutch goodies. For the girls a small gift and for me magazines. Lately there is always the Flow, a magazine about mindfulness and how to slow down and enjoy your life. I know there is an international Flow, but nothing beads reading things … Continue reading

Mama Creates 2: Yorkshire Rose

Mama Creates 2: Yorkshire Rose

Next door live a family that moved to Australia this year. They are from Yorkshire, England and they showed me the beautiful Yorkshire rose. As he was having a very special birthday, I decided to use the rose for his present t-shirt. The extra prints that I made will become wonderful pillows. I made pictures … Continue reading

2 Craft: Fimo Clay Beads

2 Craft: Fimo Clay Beads

What to do with all the little pieces of finger knitting that Ellen produces. There are several, such as scarfs for her cuddly toys for example. And the one I want to share here with you, necklaces. To do so we first had to make some big beads. The only material I had in the house to … Continue reading

Sketchbooking: Home Made Stamps

Sketchbooking: Home Made Stamps

Just before our temporary one armed bandit became our one arm bandit, we had been crafting home made stamps for our sketchbooking later that week. Since it is hard for her to do the sketchbooking I thought I share the home made stamps as at the time we were busy with other concerns. First of all … Continue reading

Mama Creates 2: Christmas

Mama Creates 2: Christmas

On Facebook you start to see the reminders that Christmas is only so many weeks away and for me that means I want to think about things to make for the festive season. I still love the heart I made for yarn heart and started to think a long those lines for a Christmas decoration … Continue reading

Sketchbooking: stamp pens

Sketchbooking: stamp pens

During school holidays Ellen and I have a mother daughter day. We enjoy the day together and have some special treats. One of them being that she gets to pick a small gift. The last holidays she picked some stamp pens. As I thought our one armed bandit would be able to stamp with these as … Continue reading

Mama creates 2: Airplane Pillows

Mama creates 2: Airplane Pillows

Over the long weekend we managed to improve our kitchen one shelf at the time. And just that little change gave my brain a whole new strain of inspiration, but I have told myself to hold of on all these new ideas and first finish some of the projects that are still lying around or at least use the … Continue reading