The Art of Recycling in Visual Arts

It is always great to come across local talent who are also passionate about the environment, and how they not only use art to express their love of the natural world, but also take great consideration in causing no harm to the environment while making their creations. I recently discovered one of these talented people […]

Thinking Outside the Gift Box

Let’s face it, gift giving is tricky. And while it may be ‘the thought that counts’ when it comes to the recipient (and our budgets), how often do we consider longevity or the environmental impact of the gift? While some gifts make our hearts sing, many don’t. Some end up in charity bins or ‘re-gifted,’ […]

Alternatives to Plastic Bags

In an effort to help us all to ‘do the right thing’, I’ve decided to uncover some simple alternatives to using plastic bags. Two of which are home-grown! It’s plastic free July! Did you know that they are estimating that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than there are fish! To […]

Buy Nothing Day – Will You?

“Buy Nothing Day” usually lands on the last weekend of November each year. In Australia each October we have ‘Buy Nothing Month,’ however internationally in November ‘Buy Nothing Day‘ has become the ‘thing’ you hear more about and for some reason, North America usually celebrates it a day earlier in November than the rest of the […]

Speed up your cleaning

  It’s usually a major surprise to clients that once the clutter is removed and order returned, cleaning becomes less of a chore and usually done faster once maintained regularly. 6 key reasons why regular cleaning is important: 1) Dusting: good for maintaining health, especially those who suffer asthma or respiratory problems. It helps treasured […]

For lovers of nail polish

Today I thought I’d share with you a photograph taken by a friend of mine who adores OPI nail enamels. The case you see, is a converted road case (often used by musicians when touring) and was created for her by her musician boyfriend. As you can see every bottle is lovingly protected and organised […]

My top 6 time saving tips in the craft room

As we all know time flies when we’re having fun and doing what we enjoy. If what you enjoy is your craft then here are my Top 6 tips to get more enjoyment from the time you spend in your happy place. De-clutter, Organise and have Productivity Zones: For more detailed tips on this read […]

3 Groovy links for crafters

  Today I thought I’d do a quick overview of some great products  for storing craft supplies together with a few quick tips to help your crafting mojo! First Link is for Artbin which has storage solutions and cases for creative minds.  Check out the Artbin Super Satchels which come with internal compartments in a […]

New ideas for suitcases & trunks

I love recycling and I love it even more when I can repurpose old things into funky, practical and useful things. In this picture is an old steamer trunk which has been in our family for decades, and you can imagine my joy when it eventually became mine. Rightly or wrongly my Dad painted it […]

Bag yourself a crafty idea!

Bags and pockets can be great storage! If you’re good with a needle and thread, you may want to check out 6 ideas from the Better Homes & Gardens website for anything from how to make a basic drawstring bag for storing lego or library books to vinyl bagged storage for the walls; netted bags […]