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Stormtrooper Pop Up Card

Stormtrooper pop up card

  DM is a huge Star Wars fan. Munchkin had watched all of the movies (mainly through closed eyes) before she was 5 months old. So for his birthday it seemed appropriate to make him a Stormtrooper…

Geometric Heart PopUp Card

Heart Pop Up Card

This year Munchkin and I collaborated to create a card for DM. Below is the result. Munchkin directed where she wanted me to draw hearts and with which crayon, then got to embellishing the rest…

Making a herb terrarium

Making a herb terrarium

  DM and I love fresh herbs. We buy some almost every week from the grocery store, even in Winter, when they’re stupidly expensive and turn into green slime almost quicker than we can get…

Dots and doilies

Dots and doilies

    We’re currently holidaying in South-West France. Enjoying some sunshine, sea air and the relaxed surfing culture that Hossegor provides. I’ve just commenced the third trimester and Munchkin is growing quickly! For this reason…

Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs

Due to illness and lethargy, I’ve not made any eggs this year. But for the many of you who have found next to nicx over the last few months, I thought I’d share some of…

Paper Tea Cups #1

Paper Tea Cups #1

I’ve been messing around with paper. I’m not sure exactly why I decided to make paper tea cups, but inspiration hit over the holidays and I couldn’t find one online. Hence the gauntlet was thrown down! I…

Wine bottle letterpress gift tags

Wine bottle letterpress gift tags

A while ago I made up some of these fun letterpress gift tags. Whilst it’s not possible to send you all letterpress versions, here’s a scan of one of my letterpress prints! Just cut them…

Constructive chaos

Constructive chaos

One of the difficulties in living overseas, and having so many of our friends scattered to the four winds is keeping in touch. Whilst Facespace and Twitter are fabulous, they’re poor substitutes for ‘real’ communication…

A kawaii halloween

A kawaii halloween

I completed this project just before we left for our last minute trip to Sydney. But ran out of time to type it up. Unfortunately the flights we were on didn’t have wifi activated so…

Ampersands+Embroidery = Nerdy Joy

Ampersands+Embroidery = Nerdy Joy

I’d intended to do this project whilst we were on holidays. I know, I know… the best laid plans of mice and men. My plans went awry the moment I received the latest Frankie magazine…

Vintage envelope

Vintage dictionary envelope template

Whilst creating envelopes for some birth announcements I created last week I found some lovely pages I though would make gorgeous envelopes. But then couldn’t bring myself to cut them! So I’ve scanned one of them…