July 5, 2015

Secret Garden - New from Layla Amber

Layla Amber is one of my favourite handmade brands and I was super excited to see Layla has added another beautiful collection to her designs. (Then a little embarrassed when I did some research and realised she has had it out for a few months now... oops!)

I've bought several pieces from Layla Amber over the year and I love every one of them!

I love the depth of these designs. The way she's layered the pieces just works so wonderfully! 

Click the pretty pics below to head over to her store and grab your own little piece of Secret Garden cuteness! 

Seriously cute right? 

Wanna see more? Head over to the Layla Amber website

June 23, 2015

New goodies from Makes Two Studio!

Hello my friends!
I've missed you!
I can't believe it's been over a month since my last post!
I thought I should tell you why...

Just over a month ago a friend told me she was planning a market in a major book store here in Sydney and wondered if I would be interested in a table. Of course I said yes! I then spent the next few weeks madly creating pieces to make sure our stand was well stocked.

Lucus and I took on the challenge together and created an awesome collection of goodies under our Makes Two brand. If you follow me or Makes Two on Instagram you would have seen some of our creative adventures for Whipper Snappers. 
It did take us a little while to work out exactly what we would make to sell but when we settled on an idea I was so excited to start getting messy! 

We created artworks, screen printed Moleskine notebooks, painted magnets and paper craft kits.
The paper craft kits where so popular! I'll be sure to get these up in the Etsy store as soon as I can!
I have a few printed paper craft kits left but after that they will be available as digital downloads so you can create your own.
The magnets where UBER popular! What do you think? Cute right? 
I plan to make sets of these for Etsy. Would you buy them?

I loved how these wooden prints turned out! We created them by transferring images onto the wooden blocks and screen printing over them. I love the combination of the real photo with the graphical screen print. So happy! We're planning to make more and will get them up in the store in a few weeks. 
Is there anything better than white on kraft?? Especially when it's a Moleskine notebook! 
Can't wait to get these up in the shop

Love this one. We took this photo when we went to NYC last year. The most amazing view from the Top of the Rock. Translate so well into a graphic triangle. This one was transferred onto ply.

Cool right??

I promise I'm back in the blogging seat now and I'm super keen to get this blog pumping and make Crafted bigger and better than ever!

Oh yeah!

May 18, 2015

DIY No-Sew Gift Bag

Everyone loves a no-sew project right!
These cutie little calico bags are perfect for any little gift or event favour. The best thing is they are ridiculously easy to make. Seriously. Take a peek at these instructions and find out for your self.
Step 1
Workout how big you want your bags to be and cut your fabric to size. This Fiskars cutter is amazing for fabric. See my review here. Each bag needs two pieces.
Step 2
Apply glue to three sides of the fabric. The side without glue will be the opening for the bag. Stick two pieces together.

Step 3
Once the glue is dry turn the bag inside out. This will give you a lovely neat seam.

Step 4
Make a stencil using adhesive contact. 
All you have to do is cut the shape you would like on your bag from the centre.

Step 5
Pop a little piece of cardboard inside the bag. 
This will stop the paint going through to the other side of the bag.

Step 6
Sponge paint over the stencil

Step 7
Remove the contact and admire your work!

Pretty cool right! :)

Now just fill the bags with your little pressies and tie them up with a lovely, simple piece of brown string.

Cute right? And so SO simple. 
What do you think? :)

May 16, 2015

Crafted Review: Fiskars Cutter and Ruler Combo

I LOVE Fiskars products. My all time FAV scissors are Fiskars. Unfortunately they have gone to craft supply heaven and I don't think they make them anymore. :( Devastating, I know! 

Anyway, this post isn't about my late scissors it's about this freakin' awesome cutter! 
A few weeks ago I was asked if I would be interested in writing a post about the new Fiskars Cutter and Ruler Combo. I wasted no time in getting back to them with a big fat YES!! 

To tell you the truth, I was a little sceptical. I mean I knew it would be fine as it's got the Fiskars name on it, and they don't make bad stuff, but would it be amazing... meh. I just had to wait and see...

The packaging claims the cutter can get through 8 layers of fabric. So naturally I grabbed some calico and folded it until it had 8 layers. HOLY MOLY....

May 12, 2015

Beautiful Handmade Bridal Headpieces

There are so many amazing handmade headpieces available for brides at the moment. 
I gathered up 14 of my recent faves for your viewing pleasure! 
Click the pics to check out the amazing people who make these pretties.

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