Category Archives: Craft projects

Crafting with Hill Tribe fabrics

I love crafting with these vintage Hill Tribe embroideries and bright cotton prints that I brought back from Vietnam. The colours and patterns are so delicious. I’ve made plump, rectangular cushions and small zip purses… And satisfyingly heavy floor cushions … Continue reading

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Kimono Paper Craft kits

My Kimono Paper Craft kits (available through my Etsy store) have recently had a makeover! Do you remember the gift wrapping post I did a while ago? That was for the booklet that comes with the kit. You see, you still … Continue reading

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Kimono paper cupcake decorations

I’m still sick at the moment (my flu has progressed into bronchitis now – oh joy!), but I wanted to post something quickly for all you lovely people who check in regularly to see what’s new on my blog. Thank … Continue reading

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Kimono Paper Craft gift wrapping

Here’s a look at another Kimono Paper Craft project I’ve been working on for my new booklet (see more about it here, here and here). Think: gift wrapping using accents of kimono paper against deliciously bright tissue papers and neon … Continue reading

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Paper girl in a paper meadow

I’ve been working on another new Kimono Paper Craft illustration of a girl lying out in a beautiful grassy meadow. I haven’t quite finished it yet, but here are some work in progress pics. I started out with a rough … Continue reading

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Rainy days and synchronicity

It’s raining today, so I thought I’d share with you a little cloudy, rainy synchronicity that’s going on for me at the moment. You remember I was doing some new Kimono Paper Craft illustrations a week or so ago, and … Continue reading

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Kimono Paper Craft illustrations

These past couple of days I’ve been enjoying working on some new Kimono Paper Craft illustrations which will be included in a booklet I’m putting together. Here’s some work in progress.

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Autumn Matryoshka

We’re in the middle of a fierce, Autumn storm on top of our little hill here. It got me thinking about my ‘Autumn’ Matryoshka Russian dolls. She was inspired by purple thunder clouds, fallen leaves, wet bamboo and watery golden sunlight. Here’s … Continue reading

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Hill Tribe pouffes

I made four pouffes this week using fabrics that I brought back from my recent trip to Vietnam. Step One in the project was choosing which fabrics and embroideries to use. I just adore the neon, vintage Hmong embroideries from … Continue reading

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New things!

I’ve been beavering away like a crazy creative thing lately and am launching a whole lot of new products tomorrow at the annual Summer Fair at Michael Park Rudolf Steiner School (the school that I went to). Exciting! I’ll be … Continue reading

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