How To Make Your Own Candles


I made these travel candles as my second handmade gift for Christmas 2012. You can see how else I have been getting organised for Christmas in my Christmas Planning In July series. I have traveled a bit over the last six months and as nice as the places have been I have stayed at, I like to take … [Read more...]

Christmas Gift Tags – Gorgeous Free Printable


Today's post is from one of my very favourite bloggers, Kate from Picklebums. Kate is a very clever lady and makes also sorts of fabulous things you can download and print. In today's post which is the last in the Christmas Planning in July series, Kate is sharing a set of gorgeous Christmas Gift … [Read more...]

Recipe Card Template and Recipe Booklet


I have always wanted to have a go at making recipe cards and turning them into a gift somehow. When I was doing research for the Christmas in July 2011 series, I came across a Recipe Booklet How-To from Martha Stewart which seemed easy enough for even me to do! To keep with my eco-friendly … [Read more...]

Cabochon Rings – How To Make Your Own + Give Away!

cabochon rings

This give away has now closed, thank you to all those who entered. This is the second hand made gift for Christmas 2011. We are making vintage paper doll sets and to see the rest of my planning for Christmas 2011 go to: Christmas in July 2011. These cabochon rings are made from a kit I was given … [Read more...]

Food Co-op Melbourne and A Handmade Christmas Gift Of Tea!

handmade gifts tea

This post is part of my Christmas Preparation plan. This week's task was making the last of our handmade Christmas gifts. This year we have also made some retro coasters, chalkboard notice boards and a simple bunny softie. ***** The three younger kids and I had a great time earlier this week … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Decorations

Natural Christmas Decoration

Five and a half weeks to go until Christmas. This post is part of my Christmas Preparation plan. I haven't been working on them in exact order this year. Having a plan for Christmas, means that I can choose a task for the week that better suits my schedule. I know that if I keep working through … [Read more...]