Pottery Class

Pottery Class

Growing up, one of our neighbours did pottery. She had a pottery wheel under her house and spent hours turning clay into wonky, artistic creations. I was FASCINATED. I’d been digging pottery out of the local bushland for years and making small things that would break as soon as they dried, and I was drawn to the concept of proper pottery as a moth to a flame. By the time I got the opportunity to try ceramics at high school however, I was more interested in taking Commerce and business type classes that would get me a job in the…

New life for old furniture – single bed edition

New life for old furniture – single bed edition

Breathing new life into old furniture; it’s one of my favourite things. I was going to call this post ‘Frankenstein Furniture’ but we are not at all talking about Mary Shelley’s glorious monster. I’m talking about creating something pretty fantastic out of a motley collection of old furniture; namely, single beds. When the monkey brothers started sharing a room they had a set of wooden bunk beds, which Mr BC whipped up out of a thrifted pair of bunk bed ends and the sides of teenage daughters ancient bunk beds. Those bunk beds looked stylish and did a great job for a…

Make your own Pet Portrait

Make your own Pet Portrait

A Pet Portrait! I used to think people who had portraits of their pets where weird, but I can honestly say I’ve changed my tune. Do you follow the blog A Beautiful Mess? Those girls are my blog heroes. Their bright, inspiring blog is daily reading for me, and I am in awe of the many, many projects and businesses they create. Like, buy and renovate a house, launch a phone app, write a cookbook all at the same time kind of awe. How do they do it?  #GOALS people.  I’d loved this particular project for a while, so when my…

Make your own Photo Magnets

Make your own Photo Magnets

If you read my post about Muesli, you’d know I was big on home made gifts last Christmas. The inspiration for these photo magnets was a well known company that was advertising heavily in the lead up to gift giving season, with an offer of 9 photo prints for $29, with free shipping. I thought this was a brilliant gift idea for far flung relatives, and almost ordered 3 sets – but then my eyes happened to glance at the junk mail. The junk mail was advertising MAGNETIC PHOTO PAPER FOR INKJET PRINTERS, with FIVE! A4 sheets for just under $24. And I thought,…