Monday, April 22, 2013

My Handmade Heart Wedding & Party decor

Are you getting married? Or having a party?

My Handmade Heart has a range of wedding decorations and custom designed items for you to use! The Yay flags are an absolute best seller and are customisable to any style or design you wish, I also make message bunting, backdrops of any description and can even design floral arrangements and bouquets for you!!

I LOVE styling events and am always happy to help in whatever way I can, drop me a line via email or my ETSY store and we will come up with something wonderful to suit your event together!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Weekend Wanderings

Some pics from my adventures as seen through the eyes of Instagram.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Paper Chandelier Workshop with Sutherland Library

I made my debut as a teacher!

It was one of the most fun nights I have had in a VERY long time!
If there is one thing that makes me happy its making, and add making with others to the mix and actually getting paid to make and I'm over the moon!

Last week was my Sustainable Crafting workshop with Sutherland Shire Library, the workshops have been running over the last month or two with some fabulous classes on offer, quilt making with scrap fabric, refashioning old clothing into wearable pieces, Terrarium making and so much more.

My class was set to make one of my Beautiful Paper Chandeliers using recycled papers, books etc and sustainable and recycled pretty bits and pieces. We all had such a ball, the class was a sell out and I chatted and drank tea with 12 of the nicest ladies I've met in a long time.
The 2 hour class was so successful we went a little over time and nearly got locked in the libaray after close!! I was really inspired by all the colour combinations and shapes that my class used to create thier Chandeliers and have come back to my creative practice with all sorts of ideas and inspiration.

To all the ladies that joined me on the night a HUGE thank you for making it such a wonderful experience and also MASSIVE Thanks to Sutherland Libaray and staff for having me on the night!

Hopefully there will be some more My Handmade Heart workshops on the horizon later in the year!!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Instagram Treasure Swap!

If you follow me on Instagram then you would know how much I love it! If you don't follow me yet or haven't tried Instagram then get there quick sticks!

Instagram is just about my favourite new visual social networking tool, it's quicker than blogging, and enables me to share everything I find visually inspiring in an instant! It's also an amazing place to meet and chat to like minded souls, I've 'met' so many incredible creatives through Instagram, opportunities to collaborate and communicate abound there!

In the last few weeks I was invited to participate in a swap with some of my very favourite Instagram creatives. As most creative types will know us makers and creators tend to stockpile materials and fabulous things with the hopes of using them down the track for a new project or product, and time being what it is you usually get around to using half of it or less.

So with that in mind 7 of us decided to swap some treasures from our studios, things we promised we would use and never did, things we made, beautiful embellishments and odds and ends, anything you could think of! It's been such a great experience and I'm blown away by the generosity of the women I've met through this swap!

If you want to see more head to Instagram and look for #s7treasures and get ready to be wowed by the artistic prowess and beautiful photography of the women who have so inspired me these last few weeks!