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Memory game using recycled bottle tops

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This is a very simple way to recycle your bottle tops – so simple that I won’t go into too much detail with the instructions. I used plastic white bottle tops from milk cartons – any will do, as long as they are neutral colour to avoid confusion if your little one is learning their colours. So here’s what you do: Continue reading

FWS Sewing Workshops – Day 1, Wrap Skirt

Last month I was lucky enough to host two more sewing workshops for the mamas from the Kesho Leo childrens village run by  Food Water Shelter (FWS) in Arusha, Tanzania. The day before the first class, I went fabric shopping to choose the fabrics we would work with. I selected three vitenge, and ended up donating an extra one as well – the chicken one. Continue reading

A thank you to from Tanzania to some crafty Renmark ladies



After I returned from Tanzania from my last trip in 2011, a lovely Renmark woman donated some craft supplies for my next craft workshops on my next trip. Inside the big bag of crafty goodies was some crochet cotton, with which I thought I would easily learn to crochet and then pass the skills on.. but it didn’t work out that way. Continue reading

I am back.. and it’s time to slow down

I have been back in Australia for almost a week now after being away for the month of April, and have lots of things I want to write about. Things like travelling alone with a toddler, the beautiful African fabrics I found, and the sewing workshops I held in Tanzania. I’m not sure where to start! I think I might go through my photos, and start from the start.. expect lots of very random posts over the next couple of weeks! 


On another note, I have decided to slow down my sewing for a while, and use the time to return to studying. My madeit shop will still be open though, and I’ll also be selling fabrics on craftumi. I’m not stopping sewing altogether – I’ll still need my creative outlet so there will be some new things popping up on my facebook page and in my store occasionally.