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So many things have been going on lately, I thought I might do a little news update. If you have been following Homely Creatures on Facebook you will know that I am very close to launching a brand new product range for children and the home. Designed in Melbourne and handmade (fair trade) in Nepal, I am BUSTING with excitement about bringing my own range to the world. The new Homely Creatures website complete with shop will be up any day now eeeeeek! A couple of months ago I ran a photo shoot for the launch catalogue. It was so...

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Melbourne Markit

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Melbourne Markit

I was lucky enough to visit the Melbourne 'Markit' last weekend, and I thought I'd share a couple of snaps with you as I was so very inspired by all of the talented designers/crafters there are in this great city. I bagged myself a bargain with one of the pastel pink jelly-mould-like hanging planter pots from Angus & Celeste. It seems as though plants are a trend to last for the next while with cute baskets, neon string and scrumptious ceramics containing succulents and the like as far as the eye could see. Speaking of trends also managed to score...

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DIY Terrarium Tutorial

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DIY Terrarium Tutorial

A few years ago I developed an unhealthy obsession with terrariums. A grass and mushroom addiction of a different kind, I couldn’t get enough of creating these mini green worlds, complete with hand-crafted clay mushrooms or garden gnomes for decoration. I knew I had a problem when I had to wade through a sea of collected glass jars to get to get out of my bedroom, and friends were starting to notice the mud under my fingernails. My friends would mock me as I demanded they pull over so I could harvest the moss I had just spotted on the...

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DIY Fawn Cushion / Pillow by Homely Creatures

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DIY Fawn Cushion / Pillow by Homely Creatures

A little surprise for you today - that's right, I'm giving away my trade secrets! The Homely Creatures fawn cushion is one of our most popular products but today I am walking you through how to make your very own cute creature cushion! You will need: At least 60 x 110 cm piece of cotton canvas material A pencil and some A3 paper A black Sharpie pen or fabric paint Fabric scissors 10-20 safety pins A sewing machine, complete with white cotton Stuffing / wadding Needle and white cotton thread DIY Instructions: 1. On an A3 sheet of paper, sketch...

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Merry Christmas - DIY snow globe centrepieces

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Merry Christmas - DIY snow globe centrepieces

Wishing you all the most merriest of Christmases for 2012! This Christmas Eve I have been given the fun task of creating the centrepiece for our family's Christmas lunch table. I got these beautiful glass domes from the UK (squeezing them in my carry-on luggage!) and decided to turn them into some snow-globe-esk Christmas creations! After the glass display domes, all I spent was about $15 on: - White paper to cover the bases - Gold glitter covered Christmas trees (from the cheap shop!) - Cotton wool for snow clover - A can of spray snow for the bottom inside...

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