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Find us at the Tasmanian Craft Fair at Deloraine

Finding Creatively Belle at the Tasmanian Craft Fair

It’s no secret that I’m thrilled to be part of the 2016 Tasmanian Craft Fair and it is the perfect excuse for me to go to beautiful Tasmania every year. This will be my 7th year exhibiting at the TCF and for the last few years I’ve been lucky enough to be part of the Rotary […]

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How bloggers can bring creativity into daily life

How Bloggers Can Bring Creativity into Daily Life

The dream of creating a mega blog that has millions of readers and generates a healthy income to thoroughly replace the paid job is a dream for many and a reality for only a few. But happily the really achievable reality for many bloggers is the opening of interesting doors that blogging can so easily […]

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Captivating organic shapes and textures with the lotus seed pod and poreclain pendant

How Artisans Can Price Their Work

As an artisan who makes her living from what she makes and sells I’ve had quite a few lessons about pricing. I sell my work at The Rocks Markets and a select number of fairs each year. Being based in Sydney I have a fairly competitive selling space and this has never really bothered me, […]

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Who Wants to Make a Living from their Craft?

Hey there, For those of us who love crafts like quilting, patchworking, scrapbooking, beading, any sort of craft one of the most challenging things is finding the balance between gathering too much of a good thing and having money for the rest of things in life (or getting more crafty things!). When I decided to be […]

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Getting Design ideas into the light of day!

Hey there, Sometimes when you’re creating a new design it can seem like a rather isolating experience with all those ideas circling and tumbling around in your mind while you try to pull them out into a design for your craft. What is a lovely experience is talking with other women about this and having […]

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Free Instructions for Making Goodies with Fat Quarters

Hey there, I think I’m more of a fabric collector than a quilter but in an effort to actually use some of the beautiful quilting fabrics and have them in my daily life I made pot holders using a fat quarter or a 12″ width. Simply trim the binding from the edges of the quarter, […]

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Using Quality Components in Your Craft

Hey there, I think using quality components in your craft is really important, it is key to the success of a craft project. When you create something you want it to be the best it can be and that’s based on using quality components and the care you take in creating. So when you’re using […]

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Free Delicious Recipes by Renown Chef

Hey there, I’m a fan of the Cook and the Chef and have just printed off some of their delicious recipes. It is a real craft creating wonderful meals and Maggie Beer and Simon Bryant share the tips and wisedom needed in their show “The Cook and the Chef” based in South Australia’s Barossa Valley. […]

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Free instructions for making a shopping bag

Hey there, A great way to make use of your fabric stash is to make a shopping bag. I’ve made ones by inventing the design myself but I’ve found a free design instruction page online so thought I’d share it with you here. Click here to check out the free pattern for making an environmentally […]

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Quilt Show is in Town

Hey there, The Quilt and Craft Show is on! What joy! The range of quilts on display is wonderful and as usual showcases the talented women we have. I was delighted to see a quilt made by a teenage girl with text starting with “I believe in angels” ! I love the positive affirmation of […]

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Sea Change Quilts – Be the Change your want in the world

Hey there, I was reading in a magazine of a sea change lady being given a quilt for her 40th birthday by her new regional neighbours. The making and giving of the quilt is a local tradition to make significant signposts in life such as key birthdays, births of children, new beginnings and such like. […]

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Making a Living from Arts and Crafts

Hey there, Over the last year or so I’ve had some interesting conversations and observed discussions about money,  and the ethics of making money from arts and crafts. I’m finding confusion within myself about this. I think mainly because I am someone who is making my living by doing something I love, from an arts […]

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