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Etsy Design Awards 2015 – Submissions are Open!

Designer-makers of Australia and New Zealand, it’s time to polish your wares, tweak your marketing and social media strategy and get your Etsy store in order – submissions are now open for the Etsy Design Awards 2015. If you haven’t got an Etsy store yet, now is a great time to open up shop as […]

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Shopping Guide: 30 Best Statement Earrings To Wear Right Now

If you want to change up your look, or take a daytime outfit to night, it can be as simple as popping on a pair of statement earrings. Just think: an eye-catching trinket on your lobes can instantly transform a plain white shirt, jeans and loafers look into an instant style statement. I’ve rounded up […]

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Free Printable: Make a folding paper Kaleidocycle

With the Etsy Global Craft Party on this weekend, I wanted to share these printables and tutorial to make an amazing kinetic paper kaleidocycle. This year’s Craft Party theme is ‘K​aleidoscope: Paper Taking Shape’, so it seems rather appropriate, don’t you think? A kaleidocycle is an easy-to-make folded paper toy that you can rotate and […]

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Etsy Craft Party 2015

Scouts, it’s time to get your craft on this Saturday 6 June for the annual Etsy Global Craft Party. I love the idea that thousands (millions?) of people around the world come together over 24 hours to celebrate – and make! – craft. This year’s Craft Party theme is ‘K​aleidoscope: Paper Taking Shape’. (Above, clockwise […]

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Shopping Guide: Teeny tiny stud earrings

We really are spoilt for choice when it comes to shopping for earrings, with a wide range of gorgeous shapes, styles and materials that are perfectly on trend right now. I’m relatively new to the earrings market, having had virgin ears for the first 40 years of my life. So ever since I got my […]

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Scouted: Vintage Moroccan boucherouite rugs

I’m finally getting around to cleaning up my studio, which has been the general dumping ground since we moved into The Treehouse over a year ago. Do you have one of those rooms? The one where you chuck everything and close the door when you have visitors? I’ve been looking for a bright and cheery […]

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Scouted: New party supplies store The Chaos Club

Our latest scouting adventures have led has to brand new online paper party supplies store, The Chaos Club. The brainchild of Australian craft/design duo Fiona Michelon and Anita C, The Chaos Club is a new destination for fun party decor and accessories. With a look that’s playful with bright and bold shapes and colours, you […]

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25 Excellent Presents for Book Lovers

A kind of niche industry of ‘gifts for book lovers’ has popped up online, and some of the stuff you can get is actually quite good. If you know someone who has a favourite well-known author, chances are, there is some kind of gift that pays homage to that person or their work. From Hemingway […]

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Wee Trend: Gold Christmas Theme

After a year where metallics reigned supreme, it’s no surprise that one of the key themes to emerge for Christmas 2014 is gold. It’s certainly one of the more traditional and obvious Christmas themes, but this year it’s been interpreted with a modern and Scandinavian-inspired spin. Look to Ferm Living for inspiration and you’ll see […]

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Wee finds: Best Advent Calendars for 2014

Happy 1st of December! Do you have your Advent calendar up yet? I’ve dug out our old-school German Advent calendar to hang on the fridge, but we’ve already forgotten to open up the first door! I’ve noticed a growing trend for DIY Advent calendars this year, featuring boxes or pockets that can be filled with […]

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40 Best Christmas Presents for Little Girls

There is so much great stuff around for girls (aged three to 13) right now. I know I’ve gone for a rather predictable pink theme, but I’ve also included books with feisty female characters, fun and creative games and toys, as well as beautiful and inspirational new pieces for a little girl’s room that won’t […]

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