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My name is Kimberley, I'm 24 years old and live in rural Victoria, Australia. I rather enjoy being creative, it's fun and makes me happy.... but truth be told - I just like to make a mess!

Paper Crafts, Up-cycling, Card Making you name it! I'm alway's on the lookout for new DIY's and crafts. There are are so many talented people out there who are so inspiring to me!

My Oma (grandma) was a fantastic knitter, crocheter & quilter - It's now up to me to learn how to do these things - I've a few projects to finish, I hope you can help me with some tips and tricks too!

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DIY Decorated Clipboards - I got sick of looking at the plain old Masonite clipboards, so I decided to decorate them. It’s easy, simply cut out scrapbooking paper to fit onto the clipboard. Apply a good base coat of MOD PODGE then place paper on top. Allow to dry for a couple of hours to avoid wrinkles and do a good TOP COAT of the podge to seal!

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My Sunday School class is up to the story where Josephs’ brothers return to Egypt, this is the story where Joseph puts a cup in his younger brother Benjamin’s’ bag.
So for this lesson I got all excited and thought of a cute take home craft for my kids – Wheat Bags – which are so easy to make!

I simply cut out a ‘bag’ shape on two pieces of fabric.
Turn the two ‘bag’ shaped fabrics right side together, and double stich around the edges, turn right way out.
Pour some wheat into the top of the bag with a funnel, and sew/stich the top up.
I tied some fabric around the top to hide my horrible sewing there!

My Sunday School class is up to the story where Josephs’ brothers return to Egypt, this is the story where Joseph puts a cup in his younger brother Benjamin’s’ bag.

So for this lesson I got all excited and thought of a cute take home craft for my kids – Wheat Bags – which are so easy to make!

  • I simply cut out a ‘bag’ shape on two pieces of fabric.
  • Turn the two ‘bag’ shaped fabrics right side together, and double stich around the edges, turn right way out.
  • Pour some wheat into the top of the bag with a funnel, and sew/stich the top up.
  • I tied some fabric around the top to hide my horrible sewing there!

1 year ago
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DIY Streamer Canopy
What You Need: hula hoop, sticky tape, twine/string, scissors, lots of steamers!
Wrap the end of a streamer around the hoop and fix with sticky tape. Now depending on where you hang the hoop will change the length of your steamers. (I had an abundance of streamers so I taped them first and measured later)
If your hoop is centered in the room have your steamers go all around the hoop. I had to leave the ‘front’ part of the hoop empty as I had the hoop placed in front of a stage.
Using a ladder (or in my case my tall hubby) attach your hoop to the ceiling. Now you can either fix directly to ceiling. I had to hang my hoop so it wouldn’t be in the way of lights & air cons etc.
When taping ends to ceiling leave a little slackness in the steamers for a full canopy look.
The final view from sitting under my Streamer Canopy :) To fill the hoop up I hung some Tissue Paper Pom Poms!

DIY Streamer Canopy

What You Need: hula hoop, sticky tape, twine/string, scissors, lots of steamers!

Wrap the end of a streamer around the hoop and fix with sticky tape. Now depending on where you hang the hoop will change the length of your steamers. (I had an abundance of streamers so I taped them first and measured later)

If your hoop is centered in the room have your steamers go all around the hoop. I had to leave the ‘front’ part of the hoop empty as I had the hoop placed in front of a stage.

Using a ladder (or in my case my tall hubby) attach your hoop to the ceiling. Now you can either fix directly to ceiling. I had to hang my hoop so it wouldn’t be in the way of lights & air cons etc.

When taping ends to ceiling leave a little slackness in the steamers for a full canopy look.

The final view from sitting under my Streamer Canopy :) To fill the hoop up I hung some Tissue Paper Pom Poms!

1 year ago
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A quick and easy Christmas Snack! Heat butternut snap biscuits under the grill until they are soft, so using a muffin tray or something a lil smaller so you can press into shape easily. The filling is a block of chocolate, 1/3 cup of cream and 60g of butter, melted together. Cover n put in fridge to cool. You can use marshmallows and frosting for the face but I used white chocolate! A lil bit easier! And Jaffas for noses and pretzels for antlers!

A quick and easy Christmas Snack! Heat butternut snap biscuits under the grill until they are soft, so using a muffin tray or something a lil smaller so you can press into shape easily. The filling is a block of chocolate, 1/3 cup of cream and 60g of butter, melted together. Cover n put in fridge to cool. You can use marshmallows and frosting for the face but I used white chocolate! A lil bit easier! And Jaffas for noses and pretzels for antlers!