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Meet the Maker: Maggie May

Was it really all the way back in April that I first met macrame marvel Maggie May? Six whole months?

I fell in love with Maggie’s spirit and passion for her craft immediately, and she continues to inspire me almost daily with her amazing work and open heart, and of course those adorable kittens.

A regular little feature on the many, many people I find ridiculously cool and creative has been on the cards for almost as long as the ‘Spoon has been (metaphorically) alive and kicking, and I couldn’t think of a better person to begin with than Maggie.

I…

DIY: balsa wood christmas tree

CHRISTMAS TIME OH MY GOD YOU GUUUUIZ.

I know I’ve already waxed lyrical about the jolliest of seasons in last years’ Christmas DIY, but just to reiterate: I really, really like Christmas. The songs, the tinsel, the santa; I love the lot.

This year’s DIY requires a little less fiddling and a lot less sewing skills — hooray! — and is a fairly quick project for a pre-Christmas sunny Sunday afternoon (or a wintery one for you Northern Hemispherians).

You will need:
Balsa wood
Pencil + ruler
Stanley knife / craft knife / scalpel
Paint + paintbrush
Masking tape

Step one:
Cut your balsa wood into two…

PAPERLICIOUS: a day of crafting goodness

Please excuse me if I’m a little giddy and all over the place. I seem to have creative juices flowing out of every orifice and I don’t quite know what to do with them all.

Last Saturday I was invited to attend Paperlicious: a full day of crafting, eating and chatting, all put together by the absolutely brilliant Magdalena of Unleash Creative, and I’m still buzzing. It was a day combining all of my most favourite things, and I was on pins and needles all week waiting for the days to crawl by.

Finally bright and early on Saturday morning I…

The wild collective

The Wild Collective online: website / facebook / instagram

GYPSET.

Even if you’ve never heard of the term, you’re probably fairly familiar with the aesthetic. Gypset fuses the wild, carefree, bohemian style of the gypsy with the luxe sophistication of the jet setter. It’s free spirited and glamourous. Creative, laid-back and elegant. It’s fantastic.

In love with the concept yet? Realising you already have a Pinterest board dedicated to it? Awesome.

You are now ready to be introduced to and get excited by The Wild Collective. It’s a brand spanking new event, coming to Melbourne this August, that showcases local and international…

DIY: simple gold paper garland

I’ve always been a bit of a Christmas Crazy. Around August/September I’ll probably start injecting Christmas countdowns into everyday conversation. Come October, when the decorations start appearing in stores, I smell the tinsel when nobody’s looking. I try to hold off on putting the tree up until the first of December, but it usually happens around mid-November.

My Christmas spirit this season has been a bit lacklustre compared to previous years, so I thought I’d whip up a little something glittery to get me in the mood. All you’ll need for these are some basic sewing skills, shiny paper and…

DIY: cement coffee cup planter

Concrete is hands-down my latest most favourite DIY material (this week at least). It’s cheap, versatile and not nearly as scary to work with as I was expecting! This is a project that can easily be modified to suit your purpose and supplies. If you don’t drink as much coffee as I do, use a milk carton as a mould! If you don’t like succulents (you what!?) make a tealight candle holder! Oh, the possibilities.

You will need:

Pre-mixed concrete (unless you want to make your own: cement + sand + gravel!)
Containers for the planter — I put the used coffee…