Cupid’s arrow cupcake toppers


These simple cupid cupcake toppers are so sweet for Valentine’s Day. Once made, you can re-use the feathered toothpicks for all sorts of things like finger sandwiches and cheese cubes ūüėČ . If your loved one isn’t a fan of cupcakes, these toppers would look equally as good on doughnuts, pies or even perched on his beer glass! Pink cake stand from the emerald + …

Carnation chair garland


How sweet is this carnation garland?!¬†It would be perfect for a garden bridal tea or to signify the bride and groom chairs at the wedding. You could also¬†make longer chains and hang them down the wall as a photo backdrop. For my full tutorial hop on over to Polka Dot Bride.   You know you could be reading this on the app?! Download it¬†here. Fancy …

Pressed botanical prints


These pressed flowers and leaves make beautiful prints, especially when arranged in a variety of eclectic frames. You can buy a selection of mismatched frames at stores like Ikea or Kmart, or go fossicking around your local thrift stores and council clean-ups for something more original.

Caraway, date and tomato relish


Remember my sweet green chilli sauce recently? Well when I was at the markets I also bought a huge box of tomatoes ($8 for 10 kgs, can you believe it?!) and this yummy relish came about. The dates add a little sweetness but don’t overtake the tomato and then there is caraway and rosemary to add an nice¬†depth of flavour. This relish is¬†yummy with cheese, …

Some last minute Christmas things….


Ok so Christmas has snuck up on me this year, is that what having a child does to you?! So I thought I would share a few favourite crafty things and recipes from the archives in case you need some last minute inspiration. Still need a topper for your tree? This easy kraft paper angel will impress all the rellies! Find out how to make …

Leftover turkey banh mi sliders


Since having Max I have rediscovered a love for cream cheese. It just snuck up on me¬†and now I see it in my shopping trolley every week. He loves it in a soft wholemeal sandwich, a bit squidged down so it’s nice and flat. I personally prefer it on a toasted everything bagel with some tomato, onion and cucumber. But each to their own. Anyway, …

Radicchio stamp


Remember making potato stamps when you were a kid? Well this is the very pretty grown-up version, using radicchio lettuce. I used it to stamp a table runner but it is great for all sorts of stationery like place cards, tags and wrapping paper. Plus, it’s a sustainable way to make use of the stem that you would normally discard (or compost) when cutting up …

Sweet green chilli sauce


It’s that pickling time of year again folks! Last year I wasn’t able to head out to Sydney Markets like I normally do as I was heavily pregnant although¬†I still managed to knock out this delicious¬†tomato and tamarind chutney before I popped. But this year, I am totally back on with this sweet green chilli sauce (which is really¬†yum and actually perfect for the novice …

Printable monster book labels


I love to give books, especially to kids as both they and their parents seem to appreciate it more than filling up their houses with plastic toys. BUT try as I might to find cool book labels that tell you who the giver was, I couldn’t find any! Only ‘This book belongs to…’ ones, which are¬†all well and good but seeing as the books are …