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A traveller’s guide to holiday reading

A traveller’s guide to holiday readingfeatured

Well Hello there! I’m Vanessa and I’m just going to start off by saying “I LOVE BOOKS!” No, not like your grandma “loves” to knit like I’ll devour a book in a day (maybe even half a day)! SO when Makers asked me to write some a list of some of my books to read Read more

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Midweek Meal: Gnocchi Basil Pesto

Midweek Meal: Gnocchi Basil Pestofeatured

I’m stepping in for Nikita this week with the Midweek Meal and sharing one of my all-time favourite, super quick and easy dinners. This is a variation on regular pesto, replacing the cream with avocado for a healthier take. The key element to getting the this right is a food processor! Speeds the process up Read more

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How to make New York Style Bagels

How to make New York Style Bagelsfeatured

Over the weekend, I made the brave leap to making my own bagels at home alone, from scratch and this currently stands as my greatest accomplishment ever. I’m so completely thrilled with the results. Little bit of background about me – I love carbs in their bready forms. I’ve been to New York twice and both Read more

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Midweek Meal: Homemade Pasta with Cheesy Meatballs

Midweek Meal: Homemade Pasta with Cheesy Meatballsfeatured

This week we are doing something really simple combined with something a bit harder… Cheesy meatballs and fresh pasta, and yes it is all from scratch! Making pasta is one of those things that takes a little bit of time but is totally worthwhile! The result is something better than store bought, not to mention Read more

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Monday Mixed Tape #21

Monday Mixed Tape #21featured

Alright, alright, alright! Time to getting cracking on another new week of work and whatnot, so here is fresh mixed tape to appease your ears. This is a collection of covers that I personally thoroughly enjoy! I mean seriously, in some cases, I think I actually prefer them to the original. Like in all things, Read more

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Crafternoon Delight: Unbeweavable!

Crafternoon Delight: Unbeweavable!featured

It’s on again friends! We’re hosting another Crafternoon Delight in collaboration with those cool cats at Commune in Erskinville. This time we are showing you how to create your very own wall weave where you will learn how to tie a fancy knot or two! Some yummy nibblies will also be provided, and of course everything you need Read more

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Midweek Meal: Pavlova

Midweek Meal: Pavlovafeatured

The age old debate, Australia vs New Zealand, who invented the Pavlova? Is ever present at my house (My husband is Kiwi) but in the end it’s so delicious, does it really matter? So to continue on with my Made from Scratch theme, another way to WOW those weekend BBQ guests is by making your Read more

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Colourful Pom Pom Cushion!

Colourful Pom Pom Cushion!featured

My cushion collection has steadily been growing and the best part is they’re all home made! I like that because it makes them unique and I don’t walk into someone else’s house and see the same thing everywhere! It gives you more of a chance to be a little more original, creative and fun! So Read more

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Midweek Meal: Homemade Bread

Midweek Meal: Homemade Breadfeatured

People are always so impressed when they come for dinner and I’ve made things from scratch that seem hard, but in actual fact are not. So I thought I would let you in on a little secret of mine and teach you how to make bread…from scratch! This isn’t so much a Midweek Meal as something Read more

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DIY Faceted Magnets

DIY Faceted Magnetsfeatured

Well this is a super quick and easy one for you folks today! And as soon as I saw these ice cube trays I knew exactly what to do with them. Not make Ice Cubes! What you need Plaster of paris Silicone Ice cube tray or mould (I used this one) Paint, can be spray or Read more

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