10 Instagram Profiles to Follow in November

If you’re on Instagram and you heart handmade things, check out these 10 cool artists’ profiles and give them a follow:   A photo posted by DOWNTHATLITTLELANE.COM.AU (@downthatlittlelaneshop) on Oct 20, 2016 at 4:33pm PDT A photo posted by Lycka-リュッカ (@lycka3939) on Aug 3, 2016 at 4:19am PDT A photo posted by ♡♡Sarah♡♡ (@dollywhatnot) on Read More …

10 Ideas for DIY Handmade Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day is just around the corner (19 June!) and if you’re reading this then it’s very likely that you’ve had enough of the commercial bling and you’re looking for some DIY inspiration. This is my list of 10 DIY handmade Father’s Day gifts. Whether your Dad is the ruggedly outdoors type, or the refined gentlemanly type, you’ll find something here to show him that he’s important to you… Read More …

13 Ceramic Creations That Make You Question Reality

There’s a line between functional and creative that not everyone is able or willing to cross, and sometimes the merging of the two produces something that makes you question what you thought you knew. The thing that draws me in is how an artist uses a particular medium in a way that convinces you that it’s something else. In this case, using ceramics and porcelain to mimic the movement of fabric, or the characteristics of tin.
Here are some of the handmade, handcrafted ceramics that caught my attention… Read More …

Inspiration: Beaded Coasters and Tiles

There are some really clever crafters out there who combine the two while adding a touch of their own personal style.
What I find exciting about this is that these beaded coasters don’t need to be JUST coasters – the designs can be framed as they are to make quirky art, or use a square design to make your own beaded tile! Read More …

DIY: Crochet Dreamcatchers

Originally, dreamcatchers were handmade by Native Americans using willow hoops and a web of sinew or cordage made from plants and decorated with symbolic items, including feathers and beads. They were used to protect the sleeper from bad dreams; the idea being that good dreams would pass through the centre and bad dreams would be caught in the Read More …