Monday, May 30, 2011

A new adventure...

... For my dear friend Kim.

I have been a part of the Make yourself @home family for two years now and I love making samples for classes and generally having a ball with my scrappy/crafty friends.

The lovely Kim Archer has been working on a project for a while now that might interest you.

Kim says:

I would like to introduce to you all,

Etzcetera Magazine

....An online bi-monthly crafty lifestyle magazine.

Visit our website here. Sign up for our newsletter so you can keep up with our happenings as well as be one of the first to know when we have launched.

So if you feel like you need a little reading matter on all things crafty... Etzcetera Magazine is your go-to!

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Welcome to my new blog! As some of you may know, I have been out of the scrapbooking loop for some time. This was because at first I was super busy with kids, life, university etc, but after a while I felt detached and lost from the scrapping community.

I've set up this blog because during this time I have had other crafty ventures. I have been teaching myself different mixed media techniques, drawing and painting. I didn't feel the desire to share this on my typepad blog because I felt that the small amount of followers expected to see scrapbooking.

So as a result of some encouraging and cajoling by some gorgeous friends... Whalla! Here she is. I would like to state a disclaimer: This does not mean that this blog will not contain scrapbooking. Let it be known as "the all things made by hand" blog.

So... without further ado, here are a few glimpses of what I was working on this weekend in a house of 10 other gorgeous ladies (that deserves a post of it's own ;)

These two girls are painted in my art journal and the following is on a cover of an old book...

Thanks for visiting!

Mel xx