Friday, December 30, 2011

Another chain complete on the Paper Chain!

William Wernham to Holly Pepper (Chain 11)
This assemblage by William Wernham completes chain number 11 on our Paper Chain. To see more or find out how to join in visit:

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Newspaper Christmas Wreath

Every year I feel more and more conflicted about Christmas. It's a wonderful time for catching up with loved ones and letting people around you know that you appreciate them with gifts, cards and fantastic food. Yet, it is also so filled with stressy consumerism and disposability that goes against everything I (and many people close to me) believe in. So, how pleased I was when I discovered Eco Empire and saw the wonderful DIY Christmas craft projects that they are currently featuring.

All the projects are centered around recyclable and reusable materials - reusable bon-bons anyone! That's so simple, yet so genius. Does anybody ever really like those cheap plastic trinkets and bad jokes anyway?

Below is my version of the Recyclable Paper Christmas Wreath, now hanging proudly on my front door. I realised part way through making this that it is mostly the births, deaths and marriage notice pages from the West Australian newspaper. I quite liked the irony and symbolism of endings and beginnings that this unplanned feature brings to it.

Newspaper Christmas Wreath

Newspaper Christmas Wreath

Thanks so much Eco Empire for lifting my Christmas spirit!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Creative Space


This week I added two new blocks to my 200 Crochet blocks project. They are Old Vienna in green and Blocks & Shells in pink. After blocking them in my studio I took them out & about to Point Heathcote, where we enjoyed the afternoon sun together.

Old Vienna in green

Blocks & Shells

To see what other people have been up to in their creative spaces click HERE