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DIY Christmas tote

Five days till Christmas, just enough time to whip up a little Christmas tote! One lucky recipient of my book did exactly that, taking the ‘Spare Pair of Shoes Tote’ and converting it into a Christmas sack for someone special, simply by choosing a festive combination of fabrics and embellishing it with her own designs.

Below is the original project, and Judy’s Christmas sack. Very clever, well done Judy! May it bring much joy and happiness to Indie this Christmas.

I’ve also included the instructions for you, should you wish to make your own (click the image to enlarge). Please send me a photo if you do, I’d love to see your creation!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Kitty x






DIY Lunch tote

It’s always great when a magazine features one your projects! Mollie Makes printed my lunch tote in Issue Thirty-Nine, it’s nestled in amongst much crafty goodness. The magazine is so well designed, fresh and engaging…I may well become a subscriber.

Aaaaand, it’s almost Christmas! Looking for the perfect crafty stocking-filler? You’ll find this project and more in my book Totes Amaze. It can be found at all good bookstores, check out the link in the sidebar.

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DIY snow globe

Christmas celebrations wouldn’t be complete without the exchange of Kringle gifts amongst friends. My Crafty Kittens Club made a splendid effort this year on our gifts, and I thought I’d share my snow globe creation with you here. It was such a joy to make, with a few lessons learnt along the way….

Lesson 1: Miniature plastic trees are hard (if not impossible) to find.

Lesson 2: Train model trees are not suited for immersion in water, even after attempted waterproofing using nail polish and suede shoe water guard spray.

Lesson 3: Leaving the jar unsealed for a week was a wise idea. Discovering my creation in a greenish/yellow swamp after a few days away was quite the surprise. It wasn’t really the look I was going for…

Lesson 4: Snow globes look just as good without water. Unfortunately the water removal took place right before the exchange of gifts, so I didn’t have the chance to take a photo of it!


So many cute kittens at my local toy model store…but which one to choose?


Kittens playing with wool…perfect for summing up my Crafty Kittens group.


Let it snow! Snow in a can is underrated, this stuff is magic.


A few rocks plus a hot glue gun, and the scene is set.


3 teaspoons of glycerol and a dash of glitter to create sparkly drifting snow. Glycerol is also good for skin and constipation…who knew?


Ta-da! The snow globe with water, before it turned into a swamp.

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and New Year! Here’s to another year of love and creativity.

Kitty x