The Design Cookbook

A little while ago, I was pleasantly surprised to be contacted by Kelly Edwards, who wanted to include two of my projects in her new publication, The Design Cookbook! My Hacked IKEA Drawers and Baking Canister Labels are both featured in this design guidebook which includes an array of inspirational DIY ‘recipes’. It’s still always a big treat to...…READ MORE

Hello, Remember Me?

My name’s Kristine. Apparently I’m the person who’s supposed to update this here blog on a semi-regular basis. Seems lately I’ve been a little distracted… …in a good way (I wish I could say Charlotte happily posed with her brother though the truth is I had to bribe her with the promise of a pink...…READ MORE

Reloved Magazine Feature

Recently, I was thrilled to have a project of mine included in the inaugural release of a new UK based magazine. Reloved is dedicated to all things upcycled (how awesome is that?) with an emphasis on bringing a practical, hands-on approach to the creative art of breathing new life into old, forgotten objects. Reloved can be purchased...…READ MORE

It’s a Boy!

Riley John Franklin arrived safely on the 24 March 2013 at 7.05pm weighing 7.7lbs (3.5kgs). He is absolutely perfect in every way (‘course I do have to think that though, don’t I?). I’ll spare you all the birth story (for nows, anyway :-) except to say that it was a 21 hour labour which all...…READ MORE

DIY Lifestyle Magazine Feature…and freebie!

I’m totally stoked to have had my IKEA Card File Drawers Hack project included in this months edition of DIY Lifestyle Magazine! Though, clearly there was some kind of editorial mix up, because not only is it featured within the pages, it’s actually on the front cover too! What the? If you have an iPad, as...…READ MORE

Charlotte’s Nursery in Little One Baby Magazine

A few weeks ago we were lucky to have a photographer from Little One Baby magazine at our house to shoot Charlotte’s nursery for an accompanying article in their now released summer issue. Thanks to editor Amy Doak and photographer Rebecca Gray for the feature. It’s lovely to have something in print to remember Charlotte’s first room...…READ MORE

And Then There Were Four…

…well, technically five if I want to avoid canine discrimination (dogs are family members too, aren’t they?), and six if I also count the vacuum cleaner which I’m sure Charlotte thinks is her pet miniature pony. Either way, there is to be a new little bee in our busy hive… Due mid March 2013. We can’t wait....…READ MORE

Some Magazine Features

I was recently fortunate to have my canister labels featured in the September issues of both Ideal Home magazine (UK) and Art & Craft magazine (France). The Ideal Home mention may have been just a tiny note in the Editor’s Letter though I was still majorly excited. The mag isn’t available here in Oz though the admin team were...…READ MORE

Blogger v WordPress

I am not, nor do I claim to be, any sort of web development/design expert. Even after having spent the better part of a year building this new blog I still consider myself a reasonably clueless amateur equipped with just enough foolhardy stubbornness to avoid defeat. As such, although I did consider writing a detailed...…READ MORE

Hello WordPress!

I almost can’t believe it! After what feels like for-ev-er (though was actually more like the better part of a year – yes people, a whole year!) my newly designed blog is finally live! If Charlotte wasn’t asleep right now I would literally scream…very loudly! Though in the interest of napping infants (and perhaps more...…READ MORE