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Sometimes a comment might not apply to a particular post, or perhaps you just want to ask a quick question or simply say ‘hi’.

I created this Guest Book for just that reason.

It sure would be lonesome here all on my own so please feel free to leave a virtual note knowing it is truly appreciated.

Along with being published here, all Guest Book entries are sent directly to my inbox so I do read (and try to respond) to them all.

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611 Comments
  1. Mary Harvey says:

    Hi I live in Battlesbridge Essex UK & like you am at home, in my case with 2 Blue Roan Cocker Spaniels, 2 Persian Rag Doll Cats & 9 Hens !!! I came across your site on Pin Interest & I’m so
    glad I did :)) I creat Cards, make Jams & Chutneys, potpourri from my own Roses, Garden design, Grow my own Veg & Flowers, Decorative garden items, but have to admit I’ve become disorganised latetly & Apathy had set in !! No more !! Your site has motivated me to get started on the many projects I have in my mind, being a Creative Crafty Person :)) There are so many items I have collected for home refurbishment :)) just waiting for my attention !! this in turn will free up space in my Husband’s shed for organising it better.
    A BIG Thank you, I shall look forward to following you on FB
    Carry on the great work
    Kind regards Mary

    • Thanks so much for your lovely message Mary.
      I’m always amazed by just how many comments I get from UK based readers – it’s awesome that through my little Aussie blog I can connect with an international audience!
      So glad that my little slice of the net has somehow helped stir your motivation! Sounds like you have fingers in lots of different pies and do a great job of keeping yourself super busy.
      Have fun rediscovering your passion :-)
      Kristine

  2. Tracy Hemme says:

    Hi Kristine,

    I absolutely LOVE LOVE your website. I am born and raised in California. I currently live in a rental home. I have been looking for ideas to personalize each room. I love strolling through antique markets and pick up fun finds! You have given me so many GREAT ideas! Thank you :)

    And on a side note – I had the opportunity to visit New Zealand and Australia several years ago. I have distant relatives in Aukland. What a beautiful part of the world! Hope to have the opportunity to return some day.

    Thank you again and I look forward to following you….

    Tracy

    • Thanks so much Tracy.
      You can’t beat fun finds from antique markets to help personalise a space! So glad to have helped give you some ideas too.
      Kristine
      The USA is on my travel wish list for one day too. Should probably visit NZ first though – much more respectable flight time :-)

  3. Sheryl says:

    Love your website. Thanks for the inspiration-can’t wait to try the music stand lamp.

  4. Mickey Green says:

    Hi Kristine, i stumbled onto your site thru Pinterest! it is amazing, thx for sharing with us! Regards Mickey

  5. Dezaray Roebuck says:

    I love your website!!!!!!!!!!!! You are amazing!!!!!!!! i just ordered my labels for ikea canisters, cant wait to receive them!!!!!!!!

    • Thanks so much Dezaray :-)
      Will get your labels to you asap!

  6. YJR Bourret says:

    Hi Kristine,

    I found your website while looking for dishwasher safe labels for glass and ceramic.

    From your website, I can order some custom labels from you. Sounds great! Because I don’t plan on doing a lot of labels, time and material won’t be worth the budget.

    What I am looking for, are labels that I could add on my drinking glass and drinking ceramic mug. Labels to identify their owners (me). I prefer to generate the image that will be used and can provide the dimensions. I am guessing 4 labels would be plenty at this time.

    I would like to know if this would be possible and if a quote could be provided.

    Please email me.

    Thanks!

    • Hi there
      Unfortunately, I actually don’t recommend the decals for items which get frequent use. Although they are quite durable and dishwasher resistant, they are not dishwasher proof or commercial quality. They do need to be treated with some care. If you are willing to gently hand-wash your glasses and mugs then they should be fine though I realise this might be inconvenient and impractical.
      Just let me know if you’re still interested and we can discuss further, otherwise I recommend doing a few online searches for companies who offer customised permanent labels.
      Cheers.

  7. Katy says:

    Just wanted to say you have a really great site here. Thanks!!!

  8. Vanessa says:

    Hi Kristine
    I love your website/ FB page and all of the wonderful creative ideas that you have. Thank you for sharing, I feel very inspired. x

    • Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know Vanessa :-)

  9. Anne says:

    Hi Kristine,

    I really like your blog and your inspiration ideas.
    You gave me some ideas regarding the chalk board; I have a shoe cabinet which needs an urgent makeover!!
    Thank you and keep on posting…

    Anne.

  10. Just found your website and I am really enjoying it.

    • Thanks Kathy. I always really appreciate it when someone takes the time out of their undoubtedly busy day to leave me a little message. Keeps me blogging!
      :-)

  11. Lura Elijah-Wagner says:

    I am gradually organizing my pantry and I LOVE your labels. Thank you for offering your work for sale!

    • Thanks so much Lura. I’ve really enjoyed being able to offer them and have been flattered by your little stream of orders :-)

  12. Taylor says:

    I love your blog very much and i was just wondering if you might have some advice for me. I am currently redecorating a bedroom in my home and I’m thinking about changing up the walls a little. The room is currently a solid pale green and the color scheme of the room is going to be the current color/gray/light blue. I want to give the walls style but i also don’t want it to be too chaotic so that i can still hang pictures or shelves. I’ve seen some rooms with things like split walls or a wall paper band and i was wondering if you had any wall paint/paper tips or advice for me :)
    Thanks bunches, Taylor

    • Hi Taylor. Thanks so much for taking the time to ask me. I’m truly flattered you value my opinion :-)
      Honestly, I’m not a big fan of feature walls. I’m more into continuity and working with a neutral canvas. That said, there are some subtle things you can do to add extra interest without creating a busy or disjointed feel.
      What about embossed/textured wallpaper or pressed tin? Raised patterns can add intricate or bold detail on a small or large scale. You can even paper one wall and paint it to match the rest of your walls.
      You might also want to consider the option of panelled trim, such as decorative wainscotting or even something as simple as a picture rail. If you divide your walls with moulding you can keep a certain portion plain and style-up the remainder.
      Of course, there is also the ever-popular vertical or horizontal panelling – simple yet timeless.
      Then there is leaving the walls plain and concentrating on decorating the ceiling instead! The novelty of a feature ceiling can create a real impression.
      Just a few suggestions. Hope it helps.

  13. Carol Markim says:

    Hi from Palm Desert, Ca, USA –
    Love your website! You are definitely my kind of Gal.
    Once upon a time nothing and no one ever held my creative impulses back – but since my husband passed away I feel much less courageous. When he was alive I knew he always had my back. And he made me feel safe even if I tackled some absurdly over optimistic challenge and flopped. I remember once over hearing him telling a friend that he never knew what changes to our home he’d find when he arrived back from his office at days end. . I took that as a compliment!
    I hope by following you and your acomplishments I gain regain some of the “spunk” I once had – and enjoyed so much.
    Best regards,
    Carol

    • Hi Carol
      I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I would be truly honoured if in some small way my little blog could help reignite your creative spark.
      Please feel free to share any ideas, thoughts or projects with me.
      Kristine
      xoxo

  14. Arthi says:

    Hello, I just found your blog through pinterest, and it’s fantastic! I will definitely be making many more stops here!
    Thanks,
    Arthi

    • Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a message Arthi. It can get a little lonesome around here at times so it’s always really nice to know there actually are happy visitors :-)
      Kristine

  15. Linda Morris says:

    I found you while surfing the Web looking at room makeovers. I have been thinking about building a bookshelf in an unused cove in the living room and your home office desk/bookshelf is just the solution. You are certainly talented and your natural approach is spot on. Thanks for being an inspiration.

  16. Jennifer says:

    Hi Kristine
    I happened onto your website when I was looking for ‘how to paint a ceramic lamp base’ and I’ve spent the last couple of hours browsing.
    I’m into all old things being done up rather than buying new but I don’t have your vision so I’m so glad you have shared your ideas.
    I love your work, so pleased to find you.
    Jen

    • Thank you Jen.
      It is so warming to hear when someone has become “lost” in my site. I often wonder what happens when people stumble across my blog, and whilst I’m sure many simply visit fleetingly, reading messages like yours is truly encouraging. Inspiring others through sharing is one of my top priorities.
      If you haven’t already, you might want to consider subscribing so you catch all my future posts.

  17. nancy says:

    Hi Kristine! Just found your blog and have to say : Love it!! Thanks for your work and your sharing ideas with us!!! Keep up the great work! Looking forward to keeping up with your adventures! I love looking at blogs and have to say this is the first time that I have felt the need to leave a comment. Just want you to know how much I appreciate your efforts!!! Take care!!! nancy
    (williamsport, maryland, usa)

    • Nancy, that is so lovely of you. Looking forward to having you follow along and hope I can continue to please :-)

  18. Rosina says:

    Hola!!!

    Me encanto tu pagina!
    Sobre todo porque las guías son muy fáciles!!!
    Gracias!
    Rosina

  19. LOVE your ideas! I’m looking for great blogs to link on my author website. If your interested please let me know!

  20. Karen Bahr says:

    Just discovered your site and enjoy your sense of humor and style, kicky!i am old enough to be your mum and then some, but just wanted to let you know that I like you? Cute house.i have also always loved repurposing and recycling.used to like nothing better than what I called ” big garbage day” collection in the spring and fall in Winchester Va. To me it was amazing that people would throw such great things away.
    Haven’t read, how did things go with baby number 2? Well I hope.I am sure you are very busy !
    Karen

    • Thanks Karen. Adore that you have always loved repurposing and recycling. Too many people seem to believe they personally invented it yesterday :-) I learned/inherited much of what I do from my mum.
      Baby number two is going really well thanks (despite the 22 hour labour!). 16 months old now and such a sweet little boy!

  21. Kathy Mc says:

    Hello Kristine,

    Thank you for your wonder blog. Yours is the best I’ve ever seen! Why? You fill your pages with useful info, actual how to’s, places to go find more. With limited time and life speeding at 160 mph, it’s so nice to go to a place that is so full of info. Love your map cases, they’re wonderful. Wish I could bid on them, I’m in the USA.

    Thanks so much; with family, ill parents, work, etc. it is just soooooooo nice to visit your place.

    Kathy

    • Kathy, that is such a beautiful comment – thank you, truly!
      I honestly endeavour to encourage, enlighten and empower others as much as possible so it’s incredibly motivating to hear it seems to be working :-)

  22. Jeanine says:

    Greetings from the USA! Central Florida/Tampa to be exact. Love your blog/site. You have a great eye and sense of style. Looking forward to seeing more projects in the future. Keep up the great work. Hi – 5’s & Gold Stars for you!

    • Thank you Jeanine. High fives back girl from southern Australia!

  23. Angela Crisp says:

    love the site!

  24. Lori-Ann says:

    Love your ideas for repurposing furniture! I inherited a gorgeous buffet with significant damage to the top. Can’t wait to find the perfect map or print to fix it now, thanks for sharing the method so I don’t screw it up!

  25. tuira torrijos says:

    Passionate about furniture and makeovers. I had so much fun going through this blog. It really inspires!!. Hope I can use some of your ideas in our home. love it. congrats!. you have a fan in Casco viejo, Panama!.

    • Awesome! So love that writing a blog connects me with people internationally.
      Glad to have helped inspire!
      :-)

  26. Samantha says:

    So glad I found you! Having a ball browsing through your blog!

    • Thanks Samantha. So lovely of you to take the time to let me know :-)

  27. Sharon Pirro says:

    Hello, just read about your chair upholstery for Charlotte’s little chair, Good job, looks great! I always “obsess, procrastinate, etc., when getting ready to do a project, then when I finally “just do it!”… I find that it was all for naught, and wished that I had done it sooner.. Pefectionism, is a very “painful” thing… for me anyway…. I am not “perfect”… and neither is he world, and for some reason, it is very hard for my brain to except..

    Have a wonderful day!

    S.

    • Hi Sharon
      I can definitely relate. Sometimes I spend so long thinking about the best way to do something it takes me forever to actually do it! Surely it’s better just to get the dang thing done! Ha, ha.
      I guess I’m lucky to be only a “part-time perfectionist” (which basically means; only when it suits me – what a cheat I am).
      Thanks for your little message.
      Kristine

  28. Steve says:

    Just loving the faux multi-drawer cabinet and admiring it.

    Get to the liner part and the MELWAYS jumps out at me.

    What a nice surprise to see another Melburnian rather than the multitudes from US and UK.

    Nice work.

    Steve.

    • Cheers Steve. I was wondering if the familiar (to Melburnians) pages might catch anyone’s eye. A great little bonus for sentimental types – as this was sold for charity via auction.
      So lovely to hear from a local.
      Kristine

  29. Jaime says:

    Love your blog. I copy off of you all the time! :)

  30. Gee Randall says:

    Greetings from Canada! I just stumbled upon your site via Pinterest. You’re a super woman. I just love your style. Your décor ideas are wonderful. Every room is beautiful. You really should have your own TV show or something. Make a gazillion dollars. You deserve it. Wow, sure sounds like I have a girl-crush on you. (I’m a old married grandma, so….whatever.) Anyhoo (that’s quoting you, by the way) just needed to drop you a hello and encourage you to keep up the fantastic work! It’s all lovely!
    Gee

    • Thank you so much Gee. Along with putting a smile on my face lovely little notes like yours truly are encouraging.

  31. Saundra McDowell says:

    Beautiful blog and I am subscribing….thanks!

  32. Paula says:

    Found your wonderful remake of the black chest w/ great map. Exclusive I say, what a wonderful redo. Brilliant , you are! I ran across your piece on pintrest. Absolutely, love it.thanks so, much for sharing your talents .
    Sincerely,
    Paula, USA

    • Paula says:

      Sorry, I forgot the – in my email address. Thanks!

      • Thanks so much Paula. That map chest was one of my very first “blog projects” and it really seems to have stood the test of time (so far!).

  33. Lisa says:

    I really enjoy your website. Love your style. Thanks for sharing!

  34. Molly Borromeo says:

    Hi Kristine!
    I love your creativeness & your drive for the wonderful things in life! Thanks for sharing all your neat ideas! I may not have met you but I can tell you are a person blessed in so many ways. Keep sharing your creative ideas!
    Molly

    • Thanks so much Molly, what a lovely little note :-)
      I adore sharing all the stuff floating around in my head (I have to get it out somehow!) and at this stage want to keep blogging till forever!

  35. Jane says:

    Found your website through a link from another page, it was the answer to my prayers! Keep up the good work.

  36. Sheyla Recinos says:

    Thank’s for sharing all these ideas!! Loved them!!

  37. wendy says:

    So pleased I have found your website. I love crafts, and upcycling furniture. I often have ideas but dont know how or if its possible to do them. I can’t wait to try some things out. Such a great site with lots of brilliant ideas. Thanks Kristine.

    • Thanks Wendy. Most of my projects are experiments which take quite a bit of trial (and around ten mistakes on average!) though somehow I get there in the end. Hope I can help encourage you to attempt some experiments of your own too :-)

  38. Connie says:

    Love you website and detailed instructions with pictures. I printed the advent calendar with the shipping tags. Love, love, love it. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas.

  39. Laura says:

    LOVE the dictionary inspired labels!! Would go perfect in my house!

    • Thanks Laura. You should def make (or buy) some then :-)

  40. Miashia Hampton says:

    I love all your crafts I would love to be on your email list to get some if your great ideas.

    • Hi Miashia
      Thanks! I’ll add you to my list. You will receive an email you will need to action to confirm your acceptance.
      Kristine

  41. Hi, I did respond to your email. I love to create things instead of always buying them. Love trying things that other people don’t do. Have an awesome day and I look forward to following you on facebook, you are amazing. Denese

  42. amy says:

    Im deff gonna be keepin up wit ur page. good info! imma stay at home single mother of 3, who i homeschool because the school selections were not safe really for my kids.
    so i literally have them 24/7, they dont know their dad, he walked out when they were babies, never see or hear from him other than when he calls askin ME to borrow 2 grand. to bail him out!
    anyway, im very arts and craftsy, i even got my oldest wanting to do crafty projects together, my youmgest is only 13 months, so he just gets to see us doin some stuff and then something mezmorizing for him to look at for hours is our result lol.

    • Hi Amy
      Thanks for taking the time to leave me a message.
      Sorry to hear your kid’s dad walked out. Glad you have found some creative inspiration in my blog. I can’t wait till my little ones are a bit older and want to help with crafty projects.
      Kristine

  43. Mary Scarnecchia says:

    Hi Kristine, I stumbled upon your site through Pinterest and am I ever so glad! I love it; so pretty and feminine! My husband even was interested in the labeling of the mason jars for our pantry and we love the printable fern pictures! I will be checking out the rest this weekend. Thanks so much!

    • Thanks for taking the time to leave me a little message Mary. Hope you enjoyed checking things out.
      :-)

  44. Toby Morris says:

    Love your ideas. Inspires me. Hope I can copy some of them. I love repurposing.

  45. Shari says:

    Thanks, you have done a wonderful transformation!
    I may be in Minnesota but I know talent when I see it & will continue to inspiration from your achievements!
    Thanks again & happy creations!
    Shari

    • Thanks Shari! Glad to have you from the other side of the world :-)

  46. marie borck says:

    I just found your blog through Melissa Michaels blog “The Inspired Room”. I have quite a lot of antique wood furniture (I notice you like to call it lumber) lol. Your pictures have given me ideas on working with so much of the golden colors of wood. I can’t wait to see more.

    • Thanks Marie. He, he. Yep, here in Australia we tend to refer to milled wood as ‘timber’, though many people do use ‘wood’ to describe it also. We don’t actually use the term ‘lumber’ at all. ‘Wood’ is typically timber in its natural state (i.e. before production).
      Anyhoo, I’m rambling. I love combining different tones of ‘wood (he, he). Glad to have helped give you some ideas.
      Kristine

  47. Daisy V says:

    Thanks for the tips on how to turn photos into art. Got the paper artist app, so fun! I am sure the girl child (she’s nine) would also enjoy playing with this app.

    • Thanks Daisy. Yep, it’s great fun (and easy) for kids too!

  48. Rayna Newton says:

    Hi, I absolutely love your “hive” and it is so simple to follow your DIY’s!! You have done an amazing job! I had posted a comment last night under an older article, Blogger vs ?? (it was similar, but for someone more task ready)…I would love to hear back if you get the chance. Absolutely no rush!! I can only imagine how full your plate is.
    Take care,
    Rayna

    • Thanks Rayna.
      I have just responded to your initial message. Hopefully you receive a notification.
      Take care
      Kristine

  49. Barbi Korzelik says:

    I really enjoy your website and your projects! Thanks!

  50. Rhonda Lee says:

    Hi Kristine,
    I have just ‘stumbled upon you’ and I am so glad I did! Your website is so well set out and the instructions are thorough and concise and yet easy to understand. I love it!