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Patchwork Cactus
A beachside suburb on the East Coast of Australia.
Blogger, Journalist, Copy Writer... Making, Baking, Parenting, Laughing.
Interests: Living a lovely life with two little ones in tow, making stuff, cooking stuff, teaching stuff, drinking wine, taking names. Chuck it all together and that's how you patchwork a cactus. Bam!
Recent Activity
Have you ever had family portraits done? We did and I'm surprised how much I loved it. Probably because they are so natural and candid - I'm a total convert now. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Patchworkcactus
This Tomato and chorizo linguine is good, it's like really good. Move over Jamie Oliver, I created a dinner recipe that can be made in 10 minutes, yup, you read it right - ten actual minutes start to finish - I set a timer. Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Patchworkcactus
Putting the first touches on a completely blank room is something I have never got to do before. This little Kmart shadow box hack was the perfect first project. Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at Patchworkcactus
It's my favourite part of blogging, how amazing was the house tour you had last week!
Isn't she the best!
Thanks for reading my friend. xoxox
From $20 to $250 - Birkentock style sandles are EVERYWHERE this summer! I have popped together some gorgeous and funky styles to suit all sorts of budgets. Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at Patchworkcactus
That time my favourite artist EVER! Came and hung out at my blog. Laura Blythman in all her glory people! Please enjoy my latest entry of the Australian Creatives Series. I did! Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at Patchworkcactus
Do you want fancy ass nails all the time? Me too! Here is your chance to win a Sensationail at home gel nailpolish kit. Go forth and comment. Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2014 at Patchworkcactus
Who wants really cool art for your walls? Who didn't win the lotto this week? Me too! Here are some frame-able, affordable tea towels for your viewing pleasure. Happy days! xoxoxoxo Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Patchworkcactus
I just spewed the inside of my brain into a blog post, more so than usual. This post has links to LOTS of cool stuff though! Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2014 at Patchworkcactus
Dip them in your vodka darling!
These Cranberry Coconut Oat biscuits are a lunch box safe and full of chia seeds, oats, cranberries and coconut. They're seriously tasty and boarder-line-healthy-ish. Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Patchworkcactus
Thanks darling, such a rockstar!
You know when someone you truly admire want to be part of a series on your blog and you basically lose you shit? Yeah, that happened today. So thank you Chantelle from Fat Mum Slim for agreeing to be interviewed for my happy place and making it a little happier for me. Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Patchworkcactus
Yes to Mr Wolf and Huh? to the teabag girl?
Oh my god Stephanie, Heads Down Thumbs Up was better than Christmas.
Just enjoy your long dinners, boozy nights and sleep ins while you can!
I bet you were the queen. Now I am picturing that cute little girl I saw on Instagram running the hopscotch show.
Do you want to win some beautiful timeless children's clothing from ArchieBee? I do, but I can't win because it's my blog. Stupid rules. Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at Patchworkcactus
Oh my god life would you just slow down for one second. FFS they are basically adults already. Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Patchworkcactus
And not enough time partying!!!!
As much as I love to DIY, sometimes I find it costs more. I'm going to start sourcing more of these things from shops!
Everywhere I turn I see things I want to buy and make for this imaginary Metallic Confetti Party I'm planning in my mind - and also on my blog, because my blog is basically just an extension of my mind. So I'm putting it out for you guys, my lovely bloggy friends. Please go forth and plan a party, complete with a DIY strawberry cake, then invite me because I'm heaps of fun and I am really good at wrapping presents. Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at Patchworkcactus
These are easier than covering books, no bubbles! I like fiddly thing, I would have been a great factory worker - lol.