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Patchwork Cactus
Australia
Blogger, Journalist, Copy Writer... Making, Baking, Parenting, Laughing.
Interests: Baking, Making, Parenting, Reading, Fashion, Snowboarding, 2nd hand, Sarcasm, Coffee...
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Amazing pic Credit, Tranquillooooo Happy Easter to you all, we are celebrating with a roadtrip to the mountains. See you sometime next week. I hope whatever you do, you do it with a smile on your face. I'll be on Instagram if you need me. xoxo Babs p.s, I'll be... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Patchworkcactus
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Hand drawn circles, black, coral and gold, natural textures, under-worked design. Please let this trend be long lasting. I could quite happily be in one of those maths TV shows for toddlers, so just surround me with basic shapes if you want to be my new best friend - circles... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Patchworkcactus
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Scout's 3rd birthday party, alternatively titled How to throw a last minute kid's party - With a dinosaur theme. It also could be named; Please don't make me throw a party, I'm so so tired. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Patchworkcactus
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Want to make a DIY cactus stamp? Here is the tutorial. Want to make your own hand stamped fabric?What a co-inky-dink, this is also the tutorial. This cactus pillow is making me thirsty. Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at Patchworkcactus
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This free wallpaper is just like having your granny in your phone reminding you to be nice. It's the simple things. Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Patchworkcactus
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Who has tips on getting little ones to bed? I have been asked for mine and truth be told, when it comes to bedtime my kids are broken. Help a mum out? Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at Patchworkcactus
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Two ways to upcycle your paper shopping bags into DIY gift bags. Make a Swiss cross print bag with washi tape or a hand stamped polka dot bag with an ink pad and circle stamp (or potato.) Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Patchworkcactus
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This DIY Montessori peg box Practical Life Activity is great for developing little hand muscles and for fine motor control development. You don't need much to give your toddler a Montessori experience at home. Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Patchworkcactus
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So this wasn't a very well thought out post and I will totally forgive you for not reading it. But it's about pretty shiny things and stuff. Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at Patchworkcactus
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This is my new series where I chat to some Creative Australians who are proving that you can break the mould and follow your dreams. This week it's Jodi from the Practicing Simplicity blog. Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at Patchworkcactus
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Cumin, you know you're curious. Just click through and you will know all about the magical and medicinal properties of Cumin - it will stop you're lovers and chickens wandering. I know I would be really sad if my chickens wandered. Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2014 at Patchworkcactus
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So people, what is the consensus on overalls? I'm a fan, glad they're back, I always knew it would happen, this is why I still have an overall skirt in my wardrobe.* I don't want to hear about being too old for them, putting age limits on style is as... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at Patchworkcactus
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Do you ever squeal when you get a real, handwritten letter? Then you need to be friends with this lady. Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2014 at Patchworkcactus
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A mini paper bunting DIY tutorial - because crafting makes you feel like a not-busy person. And because neon and black go really well together. And because bunting is fun, good-clean-useless- fun. Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at Patchworkcactus
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You know those things that you're always the last to know? Yeah, that's everything, I'm that person. Darcy the flying hedgehog is Dead. This adorable hedgehog is the sweetest thing to hit Instagram has bid farewell to this world. Not recently mind you, but some time in the last 7... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at Patchworkcactus
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I you have ever asked the question, what is a vignette? Here is your answer. If you haven't then are you asking now? Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2014 at Patchworkcactus
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The Wishlist for February. 1) Diego Jumpsuit $50.70 - Even though I'm quite sure I would look like a giant toddler I want to throw this on every day with a pair of cons and hang out at the park with my little ones. 2) Sonny Angel $9.95 - I'm... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2014 at Patchworkcactus
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Spices have a long and rich history, taste aside, there are a lot of both magical and medicinal uses for these little cupboard pearls. Cinnamon especially. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2014 at Patchworkcactus
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One of the best things about starting to this blog is all the rad-tastic, inspirational people I discover. Whether I'm blogging about them, meeting them around the traps (both real word and virtual world) or just insta-stalking them, it's great to know that there is a way to successfully break... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2014 at Patchworkcactus
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DIY Hair Mask guaranteed to make you look and smell like a mermaid - Presuming they smell like honey and coconut. Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2014 at Patchworkcactus
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Wanna know what I've been up to lately? Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2014 at Patchworkcactus
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You know when someone voices an opinion you agree with so completely it leaves you with no comment to make? Yeah, that. Just another reason to love Julia Child; her very Montessori take on cooking with kids. Other notable people who went to Montessori schools include, George Clooney, Anne Frank,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2014 at Patchworkcactus
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AFTER THE FREAKIN BALL! I wanted to be Cindarella POST Fairy Godmother, POST glass slipper, POST Prince Charming. Well played universe, well played. Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2014 at Patchworkcactus
Patchwork Cactus is now following Carrie
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Patchwork Cactus is now following Jill Greenwood
Jan 6, 2014