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wendy treseder
Melbourne, Australia
a sprinkling of creative thoughts, crafty adventures and happy tales
Interests: design,fashion,vintage,craft,handmade,home,decorating,sewing,recycling,upcycling
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I picked up an issue of Mollie Makes the other day and was happy to see this little birdy key ring kit stuck on the cover. The only thing I added was the stuffing and I changed up the fabric... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2013 at Wendy Treseder
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one of the joys of moving back into my play room are all the treasures and un-finished projects I've unearthed while I'm at it. *excuse the cat paws. Bill never misses an opportunity to photo bomb. haha* I stitched these... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2013 at Wendy Treseder
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I wished the floorboards in my office/play room were polished. The floor had been left unfinished for over 10 years, but my wonderful hubby finally did it, sanding and sealing in the hottest of days. (What a trouper!) The boards... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2013 at Wendy Treseder
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One of my favourite ways to wrap up the year is by putting together a small album which captures the basic who, what and where of our family. I always make 3, one for us to keep, and one each... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2013 at Wendy Treseder
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I seriously love making these little books each year and equally love looking back through the ones I've made over previous years. It's a really cool (and pretty) way to condense a whole years worth of family memories into one small book. They make perfect pressies for grandparents and loved... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2013 at free projects for weekends
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A couple of years ago, I needed some colour on my walls fast! So I grabbed some fabric and stapled it onto some canvasses to create instant wall art. It looked pretty, but I got bored of looking at it... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2012 at Wendy Treseder
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We held a 21st Birthday BBQ in our backyard last night for my gorgeous girl Chelsea. It was a huge amount of work to prepare for, as during the busiest time of the year we decided to demolish our old... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2012 at Wendy Treseder
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Time to put up the Christmas Tree. I started with a gathering of supplies and ideas: ribbons purchased at Provincial Home Living - idea for pom poms thanks to Mandy Lynne and found on Pinterest - scraps of fabric and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2012 at Wendy Treseder
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When the inspiration hits you've really got to just drop everything and do it! I know I say that all the time, but despite being super busy this weekend I actually heeded that advice, and the result is a new... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2012 at Wendy Treseder
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This is possibly the quickest and easiest project ever! It took me less than 2 hours to make 20+ Jarlights (including time to work out how to do it and take pics for this project). To make some pretty Jarlights of your own, you'll need the following supplies: Jam Jars... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2012 at free projects for weekends
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While running errands at the newsagents for work on Monday, I happened upon a back issue of Mollie Makes. (yay!) The magazine came with a gift pack of cute pearly buttons. (double yay!) I was so inspired that I made... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2012 at Wendy Treseder
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Harry turned sixteen this week and we threw a small party for him and 6 of his best mates (invitations in my last post). I also made him a birthday card, decorated with a torn scrap of paper from a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2012 at Wendy Treseder
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Despite my childhood obsession with cats, I've actually always had a thing for dogs and this collage was inspired by my first case of puppy love. Our first family dog was a scruffy black mutt with a heart of gold... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2012 at Wendy Treseder
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Postcards are one of my favourite "go to" products because they are just so versatile and best of all they're free! yay! This weekend I printed out Harry's birthday party invitations on regular typing paper, cut them out and stuck... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2012 at Wendy Treseder
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I was determined to get my craft back on over the weekend and I decided to work on a collage as it is one of my favourite things to do. I took down one of the 8" x 10" fabric... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2012 at Wendy Treseder
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I couldn't wait to have a go at making one of these babies as soon as I saw it in the current issue of Mollie Makes magazine. I'm seeing a lot more of these colourful crochet stars in my near... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2012 at Wendy Treseder
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My baby had his Year 10 formal last week. For at least 12 months before the date of her Year 10 formal, Chelsea drove me crazy talking about what she was going to wear and how she was going to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2012 at Wendy Treseder
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It was crazy hair day at work today and I decided to go with a theme that is close to my heart right now....crochet! (are you surprised?) I made a crochet strip of white lace and wound it around a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2012 at Wendy Treseder
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I recently purchased a book - Crochet Workshop by Erica Knight - it took a few weeks to arrive but it was well worth the wait as it's so fantastic! I highly recommend this book for anyone like me, who... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2012 at Wendy Treseder
TypePad HTML Email Thanks Lee – I’m obsessed, but no telling how long it will last, so I’m enjoying it while it lasts. x
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2012 on crochet necklaces at Wendy Treseder
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TypePad HTML Email Ooooh that sounds exciting Karen I would be happy to buy them from you if you want to sell them. As long as you’re absolutely sure you’ll never want to crochet ever again! (hard to imagine). X
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2012 on crochet necklaces at Wendy Treseder
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Recently we found our cat Bill sleeping on the coffee table in this position. He had spilled out of his cat bed and was using the laptop as a pillow. On closer inspection we discovered he was also laying on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2012 at Wendy Treseder
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Have you discovered The Making Spot yet? It's a fabulous website for all things crafty. They recently posted a FREE pattern by Carol Meldrum to make crochet necklaces. They looked so beautiful that I couldn't wait to give it a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2012 at Wendy Treseder
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I had two goals today: 1. Get a badly needed iron infusion (in the morning). 2. Learn how to make a granny square (in the afternoon). And I'm proud to say that I managed to complete both tasks. I'm also... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2012 at Wendy Treseder
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Does this look like a happy weekend to you? Some of my favourite magazines and an order of colourful cotton yarn* had arrived in the mail during the week and I was so looking forward to indulging in some creative... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2012 at Wendy Treseder