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Perth, WA
Blogger, marketer, DIYér
Interests: blogging, writing. reading, photography, food, lunch
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I saw a stag decanter at Pottery Barn and it would have been a perfect gift for my brother, except I wasn’t willing to pay $60 for a fancy glass bottle. Sorry bro. What I did have at home were some fancy glass bottles that were former homes to the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2015 at Eryn With A Y
I’m growing my first baby. Hooray! (That's my insides up there). But man, it’s not as easy as I thought it would be. It’s like everyone I ever talked to in my life about children was hiding this one specific fact: the first trimester is hard. Especially if you get... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2015 at Eryn With A Y
We’ve all done it, got a jumper that was just a little bit too short. It looked good in the store because you pulled it down and wedged it on your hips then didn’t move while you surveyed it. Then, the first time you wore it out, the bugger pops... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2015 at Eryn With A Y
This was a art of an abortive attempt to get the hell out of my job and move into something way cooler. Well, The Urban List didn't want me, but that's no reason why you can't be introduced to 5 places that are pretty awesome (for me, my bladder and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at Eryn With A Y
I’m usually too cheap to buy the cheese that comes in the wooden box, so that’s why I never thought of this DIY before. It was on special when I went shopping late on Friday night for something to go with my wine, so here we are! Not sure what... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2015 at Eryn With A Y
I had a really hard time coming up with a title for this one! It is what it is, though. Use a piece of cardboard to support the stem of your plastic plant in a pot. It will stand up straight and you won’t have to faff about with scrunched... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2015 at Eryn With A Y
I had some Sugru left over from my test pack, and I wanted to make some stag earrings. By the time I finished with my stencil though, it would have looked like I was wearing a branch on my face… and while I’m not adverse to big earrings, I’m not... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at Eryn With A Y
Dining alone doesn’t mean you have no friends. Take it from me. I’ve got plenty of friends*, and I dine alone as a choice. I started dining alone when I was doing a photography course in the city. I’d drive from work straight into town and have just under an... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2015 at Eryn With A Y
My family have been stepping up while I’ve been busy with annoying life related things (My birthday celebrations really got in the way of my blogging lately. Having friends and family who want to spend time with you is such a drag!). I just can't rely on image quality... This... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at Eryn With A Y
I got this skull at Kmart for just $6, then used Mexican inspiration for the sugar skull design. Sugru is something I heard of recently, and I was keen to give it a try. It was a great product to work with, malleable and bright! sugru, skull, white spray paint.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at Eryn With A Y
I’m sure you’ve heard all those practical travel tips. Roll your socks. Photocopy your passport. Register with DFAT. Anyone can throw those out there and look like they know something about travelling. Whether they’ve experienced them or not is another question. Here are my top travel tips, from someone who... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at Eryn With A Y
A while ago I posted that I’d been asked to make a Daredevil mask, and here are the results! My friend wore it to Supanova in Perth last month. He has solid cosplay history. Here he is as Rocky, and Arrow. We wanted to make something that was authentic to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at Eryn With A Y
Kmart hacking has overtaken Ikea Hacking as the thrifty DIY’ers favourite hashtag. Kmart has really upped the game in their home wares lately, and the pricing is almost too good to be true. I took a $2 tote bag and a $ 10 white frame from Kmart, and a $7... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2015 at Eryn With A Y
When you’ve hit a busy pocket in your life and can’t find the time to sit down and have a good craft, you find other ways to hit that sweet spot. I got some gold leather thong on a trip to Beads and Bangles in Fremantle that I turned into... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2015 at Eryn With A Y
Well we think we’ve proved that with a little glue and a little ingenuity, you can use heaps of items to make a shoe come to life. We bid you farewell with these last two projects. The Bee 2 x rose buttons, 2 x clips, 4 x speech bubble wooden... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at Eryn With A Y
It’s Hump Day, and you want to make your shoes look pretty without putting much effort into it. We’ve got the solution for you! The Clip 1 A pair of clip on earrings. If you need instructions it must be a really bad Wednesday! If you’re having trouble finding clip... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at Eryn With A Y
Today Robyn and I present our different takes on a night- time decoration for your shoes. The Iron Heart 2 x iron on patches from Spotlight, 6 x Velcro dots. Attach three of the dots to three of the corners of the iron on patch. Start with the top dot,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at Eryn With A Y
Don’t you just love it when an idea bears more fruit than you thought it would? I headed to a friend’s to DIY some shoe- bling on the weekend and ended up with way too much craft to fit on one post! So, I bring you ‘Shoe Week”! It’s like... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2015 at Eryn With A Y
Today we both play to our strengths on the shoe bling front. I go a little silly with some figural wooden cut outs, and Robyn makes a pair of bows perfect for the races. The Bow 2 x lengths of thick ribbon, 2 lengths of thin ribbon in a contrasting... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2015 at Eryn With A Y
How talented is my bother in law (henceforth to be known as my brother from another mother, or bro-mo)? A man after my own mind, he saw the $1,200 table my sister wanted to purchase and said “I can make that cheaper”, picked up his Makita and got to cuttin’... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at Eryn With A Y
Full disclosure, I stole this idea from Where the Styled Things Are. If it seems like not much of a DIY, it’s more about the story in the getting of the materials than the DIY itself. So… shut it. I took a trip into Fremantle on the weekend as a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2015 at Eryn With A Y
Generic lanyards are super boring. They’re also super uniform. Chances are you’re one of the masses with a black or blue fabric lanyard that holds your keys. Snore. Who wants to walk around with a snoring lanyard hanging around their neck. Not I! (I get locked out of the office... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at Eryn With A Y
I started another site… a few of my friends will be groaning and going ‘Not another thing on your list’. Well, I like my list long, just like my… walks. After talking with a few bloggers and crafters in Perth, I’ve realised I’m not the only one who finds the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at Eryn With A Y
I learned how to cut a perfect stencil after a lot of trial and error. Even I still make mistakes sometimes, it’s not an exact art. You’ll find yourself getting overconfident and then BAM, you’ve gone over the line. Use my tips and you’ll get an almost perfect cut each... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2015 at Eryn With A Y
Make this DIY planter with a moulded furniture foot and a drill! The wooden moulding section in the hardware store is one I always walk through with the thought that I should be able to make something from them. They’re so perfect and smooth… surely they’re just ready to be... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at Eryn With A Y