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This is a guest post by Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts A couple of weeks ago, Katrina shared my Project Life organisation on her Facebook page. It sparked many questions about what actually is Project Life and how to do it, so Katrina asked me to share a bit more about Project Life and what […]

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  • TEANNA

    Love the Project Life Album just went to purchase over $100 worth of stuff and then it said “Sorry we dont ship to Australia” – very disspointingReplyCancel

    • AlyceB

      Yes, that is the biggest pain about the Project Life organisation! Spotlight sells a lot of the basic stuff, as do other Australian scrapbook stores, especially online.ReplyCancel

    • Danya Breman

      Teanna I buy from Crafthouse. It’s based in New Zealand and used to be the only way we could get PL :) I just ordered a few days ago. Spotlight and some other shops now sell in Australia I believe. Check out Crafthouse :)ReplyCancel

  • TrinaR

    WRMK also sell albums and similar photo inserts and are readily available in Aus. The albums are very good quality too with many colour options.ReplyCancel

    • AlyceB

      Oh boy, when we move back to Australia, I can’t wait to get supplies so much more easily!!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Lote

    I’ve only just seen these thanks to this blog! I’m going to ask for them for my birthday….even if it isn’t until September >W<.ReplyCancel

Valentines Day is just around the corner, so to help you get organised, here’s a few Valentines Day food and craft ideas to inspire your cooking and creating! Did you know that in Japan, Valentines Day is the day when women give homemade chocolates and treats to the men in their lives? They do say […]

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It has been a little gloomy here on the Gold Coast the past few weeks, raining and too wet to play outside most weekends.  So the kids and I made some playdough, which resulted in hours of fun and creativity. I’m going to make up some more and give to my niece for as a […]

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  • Dylan

    Can you possibly share more specific details (brand for example) on the containers you used for the play dough? I am having no luck finding them
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  • Sarah Hudson

    Having made many batches of playdough for Playgroup, I have found a new recipe that I really like – it makes a beautifully soft and smooth playdough, and is less prone to being too sticky or too dry.

    http://theimaginationtree.com/2012/04/best-ever-no-cook-play-dough-recipe.html

    I like to add glitter to mine, and you can add things like essential oil or flavoured essence to add an extra sensory dimension to the playdough. My most recent batch was rose pink with white glitter, and scented with old rosewater that I’d purged from the pantry 😉 – perfect for Valentine’s dayReplyCancel

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  • Amanda

    Does the colour come out of the play dough onto surfaces?ReplyCancel

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  • Kelly Polizzi

    is it possible to get the spelling changed to playdoh?ReplyCancel

  • Jules brazier

    Can’t be called playdoh as that is a brand name trademarked and copywriter laws apply..ReplyCancel

  • Janinka Francki

    … by the way … play dough freezes really well & defrost to be as good as new on the next rainy day. Just an FYI. I’m a grandmother so I only require the play dough intermittently.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Thank you so much for the tip, Janinka! Very handy to know.:)ReplyCancel

  • […] and yummy meals, we’ve found a smooth and long lasting playdough. You can see the recipe HERE with thanks to “The Organised […]ReplyCancel

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  • Mrs Finnelley

    Hello Kat!

    I love your recipe! It’s so much nicer than the cheap store-bought playdough I have been using. : ) I teach kindergarten and I’ve just made a green batch with peppermint essence so I can tell the kids it’s giant chewing gum! I was wondering if you could share some tips on getting the dough out of the Thermomix? When is best? When it is still warm and sticky? I did this and got it stuck to everything! Or should I wait for it to cool? If so, how do you go about getting it off the blades? I tried whizzing it but ended up pulverising the last few dribs.

    Thank you for your time and advice! Love your blog! xReplyCancel

    • Mrs Finnelley

      Also, is it best to wait for it to cool before putting it in the containers? Will this have any effect on the consistency, etc.? Thanks again. : )ReplyCancel

      • Kate - Kat's Assistant

        Hi Mrs Finnelley, Ooh i love the sound of adding peppermint essence to the dough! I am sure the kids will love it.:)
        Getting the dough out of the thermomix can be a bit tricky. I have found the best way to do it is to tip the thermomix upside down holdind the thermxmix and give the blade a spin for the outside, it comes away a lot easier and not so messy. I wait til the playdough has cooled before i place it into containers just so it doesn’t sweet.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel

    Hi The recipe doesn’t seem to be working its just coming up with the shortcode on the page [yumprint-recipe id=’34’] ?ReplyCancel

Snowglobes have always had that magical feeling, shaking them constantly to watch the glitter fall.  My youngest daughter and I made this snow globe last week together, it was so much fun and in particular she loved to see how it is made. What you will need Jar – I used a small mason jar […]

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A few years ago my hubby’s Aunty sent each of the kids a gorgeous handmade sequin bauble.  Over the weekend my little girls decided to make their own sequin bauble as it was such a beautiful handmade craft idea. All you need is a bag of sequins, a foam ball, shirt pins, beads, bead wire […]

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I was shopping recently and saw some really cute christmas decorations, sadly they cost a pretty penny.  I put on my creative hat and my little girls created their own version, I think I love these more!!  These are a great gift to give grandparents, extended family or keep for your own tree. Below is […]

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While we were away on a family holiday recently my lovely sister-in-law visited our home daily to feed and care for our beloved cat. Instead of giving her a box of chocolates, I added a gorgeous thank you label to a glass jar, decorated the lid with ribbon and filled it with chocolates.  She loved […]

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  • gemma

    I am lucky enough to have some wonderful grandparents that knit beautiful things for my daughter and lovely neighbours who will often drop little gifts into her “just because”. I’ve started buying little boxes of chocolates and printing a photo of her wearing or playing with whatever they have given her to stick on the front. Nice way of showing appreciation xxReplyCancel

  • Jac @ Common Chaos Chronicle

    That’s a very cute idea Kat. I think they’d be great for teacher gifts too!ReplyCancel

Now that our (yes not mine, my girls are taking over, lol) craft room is complete these holidays my girls (the boy is not interested in crafts) and I are looking doing a few projects.  Here are some ideas I have found. School Holiday Fun – Kids Craft Ideas Easy Abstract Paining Rock Monster Craft […]

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  • Debra

    Cute ideas for my grandkids.
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  • Katrina - The Organised Housewife
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  • Will definitely be adding these to our School Holiday Ideas Jar :) Thanks Katrina!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      There are some really creative ideas.:)ReplyCancel

  • This is such an awesome idea! I love this!ReplyCancel

This is a guest post by Cintia, from My Poppet It’s incredible how quickly kids grow out of clothes, fashion goes out of style or your needs just change, so it’s a good idea to regularly review the contents of your wardrobes. It’s great to donate unwanted items to charity, but what do you do […]

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  • Jacqui

    Love these upcycling ideas! So inspired right now! Thanks for the post!!

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    • Cintia :: My Poppet

      Thanks, hope it inspired you to try some upcycling :)
      cheers CintiReplyCancel

  • Merryl Chantrell

    Your braided rug is ab fab. Well done :-)ReplyCancel

    • Cintia :: My Poppet

      Thanks Merryl, glad you liked it.ReplyCancel

  • Alice Stevert

    The post really inspired me for reuse of old garments. From now I would also be able to add some life to kids clothes. Thanks a Lot!!

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    • I love the rug idea and your idea with kids clothes, could be really cute!ReplyCancel

My kiddies are so sweet, each year for Mothers Day they buy me the same gift, new slippers and winter PJs.  Perfect cause its starting to get cold around that time. This is going to be a hard mothers day, the first without my mum.  I nearly didn’t put up a mothers day post, I […]

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  • Hi Kat, I lost my mum four months ago. like you this is my first mother’s day without my mum. the next day is my birthday which was also the day mum was diagnosed with cancer. My last birthday I spent with mum was also mother’s day. This year is going to be hard. I will celebrate the best I can with my children however I will be sad too. I love your mother’s day ideas and I will do some with my kids so they have something to look back on. I will be thinking of you. xxReplyCancel

  • I lost my mum a month ago and I hate getting all the junk mail celebrating Mothers Day! Not too sure what I’m going to do on the day but I have a feeling it may involve a big bottle of champagne- to toast my wonderful mum but also drown my sorrows…..hugs to all of us who are mummy’s but have lost our mummies xxReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    My Mum just passed away too – 1st April 2013, so it has only just been over a month. I have made a photobook of photos of Mum, and I am planning to give that to Dad on Mother’s Day, so I will still be celebrating the wonderful Mother that she was.ReplyCancel

  • {Little Hands in the Hunter}

    Such beautiful ideas Kat, thank you so much.
    Sending you warm thoughts on Mother’s Day. Well done for making the decision to be strong for your kids ((hugs)) xx
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Here is a collection of amazing craft room storage & organising ideas. Isn’t this one below gorgeous! image credit – Bubble and Sweet image credit – unknown image credit – Mommy By Day Crafter by Night image credit – Nicole Samuels Scrapbooking, dresser transformed image credit – unknown image credit – unknown image credit – […]

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  • Thanks so much for including me in your round up of beautiful spaces. I really like some of those ribbon ideas – I totally need a pretty ribbon detangle solution :)ReplyCancel

  • KazF

    I miss having my own craft room. Maybe I will again one day. In the meantime it’s a foldup sewing table and a 2×2 Expedit on opposite sides of the family room. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • We never intended on having a craft room in the house, but we converted what is meant to be a formal dining room into half man cave and half craft room. I find I’m more inclined to do crafts when there is a space already to go. Hope you find something her to inspire you to create a room one day :)ReplyCancel

    • Olivia

      I would like that mix, I find I prefer crocheting to other crafts because I can sit on the couch and watch a movie with the hubby while I’m crocheting. My sewing machine/craft desk is tucked ‘far away’ in the laundry room.ReplyCancel

      • I used to cross stitch Olivia, I agree it’s relaxing doing it while watching TV, crafts like that doing really need a dedicated space. It wasn’t until I started scrapbooking that I realised I needed a permanent desk.ReplyCancel

      • Norma

        Mine is in the laundry room too.ReplyCancel

  • Sunshine_Mands

    I don’t have a craft room but would love to do my study like the top one, though I would need a bigger desk LOLReplyCancel

    • I love the top one too, it is gorgeous! Your right, it would be perfect as a study desk.ReplyCancel

  • Molly

    I would love a dedicated space for craft, even just for my laptop. My craft and office space is my dining table. Our house is way too small for anything. All my craft stuff is sadly packed away in my bedroom cupboard. One day! I keep telling myself. One day!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh one day i hope you get your desired craft space Molly!ReplyCancel

  • Laila

    I was wondering if you have any storage ideas for a scrapbooking/card maker with no craft room and no office. I have a computer table in the lounge room and a dining table and this is where I isuallly spread out. My supplies are are a box in my bedroom cupboard and it gets so messy. Any ideas would be appreciated!!ReplyCancel

  • […] My Craft Room Overhaul – as I mentioned above I have just recently changed my craft room around which I will share with you all the new details soon. […]ReplyCancel

  • Kirra

    I love some of these ideas! I have just finished painting and moving furniture and supplies back in there but its a bit of a mess and i have lost my motivation. i dont know what i want to do for storage baskets Ect. Thanks for sharing this for ideas and hopefully i can get it back under control in the 20 day challenge coming up :)ReplyCancel

  • Frances Miller

    Organized is not spelled correctly.ReplyCancel

    • Joy Mills

      Organised is spelt correctly – in Australia we dont use the ‘z’ spelling, we use ‘s’.ReplyCancel

  • Frances Miller

    Organized is not spelled correctly.ReplyCancel

    • Karen

      In Australia, we spell some words differently to our American counterparts. Organising is one of those words.ReplyCancel

      • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

        thank you Karen :)ReplyCancel