How to Host the Ultimate Gilmore Girls Revival Party

We are officially two weeks away from the release of Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life! The 8th season of the humorously sarcastic drama TV series will be released on Netflix on Friday the 25th November at 12.01am, all four 90 minute episodes, “Winter”, “Spring”, “Summer” and “Fall”. I know, I can’t even either. All […]

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4 Ways to Remember a Loved Companion Animal

After 11 years, with a painfully heavy heart, it’s time to say goodbye to my Leonardo Da Pucci – AKA Lance, Dimebag Barrel, The Ninja Turtle, The Bean. It’s hard to imagine life without a loved one, although taking the time to say goodbye and having something to remember them by definitely helps. There are […]

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DIY Travel Diary

DIY Travel Diary - Chelsey Crafts

“Traveling – It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller” – Ibn Battuta Whether traveling near or far it is always nice to have something tangible to capture those memorable moments from your travels. Enter the travel diary. With trips to Tasmania, Queensland and Waikiki earlier this year and a big trip planned to […]

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D.I.Y Tea Blend

A quick and easy way to create your own custom tea blend. High tea, tea parties, afternoon tea, raw high tea..you can never have too much tea. With this in mind I’ve thrown together this super easy custom tea blend for my Mum for this Mother’s Day. Some friends and I recently did somewhat of […]

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How-to Crochet Scissor Grips

Sometimes a plain, undecorated pair of scissors just won’t cut it (sorry, couldn’t help myself). I’ve made myself a mini, foldable pair of scissors for my craft bag and have made a few as gifts for friends in their favorite colours. They’re kind of adorable and actually really useful. Make some for Christmas gifts, birthdays […]

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Sew your own ironing board cover

Until last week I hadn’t used my sewing machine in a long time. I didn’t sew while we were house-hunting. Even before we started house-hunting I was slack in the sewing department. Honestly, I can’t remember the last time I made something using my sewing machine. Slack-O, I know! It was mostly out of practicality […]

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Crochet car tissue box cover

Colourful crochet polka dots have been popping up on my blog a couple of times over the last month (here and here). Now I finally get to share with you what I was making them for – The Polka Dot Car Tissue Box Cover! Since I bought my first car way back in January 2012 I […]

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How to Crochet a Chain Stitch

Along with the Slipknot the Chain Stitch (ch for short) is the most common way to begin crochet patterns. It is also used throughout patterns – without the chain stitch Granny Squares would just be Granny Circles or Granny Blobs. So it’s fair to say the Chain Stitch is an essential stitch for all crochet […]

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How to make a Slipknot for Crochet

Hold the yarn with the tail end in your right hand. (Leave enough tail to sew in later) Make a loop by taking your left index finger under the yarn… …then holding the loop in place with your left thumb (make sure the tail end of the yarn is on the bottom)  Insert your hook […]

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