May 222015

Lamp shade Tutorial with Yarn and Glue

Here is something to get you started on the road to creativity with an impressive, decorative lamp shade you can make for your home. Only three items are needed and you have easy to follow instructions - watch the video below by Dana from Dana Made It and you're set to make something that will draw lots of 'oohs' and 'aahs' at your craftiness.

You can use this technique to make a large, medium or small lamp shade, depending on what you need. Once you've successfully completed one you'll want to make more - maybe a string of lanterns, perfect to brighten any corner of your home or for a garden party.The lamp shade is just one idea but when you start creating you're sure to start thinking up lots more items to make.... decorative balls, bowls, sculptures .....

Just in time for a Weekend Project, so make yourself a cuppa and sit back and enjoy the video.

Now don't put it off. Give it a go.

Enjoy your crafting.

Dana has a website full of lovely crafty things so have a look around to see what else you can try.

Apr 102015

We all need a little colour to brighten our days. I personally love lots of sunshine streaming through the windows. But when the skies are grey it’s nice to be surrounded by pretty things to help brighten up those dull corners. So today I’ll share with you a couple of recreated items…. a blast from the past from the EP Designs collection.

Pink Jug with Floral Detail

Pink Jug with Floral Detail

Pink Jug

Pink Jug

An old brass jug was rescued from an op shop. It was given a good clean and scrub; then the creative hand set about to give it a face lift.

Pretty blooms seemed perfect on a pink background … and the jug is recreated.




Pink Dish

Pink Dish

Pink Dish

Pink Dish


Here is another item sourced from an op shop - Once a silver champagne goblet … it’s now a pretty pink dish - So sweet and new to store your chocolates or trinkets.


From old to new with a few simple steps.

Feb 252015

Beaded candle holder

Beaded candle holder

What is the Creative Treasury?

A delightful world filled with gorgeous treasures - creative, handmade, artistic, decorative, recreated, upcycled, vintage - because life is too short for cheap imports.

Special finds and precious things, the beautiful and the best, creative and innovative; these are the things Creative Treasury will discover and bring to you.  It's a celebration of creative minds and skilful hands at work to produce amazing wares, made with love, straight from the heart and soul of the creator.

Can't wait to begin this journey.

Mar 132010

This delightful hand painted china dish is small in size but big on beauty and elegance. Just the perfect thing to Welcome you to Pink Saturday!

There’s always a little story behind my collectables & this gorgeous dish, which measures 12cm x12cm (or 4 3/4″), is no exception. It was given to me by the mother & grandmother of two boys being homeschooled in our circle of homeschoolers. Grandmother Kitty handpainted it as a thank you gift …..

…. During the primary years of homeschooling many of the children were into reading lots of mystery stories. They loved mysteries & were absorbed by the stories – so much so, that they would spend their meeting times together forming mystery clubs & trying to solve mysteries. However, mysteries were few & far between, so I came up whith an idea to start one for them, without them knowing who was behind it all.

Ten children began receiving letters from a Mystery Bear who would give them clues to who he might be. He would write to them about his adventures; he would send puzzles for them to solve, crosswords with hidden clues & even newsletters filled with more clues & activities.  Mystery Bear encouraged the children to write to him with their jokes, riddles, poems,  and thoughts on who they suspected was the Mystery Bear

This mystery kept the children active for a number of months until it was decided that he would reveal himself at an undisclosed time….. that time came on an Easter Sunday. Mystery Bear arrived with a basket full of chocolate eggs,  at a gathering where all the children & their families were present. There were squeals of delight from the children who had no clue that their Mystery Bear would arrive on an Easter Sunday.

They eventually discovered it was Me inside that bear costume & were very, very surprised – I was just about the only person they didn’t suspect.

It was so much fun for everyone involved … including me – I loved every moment of it & I know the children had an amazing time with the mystery.

And so, this beautiful little china dish was created with love as a Thank You for me – isn’t it gorgeous!


… And now for our weekly challenge – here is a delightful participant I’d like to introduce you to –

Joyce  from Light and Voices

There are many wonderful entries for Pink Saturday which is hosted by Beverly at How Sweet The Sound. Take time to visit other participants’ blogs and see how Pink everyone’s Saturdays can be – you won’t be disappointed.

Happy Pink Saturday Everyone!