Wednesday, February 22, 2012

DIY - Matchbox Trinket holder

I had this cute little idea the other day, I actually think I remember making a basic version these when we were little and seeing how many items you could squeeze into a matchbox! It's a very simple and quick project. It could be used to give someone a note, a selection of trinkets, buttons, ribbons or whatever you can fit! A small soft heart would be cute with a note....

You will need:

An empty matchbox
  • A cute piece of fabric approx 4 times size of matchbox [I used vintage scraps]
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Old book paper or any paper you like.. musical/science book/floral/coloured
  • Trinkets to put into the box [could even be a message rolled up...]
  • A stamp or choice or piece of paper cut to size of the inside of the box.
  • Any rubber stamps are handy for fun and cute extra's [words or letters]

  1. Cut your piece of fabric so that you can roll the matchbox up within it and make sure you leave a 1cm seam around it.

  2. Lie the box within the fabric [outer only!] and put glue along the edge of the box. Lift up the flap of fabric and stick to this edge.

  3. Roll up the box in the fabric. Fold and glue the edge back on itself, Again glue the edge of box and stick down folded flap.

  4. This is how it should look now.

  5. Cut 4 incisions  to each of the 4 corners of the box. Glue and fold these inside the box one by one. Lid done.
  6. Lay the box drawer in the paper you are using, make sure there is enough to fold the edges over and cover the inside walls but not the bottom.

  7. Begin folding the paper inside as tightly and neatly as possible. Do the long edges first.

  8. With the shorter sides imagine you are wrapping a present, fold in side to make a triangle.

  9. Fold these up and glue to the inside. Repeat on both sides.

  10. Choose a stamp or similar sized image and glue to the bottom of the box.

  11. Fill your box with trinkets of your choice.

  12. I cut a little paper heart out of the same paper used to cover the drawer and stuck this to the lid. And here you have an adorable personal gift. xx

    Oh it's so cute! I am going to make a few little sets and pop them on Etsy!
    Lots of Love.
    Miss K-T x

Friday, February 17, 2012

Nina van de Goor

I came across this fabulous Etsy seller the other day and just fell in love with everything. Think Folk, think vintage ceramics teamed with a modern twist of bright colours in bunting and polka dots! Seriously adorable and gorgeously styled. It reminds me of a company I used to be dressed in as a kid, Clothkits.. I will blog about that soon!

She is into ceramics, both making and collecting. She also likes to make collages, screenprints and clothes. [omg clothes..... where?!!]

Check out just a glimpse of what she makes, you will be in love too.

I want it all!! Super cute and quirky, all my favourite imagery.... tea parties and florals. LOVE.

You can find her on etsy


Lots of love,

Miss K-T x

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

I thought as it was valentines I should share something lovely! I was looking for inspiration on Etsy and watch the below.... so amazing and beautiful. I love it and can only wish I had the patience to make such a thing! x

Watch it!


Lots of Love

Miss K-T x

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Deer Little Fawn

Deer Little Fawn is a blog by a dear friend of mine who resides in Brighton, UK.

We met on a silver smithing course 6 years ago and were always in trouble for chatting and not getting our projects done! We have been friends since and we share a love for all things quirky and creative.. such as vintage attire, tea cups, roses, postcards, hearts, bunting and polka dots to name just a few.

She makes an array of gorgeous crafty snacks and showcases plenty of others....

I love looking on here to see what see has been upto and the lovely things she finds and makes. I bet you will love it too... xx

Check out her awesome blog at:


Miss K-T x

Monday, February 6, 2012

Gleaners Inc ♥ Melbourne shop

What a scrumptious little shop in Brunswick....

I have stumbled across this super cute shop in Melbourne: Think vintage bunting, hearts, doilies, birds, creatures and general creative treats.

Gleaners Inc. Accumulators, collectors, gatherers. "Incorporated": united or combined into a whole. Gleaners Inc. is a Shop full of Handmade and Vintage Delights.

Sneek peek:

It is a gorgeous little shop in Brunswick. Started up by Liz jones [aka Betty Jo designs] and friend Kerry Strauss. Full of beautiful little trinkets from willow bird cages to owl brooches to vintage finds and plants for sale. Perfect place to find a handmade gift or something for yourself to brighten up a room. I could buy everything! Also stocking Betty Jo Designs, she has a studio attached to the shop to continue creating her beautiful wares.

I have fallen in love with the coloured shadow boxes, I love a good box frame and these are just fab.


Shop details:
Gleaners Inc.
2 Ballarat St, Brunswick VIC
Opening hours:
Monday – Saturday, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday, 11.00am – 3.00pm


Lots of Love, 
Miss K-T x

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Julie Verhoven

Hello... it's hump day!

I thought it was about time I wrote about some of my inspirations and one of my favourite fashion Illustrators is Julie Verhoven. For anyone who hasn't seen any of her stuff you need to, its quirky, colourful and delicious to the eye in every way.

She is wonderfully eccentric and you can see this in her work, the vivid splashes of colour and striking designs are a wonder to look at. It all has a very 70's feel and they are clearly a big inspiration to her and possibly what draws me to her as I love 70's colour and design.

Her signature melancholic doll-faced girls and technicolour palette have appeared in endless fashion magazines and books and on designs for luxury houses including Louis Vuitton, Mulberry and Versace. She is London based but has travelled all over the world making things and spaces look fantastically 'Verhoven'.

There is so much out there to look at and gawk at! I could jump into her world and flounce around in the colours.

Her website is:


Hope you enjoy her as much as I do.

Lots of love,

Miss K-T x