Author Archives: Aixie

About Aixie

Artist Crafter Interiors Addict Crazy Cat Lady

Tapestry Cushion 

I found this tapestry kit in my local op shop for $3.99, and figured I’d give it a go! Surprisingly quickly I had it completed. Next was making it into a cushion. I wasn’t sure exactly how to do this … Continue reading

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Botanical Wall Lights

I have in my living room two of the ugliest wall lights I have ever come across. At this point I haven’t found the right replacements at the right price, although I’m sure to come across something nicer one day! … Continue reading

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Cyanotype Cushions

Back in the dark ages (aka the early 1990s) when I was a hippie dippie art student majoring in printmaking, I fell in love with cyanotype or blueprinting. A combination of two chemicals mixed with water and set out in … Continue reading

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Shelf Vignette

I have spoken before about what a terrible gardener I am, but I wanted to fill a shelf full of vases of prettiness, so I went hunting in my garden and found a surprising array of beautiful plants to display:

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January Bed Post

A quick January bed post, with my favourite vintage floral pillow cases and my grandmother’s patchwork bedspread.  With assistance from the handsome Frodo.

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The Sketchbook Project

Six years ago I participated in The Sketchbook Project by the Brooklyn Art Library for the first time. I enjoyed it, but at the time I wasn’t a regular Sketchbook user, and I actually found it difficult to fill that little book. … Continue reading

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A Mirror Restored

When I spied this bevelled mirror in the op shop for $4.99 I knew I couldn’t pass it up. A couple of hours with some paint stripper and a sander revealed a gorgeous oak frame. It had been stained darker, … Continue reading

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