What would you do with an extra 600 hours a year? Craft of course!

The other night I had a dream that the internet didn’t exist anymore. At all. Nothing. Telephone yes, WWW nope!…

Living low-plastic & not feeling deprived

For years I’ve been guiding my family on a low-plastic journey. Taking small steps, but in the fashion of being…

I made a special eco-printed hand stitched book, and I love it

When I was in high school, my older sister showed me how to make my own simple book for an…

Humous recipe - homemade from scratch. Plastic free living, vegan. Petalplum blog

Yummy homemade hummus – waste-free, vegan, healthy and delicious!

This is my recipe for hummus – which is super easy and super yummy. Make some and keep it in…

what does simple living mean to me? and how you can bring it into your life

My simple slow life does not look like what I’ve seen on Instagram or in a Kinfolk magazine. Mostly it’s…

create more :: stash less ~ a community for crafty folks

Do you sometimes look in your crafting / art supplies cupboard and feel a little overwhelmed / guilty at all…

Tutorial ~ Naturally Dyed Raffia for Basket Making & a sneaky way to keep it tidy

Since I first got my hands on some raffia and delved deep into basket making, and then shared it with…

Raffia for Basket Making & the Sustainability of crafting with ‘String Harvest’

An important part of my crafting life is to focus on the sustainability and ethics of where my supplies come…

is there such a thing as too much quiet?

It’s Sunday, my family has been away since Thursday morning. That’s a whole lotta “me time”. And golly am I…

Woven wall hanging loom weaving artwork by Ellie Beck Petalplum

The seasons of our creative lives

Last week I sat down at my weaving loom for the first time in well over a year. And bleeping…