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 your fridge for school or work lunches, morning or afternoon…

you can do anything, but you can’t do everything

Hey Crafty Peeps! Those of you who love trying, testing, experimenting and exploring new things – you’re my kinda people. You know what I mean – you need to try…

Why I’m teaching ‘a creative year’ ecourse

I thought you might like a little background on my new online course, and why I’m sharing a whole year of Creative Making. For me making is an everyday “need”,…

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! That meant no emails, no Instagram, no googling, no youtube.…

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 a mundane-ness that just happens and exists, and while extremely…

what does guilt feel like?

I don’t ‘do’ guilt, I’ve never been interested in taking it on, and have spent a fair bit of my adult life trying to do away with it. Trying to…

watching the light

The change of season has shifted in, it was ever so slight, barely perceptible at first. But I see it now, feel it. Autumn is here and I know that…

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 you guys through The Creative Year – there’s been a…

parenting truths – their ideals vs mine

My two big kids are of the age now where my alternative ways can sometimes be embarrassing. Where they moan at the things I don’t let them have, the things…

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 hell did it feel good. Really really good! And I’m…


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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! That meant no emails, no Instagram, no googling, no youtube.…

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 my mother’s daughter, being passionately forceful at times. Often my…

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 art project. It was a concertina process that housed all…

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 your fridge for school or work lunches, morning or afternoon…

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 a mundane-ness that just happens and exists, and while extremely…

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 the extra things you have sitting around, just waiting for…