A big thank you to everyone who came out to visit us at the Perth Upmarket yesterday! We had an awesome day!

House of Nicnax at Perth Upmarket. Located at UWA Perth

Our next market is Perth Makers Market on October 2!

House of Nicnax will be at Perth Makers Market

If you’d like to keep up to date with where House of Nicnax will be – or if you’d like to share a picture of one of our owls – head over and check out our Facebook page!

Hope to see you there!

Nic x


New Stockist!

Exciting news friends! I have a new stockist! Yay!!!

You can now find House of Nicnax owls and woodland friends as part of the Co-Op Designs shop (located within MANY6160 Fremantle)

Co-Op Designs, Located in MANY Fremantle

This is their opening weekend so to celebrate they are having a 10-40% off everything sale!

I was in first thing this morning to set up – and I must say – I LOVE the look they have gone with! I love all the wood displays (all handmade by one of the girls dads) and there was already some really quirky and unique handmade items just waiting to find their new homes!

House of Nicnax woodland friends. Located at Co-op Designs within MANY6160 Fremantle

So if your heading to Freo anytime soon – pop in and see the girls and check out all the amazing handmade goodies that Co-op Designs has to offer!

Nic x

Top 3 Ways to use Scrabble Tiles (+ a bonus idea)

Scrabble tiles are a great way to make a unique and personalised gift for someone!

I have a massive variety listed for sale in my Ebay store (The Little Craft House) so I thought I’d show you some really quick and easy ways to use your tiles!

This little frame is definitely a favourite creation of mine! I made it as a souvenir for a friend visiting us here in Perth.

Scrabble Tile Project, DIY Frame, Tiles available through

This is a cute little project too. I made this by simply cutting a picture from a magazine (you could also use a photo) glued it onto my tile and gave it a few coats of varnish to seal.

Scrabble tile pendant.

Next up are these coasters. I think a set of these would make an awesome housewarming gift! This coaster says ‘Good, Food, Wine, Dine.’ Other words to use could be – More, Beer, Love, Kiss, Cook etc!

Scrabble tile drink coasters

And here’s a bonus idea I found this idea on floating around the net ( not sure who to give credit too – so if you know please let me know!)

Apparently there is hidden words for the ‘user’ of the bathroom to find!

scrabble toilet

So they are my top 3 (+the bonus) ideas!

Have you created any scrabble projects? I’d love to see them if you have! Post a link below or tag me on Instagram or Facebook!

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Crafting!

Nic x

Peg People Tutorial


Little peg people are so much fun to make (and play with!)

This is a project I have wanted to do for a little while now – but the thought of painting faces kinda put me off. So after having a think about it – I decided not to paint them. I think they still ooze character and have their own personalities.

The clothes were super simple to make – and I’m wishing I’d made these ages ago! (Why did I wait!?!)

If you would like to create your own Peg Family you can buy the kit here, otherwise –  here’s how to do it:

What you need:
– Family of Wood Peg People
– Selection of felt
– Buttons
– Needle and thread (I use embroidery cotton)
– Scissors
– Glue (optional)

What to do:

From your squares of felt, cut out some simple shapes to transform into the clothing pieces  for each family member.

Simple rectangles and semi-circles work well for clothing. I used a long skinny rectangle as a scarf. You’ll need to test them on your peg dolls to make sure they fit. (much like real people, peg sizes can slightly vary in height and width!) Adjust if needed and once your happy with the size you can continue.


Wrap your doll in the clothing piece and secure with a stitch or glue. Add a button for embellishment if you wish.

** Tip- When adding the scarf, be gentle. I played with mine way too much and the fringe started to break!


To make the hat, fold the triangular shape in half long ways. Stitch along the long side. I found if you pull the stitches tight as you go, it gives a cute little bend to the hat.

You could also add a bead or bell to the top for a cute little pixie look!

To attach the hat to the head, add a tiny bit of glue to the head, and stretch the hat over the top.

** Tip – If you choose to add a decorative stitch around the base of the hat, this will decrease the stretchiness of the felt. Maybe make the hat slightly larger to ensure a good fit.


To give my dolls hair, I simply plaited some embroidery thread and secured with glue. The hat for this one had to be made slightly bigger to fit over.


And that’s it! You now have your own peg family to love and care for!


Let me know in the comments what you think about the faceless family. Do you think they still have character? Or do you think they look unfinished?

And if you have created a peg family, please attach a picture of link – I’d love to see them!

Thank for stopping by – and Happy Crafting!

Sign off



Next Market: 3rd April

Here’s where you will find me this Sunday! At the Perth Makers Market in Applecross! This is a new market that only just launched back in February.

House of Nicnax can be found at the Perth Makers Market Sunday, 3rd April 2016

This month I will be joined by over 90 other amazing handmade stalls.

It will also be the final day for the City of Melville Sculpture Walk. I’m looking forward to taking 5 minutes out to have a wander! Hope to see you there!

Nic xx



Happy Easter!


.Hi lovelies!

I hope you are all having a wonderful Easter break, however you may celebrate!

You may remember me talking previously in other posts about having an Easter tree. This year – it turned out a little different as Miss 4 took over the decorating. She wanted to have a little Easter corner on the TV Cabinet, so this is her creation. She painted the little ceramic bunny, and used some of our mini Christmas trees to hang the eggs on.

Hoppy Easter - From House of Nicnax.

Hoppy Easter - From House of Nicnax. Easter - From House of Nicnax.

Good Friday was our annual family trip to the zoo. The year was extra special as the zoo had Dinosaurs!

Perth Zoo. Easter 2016.
Perth Zoo. Easter 2016.
Dinosaurs! At Perth Zoo 2016

Yesterday (Easter Saturday) we did the family thing – visiting my parents house, having BBQ lunch and eating wayyyy to much!
As it was my nieces first Easter – I made her a little bunny!

Hoppy Easter from House of Nicnax and the Little Craft House.

Easter Sunday started at 6.45am. Not too bad really – compared to previous years! The Easter bunny had to hide the eggs inside this time – as it was a little wet out!

We then spent the rest of the day relaxing!

Tomorrows plan is movies in the morning with the kids, visiting a few friends, and then back home to chill!

How’s your Easter been? Hope your having a good one!

Happy Easter!

Nic x



My New Crafty Business

For the last 5 or so years I have run my own little handmade business, (House of Nicnax) making owl doorstops! I must admit that the ‘owl’ craze has hung around longer than I could ever imagined! Never did I think that my little hobby would turn into a business and that I would be selling regularly at markets, online and through Facebook!

It really has been a crazy little ride for me! I have enjoyed it so much along the way – and I don’t have plans to stop anytime soon! While people love and want my owls – I will continue to make them!

But in saying that – It was time I expanded a little.

Back in July I started to sell crafting supplies as well. I love being able to buy a whole range of gorgeous supplies, and sell them to amazingly clever people to create some awesome handmade items!

As of last weekend, I took a huge step. I decided to make the “supplies” my new business! So now I run TWO businesses!!!

So now I would like to officially introduce you to ……….The Little Craft House

The Little Craft House. Craft Supplies in Australia. Wood beads, scrabble tiles, E6000 glue

My sales for TLCH will be through Ebay, however I have created a Facebook and Instagram account as well to promote any sales, new products and to hopefully share some of the clever creations people make!

I’d really appreciate it if you pop over and check them out!

So that’s about it for now. Lots of late nights ahead for me!

Wish me luck!

Happy crafting!

Nic xx

Tassel Tutorial

Tassels are quick becoming the ‘in-thing’ right now! And good news is they are one of those things that are super simple to make, and they add a bit of fun to any project they are applied too!

I have tried a few different ways to make them – but this way is by far the simplest and easiest.

All you need for this Tip-Top-Tassel Tutorial is:
a skein of embroidery thread,
and sewing needle (optional)

What to do:
The first step is cut two lengths from your thread. One approximately 15cm, the other 20-30cm (carefully do this to leave the rest of the skein wound nicely) These will become your ‘ties’.

Easy tassel tutorial using embroidery thread. DIY Tutorial instructions can be found on #Tassel #tutorial #DIY

Now you need to find the mid way mark of you cotton, and slide the smaller of your ‘ties’ under. Tie it tightly.
Holding the ‘tie’ lift the whole thing up. The thread will fold in half and you will have the beginning of your tassel.

Then simply cut the loops at the bottom.

Easy tassel tutorial using embroidery thread. DIY Tutorial instructions can be found on #Tassel #tutorial #DIY

Using the second piece of thread, tie this around the top of your tassel, then continue to wrap it around to form a neat top.

Tuck the loose thread under the wrapped thread to hold it in place.

Easy tassel tutorial using embroidery thread. DIY Tutorial instructions can be found on #Tassel #tutorial #DIYAnd voilà! Your done!

So simple and fun!

Easy tassel tutorial using embroidery thread. DIY Tutorial instructions can be found on #Tassel #tutorial #DIY

I made a few extras too, as I have LOTS of projects that I want to use them for!

Easy tassel tutorial using embroidery thread. DIY Tutorial instructions can be found on #Tassel #tutorial #DIY

Have you created any projects using tassels? I’d love you to link them below!

Thanks for stoping by,

Happy Crafting!

Nic xx