Whipup newsletter no.12. 2011

by kath_red on 25/03/2011

in Books, Features, Newsletter

We love the Action Pack and hope you do too – if you don’t yet have a copy you can get it here:


Issue 2 of Action Pack is launching 1 April. The April issue’s theme is ‘Seeds & beads’ with a bonus Easter Supplement! Filled with craft, cooking, science and gardening + printables and art projects – for kids aged 7+ (and the young at heart). I will be offering Whipup.net newsletter readers a 20% discount coupon and will be sending it out in a midweek newsletter next week with more information. Thank you for all your support – love you guys!

This week at whipup… Last week of our Guest Blogger Series …


  • I am currently reading Creating an Australian Garden (published by Allen and Unwin) – Do you love gardening, do you love Australia? Oh glorious big beautiful book full of gardening advice and plants and design for the Australian climate. Lots of practical advice and design inspiration!
  • Also gazing lovingly upon Quilts Around the World: The Story of Quilting from Alabama to Zimbabwe Voyageur Press; First edition (November 21, 2010). Visually stunning, incredible stories and historic perspectives, the people – the cultures – the fabrics – and the quilts! Wow!
  • And In the Kitchen: More Than 1000 Recipes for Every Day by Allan Campion and Michelle Curtis. Published by Hardie Grant Books (November 1, 2010). A big solid book, full of family favourites – beautifully laid out, written, photographed and styled – the total package. And the recipes too – From basics like Pot roast chicken and Easy sponge cake to more special treats (but still easy) like Raspberry and mascarpone tart and Sichuan Eggplant – I love that dish mmm – brings back memories of travelling in China – such a hearty and earthy dish. There is a whole chapter on slow cooking – I am addicted to slow cooking lately – just put it all in a dish and leave alone for hours for it to do its thing. As well as being big on everyday family friendly meals, this book also all about desserts and simplicity and heart warming and family and togetherness  and good food and ingredients and all those lovely things!
  • Lists: To-dos, Illustrated Inventories, Collected Thoughts, and Other Artists’ Enumerations from the Collections of the Smithsonian Museum (Princeton Architectural Press March 24, 2010) – yes! – don’t you just love lists – and other people’s lists can be so interesting don’t you think – a real window into the soul or at least the mind! Having fun dipping into this book.

Crafty news and links


So much to do – so little time.



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1 Michelle March 25, 2011 at 11:42 am

Thanks for mentioning my sweater dress tutorial! I had never been to your blog before and I love how many inspirational links you have. I especially love those mug rugs.


2 kath_red March 27, 2011 at 12:17 am

Thank you for visiting :) keep up the great work


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