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Issue 3 November/December 2011


RubyJu We chat to the girls behind the RubyJu dessert table brand.

Jewelled Life Meet three enterprising designers who create beautifully unique jewellery.


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Christmas time traditions & Advent project ideas.

Joyful Tables How to style a mini Christmas dessert table.

Felt Decorations Simply cute felt decorations to dress up your Christmas tree.

Let’s make it a handmade Christmas mason jars christmas stockings deliciously easy christmas recipes stitching

‘tis the season The countdown to Christmas is on. What does your family do to get ready for the festive season? We share some heart warming family traditions plus a few fabulous Advent calendar projects to help you with your Christmas countdown.

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tree decorations Advent pinboard by Kim Archer

With Christmas just around the corner, my family loves to count down the days during December until Christmas Day. Using a selection of your favourite Christmas tree ornaments, a fabric covered noticeboard, tags and string, we show you how to create your own Advent Pinboard. Each day in December, family members can take turns in choosing an ornament from the Advent pinboard to hang on the Christmas tree.

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Bec Pullen from RubyJu shares some tips and ideas on how to style your own gorgeous and affordable mini Christmas dessert table.

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Christmas Dessert Table

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Mini Christmas dessert table

Dessert tables have really exploded in popularity in the last year or so. They create a beautiful focal point and are a great ice breaker at parties and functions. Some of the designs we are now seeing are so stunning you really don’t need any other party decoration. This Mini Christmas Dessert Table was put together with props we already had lying around. With the vintage craze so popular right now, you can put together an interesting table without going too much expense. Some amazing things can be picked up at garage sales and op shops for just a few dollars. You just need to keep on the look out!

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shabby stockings

Join Mardi Winen from Dudley & Grace as she shows us how to create simple shabby chic style Christmas stockings for all the family.


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Christmas stockings

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to gather up some supplies and stitch a stocking or two. This is such a quick and simple little stocking project and a lovely way to use up some lace and trims and add a festive touch to your home. I wish you and your family a very happy Christmas and New Year.


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RubyJu party planners, Bec and Tammi chat to us about styling gorgeous dessert tables for weddings, birthday parties and events. STORY| Kim Archer PHOTOS | Bec Pullen

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“We have both always been very creative people. Between us, we have done just about every craft out there.”

Bec Pullen and Tammi Komulainen became instant friends back in 2004 when they met as neighbours. Discovering a mutual love of all things pretty, girly and gorgeous, the girls realised they loved throwing dinner parties with friends and both loved to focus on the little details of entertaining such as table settings and the presentation of desserts. After doing some research they discovered US based dessert table queen, Amy Atlas and the world of designing dessert tables. They decided to launch their own dessert table business. “Looking back, it probably took us about five months from the time we first discussed the idea until actually making RubyJu happen,” Bec says. “The two months prior to launching RubyJu were quite hectic and a sharp learning curve.”

Bec and Tammi have been good friends since 2004. Their shared love of fashion, entertaining, craft, design and all things handmade led them to create their dessert table business, Ruby Ju. Based on the Gold Coast, QLD, the girls create gorgeous candy and dessert buffets for parties, weddings, fundraisers and functions.

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upcycling Tatum Woodroffe shows us how one woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure as she breathes new life into some thrifty finds.

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“Thrifting, repurposing and upcycling helps us breathe new life into old things.”

We all know the saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” and right now it is a very popular idea as we become constantly more aware of our environment and sustainable practices. Thrifting, repurposing and upcycling all have a common theme relating to giving new life to something that otherwise might have ended up in the bin. This issue I have created a few items for my daughter. Each was made using a combination of upcycled materials, found items and pieces from my scrap bag. They really are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to upcycling as you are limited only by your imagination.


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Gingerbread Time

There’s nothing like fresh gingerbread straight from the oven!


Pavlova Roll


Christmas Treats


White Choc Cheesecake

Achieve impressive results with this simple pavlova dessert.

Tasty sweet treat ideas for when friends call around during the festive season.

A delectably rich white chocolate cheesecake.


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Deliciously simple Christmas treat ideas. cover photo | Janelle wind

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photo | Janelle wind

Gingerbread Biscuits Who can resist straight out of the oven, crisp, fresh delicious gingerbread! Jasmine Barton shares her family recipe with us.

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1 November 2011 We hope you enjoyed our little sneak peek of our BUMPER (112 pages) Christmas Issue of Etzcetera. For more information or to purchase your copy visit our website.

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A little glimpse into our BUMPER Christmas edition of Etzcetera magazine. Issue 3 hits the digital newstands on Tuesday 1 November 2011. Mor...