Red Instead is a blog about living a creative and fun life! I also make and sell things in my handmade shop.

Jen Leheny from Red Instead in Canberra, Australia

Hello! Nice to see you. I’m Jen Leheny, a blogger / designer / photographer / maker / rollerskater in Canberra, Australia.

Welcome to Red Instead, where I blog about creativity, design, craft and DIY. I also make and sell things in my online shop. I hope you enjoy your visit! – Jen

Latest from the Blog

Spanish Pear Tart With Pedro Ximenez Syrup

Spanish Pear Tart with Pedro Ximenez Syrup

This pear tart recipe has a gorgeous Marscapone filling and crumbly almond pastry, amazing tasting pears and then it is topped with a simply lovely syrup.
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How To Draw Fashion Girls Using Stencils

How to draw fashion girls using stencils

Here's a great tool to help you learn fashion illustration. I'm an adult teaching myself to draw and I don't mind using tools designed for children.
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Instawalk Around New Acton, Canberra

Instawalk around New Acton, Canberra

Today I went on an Instawalk around the amazing Nishi New Acton area of Canberra, as part of the Human Brochure campaign that I'm involved in. We were lucky enough to have Australia's only professional Instagrammer, Lauren Bath ( @laurenepbath ) with us and she gave us some tips and insights while we walked. Here are some of my fave photos from the 2 hour walk.
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Red / Black Bead Necklace