Jen Leheny from Red Instead in Canberra, Australia

Hello! Nice to see you. I’m Jen Leheny, a blogger / designer / letterer / photographer / maker / crafter / creator 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


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Red Instead Is Now Stocked At Trove Canberra

Red Instead is now stocked at Trove Canberra

Select handcrafted items from Red Instead are now stocked at Trove in Canberra, located upstairs in the Garema Centre, Canberra City. Trove is a collective of Canberra artists and designers and provides a shopfront space for some of the most beautiful handcrafted creations in Canberra.
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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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Zucchini Nutloaf Recipe

Zucchini Nutloaf Recipe

Recipe and photo of zucchini nutloaf cake. Quick and easy to make. Tastes great hot from the oven, perhaps with a little butter. Don't tell the kids it has zucchini in it until after they say how yummy it is!
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Lino Printing Tutorial

Lino Printing Tutorial

Step by step tutorial instructions for how to print a lino block print, and showing some examples of lino printing and lino blocks that have been carved.
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