This one has been my favourite city to stitch so far… Pretty Little Amsterdam! Now on to NYC! #prettylittleamsterdam #prettylittlecity #satsumastreet #crossstitch @craftnik
Two awesome things I received from two awesome people - a cute postcard from @chelseakisselev and a ceramic door knob from my ma. It’s been an orangey week!
Pearl Hairpins | My White Idea
This is like a two-fer DIY - cute pearl hairpins and an awesome hairstyle to use them on! Plus, this DIY is as easy as pie - a little hot glue, some pearls and pins and you will be done in a few minutes (just make sure the glue is dry before you start putting them in your hair!). If you want to get a little more creative, you could try painting your pins to match your pearls (which would look amazing in white on dark hair!).
Free Map Printables | U Create
I keep seeing rooms with awesome vintage maps all over Pinterest and was thinking of doing something similar, but there are definitely no awesome vintage maps for less than $20 where I live! So here’s something even better, free vintage maps in four different colour ways! Use them as art, in your scrapbooking, as a book cover or even to decorate trays, table mats or coasters!
No Sew Pineapple Costume | Delia Creates
Ok, so I know this is technically a kid’s costume, but there’s no reason you can’t create this sweet kit for yourself! Plus how cute is that pineapple hat!? This is a very easy to make costume and only needs a few supplies to create, perfect for those of you who are sewing-challenged!
Spiderweb Fascinator | Delia Creates
If you’ve been invited to a Halloween party but hate Halloween costumes, you can still dress up and have fun without feeling uncomfortable! Combine this chic spiderweb fascintaor with a black outfit and dark makeup. If you are feeling a bit more spooky, attach some sparkly spiders to the fascinator and to your outfit.
Fifi Lapin Paper Doll | Fifi Lapin
I may be 30 but I will forever love paper dolls! Especially incredibly stylish paper dolls like Fifi. Try printing the set out on magnetic paper (you can find this on eBay or try your local office store) and using them on your fridge - lots of fun for little and big girls alike!
'Into The Woods' Costume | Camille Styles
Continuing my ‘pretty spooky’ (get it!? Pun!) Halloween theme, I present this ethereal, soft and super easy to re-create ‘Into The Woods’ costume. The ‘costume’ is the easiest part - simple dress and tulle cape - then collect your dead/dried flowers to make yourself a creepy floral crown and combine it with a dark berry lip and smoky eyes. Click through the whole gallery for lots more inspiration too!
Christmas Gift Guide | Animal Lovers Delight
I know, it’s only October. But I’m planning on getting a lot of handmade presents this year, and we all know it takes time to make something by hand, so I’m planning on starting my gift buying now!
This gift guide is all about those in our lives who love their pets, whether it’s a cat, dog, bird, or guinea pig! I have actually already bought one of these gifts - the very cool personalised illustration by Nation Of Amanda. Though I think I might have to buy the sweet little cat necklace for myself…
For all the gifts above, check out my Etsy ‘Christmas 2014’ curated page here. All future Christmas Gift Guides will be added there for easy access.
Halloween Costume: Tooth Fairy | Lauren Conrad
Though we don’t really celebrate Halloween in Australia, I still love sharing costume ideas because I have been to costume parties and I know the stress of trying to work out what to wear. This costume is not only incredibly pretty (tulle is super girly, you can’t help but feel like a princess!) but it’s easy to make and you get to wear wings! Combine this with some glittery makeup and you have basically my favourite ever costume. Keep an eye out because I’ll be sharing more Halloween costumes soon!
Mason Jar Succulent Pots | Lolly Jane
Last weekend my mum and I came across one of those beautiful flower stalls that have gorgeous fresh flowers that you need to take out a small personal loan to purchase. My mum fell in love with a succulent in a jar - but fell out of love with the very high price! So I added the idea to my mental Christmas gift list, and then came across this DIY - kismet! I love the vintage, distressed feel of the pot. If you’re a brown finger, you can always pop a faux plant in your jar (though succulents are pretty hardy!)
Six Free Desktop & iPhone Wallpapers | Creature Comforts
Is it time to update your wallpaper? I know my desktop does - I still have a wallpaper that proudly declares that April is awesome. All the designs from CC are gorgeous and inspiring, and I particularly love the moon phases. By the way, if you’re in Adelaide run outside now to see the eclipse!
Hey everyone, it’s been a while since I posted! There has been a lot going on in my life and blogging has taken a back seat. There has been up days, down days, days when I thought about selling everything and going to Paris to be a mime… Anyway, I’m still here and my new life mantra is ‘Start Each Day Fresh’. You can tell it’s a mantra because it has all capitals. I’m going to be posting lots of photos of makeovers in my house soon, and I’m going to do some posts on how I decorate on the cheap.
Hope everyone is going well - and don’t forget, Start Each Day Fresh!
Pretty Little Amsterdam is one of the most fun & challenging cross stitches I’ve ever done… Can’t wait to get to the windmill! #satsumastreet #crossstitch @craftnik
It arrived! If you like history, comics and fat ponies, you will love Kate Beaton’s comics! #harkavagrant #katebeaton