Beach Wave Spray | With Lovely
I have a terrible confession. I’m an Australian who hates the beach. I know, I know, we have amazing beaches with beautiful white sand and blue waves… ugh. All I see is sand stuck to everything, swallowing salt water, shark alerts, being stung by jelly fish, sunburn and seaweed wrapping around my ankles. What I do like about the beach is how my hair looks afterwards. Well now I can have the beach waves without all the fuss - and it’s so cheap! Yay!
Concrete Diamond | A Merry Mishap
I don’t know why people love diamonds so much. I’m terrified of wearing them, all I can think of is ‘OH MY GOD, PLEASE DON’T LET ME LOSE THESE’. But a concrete diamond? Now that I feel more comfortable with! Firstly, I can’t lose it, secondly, it’s going to be much cheaper, and thirdly I think it looks awesome and I can think of so many uses. Not just a decoration for the inside, but great to use as a paper weight or even to add some glam to your garden! The raw piece is earthy and modern, but you could easily paint this too.
Removable Fur Lined High Tops | See Kate Sew
There’s nothing worse than cold feet, so these removable fur ‘collars’ for your sneakers are perfect. And they couldn’t be easier to make - the only thing that’s going to be hard is choosing which fur you’re going to use!
Honeycomb Table with Industrial Pipe Legs | A Beautiful Mess
Just like some people covet shoes, bags or cars, I covet homewares! And oh my gosh, as soon as I saw this table I immediately wanted it. And guess what, it can be mine, and it won’t cost me $2000! That’s my very favourite part. And even better than that, you can fit six chairs around it - great for when i have family and friends over.
p.s. I would also like six Ghost chairs. Please note Santa!
'Mistletoes' Last Minute Gift Kit | The Crafting Chicks
I’m totally in love with this idea - so easy to put together and so cute! All the girls in my life love nail polish, but it’s not the easiest thing to give as a gift. Regardless of the price of the polish, it’s an awkardly sized gift to give (and wrap!). But adding this cute tag and some pretty ribbon and you’ve got yourself the perfect gift!
Door Makeover | Oh Joy
Doors are rarely something I see DIYs for - but the ones that I do see always make me think ‘I want to DIY all my doors!’. I love this whole room, but doesn’t the big gold stripes just elevate the entire thing (I love that kick board too). Check out Joy’s blog for more details and gorgeous inspiration!
Free Printable Christmas Tags | Creative Index
I love the free Christmas printables that come out every year - there are some really talented (and generous!) bloggers out there! I love these freebies from Creative Index - two sets with two lots of colours. I’m sure there will be more to come, so keep an eye out!
Varsity Letter Sweatshirt | Mood DIY
Since my mum has been down, I’ve been watching a lot more ‘normal’ tv (i.e. on an actual tv and not on my laptop!) and as such have seen more than my fair share of Laverne and Shirley. And I have to say, I loved Laverne’s big L on her tops! OK, maybe I wouldn’t wear one everyday, like her, but I still think it’s cute. So I was excited to see this DIY by Mood (thank you Mood!) because I’ve got everything for it. Now I can rock an ‘E’ sweat shirt and be thankful I don’t have Lenny and Squiggy for neighbours!
Holiday Jewels & Baubles | Style Me Pretty
I don’t know why, but for some reason whenever I think of getting dressed up for holiday parties, I always veer towards shiny, glittery pieces. Maybe it’s because of all the gorgeous baubles on trees… whatever the reason, I always feel much more festive! These clips and pins are perfect for small presents or stocking stuffers. You can find great jewels & vintage brooches on etsy, and the tulle from your local craft store. Attach to a piece of pretty card and pop in a printed paper bag (check etsy for some seriously sweet ones!) and you’re done - great if you have a lot of girls in your life that you want to give gifts to and you’re on a budget!
Paper Dahlia | Lia Griffith
I just bought a book I’d been eyeing for a while on how to make paper flowers. Though I’m in love with all the different designs, it can be quite hard to follow some of the directions (and get some of the supplies!). Not so with Lia’s gorgeous paper flowers. Each flower has clear, step by step instructions, plus photos. And all her flowers come with free download patterns (some of them are also designed to be printed straight off with the pattern on there - bonus!). And there are lots of uses for something like this, including popping them on top of your Christmas gifts, or even attaching them to your Christmas tree - how pretty would that look!?
The Frankie & Plum stall today… Shame about the terrible weather!
I do apologise for the distinct lack of posts recently, I have been super busy prepping for my stall at Gilles Street Markets! That’s right, I’m going to be at the big Gilles Street Bazaar this Sunday the 1st from 10am to 4pm, selling my jewellery, vintage clothes and other bits and pieces. So if you are in Adelaide, please make the trip down to see me, and mention you’ve come via Scissors + Thread to score a secret special something (while they last!). My stall is called Frankie & Plum. The markets are going to be massive this time round, they’re actually closing off part of Gilles Street and there will be tons of awesome food, amazing vintage & crafty finds plus live music! Oh, and 33 degree weather, so don’t forget to wear a hat and sunscreen!
Ok, enough chit chat, back to labelling, sorting out my petty cash, getting coat hangers… Time to tick some more off my list!
Glitter Feather Garland | Sarah Hearts
As y’all know, my tree is up and I’m full into the Christmas spirit. I was scouring Pintrest for ideas on how to decorate my mantle piece. This is perfect! Though these feathers were cut out using a Silhouette machine (I want one, Santa please pop one under my tree) I will cut mine out by hand. And even better, I can leave this up after Christmas is over!
Coco Molasses Toffee | The Kitchn
There’s one thing my family seems to all love, and that’s chewy toffee. So this is a perfect treat to make for the upcoming Holiday season. If you’re going to attempt this, I strongly recommend you invest in a candy thermometer, it makes it so much easier to cook. I also strongly recommend you don’t use your best pot if you’ve never tried making toffee before… trust me on this. Burnt toffee is really hard to remove!
Shell Bracelet | Free People Blog
Forget memories of tacky shell bracelets from beachside holidays or those 90’s shell chokers - this shell bracelet is a mod, pretty, gold and neon version that will fit in perfectly with your other pieces. Plus it has a tassel - I’m sold!