September 1, 2014

Our Week

Happy September and Welcome to spring! This past week has been fairly uneventful. No birthday’s or major occasions/events – plenty of time for crafting and shop work. I got a few projects completed this week including the paper rose bouquet from LiaGriffith (the template is from when Lia was with Ellinee). I spent the good part of 3 evenings cutting these flower petals out and then it took me all of an hour and a half to assemble them into roses. I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out though, I may have to rethink its home now. I also thought that since I spent three nights cutting a dozen of those bad boys out I'd up my game and go bigger. I printed 20 more to start, with another 20 or more to come. Can anyone guess what I'm going to be using over 40 paper roses for??? All I can say is next time I blog about it I may be rocking my stylish new crab hands - I hear they're all the rage.

Also this week I grabbed a copy of Eva’s Kitchen by Eva Longoria from our local library. This winter we seem to have gotten stuck in an awful rut food wise and with spring here as of today it’s time to kick those winter blues and get back into a healthy eating habit. Eva’s book has been wonderful for providing healthy, tasty recipe ideas and I cannot wait to start trying them – like the delicious look Lemon Fried Chicken, I know not the healthiest but a great alternative to KFC (not in our town) for a Friday or Saturday night meal, the recipe for Chapulas (Texican tacos) sounds delicious too. If they go well you’ll probably see them on the blog soon. So if you need some new recipe ideas pop down to your local library and browse the cooking section!

Lots of stuff has been happening with the shop this week. The Halloween collection launched on Monday and I’ve moved onto Christmas now and the to-buy list is getting longer by the second. I’ve got a new range coming to the shop soon – can you guess what it is?? I’m also working on something extra special for October – the pink ribbon is globally familiar and I’m excited to be working on this project which I’ll share more about soon!

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August 29, 2014

Friday Favourites: Floral


Florals are a huge trend right now – and rightly so, they can be totally gorgeous. They can also be easily overdone. When it comes to rocking florals I think there are just a few simple rules: 1. Know what works for you and 2. Rock it. It’s pretty simple really, basically some people are more suited to smaller prints – others to larger more prominent prints. Once you know your body type and the styles of clothes that work for you and then the rest becomes easy; try on some pieces with both large and small floral prints (separately of course), check them out in the mirror and then have a friend (who will be honest with you) tell you what they think. Floral’s can be intimidating but don’t worry – there is a floral print out there for everyone. And if you’re too scared to start your floral journey with something as bold as the dress above, go simple and start with some floral jewellery (like the ring above which is on sale!) or a floral scarf and work your way up!

I’m totally in love with numbers 4 and 6 (on sale!) not to mention that backpack, the baseball tee and the hoodie! I can totally imagine number 4 paired with a nude/beige high waisted pencil skirt, pumps and some dainty jewellery. I can’t even tell you how much I’m drawn to the print on number 6 – for some reason it just speaks to me, loudly. What are your thoughts on the floral trend? 

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August 27, 2014

Monochrome Cake Topper

As I mentioned on Monday my brothers birthday was last Tuesday and we made him a donut tower birthday cake. When I got the donuts home and built up the ‘cake’ I realised it needed something to finish it off. We didn’t have any cake toppers so I grabbed a few supplies I had on hand and whipped some up in 10 minutes flat. They turned out amazing and I absolutely love them and plan to resuse them in the future for other birthdays. I stuck with a basic monochrome colour scheme and added a touch of blue with some rhinestones. I think my favourite part is the roses – they may seem a little girly but which all that black I thought they needed some feminity, plus I stuck them down with double sided foam tape so I can change them out if I want. I think they turned out perfect and today I’m sharing how to make them. Enjoy!

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August 26, 2014

Shop Update: 2014 Halloween Collection

I mentioned in yesterday’s post that I was going to be releasing my new 2014 Halloween Collection today in the shop. Well, I did and they are all available for purchase and I’m so excited! I’m loving this new collection and but I’m now realising it’s time for me to move onto Christmas – am I the only one still in denial about that, how is it almost September?!?!

Anyway since I’m releasing my very first Hallowen Collection I’m having my biggest sale yet and I’m so excited! I’m offering 15% off when you use the code HAPPYHALLOWEEN so hop on over to the shop and grab some of the Halloween goodness!!

Every item in the 2014 Halloween Collection comes in 2 headband colour choices - Charcoal and Halloween Orange and a few select items come with a 3rd colour option - Snow White. I think my favourite pieces from this collection are the Witch Kitty Headband, the Ninja Kitty Headband and the Irridecent Sequin 'Boo' Headband... I'm also pretty in love with that Candy Corn Headband too - which is your favourite??

** Feel free to share this sale with all your friends – remember sharing is caring! **

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