11th May 2013
Left it to the last minute and busy running around look for something to give your mother to show her how much you appreciate the miracle (aka 10 hour labour) of your birth? Why not make something for her instead – these simple projects require very few supplies and can be made in just a few hours. Crafternoon anyone?
Collect some plates from your local second hand store and make her a porcelain jewelry stand. Use a nice oil to make her a Diptyque inspired candle, without the price tag! Hint: if you don’t have the wax beads, melt a few simple candle sticks instead. Or repot a succulent into pretty pot,because unlike your friends, your mother has proven she can raise a living thing, so chances of longevity are pretty good with this gift. And finally, top it off with a pretty hand lettered card – this is probably the part your old lady will cherish the most!
26th April 2013
Recently I had the unfortunate experience of catching my favourite cactus as it plunged from my windowsil to an almost sure death amongst the shoes and clothes on my floor. Although I shouldn’t complain (I know exactly amongst which ‘world’ this brand of problems resides) it made me inexplicably angry at my little cacti friend – not least when I had to spend the next two hours tweezing the spores out of my fingers (and lips when they were subsequently transferred due to an ill thought out paw paw ointment application). A few days later I was web slacking and spied a bell jar sheltering a cacti and immediately realised how genius this set up is – I say keep those tricky little buggers on lock down! And although the bell jar represents yet another not-quite-necessary addition in the home, they look so right perched over the top of a crystal, feather or indoor plant, and I’m pretty sure I could justify one if it meant keeping my fingers cacti spine free! And so with that in mind I’ve pulled together some bell jar inspiration – what would you put inside yours?
17th April 2013
Just when you thought the whole drinking out of unusual vessel trend (namely the mason jar) was so mainstream these days to the point of being expected – I present you with the tin can cocktail glass as seen at Camilla. Why stick with the tried and tested glass tumbler when you could go for something wholly more rustic (read: lip exfoliating with potential for a touch of botulism). Something to think about for your next hipster bridal shower / BBQ / dinner party?