10th December 2013
Originating from a climate that tends to be more about the beach at Christmas than it is about the snow, unconventional christmas trees are nothing new to me, every second home in Australia has a eucalyptus struggling under the weight of home made ornaments. For that reason, every year I like to rack my brain for simple, unconventional tree ideas, as much as a means of simplicity (and, ahem, lateness) as it is for the purposes of sparing a defenceless evergreen. I found a bunch of super cool hand made trees, some much easier to create than others!
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!