Saturday, December 24, 2011

merry christmas:

 Just wanted to do quick little Christmas shout out and wish everyone a fabulous and very Merry Christmas! Thank you all for following this little blog throughout the year and for all your kind feedback. Hope you have enjoyed all the content. I'm working on ideas for next year to ensure line x shape x colour is better than ever.
Bring on 2012!

Monday, December 5, 2011

the weekend:

This past weekend, Andy and I, and our friends Nina and Ross, road tripped two hours or so south to a lovely little spot called Killalea, where we camped the night and made the most of the sunshine. It's always so nice to get out of the city and explore the Australian coastline. Below are a few snaps of Killalea and it's surrounds. So beautiful!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

o christmas tree:

Well, here it is! Our Christmas tree!
I made  most of the decorations myself (see here + here), using found objects and a few mementos from our travels this year. I'll probably add a few more decorations to the tree in the lead up to Christmas, as it needs a bit more sparkle. So much fun!

'Merry Christmas' garland from Upon a Fold 

Saturday, November 26, 2011

gettin' crafty, part two:

So with the weather in Sydney been disgusting all of this week and this morning (rain, rain and more rain), thought I'd continue with the Christmas craftiness as December is fast approaching and it'll be time to put the tree up by the end of the week (how crazy is that!?). So here a few more photos of what you will see on our tree. Will put photos up of the end result next weekend. Exciting!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

gettin' crafty, part one:

So this is what I got up to for part of the weekend - hanging out with my lovely mum and sister, making ourselves some Christmas decorations. 
This will be my first Christmas home in Australia in about four years, as Andrew and I usually fly to New Zealand to spend the holidays with his family on their farm in Dunedin. 
As we have moved into a new place, Christmas seems to be even more exciting and I can't wait to decorate accordingly.
Growing up, my mum used to make all sorts of wonderful decorations, using lots of found objects like twigs, feathers and shells. She's a pretty talented woman when it comes to craft, and that is something that has definitely rubbed off on Sarah and I, as we both really enjoy getting crafty too.

We cleared off the dining table, got the glue gun out and off we went! We only made a few things this time as a bit of a tester, and will be getting back together to do it again soon.
I gave myself a little brief in that I want to use items that relate to the year, especially my travels with Andrew, and keep it to a red and white colour palette. Once we're all done, I'll be sure to put photos up of our Christmas trees and the like.

Below are a few snaps that capture our time together - I'll post some more as we get closer to Christmas and as we make more decorations.

bits + pieces

I'm a bit in love with my bunch of Kangaroo Paw
one of mum's creations

cannot help himself!

some of Sarah's creations

one of my creations - covering foam balls in red and white stamps from our travels

me again, making some origami balloons

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