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

Sunday, November 13, 2011


So while I was unpacking last week, I came across all of these old travel maps and brochures from the 50s and 60s, which I had bought a few years ago while perusing a second-hand book shop with my friend Nina. Graphically, they are really beautifully illustrated and really interesting to have flick through. Thought I'd share a few details from some of my faves. I was thinking it'd be quite cool to use them on a trip, would be interesting to see where we'd end up!
I'm also trying to think of ways I can display them, but am a bit stuck...( Iwas thinking of a getting a few framed). If anyone has any ideas, I'd love to hear from you!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


....aaaannnd we're back! Well, kind of. I'm currently working on getting some posts together for all you lovely people. We moved in to our new place last week, and are nearly there with all the unpacking and settling in. In the meantime, however, my lovely sister Sarah has just returned from a trip around Morocco and western Europe. Thought I'd share some her beautiful photos with you all, cause well, they're pretty stunning and inspring to say the least.
First up is Morocco.

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