Of all the wonderful blog friends I have made this year, I like to think of Bonnie from Going Home to Roost as one of my 'besties'. Not only is she crafty, creative and talented, she's also one of the nicest bloggers I know. She'll be a constant source of inspiration when I move to the country, that's for sure! And so, I'm thrilled to be giving something back and sharing her latest project, Celebrate. It's a wee little holiday magazine filled with fun crafty projects like paper pom poms, bath bombs, pumpkin pancakes and even one of her signature aprons. It's 100% homegrown, cosy and crafty... just the way we like it. Hip Hip Hooray!
Okay, so Christmas kind of snuck up on me this year and I've only just started making presents (and a gingerbread house tomorrow!). But I know I'm not the only one who leaves things 'til the last minute, right? So, if you're looking for a quick last-minute stocking stuffer, try this nifty sewing pattern for my mum's Petal Pockets. They're "sew" quick and easy to make! Why, just this morning, I whipped up these three cuties and tied them up with some lazy baker's twine. Ta da! One pretty little Christmas gift.
Simply left click on the link above and save it to your desktop,
darlings, that always does the trick for me! Enjoy!
Searching for inspiration for this year's Gingerbread House project, I came across Everyday Wonders, the gorgeous blog of Natalie Prikhodko. Last year, she made these delightful mini gingerbread houses to play with decorating techniques and icing styles. I'm so glad she did, because I think these are ever so pretty. And her other recipes are pretty neat too! Jingle bells, jingle bells... la, la, la! Christmas is so much fun!
Hey sweet things! Now that Christmas is really getting close, it's time to start thinking about presents. Yes, presents! And, together with the ever so charming Emerald + Ella, I'm giving you a little Christmas present too! Simply mention "Wolf and Willow" at checkout and you'll receive a free pack of super cute gift tags. Although, with these adorable goodies, you may be tempted to write you own name on every one.
According to the little shopfront, there's something for "everybunny" at The Storybook Rabbit, and it's true! Here you'll find charming upcycled vintage plates, hand-painted ceramic tiles, jewellery, paper goods and more. Everything is handmade in sunny Sydney, in a house filled with tiny ceramic animals, brightly coloured dresses, vintage treasures and rabbit-chewed furniture. Now, isn't that cute?
Today's little peachy print comes from Raquel Aparicio, whose print shop is filled with delicately inked and illustrated creatures such as bunnies and zebras. I've been admiring the stunning washes of colour and golden turquoise hues in these two. Aren't they beautiful? It's making me want to play with paints again...
What can I say? It's really no surprise that I'm in love with Twin Set. I mean, let's see now... pretty sleeves, lacy trims, frilly details, vintage florals. Only everything I ever dream of in an outfit. Not to mention that delicious shade of fuschia pink lipstick and the Lolita sunnies... And don't you just love the pretty peonies and shabby suitcases? Oh, look at me, I'm gushing. Heaven!
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I'm not sure how I first stumbled upon the work of Alexandra Valenti... no wait, I think I was looking for turbans for a fashion piece! I took one look at these mystical, dreamy photographs and fell in love. They have such a beautifully faded, seventies feel that sets off the bohemian textures and colours. Most of my favourite pieces in his folio are for fashion label Sisters of the Black Moon, who have some seriously epic vintage coats, skirts and dresses.
Hiya, sweethearts! Now that it's December, I thought I'd treat you to a little desktop prettiness that I have created for Unicorn Dream Magazine. I know I can't live without a pretty workspace, so please enjoy this free desktop wallpaper and cover your world in vintage-inspired cherries hand-painted by moi. I've made two sizes, so simply click and download your perfect match... 2000 x 1250 or 1600 x 1200.
I can't remember how I stumbled across Bee Vintage Redux... perhaps on a happy browsing trip through my Etsy favourites' favourites? Either way, I've developed quite a soft spot for this little Etsy shop with all it's upcycled loveliness. I love the thought of precious, once-loved vintage pieces being given a new life. Yes, I'm completely smitten.