Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Pretty Projects: Crochet Blanket

Today I thought I'd share some photos that I finally got around to take of my latest crochet project! I started this blanket about four months ago and I am please to say that I am officially over half way! The idea for this blanket came from a photo I found online... but for some reason I couldn't find a pattern similar to the one I wanted anywhere! In the end I used this pattern as a template and changed it a little to make it exactly what I wanted. 

It may seem as if making these same squares over and over again must be repetitive and boring but it totally isn't! It is actually really relaxing and I know the finished product will be so worth it! Hopefully one day I will get around to writing out the pattern so others can use it too! 

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Downton Abbey

Over the weekend I started to watch Downton Abbey and I have to say I'm in love! I love the era, the setting, the drama, the characters, the beautiful costumes... It is so brilliantly written! If you have not started watching this amazing series then I totally recommend you do!

I have one more episode left to watch of the first series (I only started watching them three days ago!) but I'm saving it for my next free night. I can't wait to get straight into series two when I am done! 

Monday, 27 February 2012

Lovely Stamps

For my birthday last year one of my lovely friends gave me a voucher to spend at my favourite shop, Cocoon. Cocoon is an amazing little boutique full of beautiful handmade goods and has the most delightful, ever-changing shop window! I spent my voucher on a tiny box of sweet, vintage inspired alphabet stamps! The stamps have already gotten a lot of use as I use them for basically everything! I'm looking forward to hopefully collecting more lovely stamps soon!

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Wish List: Satchel bags

I absolutely love satchel bags at the moment! I'm definitely on the look out for one as I think they would be perfect for uni... I just love all the different colours and styles they come in! Here are some pretty satchels that have caught my eye lately...

Monday, 20 February 2012

Pretty Pictures: Red, Yellow & Blue

I stumbled across these lovely images today via pinterest. I thought I would share them here as they made me happy :) I never knew red, yellow and blue could be so pretty together!

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

My gift to Matt

Today I thought I would share the little gift I got for my lovely Matt for valentines day. We have never really bothered with valentines day in the four years we have been together but this year we made a little bit more of an effort! I came across the most perfect gift idea here and decided to give it a go! 

This gift idea is so simple... just fill a daily pill box with some yummy treats and lovely notes! 

I used notes that were sentimental to Matt and I, favourite quotes, bible verses and cute URLs but you could use what ever you wanted... let your imagination go wild! I was super please with the end product and I can't wait to do something similar again! 

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Valentines Day

As it is valentines day I thought I would share some lovely pictures of a very cute couple, Amanda and Jeremy from here comes the sun blog! I love how these photos are styled and I absolutely adore Amanda's outfits! The photos were taken by a photography duo, known as a couple of night owls and you can view more of these stunning photos on their blog.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Red Velvet

This year I have decided to really get into the spirit of valentines day and so I have planned a few 'valentines day inspired' posts for the blog this week! Here are some yummy red velvet whoopie pies that I have baked today for valentines day tomorrow! I simply adore red velvet... the colour, the taste, the delicious cream cheese frosting! Mmm they are soo good! I have found a good red velvet whoopie pie recipe here if you would also like to give them a go. 

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Pretty Crochet

Crochet is just about my favourite thing! It is so pretty and such a relaxing activity... I think more people should get into it! I found this lovely picture this afternoon while looking through the wonderful bleubird blog. It is actually a picture from their beautiful wedding day. I have a bit of an obsession with blankets at the moment... I'm working on a pretty 100 square crochet blanket and am currently 47 squares in! Almost half way! ;) Pictures up soon!

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Wish List: Wanderlust

The Wanderlust is a sweet little online shop full of beautiful vintage inspired home wares and paper goods. Each item in this shop is so unique and so well photographed! I love spending time just looking through all the pictures. Here are a few items from the shop, but I definitely recommend you go and check it out for yourself! So beautiful...

Monday, 6 February 2012

Market Fun

 The Branch Handmade Market was such wonderful fun! Here are a few pictures from the night:

My stall. I love styling and setting up market stalls it is like having a little pop-up shop!

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Vintage Finds: Lovely Skirts

Recently I have found a few lovely vintage skirts and I wanted to share them with you as they really are quite beautiful! 

This Lovely mustard skirt was found in a little shop in Melbourne called hunter gatherer. Such a sweet shop...

I'm loving pleats at the moment! They are so classic and flow so nicely... This pretty skirt was thrifted from the salvos. 

The fabric that this skirt is handmade from is so gorgeous! I bought this lovely one from Nanna's, an amazing vintage clothing shop/cafe in Launceston!