Christmas stocking with faux fur

Hello again everyone, I hope you are enjoying this Christmas series. Today we are going to chat about the very important business of Christmas stockings. Not only are they a gorgeous Christmas decoration but of course for the little peeps … Continue reading

Chocolate seedlings and mud pies

Welcome to the second blog post about the outdoor fun themed party we organised! The first post was a detailed explanation about how I made the sand cake, check it out here. Today I’m going to show you how I made … Continue reading

Paint chip ombre Christmas tree tags

Hi all, hope you’re having a lovely day. I just wanted to show you these Christmas tags I made today using paint chips. The picture says it all; there is no need for a tutorial! I’m loving the ombre effect … Continue reading

No cook sand Cake – such a novelty for the kids

I’m so excited to bring you the first of many posts about the outdoor play themed party I just organised. There are lots of crafty details I’m waiting to share but I need to break them up into ‘bite sized … Continue reading

Salt lanterns

As you may know I have been busy with decorating parties lately and I am putting together photos and tutorials to show you as we speak. In the meantime here is a very simple yet elegant Christmas lantern idea. You … Continue reading

High Tea round up

Hello everyone 🙂 I decorated another party on the weekend that I am super excited to share with you. There are so many elements that I think you will find really interesting. Before I start on the tutorials for the next party I thought I needed to do a round up post and finalise some of the ideas from the recent high tea, including some ideas and pictures I haven’t yet shared. Grab a pretty cup of tea and enjoy a browse through all the projects and photos 🙂

I love themed food that matches and event, I just do. These tea bag biscuits have been a popular post and I have had requests to make some more for a fundraising high tea soon. The fondant Ombre cake with fondant decorations was easy and just helped to create a centrepiece for the table. I have also posted about easy cupcake toppers that help bring a bit of theme and prettiness to the dessert table.

For the decorations I used my dip-dye and non dip-dye tissue paper pom poms, lace covered jars of flowers, a floral fabric bunting that I made in a hurry and my favourite would have to be the ruffled organza fabric I used as a backdrop. Because the table was set up in front of a large window the light came through it and it looked very appropriate for a bridal shower, so pretty. The only problem with having it in front of the window though was that I was unable to get many nice photos if any of the whole table as it was very backlit making the decorations appear too dark in the images. I have shown you the best ones I could get.

I made labels for the mini jam jar favours and more labels for the drinks so that people could write their names on them and know which drink was theirs. I used teapots as vases and all the vintage silverware I could get my hands on. There are lots of handmade elements in this high tea party that could be used for most other themed girl’s parties. The decorations could be tweaked to suit a princess or tea party theme, a baby shower or a mature woman’s birthday.

Sticky note pinwheels!

I am so excited about this post. You know when you get an idea and say ‘DUH’, why haven’t I thought about this earlier! Well, this is one of those moments. I am busy making pinwheels at the moment for … Continue reading

Ruffle Christmas tree cake topper, Let it snow!

Did you know that it is snowing in Australia this weekend!? It nearly snowed on Christmas day last year in parts of Australia which is bizarre to anyone that lives here. The thing that appeals to me about snow at … Continue reading

Hand stamped salt dough decorations and gift tags

Welcome to our first post for our handmade Christmas series! Today I will kick off the series with some salt dough tags and Christmas tree decorations we made. These were really easy and I’m sure if you have kids, they … Continue reading

Easy cupcake toppers!

I have more pictures from the high tea coming soon but today I thought I would show you some very easy ways to decorate cupcakes. I am sure you have many ideas yourself and I would loooove to hear them, … Continue reading