Wednesday, 31 December 2014

New Years Eve Party Tutorials


It's the last day of 2014 - a day many of us use to reflect on the year that's just been and start thinking about what's to come over the next 12 months. I've started writing some new years resolutions of course - i'll be sharing a few in the New Year and this time next year we can have a look at how many of them i kept to!!

Today however, is all about preparing for tonight - New Years Eve!!

I do love a good party and whilst this year i'm not the host, i've got a whole bunch of tutorials ready for you if you are to make your party that little bit more special...

Surely one of the must-try craft tutorials out there - these confetti dipped balloons from Studio DIY are just perfect for parties! And for getting covered in glitter!!

Because what outfit wouldn't look better tonight with a confetti crown? Tutorial available at Best Friends for Frosting

For all that tinsel that's ready to come down from Christmas, don't waste it..follow this simple tutorial from The 36th Avenue for sparkly toppers!

 A shower of confetti has to be the perfect way to bring in the New Year and you can make these party poppers yourself with a few toilet paper rolls and some tissue paper! Tutorial at Honestly Yum

Perfect for the background of all those photos with your new selfie stick (yes i got one too!). Tutorial from Studio DIY for Balloon Time!

Finally, if you don't want your guests to leave empty handed, i love these printable party favours that you can add to your gifts! Check out the tutorial and download the tags at Oh So Beautiful Paper

So from me, a very Happy New Year to you and i will see you again in 2015!!

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Guest Post: Christmas Wishlist by The Petit Cadeau


Oh gosh, so i made a tiny error when scheduling this post and have only just spotted that this Christmas Wishlist feature was scheduled for December 2015! I really want to share it with you still as i just love some of Alison's picks..

As you know i've asked some of my favourite bloggers to share their Christmas wishlists and i'm very happy to introduce you today to the lovely Alison from one of my favourite gift inspiration blogs The Petit Cadeau.

I'm seriously obsessed with everything made by Happy Penguin Press

Letterpress holiday gift tags at Shop Happy Penguin

For holding all of my small snail mail items, like stamps and washi tape!

Felt basket at Manusmade

I always send snail mail throughout the year - especially birthday cards and this stamp is the perfect way to add a handmade elements to my mail!

Happy mail stamp at Creatiate

I make a lot of my own greeting cards, but sometimes i like to buy from other creatives - like this one from Print Therapy

I just wrote to say i miss you card at Print Therapy

I've been wishin' for these lovely simple bar earrings in rose gold!

Simple bar earrings at Olive Yew Jewels

Alison blogs about thoughtful gifting and creates Petit Mail - a snail mail subscription service for young children. You can find her at The Petit Cadeau.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Guest Post: Christmas Wishlist by Honey Lemon Pie


I'm so excited that it's nearly Christmas!!! This year i'm spending it with my parents, my sister and her boyfriend who is flying over from America for a few weeks. I can't wait to eat lots of great food, drink wine, relax and of course exchange gifts. Now whilst i do like getting presents, i just love watching other people open gifts that you know they will really like and you've spent a lot of time and thought on.

So, this Christmas i've asked some of my favourite bloggers to share what they are hoping to find underneath the tree next week...

Today i'm very happy to share with you the wishlist of interior blogger Honey Lemon Pie!

These are lovely, such a nice contrast with the wood and a really nice versatile piece to pop on my window ledge with a gorgeous plant! 

OOhh Paper Pots at Accessorize Your Home

This is so nice with such beautiful photos. What a sweet idea and one I would love as part of my stocking fillers!

Pretty Polaroid Notecards & Envelopes at Oliver Bonas

Not technically a paper item but I really need a new lampshade for my front room and this House of Hackney shade would be amazing!

House of Hackney Lamp Shade at Liberty

Even if I don't get chance to travel much next year, this beautiful calendar will keep me inspired!

Rifle Travel Poster Calendar at North Light

What do you get if you cross an apple with a Christmas tree?

A pineapple

(Source of festive joke - Honey Lemon Pie)

Monday, 15 December 2014

Office Crush #21

Good morning!

I cannot believe this is my first post in December - where does the time go?

I have to apologise for my little absence the last couple of weeks - it's been a mixture of business and pleasure so whilst there's been a lovely few days away in a rather festive Amsterdam, i've also been finding the working day getting longer and longer... I have always had a strong work ethic but oh my, i cannot wait for the Christmas break!!

With December bringing back those beautiful frosts (which i admit are a lot less beautiful when you're scraping your card with an old store card at 6am!) i have a rather beautiful, winter-inspired office crush to share with you again today....

Now i found this via Tumblr so i'm really not sure of the original content owner - if anyone does know please let me know so i can update this and also so i can explore more of their stuff as i adore their style!!