Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Christmas in July

For those of us who live in the southern hemisphere, the traditional northern hemisphere trappings and activities of a wintry Christmas are not something we usually experience.
Which is probably why "Christmas in July" has become such a popular winter time activity for many in Australia and New Zealand (among other countries).
Here are six pointers to help you start planning your Christmas in July festivities - enjoy!

1. Party Invitations
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Get your friends pumped for your festivities with gorgeous invitations that will set the theme for the day. 

2. Ugly Sweater
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I'm not normally a fan of the ugly Christmas sweater/jumper fad, but it's Christmas in July, so why not go for some kitsch? 

3. Christmas Accessories
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And while you're wearing "festive" clothing, don't forget to add a Christmassy touch with your accessories too. 

4. Christmas Cake
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Wow your guests with a beautiful Christmas cake that you'll actually feel like baking since it's winter time. 

5. Servingware
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You can't have a Christmas in July celebration without gorgeous, themed servingware for all your treats! 

6. Christmas in July Events
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And if you really aren't up for hosting a Christmas in July function, then head to your city's local events with your family and friends instead. 

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Bohemian Buntings Are Back!

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Lovers of boho chic decor, I'm excited to announce that after a short break, our fan favourite boho doily buntings are now back in-store!  There are currently two mini buntings and one full sized bunting available, as well as our other bohemian favourite, vintage napkin buntins.

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Of course, if you have a specific bunting size or colour scheme you need, feel free to drop me a line to commission a bespoke bunting for your celebration.  What colour would you love to see?

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Ginger Crisp Biscuits

Every year my family supports Australian Prison Fellowship's work with prisoners in our state by joining their annual biscuit bake at Easter time.
This year we baked ginger crisp biscuits, delightfully crunchy biscuits that taste just like Christmas to me!  These biscuits are so popular that I've decided to share a recipe I adapted from Robyn Martin's "Slices, biscuits & cakes".  Enjoy!

ginger crisps biscuit cookie recipe christmas

Ingredients
- 175g unsalted butter (or reduced salt margerine if you're watching your fats)
- ¼ cup golden syrup
- 1 cup caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 ¼ cups plain (all purpose) flour
- ¼ teaspoon table salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon mixed spice
- ½ cup extra sugar

Method
1. Preheat oven to 180°C.  Melt butter and golden syrup in a saucepan large enough to mix all the ingredients.  Remove from heat and stir in sugar.

2. Add egg to the golden syrup mixture and beat well with a wodden spoon or silicone spatula.

3. Sift flour, baking powder, salt, ginger and mixed spice into the saucepan.  Mix until well combined.

4. Pour extra sugar onto a plate.  Roll tablespoonsful of mixture into balls then roll in the extra sugar.  Place on a greased tray and flatten with a fork, making sure to leave space for the biscuits to spread.

5. Bake the biscuits for 10-15 minutes, or until golden.  Let the biscuits cool for a few minutes on the tray before moving to a cooling rack to fully cool down.

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Dr Seuss is in town!!!

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Mamas and papas, THANK YOU so much for all the appreciation I received for the first of our Dr Seuss bunting range that I introduced at the start of the year!  I'm so thankful for all the love, as I've finally expanded the range with new additions and a re-stocking of the very first Green Eggs and Ham bunting.

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For the moment, I've added Cat in the Hat, Fox in Socks, and Oh, the Places You'll Go buntings to the range, and am hoping to add The Sneetches and Mr Brown Can Moo to the range too.
And if you've got any favourites you'd love to see adorning your little one's room - drop me a line, I'm always happy to take special commissions!

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Tuesday, 7 May 2019

6 Mother's Day Decor Ideas

With Mother's Day just around the corner in Australia, the US and many other countries around the world, I've put together a gorgeous roundup of decorating ideas for those who are celebrating mothers or other important women in their lives this Sunday.
And for those who are grieving the loss of their mum, or the fact that they can't be biological mums, we're also sending you lots of hugs for this weekend.

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1. Use flowers or succulents to DIY gorgeous floral letters.
2. Turn a favourite jug or pitcher into a vase!
3. Top mum's pancakes with a heartfelt sentiment.
4. Can it get any better than edible decorations?
5. This flower chandelier is the perfect decoration for any celebration.
6. Go all out with a full room and table decor makeover for Mother's Day.

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Launching our Autumn/Winter 2019 Range With a Giveaway!

Classic hymn fans, I am so excited to be officially launching our brand new Autumn/Winter range for 2019!
The new range features bracelets and necklaces celebrating favourite lines from six classic hymns, and to celebrate our launch AND Mother's Day we're offering one lucky person the chance to WIN YOUR CHOICE of a hymn bracelet or necklace from our new range.

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To enter, simply head over to our FACEBOOK PAGE or INSTAGRAM PROFILE and follow the giveaway details on our giveaway posts.  Don't forget to complete each detail carefully for your chance to win one of our new music-themed pieces!

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Happy Easter - The Wonderful Cross

Wishing you all a safe and relaxing Easter spent with your friends or loved ones!