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FUNNY HAT FRIDAYS: DIY fresh ivy flower crown, McLaren Vale

FUNNY HAT FRIDAYS: DIY fresh ivy flower crown @ McLaren Vale

For my brother’s birthday last November, he organised for us to go in a mini bus to a pretty winery in McLaren Vale, a wine region in south of Adelaide. This was prior to my moving to the Barossa (another wine region to the north)… I was going to say “so being surrounded by vineyards was still a novelty”, but to be honest even after some eight months here, I still marvel at the views!

Anyway, me being me, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to do an impromptu photoshoot in a new location for me (I had never been to McLaren Vale before). And what better crown to wear to a winery than one of vines! Fortunately, my sister-in-law was part of the birthday party, so I had a photographer on hand for a few quick snaps.

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FUNNY HAT FRIDAY: My 21st Birthday Fresh Flowercrown

I recently turned 21, an important milestone in many cultures. And as such, I wanted to celebrate with all of my friends and family in a way that was quintessentially me: dancing to DJ and live band, food, fairylights and flowercrowns.
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FUNNY HAT FRIDAYS: Rose and daisy birthday fresh flowercrown + Faith in Fools 21st birthday

FUNNY HAT FRIDAYS: Rose and daisy 21st birthday fresh flowercrown with Faith in Fools

This flower crown was commissioned for the 21st birthday of my beloved friend, E,  from Faith in Fools. It was a house gathering that wasn’t too big, but lots of fun! The colour themes for the party were gold and berry hues (dark pink, deep reds, plum etc.), which is what she wanted for her flowercrown.

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Group presents- Christmas gift ideas

GIFT GIVING PART 2: Seven Group Presents

Welcome to Part 2 on tips for gift giving. As a reminder, here is out mantra for the perfect present:

a) something they wouldn’t normally buy for themselves
b) looks nice/appealing and makes them say “cool!”
c) practical or usable. This includes being one-size fits all for clothes/accessories

Today, we will be talking about group presents, in which you have the bonus of having a bigger budget (>$50) in order to get something really fantastic for your friend, especially for big milestones such as weddings or 21sts 😀

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Gifts for Guys- Christmas gift ideas

GIFT GIVING PART 1: Five Gifts for Guys

Getting gifts for people is really hard. Or rather, getting good gifts for people at a good price (I’ll be honest, I am the cheapest fashion-interested person ever…) But it can be made easier! In my mind, the best present:

a) is something they wouldn’t normally buy for themselves
b) looks nice/appealing and makes them say “cool!”
c) practical or usable. This includes being one-size fits all for clothes/accessories

So I will be putting together a list of my go to presents, whether it be birthdays, Christmas, whatever (oh no, now all my friends will know my secret come birthday time!) Welcome to Part 1, Gifts for Guys

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DIY mottle painted Bicycle stencil tee

DIY TUTORIAL: Painted Mottled Bicycle Tee-shirt

Painting tee shirts can be a great medium for something creative, but actually usable/wearable. Stencils are great for this, but sometimes it can be finicky to cut out the inside of a stencil using a Stanley knife.

Here is an easy tutorial on how to stencil by simply cutting around the outside, allowing you to avoid difficult cutting techniques. The paint will go around the stencil, leaving an unpainted relief as the main motif. I did this one as a gift for my friend who loves cycling.

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