The Little Market Bunch

Monsieur Bonbon sent me the sweetest bunch of flowers with a gorgeous soy candle recently.  It was delivered by this unique little store,  The Little Market Bunch in Melbourne. Each day the team at TLMB source fresh flowers from the local flower markets in Melbourne. They create these beautiful ‘bouquets of the day’, which you [...]

The Red Balloon Candy Artisans

If you’re looking for some unique candy options for your celebrations, then you should visit The Red Balloon Candy Artisans in Prahran.  Some of their creations include; vegan friendly jelly cubes, moustache and red lip lollipops, candy rock skulls and these fantastic Printa Pops. I popped into their store last week and picked up a [...]

Valentine’s Everlasting Paper Flower

This is why I love Pinterest so much. I was happily making my way through a collection of pins and came across this beautiful image of Valentine’s Everlasting Paper Flower.  What is it, I hear you ask?  Well, it’s a beautifully packaged creation by Frances & Frances, London. The Valentine’s Everlasting Paper Flower is a [...]

DIY Festive Door Bells

I found this lovely DIY project, Festive Door Bells, from Real Simple (via Pinterest).  It inspired me to create something similar. The “door bells” turned out so beautifully that I decided to make a set for each of my neighbours. Mademoiselle Belle eagerly assisted me and we hung the bells over the front door handles to (hopefully) pleasantly [...]

DIY Accordion Paper Trees

These fun DIY accordion paper trees have been created by crafty bloggers around the world this festive season. I thought I’d throw a spin on my own accordion paper trees. They were quite easy to make using this Julep template.  All you need is some unused wrapping paper, coloured card or patterned scrapbooking card (like [...]

DIY Party Favour Luminary

At a recent vintage beach themed party, I created tropical print luminaries to give to guests as party favours. They are quite easy to make and look wonderful when assembled. I bought some transparent paper (100gsm) from my local paper store and printed an A40-sized tropical pattern through my colour printer at home. Once the [...]

Wedding Welcome Bags

My mother is celebrating a milestone birthday in Port Douglas later this year.  Most of the party guests are flying in to town for the birthday, so I thought it would be a lovely gesture to create small ‘welcome bags’ for guests.  “Welcome bags” are a wonderful idea for destination weddings and may include, local [...]

DIY Tiny Envelopes

A few months ago I was looking for tiny envelopes to hold some dinner ‘chit chat’ cards.   I intended to give the cards to my guests as party favours.  I wish I had seen this very easy tutorial by the inspiring Ruth Bleakley (via Poppytalk).   Handmade envelopes add a lovely touch to your gift [...]

Free Downloadable Giftwrap

I’m often running around before a birthday party crafting last minute gift wrapping.  These beautiful designs from Australian fabric decal company, Mae have saved me a few times.  Mae has kindly designed these giftwrap/wallpaper designs for free personal use.  So if you’re looking for last minute wrapping inspiration – then look no further. The designs [...]

Let’s Raise a Toast to Recycling

Check out these fabulous beer and wine glasses that I found via Uncrate.  I had these bookmarked months ago and only just found them again (as you do).  Handmade in Colombia from recycled glass from discarded car windshields, they sport a light green tint and are available as pilsner beer glasses (US$20/pair) and stemless wine [...]

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