17 June 2013

boy oh boy

Once again it has been awhile in between posts, but I have a very good excuse this time! We welcomed our baby son, little Freddie, in January.  He is a gorgeous boy and is taking up my time with kisses and cuddles and all things bub.  
He is now five months and just started to blow raspberries as much as his chubby cheeks will allow.
happy days! 

29 September 2012


As a lover of recycling and as part of our home renovation and finally putting in wardrobes, we went through our clothes and had a hefty 4 garbage bags of clothes for the Op Shop.  A couple of things I decided to keep and recycle at home with the trusty Husqvarna.  So here is the result of our wardrobe clean out - a large floor cushion covered with my old grey cardy (complete with pockets), mum's old navy wool cardy recently donated to me, and a couple of the fellas old shirts.  
Now I have one more to make!

24 July 2012

wedding diy

So I love a bit of crafty goodness, as you may gather, and I had to incorporate some in my wedding.  Getting some great ideas from the web, I sewed paper streamers - meant to be autumn colours - red, deep red and orange - though the red looks pink! (they took ages), 

made ribbon drink flags by cutting bamboo skewers to size and doing a little knotted loop of ribbon (easy),

and had a little working bee with mum and mother-in-law and sister-in-law to make confetti and confetti paper cones (again easy). I used white and a little bit of silvery tissue paper - stayed away from colours that could run if wet and stain.

 I also made all the bonbonerie by buying chocolate blocks and making wrappers using the drawings of friends kids and my nieces.  They were all doing these spontaneous drawings of us as bride and groom and as it was a kid free reception, i thought it would be good to include them in some way.  It was good as it was simple and quite straight forward to put together using my home printer on some thicker paper.

I also raided ikea for serving dishes and stemmed glasses to use as vases.

So overall, kept it simple with the flowers and lighting, and loved the overall look.  All the suppliers did an awesome job.  All these photos are by Adrian Tuazon Photography, the flowers were by Flos Florum, the marquee with lighting was The Marquee People

08 June 2012


Just some pics from the big day from our brilliant photographer, Adrian Tuazon.  All these images in this post are from Adrian Tuazon Photography.  I wore vintage shoes and a vintage cardigan, that still had its original NYC tag.  The dress was Escalante by Watters, with the train removed and shortened.  Flowers were stunning red roses, tulips and berries with a slight autumn and 50's theme, from Flos Florum. They did a fantastic job all through the marquee as well, and with the flower girls & button holes.  
We had a ball sharing our celebrating with our families and friends.  Thank you!!