Wednesday, January 30, 2013

pastel wool love

As I may have mentioned before...I LOVE pastel colours! Inspired by the many beautiful scandinavian homes which are filled with white, light and pastel touches, I am on a mission to give my home a nini has to be 'mini' since we rent. Luckily most of our walls are white in our living area so it's just a case of editing what is on display and adding a few things here and there.
I made this mandala originally to sit on my Lilac coffee table ( more on that later! ), but I am thinking now that I might like it better as a lovely round cushion. So technically it remains 'unfinished'. I made it up as I went along and used colours from an artwork which is yet to be hung on the wall. My inspiration came from this gorgeous blog.

 Part of the new art work. I was so drawn to this not only because of the colours but also we live near the beach so I quite like a bit of seaside theme.
Stay tuned for the big room reveal,once I actually get it done!
More creative spaces here

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

crochet beads & things

Remember those little crochet balls I posted awhile ago? Well I turned some into a necklace with a few wooden beads thrown in for good measure. I had a 'vision' of what I wanted to make and I'm so happy with how it turned out. Very quick and easy...but looks so boutique.
 I also made the birdy brooch. All a xmas gift for my wonderful friend Emma.
 Lovely colours...Must make more!

I am fully embracing my love of pastel colours and have many, many more projects on the go....hopefully I will also be finishing off the many, many projects sometime soon. I'm terrible for not finishing things as I just can't wait to start something new. It seems to be common amongst over excited crafters lol!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


My new favourite breakfast would have to be Poffertjes (how do you pronounce it??). I bought myself a dutch pancake maker for only $10 just after christmas and now I am obsessed with these little puffs of yumness. I'm a little late to discover these as it seems everybody has had them and has a special poffertjes (I'm even obsessed with that word!) maker stashed in the cupboard, but better late than never and I am excited haha!

Simple with a dusting of icing sugar and a drizzle of maple syrup. Next time with Nutella, mmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Snippets of christmas

A little late to post these I know, but here they are anyway! A few photos of xmas decorations around my home...which are now about to be packed away for another year.

Can you guess my favourite colours, hehe!

Hope you all had a fantastic christmas and New Year. I wish everybody a colourful and creative 2013.