Thursday 29 December 2011


Merry Christmas! It all started with our family photo first thing in the morning... If you look closely you'll notice that Brendon is just holding a stick to his face :)
When we opened our presents my brother had got me a very cool set of "MunchStache Cookie Cutters" and I quickly made some chocolate shortbread so they could be added to our lunch... Yum!

It was the first Christmas that Brendon and I had hosted and it was fun preparing all the goodies! And as usual, my Mums cooking was amazing :)

I also got a Fuji Instax camera from my lovely husband. I've always wanted a Polaroid and after they decided to discontinue production of film I thought I might never have one. We've been snapping happily away ever since :) I love being able to watch it develop in front of my eyes.
Well, we're of to Hot Water Beach for New Years. Can't wait for my first ocean swim of the summer!

Tuesday 27 December 2011


This year I wanted to "make" my own tree... It didn't exactly turn out the way I planned but it was a good learning experience! I ended up taking a dead branch from the side of the road (which makes for a really cheap tree!) It had obviously been dead for quite some time as it was really brittle and keep breaking... annoying. But I made do. It wasn't the shape I was going for but it had this amazing moss growing all over it which I was quite keen on. Anyway, this is what I ended up with. Once the fairy lights were on and the presents underneath it looked festive enough :)

I also tried to make my wrapping look a but more rustic to match the tree. I used feathers, buttons, old books, raffia and mail paper. I also used Rob Ryans "And I Walked Tape" which was a hit. More photos of our Christmas day to come soon... Happy Holidays everyone!

Wednesday 21 December 2011


I had been wanting to do a Rob Ryan styled vinyl for a while and when I was asked to help out with some Christmas decorations at my local church I thought it would be the perfect opportunity! I drew out the nativity scene on paper with a black ink pen which I scanned into my computer. I then vectorised it in Illustrator and sent it to the vinyl cutter (I wish I had my own!)
They light it up at night and it looks quite cool on the street. Hooray for Christmas spirit :)

Tuesday 20 December 2011


I just love shirt dresses... They're the perfect thing to slip on over your bikini on the way to the beach. This rpm anchor button dress is one of my favourites at the moment. I love the buttons down the side and the cute little hat detail on the back. I'm looking forward to some serious beach time this New Years :)

Wednesday 14 December 2011


Wow, what a busy last couple of weeks! I guess they don't call it the silly season for nothing :) But there have been lots of highlights including the Art and Craft Fair in Auckland and going to see the Foo Fighters. This weekend I have a Christmas work dinner and a wedding to go to... And a little last minute shopping! Oh the festive season. I thought I'd share some sweet cards that would be great attached to presents under the tree. Not all of them are specific Christmas cards but they're all pretty!