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February 2013

{go make me} hydrangea egg display for Easter / diy project


I know it's not Easter yet, but I'm playing around with some Easter displays and thought I'd share, because that's the kind of girl I am

It's super quick to adorn these little structures of polystyrene in egg and conical shapes. Simply adhere artificial hydrangea petals with a glue gun. It's a 20 minute project or 15 minutes if you're not worried about burnt fingers from the oozing molten glue of the gun


christian louboutin ss 2013 look book

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I'm loving the new season from Christian Louboutin shoes and accessories. His look book showcases inspirational imagery of a nautical theme with sky-high silhouettes. I have to admit that I haven't ever owned a pair of his shoes as I would probably break my weak-girlie-ankles as they are so high. Louboutin has been quoted that it does not matter to him if women are in pain when wearing his shoes, "If you can't walk in them, then don't wear them"

Fair enough

{go make me} essential oil solid perfume lockets / diy project


Experimenting with essentials oils to create your own personal fragrance is a rewarding and a relatively inexpensive project (compared to store bought perfumes). Design your own beeswax based scent with an assortment of essential oils and jojoba oil. Melt and pour into pretty lockets (or other containers) supplying an easy fragrant top-up when you're on the run, or at the gym, or at the office. You get the picture..... See recipe after the break

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{go make me} fun eye mask / diy project

If you're like me, old airline eye masks breed behind the bead head collecting lint and dust resembling more Cousin It than something that should ever touch your face. And who said eye masks need to be black and boring? Throw them away and get some new ones! Have fun with drawing on glamorous eyes that hopefully won't freak out your partner in the middle of the night from the vacant stare coming from the other side of the bed. Not that I'm speaking from experience, of course


The satiny white and pink eye masks photographed were purchased from a cheapy shop for only $2. They are perfectly fine to use but if I was to do this again, I would probably sew the eye masks from scratch using a soft, luxe cotton fabric and cotton padding with silk against the eyes

Thanks also to my lovely daughter for modeling the masks and putting up with such a crazy mother

How to make a fun eye mask

How-to-make-a-glamorous-eye-maskAll you need are some eye masks, fabric markers, fabric pastels, sequins (or similar) and needle & thread (or fabric glue). Here's the template to use as reference for the eyes. Download Mask.pdf

Wash the eye mask first. Then simply draw on the eyes with a black marker and use the pastels to add definition. Iron to seal colours. Then sew or glue sequins