Saturday, December 5, 2015

Peonies and Projects.

Happy December Weekend.

December....official beginning of the hectic, silly season... 34 degree heat this weekend is not helping preparations, though l did pull out the Christmas tree on the 1st and set it up, you can see how it looks a bit further down the post. l bought new lights this year, ones with silver cord which match the white tree a lot better than the green cord l've been trying to hide for years haha!.....My daughter and her fiancé will arrive home in less than a fortnight for a couple of weeks, so l'm trying to shop, clean and organise before she gets here so we can spend our time doing pretty much whatever we're up for on the day.... if l'd really thought about it l would have ordered all my presents online and had them sent to the door like the kids have done.......oh well there's always next year:-)

November is the time for peonies here in Oz....and the flower seller at the market had some beautiful
blooms going out for almost nix......only problem was they were almost finished so photos had to be taken within a day or two.....l think l shot them just in time:-)

l've also been experimenting making drippy candles......l'd like to try again since l was learning on the l made them was to make a plaster slurry and drip it over each candle....when it had set, l coated the entire thing in melted wax...Then more melted wax was dripped over the candles, making sure it also ran down onto the bottle.
l also used the leftover slurry to plaster and stiffen this lace bag l had pre-sewn.

My very pale Christmas tree this year.
l found a pretty childs merry go round at the opshop for a wasn't working at that price which didn't matter as l was only interested in the little wooden carved horses....l figured they'd make lovely tree decorations. l wound pink wrapping ribbon around each pole and made a tiny tulle wreath for each pony...then l saw Rachel Ashwell was selling little unicorn decorations, so why not add a papier mache horn to each one.....

Ponies before

Wishing you all a calm and relaxing weekend....thanks so much for stopping by,

Til next time,



  1. You're so clever!!! I love the little pony decorations you made, so pretty! Your tree looks amazing, how did you get your ornaments so evenly spaced out like that? Mine always turn out so hodge podge. Love your chair with the pink throw on it also, everything looks gorgeous!

    We do the bulk of our shopping online thru Amazon and have it shipped but I did buy my MIL something and had to ship it myself but otherwise, I try to avoid the post office as much as possible this time of year! I sent your Christmas card so hopefully it arrives in time. Another lady is joining in but has yet to send me her address so I'll send it along to you when I get it:) Have a lovely weekend!

  2. Beautiful pastel Christmas decorations! I love them! It is so hard to find anything pastel where I live. It is all red and green this year! I hope that you have a fabulous time with your daughter!
    Jennelise xo

  3. So very pretty! Love your tree and those pretty pastels.The peonies are gorgeous I cant imagine having fresh peonies in winter.

  4. So very pretty! Love your tree and those pretty pastels.The peonies are gorgeous I cant imagine having fresh peonies in winter.