Tutorials :: 15 lovely DIY Mothers Day gifts

It’s not too late to get your craft on before Mothers Day. I went through my archives and found some lovely things you could make for your mum before the weekend.

the red thread MOTHERS DAY tutorial

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INSPIRATION :: Amy Borrell

These watercolours by Australian artist Amy Borrell are whimsical, joyful and simply beautiful. They’d be perfect in a child’s room in a simple white frame.

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Do you love them too? You can purchase prints of Amy’s illustrations in her shop.

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LOVING :: The everyday luxury of linen bedding

I’m a recent convert to 100% linen bedding and I don’t think I’ll be able to go back to cotton now. Currently on my bed is a white linen doona cover, linen sheets in natural and extra linen pillowcases in a beautiful soft dirty pink colour. I love the those tones and colours together, and the feeling of sleeping in linen is – as dramatic as it sounds – life changing!

I was interviewed by Adairs as their May Style Editor and I shared, amongst other things, my thoughts on the everyday luxury of linen bed sheets and essential oil linen spray.

 

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Disclosure: I already owned and loved the Vintage Washed Linen pillowcases in pink, and the white linen doona cover. Adairs kindly gave me the Vintage Washed Linen sheet set and essential oil linen spray. I only ever accept products that I genuinely love and will use and that I know you, my readers, will be interested in too.

 

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SPACE TO CREATE :: Rose Miller – Wolfgang and Rose

I came across Rose Miller’s art on Etsy and was immediately drawn to her considered colour palettes and the combination of beautiful portraits with graphic backgrounds. I fell in love with her “Strawberry Blonde” and purchased a print which now hangs in my bedroom.

It’s lovely to be able to show you Rose’s creative space because it’s so unique and special. All of these stunning paintings are created from her beautiful but compact Tasmanian Oak desk which once belonged to her husband’s great grandfather. Like many of us Rose is juggling being a full time mum with doing something that feeds her creative soul.

Meet Rose…

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Beautiful florals :: photographer Luisa Brimble

I had the pleasure of speaking on a panel about ‘creativity beyond the blog’ with Luisa Brimble a few weeks ago, and she’s as lovely in person as her beautiful images suggest. It’s a bit of a drizzly autumn morning here in Sydney, and Luisa’s photos have brought a splash of living colour to my day. I hope they do the same for you.

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If you’re on Instagram, Luisa’s account is a must to follow. Luisa Brimble – Instagram.

 

 

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