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Floral Fascinator DIY

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You know how much I love flowers so it probably comes to no surprise that for the recent Melbourne Cup event, I made my own fascinator headpiece featuring some paper flowers.

Seriously, any opportunity to craft up some flowers by hand - I’ll take it!

I’m very fond of the crocus, it’s a very elegant, typically purple flower so I used that as the centrepiece. Making paper flowers is such a soothing process, you can pretty much make anything so long as you have the right materials to create the look that you’re after. And the best thing? They last so much longer than real flowers and you’re guaranteed no bugs of any kind.

Just make sure you have the key supplies - paper, glue gun, scissors and of course a hair piece you can glue everything onto.

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I’ve also previously blogged about how to make some crepe paper tulips, so feel free to go crazy for your next event and stick some florals into your hair. You’ll feel like a modern day hippie!

Here’s this year’s outfit for my work’s Melbourne Cup cruise: a peach leaf-embroidered dress from a boutique in Parramatta, vintage black purse from my mother, black Topshop heels and my floral fascinator!

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Floral Mania

I’m feeling a tad bit of pain at the edge of my throat again, which is not amusing at all considering I’d just recovered from a flu and tonsil infection in a row across the course of 1.5 months. It’s earlier bed times and more fruit & vegies for me I say. I’m still well enough to concentrate and go to work and do the usual things which is good. Which is also great because too many things have been delivered to work these days!

For one thing, one of my younger sisters is addicted to ebay. Lets not point fingers as to who is to blame for instigating that one. The underlying problem here is that she doesn’t want mum finding out about it, so I played nice and said she could get it delivered to my workplace. And she does. Under her name. Total total fail.

So I’ve been collecting a bunch of stuff for her recently, when today a package finally came for me that I had actually ordered! It’s the one that I put in not long ago on Boohoo. I’m going to try them on later and see how they fit. It’s the first time ordering from them too, so very excited. You can probably tell I got a bit too excited with the flower power too, right? :)

Blue Mountains: Flower Power

// This post first appeared on Les Deux - my previous blog //

On the final day of our recent Blue Mountains trip, we visited the Botanic Gardens in Mount Tomah on the way back to Sydney which was AMAZING to say the least! My opinion here is probably quite biased given the fact that (a) I love flowers, (b) I love taking photos, and above all (c) I LOVE taking photos of flowers.

We spent about 2-3hrs here including eating lunch at the café which had delicious food but awfully slow service. Anyway words here definitely don’t do the flowers justice, so I’ll keep it short and snappy.

Enjoy the photos, hopefully just as much as I had a blast taking them. This is the last edition of the Blue Mountains trip - next up I’ll finally blog about the week that was San Francisco!

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Winter Flora

// This post first appeared on Les Deux - my previous blog //

One of my so called vices is to capture and zoom in on the natural beauty of flowers. I know that sounded really pompous just then, but it’s true - they truly are beautiful! And whilst I’m no photo-taking pro, the moment of being alone in the garden, fiddling with the camera, experimenting, exploring, and ultimately finding itty bitty creatures camped up inside the corner of a petal…

Now that is something that I wouldn’t mind doing for the rest of my life ♥

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I really hope you guys enjoyed them as much as I did taking them :)

Any feedback warmly welcome!

Plus, if anyone happens to know the actual name of those bellsprout like flowers, I would be highly indebted to you. My knowledge bank of flower names is shockingly horrible!