Sorry, too long? I CANT HELP MYSELF!! Gahgahagah! I love preeeeety pictures! I love long blahs!
I love Christmas. Its generally adorable. As much as a white Christmas in England would be exciting, I love Australia's warm days where you float around in airy summer dresses and eat cold ham and swim all day.
As I have become older, my excitement on Christmas has shifted from the self-absorbed receiving of my childhood, to a love of giving lovely things to people.
And this year, I feel, is the year to dish out the handmade, vintage, crafty, lovely cute-sy vibe. Things full of love, and personal significance. (And as it is less than 2 months away - its time to start moving)
So here is a blah to match the pretty pictures above:
Find ideas to make lovely gifts for your lovely ones with these books; Meet me at Mikes via Lark made and Sew La Tea Do, or give them as gifts in themselves. Frankie Magazine's shop has gorgeous things like their diary, calendar, Spaces interior book and cook books and would look oh-so-lovely unwrapped in your friends hands.
And for divine little pretties around the neck, think of this Alice necklace from Felt, sooo gorgeous scrabble inspired pendants from madeit.com.au, and little wood fellows on a ring by Haowshi like this rabbit ring. This purse from Felt is looking rather adorable - and if you are looking for something lovely to put in your friends kitchen don't go past T2 or cute little crockery like Cath Kidston at larkmade (tea-cup).
If you're wanting something a little more manly for your boy-sies, Mighty wallets in many prints for all from Dynomighty (and they have them in DIY totes that you can draw your own design if you're the clever artist!!).
For the music head this very rad - Mixtape USB - for a modern play list made by you in a retro cassette case (very cool may I say).
For those gluttons you can make these deee-lish chocolate snowballs (recipe sunnylandsydney) - and speaking of food - these sweets by Daisy-lane are looking mighty fine in their striped bags.
And remember, don't go past without stopping at Etsy. Its a place pretty much made in heaven for gifts.