Thursday, June 21, 2012

two weeks of winter: creative ideas

A few little ideas to plan my holidays out. DIY projects, cooking parties and afternoons set aside for reading and tea. 

 This floral scalloped collar is nothing short of a dream come true! It looks quite simple to make and would add the perfect amount of charm to a simple white blouse. This collar was made by talented sewer and etsy seller, Theresa. Visit her store here: Scandivintage

Gifts in a jar? Yes please! Wondering what to fill them with? Here are 27 ideas!

I haven't yet made red velvet cupcakes and am thinking it would be splendid to make these. I think the cream cheese frosting makes it all the more tempting, don't you? 


Gosh, I'd been looking everywhere for a tutorial on how to make these beautiful wind-up paper butterflies, and I finally did! They are the perfect little gift to slip into a letter to someone special. You can make one here too!

Put flowers and braids in your hair. At the same time. *sigh* 

And, last but not least, listen to this while you are DIY-ing, cooking or daydreaming. You will be whisked away to Paris as soon as she starts singing...


21 comments:

Austen said...

Great post!! xx

my blog: http://meine-schadenfreude.blogspot.co.nz/

Two Buttons said...

La Vie En Rose is one of my favourite songs, it never fails to impress me, Edith Piaf is so wonderful, and I myself am looking forward to attempting red velvet cupcakes this weekend!
X Jane

http://thetaleoftwobuttons.blogspot.com

Lens & anything Else said...

your blog is just lovely.....


Lens&anythingElse

Ka Mila said...

pretty pics!@! ;))


www.live-style20.blogspot.com ;))

Yasmin said...

Such a lovely selection of DIYs! Especially in love with the first idea of a floral peter pan collar.
Lovely blog, following now :-)
XO
http://noise-and-confusionn.blogspot.co.uk/

Sheri Matthews said...

Oh my god, these are some gorgeous ideas! I've been thinking of more things I can do over the summer, I'm dying to get creative after doing uni work all year xx

Rachel, Cold Knees said...

Such pretty things, that collar is beautiful, the fabric is pretty perfect. And oh, those cupcakes! xx

Jaya said...

great diy inspirations!! And now I;ve got a cute red velvet cupcakes craving.. hmmm :)

xx
www.chasingthmoon.blogspot.com

Scandivintage said...

Thank you so much for featuring my Peter Pan collar, pity the Sanderson fabric I had only was enough to make one. :) Thinking about making one with a vintage Pippi Longstocking fabric I have been hoarding. Have a lovely Midsummer, although it is winter where you are...

Marisa Violeta said...

These are such sweet ideas! I need to try to create my own collars too :)

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Laura said...

I love the flowers and braid together :)

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The Robyn Diaries said...

That collar is absolutely gorgeous! x

Elly said...

wow, such beautiful DIY things! wish i had the skill/creativity to do things like this; i especially love the collar x

Leah said...

I'm so incredibly in love with that collar. Will definitely be checking out her store! Thanks for sharing!

Clara Turbay said...

i want that red velvet cupcake!

grace said...

ooh such pretty things!

The collar is gorgeous. And the jar-gift idea is perfect! Classic. :) I've never tried red velvets before. I would love to! I saw pretty red velvet cupcakes a few days ago but it was like $4 each... no. Harhar.

K. said...

I love it!
I like this song;)

Carina said...

Such gorgeous ideas! you should definitely make red velvet cupcakes one day, they are simply divine!

xx Carina

Enjoy your holidays

Liset said...

what a great ideas! I love the collar, it's really nice :)

Bekah said...

LOVE the collar and flower crown!! Super pretty! I need!