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Advent Calendar Inspiration

Well, it’s that time again! Christmas is in the air! The other day I spent the evening crafting up some christmassy goodness from all the wonderful ideas I’ve collated on Pinterest. There has been an abundance of Advent Calendar inspiration this year, and I thought it necessary to share with you some of my faves. Thanks to modern day technology, lots of them even come with their own free printable templates!

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Via A Merry Mishap

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Via Lovely Indeed

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Via Oh Happy Day

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Via Design Sponge

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Via Natuerlich Kreativ

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Via Englemor

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Via Casa E Trend

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Via

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Via Hey Look

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Via Emma’s Designblogg

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Via Lovely Things

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Via Style Me Pretty

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Via Oh Happy Day

Well I hope that’s inspired you. It’s certainly inspired me to be more organised for next year!


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DIY Quilt Light by Tamara Maynes

Tamara Maynes is a New South Wales based designer, who has recently taken up the position of craft contributor at Inside Out magazine. If you just happen to be Sydney based, check out The School, where Tamara teaches a variety of craft classes.

This super nifty quilt light was originally designed for a feature in Inside out, and it then went on to feature with Supercyclers at the Milan Design week in April of this year.

The quilt light is not sold as a finished product – instead, you purchase it as a downloadable template, and choose your own custom details.  Once the template is purchased, you can make as many as you like, in any size you want, and you can choose whether you paint it, tape it or stitch it!

Apparently, fashion designer Marc Jacobs made his own version of Tamara’s Quilt Light for display in London’s iconic Liberty store during the London Design Festival this year.

You can purchase a Quilt Light template for $20 from Tamara’s online store, and check out the daily posts on her gorgeous blog.


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How to Make Bunting

Bunting has been on my mind a lot lately, what with wedding planning and all. In my mind I had been running through all the different ways I could attempt making it with the least effort possible! Now, I’m not sure I will actually go ahead with making it for the wedding, but when a little bub comes along, it will definitely be making an appearance in their room!

I came across this gorgeous blog the other day, and found a lovely little tutorial on how to make it.

Download the template for the flags here

Prepare the bias tape:

Next, attach the bias tape to the flags. Because everything is ironed and pressed, pinning is not a necessity – just insert the flags into the bias tape and sew!

Start with about 20 cm of stitched empty bias tape for fastening.

1. After 20 cm you’ll have to start to sew on your first flag. Do this by tugging the flag in the folded bias tape, stitch just the top bit so it’s secure.

2. Wiggle and tuck until the flag is perfectly lined with the bias tape.

3. Sew along.

4. Now you want to leave some space between the flags and trust me just play by eye as you will not see this when the bunting is complete. I go for approximate 7 cm between each flag.

Watch the tutorial here:

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Fun with Watercolours

Here is a super cute idea from Eat, Drink, Chic, for making your own gift tags. With Christmas on the horizon, I am definitely beginning to think about fun ways to wrap pressies this year. If only it was acceptable to be playing xmas albums already!!

Click here for all the details on how to make these watercolour tags.