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through the keyhole

my most recent book – which still needs one little bit of sewing that i haven’t gotten around to doing yet…

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i used the same khadi paper from the last book and this time i managed to get one of the flowers slap bang on the front.

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adventageous

december is moving really fast – i’m nearly halfway through my advent candle already. i’ve been spending my dark winter nights paper mache-ing and making decorations out of old oranges.

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the one on the left is the beautiful advent calendar that louis bought for me and the one on the right is the one that i made him (it’s got homemade white chocolate buttons inside…). my friend showed me how to do the orange slice thing – you just slice up an orange, in a much neater way than i did, and put the pieces to dry out on the radiator. then you can do anything with them – i’ve tied red bows to mine and stuck them to the wall.

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paper, paper everywhere – a magazine christmas tree and a paper mache bowl in the making…

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another old orange i found in the fruit bowl  – i made a pomander to make our hallway smell less strange. it’s looking more christmassy – but sadly we still do not have a tree.

nu wallet

this literally took 5 minutes to make and was totally free cos i took the empty carton from work. all you need is scissors, staples, an elastic band and a tetra-pak carton. so frugally fashionable.

i followed the instructions on this website: http://www.bicycology.org.uk/tetra_pak.htm. it’s killa easy and you can decorate the carton and whatnot before or after you chop it up to make it a little more pretty… i just liked to keep the name soya soleil,

four candles

the other night i used up the end of a bag of wax flakes i had lying around* to make half a lavender candle to replace the (extremely long-lasting) asda scented candle that had lived in the glass before it. it smells so good!

 

*left-over from a time when i just made everyone i knew teacup candles for every occasion