‘Elegant Swamp’ style

It could be the next big thing in home decorating and design: Elegant Swamp style. You heard it here first! Just wait, it will become a common design request on TV shows like House Rules and The Block, mark my words!!

Or maybe it won’t…

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you might remember recently seeing me post a photo of the day’s project – ogre ear headpieces.

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These were for our group’s theme for our school’s trivia night last weekend. Since there were 3 Fionas on our table (including me), can you guess the theme we went with??! Continue reading

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Halloween Spider Tiara

As I was trawling Pinterest recently looking for new Halloween ideas, I came across a spider crown tutorial and immediately pinned it to my Halloween board. How stunning! So simple, but very effective!

I had no intentions of going to the shops to buy spiders, but I knew I had a small number in my Halloween stash. Our decorations will go up on the weekend – here in Australia, if we are decorating, we mostly tend to only put them up for a couple of days although there are some houses which are decorated for longer. So I pulled out the box and went searching for spiders… Continue reading

Book Week Costume – Dr Who’s TARDIS

We’ve been a bit busy recently working on this year’s Book Week costume, but I couldn’t share it until the parade was over (apart from a few teasers on Instagram). And it was this morning!

We’ve already done costumes for the current popular characters (Ash Ketchum last year, Eli Shane in 2015, Hiccup the year before that…), and every year there are plenty of Harry Potter characters so we were going to leave that alone. This year I told our young man to go to Pinterest for some inspiration. And he came up with the TARDIS! There are a great variety of TARDIS costumes on Pinterest, some of which I pinned to my Book Week Costume Ideas board. Continue reading