Summer Picnic

This Saturday was a perfect day for a picnic! Taylor and I packed up a picnic basket and headed over to Newcastle beach to enjoy the beautiful day. I made yummy sandwiches with fresh veggies, pesto, and chipotle mayo. yum! Here are some pictures from the day.

Silk Flower DIY

I absolutely love making hair pieces, especially flowers! Here is a little tutorial on how to make 2 different kinds of fabric flowers. I usually put these on hair clips, but they could also be put on a headband or a pin (to decorate clothing, bags, shoes, whatever you want!). I apologize for the bad quality of most of these photos-- my parents still have our good camera!

List of supplies:
Synthetic silk fabric
Buttons or beads
A small candle
Needle and thread
Hot glue gun (you can use a needle and thread if you don't have one)

WARNING: Be careful not to burn yourself or catch the fabric on fire-- the flame can get really hot! It might be a good idea to have some water close by in case the fabric catches on fire. If you are younger make sure you have adult supervision when you're doing this!

To make these flowers you will need a synthetic fabric (that will melt when heated) that is not too thin (so its not super floppy).
Start by cutting circles in decreasing sizes. Make your largest circle slightly larger than you want your flower to be when it's done (putting it over heat will make it smaller). Each circle should decrease in size by a couple of centimeters. The number of circles you cut will depend on how big you want your flower to be.

Friday Playlist

I haven't really had a whole lot of time to do any projects, and my parents took our good camera for their vacation, so I thought I'd do a music is a little mix I made of music I've been listening to lately. Enjoy! xxx