Monday, 14 December 2015

dear { november }

Dear November,

Thank you for:

* floral vintage washi tape
* washi tape flags on baker's twine
* birthday celebrations
* cake toppers
* seven swans foil print
* gift bags & tags
* painted wood earrings
* painted wood brooches
* washi tape letters

{ floral vintage washi tape }
When I get my hands on these floral vintage washi tape rolls my heart does skip a beat! They are soooooo hard to come by these days and I cherish the short little while that I have them on a roll before I start creating Miss Milly pretties for you with it!

{ washi tape flags on baker's twine }
I designed packaging for these washi tape cake flags on baker's twine and I am very excited about the end result! They are just what you need to dolly up a present!

{ birthday celebrations }
My Miss Milly celebrated her 2nd birthday on the 05 December! I cannot believe that it's been 2 years since I loaded my very first pictures onto Facebook. She has come such a long way and it has been challenging in so many ways over the last year but I am looking forward to the new year and what it has in store for her!

{ cake toppers }
The brand spanking new washi tape cake toppers are definitely what you need for your cake!

{ sevenswans foil print }
My sweetheart ordered me 2 foil prints from Seven Swans stationery and although I have unwrapped and unpacked it - I am waiting for him to be home long enough to put up some ledges in the living room so I can display them :) and then only will I reveal it!

{ gift bags & tags}
Another old favorite I worked on in November is the gift bags and tags. They come with pegs and string and the designs are: heart, bird, baby deer and bird.

{ painted wood earrings }
The wood earrings had a bit of Botox and boast with a lick of paint these days! They are just the cutest earrings ever!

{ painted wood brooches }
... and so does the wood brooches! 

{ washi tape letters }
I try my hand at different things all the time to make sure I keep stimulated! This time round it was Miss Milly's initials I did in washi tape and I am super happy about the way they came out!

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

dear { october }

Dear October,

Thank you for:

* the DIY Milly box
* clipboard combo
* lace. lace and more lace
* #lanklewedieclipboard
* a beautifully wrapped gift
* the Miss Milly craft room
* washi tape notebooks
* a dash of floral and a dollop of colour

{ the DIY Milly box }
The DIY Milly box is defintely on top of my favorite list! It makes the perfect gift. It contains every things you need to add your own personal, creative touch to a gift! And it comes packaged in a box so that all your wrapping goodies are kept together.

{ clipboard combo }
The clipboard combo was a definite favorite for a teachers' gifts in October!

{ lace. lace and more lace }
If I could have lace curtains in front of every window in our house and lace table cloths over every table, my vintage soul would be happy. I bought these pretties to use in the DIY Milly boxes and love the dirty pink and soft blue for a bit of a different touch.

{ #lanklewedieclipboard }
Now we all know that I am a big supporter of the good old favorite clipboard. Not the good old 80s one but the young, pretty version from Miss Milly. I use mine very single day. It has my monthly schedule clipped to it and the other one I use to display a favorite quote that I change as my mood changes. They are in my signature vintage floral washi tape.
I had a lovely order from a customer that requested the 'growing hearts" washi tape (as I refer to it). I painted the masonite clipboard in a very soft pink and then used the washi tape and the result was something very beautiful! I am so glad that I have customers that make me try different things from time to time :)


{ a beautifully wrapped gift }
Now who doesn't love a pretty gift? I take a very long time to open gifts. Especially if they are wrapped like this! I keep it for a day or so on my desk in my craft room so I can just see and enjoy the prettiness for a bit. Then I open it, a little by little. Taking in each bit of it as I open it. And that's how I believe it should be done. It lets the pretty last a little longer...

{ the miss milly craft room }
My soul finds such peace in my Miss Milly craft room. It is where I have solitude and where my soul recharges. I surround myself with lots of little pretty things and it makes me more creative I believe. One day I will do a photoshoot of my Miss Milly craft room for you to share in the beauty of it.

{ washi tape notebooks }
These brown kraft paper notebooks with blank pages are covered in washi tape. They come in size A5 and A6 and make for the perfect companion when you want to jot down ideas, dreams or scribbles. I decided to change their packaging slightly by creating a band for it and I love how it added a little something special to it and rounded it off nicely.

{ a dash of floral and a dollop of colour }
I tried my hand at some new colours for the washi tape earrings and although I am not a "yellow person" I must admit that the yellow has really grown on me!