Lately I have been reading the most amazing blog called "Sunshines and Carousels" and I cannot get enough of it. It is written by a lady called Erin who is about the same age as me and she has my dream life I think! haha! She lives in America with her husband and the cutest little girl and does all sorts of amazing crafty things, she is so talented. She makes beautiful cupcakes (if you are a cupcake fiend, it's worth checking it out just for the sheer amount of sprinkles this lady has- I've never seen so many varieties!!), sews gorgeous embellishments on to just about anything, and has decor so co-ordinated it makes my house look like a shack!
You can have a looksie of her blog HERE. If you don't like it, I'll eat my hat!
So, with her inspiration in mind, I have decided to put my crafty hat on and improve my home and art up my life. I thought I'd let you know because in between my beauty reviews, I shall be throwing the odd "how-to" in there as well! I hope this sits well with you all :)
So, blog envy over, here is my most recent homey project: Drying Flowers.
I was given a big bunch of roses by my lovely friend Anthony (Aloha Anthony, if you're reading) for my 25th birthday a last month, and as you can imagine, they have now seen better days.
Most the bunch was dead as a doorknob (why do they say that? Doorknobs were never alive in the first place. Odd), but there were a few brave few who had somehow clung on.
To turn them into lovely dried flowers I snipped them off about 15cm away from the head and tied them to a ribbon. I then hung them upside down from a window handle. You hand them upside down to maintain the shape. If you leave them standing up they will wilt away. I'll leave them like that for about a week and then dot them around the house in cute vases and vintage cups. Bliss.
Do you ever do things like this? I like to make the most of things :)