Friday, October 22, 2010

Make Your Own Posy! Simple Wedding Bouquet DIY

I did a run up to Brissy markets today to check out their flower selection and have a go at making my own bouquet, something I really wanted to do but wasn't 100% sure it would work. I have a love of pretty, scented cottage flowers, something not often found amongst the lilliums, frangapanis and orchids so commonly chosen in this subtropical region. I am not stuck on certain flowers or colours preferring a "just wing it" attitude to combine whatever takes my fancy on they day (which also means no disappointments).  today I chose sweetly scented stock, oriental carnations, delicate easter daisy's and spent poppy seed heads, all white and this was the result - 


Make Your Own Posy! Simple Wedding Bouquet DIY



Make Your Own Posy! Simple Wedding Bouquet DIY



Make Your Own Posy! Simple Wedding Bouquet DIY




How to Make Your Own Posy - A Simple Wedding Bouquet Tutorial



  • Firstly I stripped all leaves and small side shoots from flowers to leave clean, bare stems and then cut the stems underwater to quite a long length, not worrying too much about perfection as I will cut them again at the end. 
  • I bunched 3 stems in the centre, then slowly built around these, pulling and pushing to get desired heights. Luckily I am going for a more "just picked" non-formal look so It didn't matter that it was not perfect. 
  • I bought some green flower tape from the markets to wrap around the middle to old the posy together. This can be covered with your choice of ribbon, twine, lace or anything else you can think of.
  • Cut the stems at the end to make them level. 

This was a trial from my wedding bouquet. The bouquet on the day could very well look different to this one but i'm satisfied I can carry this out now without to much drama! I actually found it very calming and look forward to occupying myself with this task on the morning of the big day. Only 3 weeks to go now!


Make Your Own Posy! Simple Wedding Bouquet DIY



Make Your Own Posy! Simple Wedding Bouquet DIY



Make Your Own Posy! Simple Wedding Bouquet DIY



Emma xxx

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Catherine Campbell Art

These beautiful artworks are the creation of Melbourne based illustrator Catherine Campbell.
I find them wistful and dreamlike and love the simplicity of the linework and the complexity of the collage of faces, animals, flowers and dashes of colour. 
You can buy prints online at her etsy shop - http://www.etsy.com/shop/myfolklover, or check out her blog - http://blog.catherinecampbell.net/.


Emma xxx


Chamomile and Peppermint Blog - Catherine Campbell Art



Chamomile and Peppermint Blog - Catherine Campbell Art



Chamomile and Peppermint Blog - Catherine Campbell Art




Chamomile and Peppermint Blog - Catherine Campbell Art



Chamomile and Peppermint Blog - Catherine Campbell Art




Chamomile and Peppermint Blog - Catherine Campbell Art

Monday, October 11, 2010

Plum Pretty Sugar - Feminine Floral Robes and Loungewear

Sometimes it is hard to find nightwear that is neither siren sexy, nor boring and frumpy. Not everyone fits into the red satin and lace category nor stretch knits with cartoon animals printed on them ('shudder!').

These creations from Plum Pretty Sugar are gorgeous, feminine and just sexy enough and include robes, dresses, pants, tops, head scarves and bed sets in beautifully patterned fabrics.

One for the girly girls.


Emma xxx






Chamomile and Peppermint Blog - Plum Pretty Sugar - Feminine Floral Robes and Loungewear



Chamomile and Peppermint Blog - Plum Pretty Sugar - Feminine Floral Robes and Loungewear



Chamomile and Peppermint Blog - Plum Pretty Sugar - Feminine Floral Robes and Loungewear



Chamomile and Peppermint Blog - Plum Pretty Sugar - Feminine Floral Robes and Loungewear



Chamomile and Peppermint Blog - Plum Pretty Sugar - Feminine Floral Robes and Loungewear

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Indigo Obsession

I've been meaning to put a link here to my sister Lucy's interior design blog - Indigo Obsession.
Full of very clever design tips and ideas, pics of her own home and her DIY and inspiration from loads of other great design blogs that you can lose yourself in for hours. Theres even some pics of my very cute little niece that pop up from time to time.