Month: December 2015

Festive fancy dress party headwear – make it yourself

I’m delighted to be guest contributor on the Utopia Bathrooms blog and ready for Christmas they asked me to come up with a creative festive idea for my post. I considered different things and ended up thinking about all the lovely sparkly dresses there are around at this time of year (it’s always nice to have a chance to dress up). But what happens if you’re invited to a fancy dress party? Can you combine glamour with being Rudolph? The answer is yes! It’ll admit I’m not a huge fan of full blown fancy dress, but equally I do think it’s nice to show willing with a little something so I wrote a post with lots of ideas for festive headwear you can make yourself and a way to make beautiful angel wings too which can be worn with your lovely frock. There are some fab ideas and images so please do read the whole post here  as there are ideas for everyone – sparkly and fun, or dainty delicate star headbands (this would be my choice) though actually, …

Make your home a little bit or a lot Christmassy (including some unusual non-tree ideas)

In our house, Santa has been a-coming for quite a while, but that’s the joy of having small people around. I started Christmas in July (because that’s when the press shows are and then magazine deadlines follow soon after) but now it’s really nearly here. I’m of the belief that fairy lights are magical wherever you put them and they shouldn’t be reserved just for Christmas, and also that festive decorations are a way of having fun. Yes, absolutely, go beserk hanging baubles everywhere if you want, but if the whole glittery concept isn’t for you, I have a few ideas for you too. Whatever you do, let it make you smile so you have a very Merry Christmas 🙂 Instead of a tree, why not have a hanging on the wall. It could be a simple bit of calico or fabric dust sheet with a stick tree painted on in black poster paint – this looks lovely. You could add a star or angel at the top (use safety pins to attach a toy/card …