As a follow up to my previous post: Personalised gifts: Embroidery here I have a DIY version – just in time for the festive season. One of my dearest friends had the lovely idea of making personalised t-shirts for each of her family members for Christmas. When I finally saw the end result I was stunned at how cute and well crafted her designs were. The great thing is that it’s a lot easier than you expect and very inexpensive. She picked up plain white t shirts for a very good price and sowed on her designs with black thread and a needle. It’s thatRead More →

Great expectations Finding something unexpectedly that you end up falling in love with is a great feeling. It always makes me feel chuffed with myself for actually buying into something I’m maybe not too certain about. This month’s pleasing purchase was something completely unique: ribbon laces. Search & Find I was helping out my friend’s little sister with finding some shoes and pants last month. We finished picking out the shoes she wanted at Cotton-on and was heading to the till when I saw ribbon shoelaces. Another one of my friends often wore ribbons with her sneakers when her laces were worn-out or over-stretched –Read More →

I’ve always been one that enjoys making gifts personal. Regardless of who it’s for or for what occasion. Recently I discovered a decently easy yet completely customisable way to add a personal touch to gifts. It’s nothing new or mindblowing but embroidery has been all the rage these days (more so than usual). You can elevate a plain pair of socks to a piece of trendware with a single addition of embroidery. Individuals stand in queues for customised embroidered jeans at designer events – which are embellished on the spot. It instantly increases the worth, appeal and sentimentality of an item. The fact that almost anything in any colourRead More →