Collages + Cookies

/ Tuesday /

A couple of weeks ago I held a Collages + Cookies afternoon with some lovely lady friends of mine. 

Inspired by some pop art exhibition that was held that AGNSW recently, I thought what better excuse than to share it with friends. I'm glad I did too because I realised how terribly tedious it would have been to cut things out alone! 

I'm so thrilled with some of the results although it definitely took alot more work and thinking than I had expected. Many, many cookies had to be consumed in the process. 

Some tips:
- Second hand shops are a great place to pick up magazines and old books in bulk if you want to just buy a bunch. If you have more time and space to hoard, it's amazing how many books are given away for free.

- I bought some plain grey cardboard to use as a background but they seemed too boring on the day. I would start with a cool background and work from there. 

- Give yourself a couple of hours at least! Finding bits you want takes much longer than you think....

Betty Brooch

/ Thursday /

I am full of emotion , excitement and relief to finally announce my new venture and online store Miss Betty Brooch!

This has been something that has been in the works for a long time but after having lunch with a friend he convinced me that I was never going to have everything perfect to my liking, and getting it up and starting was the first step. Soon after, I was introduced to The Alison Show and watched her series on How To Be Awesome and she echoed the exact same thing. They were both right! Now that it's up I'm much more excited about adding new things and chatting to people about it.

So why brooches? It's been a little obsession of mine for a while now and at the height of it I just couldn't a find one place that sold only them. It's that simple.

I love them because they aren't too big, you can pick them to your mood and they make an outfit way more fun. Would love to know your thoughts and if you know of anyone who would into this feel free to share.

Check out the store here, stay up to date on Facebook and follow Betty Brooch on Instagram.

Thanks for all the kind words and support so far. All of it has made my heart sing.

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