Thursday, December 23, 2010

christmas eve...

Only one more sleep to go! Christmas is nearly upon us - and I am totally excited for it all! And also stunned at how quickly yet another year has flown by

To complete the Christmas decorating in our house, I made some tissue pompoms last night to hang from the ceiling. I had seen similar balls on other blogs, and checked out the various stores when one can purchase such items - for the cool price of around $40 for 3 pompoms! And thought to myself, feck that for a game of cards, I'll make my own! How hard can it possibly be?

I used this tutorial from Martha Stewart's website - considering I am a total ninny when it comes to craft, I think they turned out pretty well!

Today has been spent relaxing and thoroughly enjoying the first day of my holidays

My gorgeous sister and I went and grabbed coffee and muffins in town...

And then I went and had my hair coloured by the talented girls at Cheveux Hair - love, love, love it!

Therese Rawsthorne dress
Country Road top
Tony Bianco ballet flats
Sportsgirl tote
Cotton On sunglasses

Typically, stoopid Blogger has destroyed the vibrancy of the red in these photos - its SO much brighter and redder in life and in-camera

Love how you can see a teeny reflection of V in my sunglasses!

V and I managed to get all the Christmas food shopping done this afternoon in under an hour - a minor Christmas miracle, given the insane crowds of stressed, turkey-hunting, trifle-assembling, cranberry-craving merrymakers in our local Woolworths!

We rewarded ourselves with a sandwich at Lower East cafe...

V had a baguette with roast pork, apple sauce, sour cream and chives...

ZOMG this was seriously the Best. Sandwich. Ever! Sourdough-crumbed schnitzel, German potato salad, cucumber, rocket and pickles, omm nom nom

The cranberry juice jelly and vanilla bean custard are made and in the fridge, for the trifle, the cranberry sauce has been cooked and bottled up, the ham has been glazed and baked, and all the presents are wrapped and ready to go. I hope you are all ready for Christmas Day tomorrow, and just as excited as I am


  1. I hate how Blogger saps the real colours out of photos! How does it do that??! The red of your hair in the pictures looks gorgeous though :) Very much a seductress red ;)

    And thank you for linking the pompom tutorial! I see these pompoms everywhere (in blogworld) and love them, but can never find a decent tutorial. Thank you! :)

    Merry Christmas!

  2. Love the pom poms. They look fantastic! And your hair colour is so beautiful and cheery - perfect for a warm, fun Christmas!

    Have a wonderful celebration!

    Kitty x

  3. I love your hair! I want that style. x

  4. Your hair looks amazing! Wish I could see just how bright it is!

    Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas <3

  5. Your hair looks fantastic!
    Love those big sunglasses too...
    Did you see how many of those tissue paper pom poms were made for the gingerbread house at my work? Talk about time consuming :)
    Yours look great at home.
    Merry Christmas!

  6. Love the vibrant red hair! Gorgeous x

  7. I love your hair!! And your decorations too. I'm so not crafty either, so thanks for the achievable idea :)
    Heidi xo

  8. I love your hair Cate, wondering if you kow what the colour name is? I also hope you think imitation is the most sincere form of flattery because I am determined to pinch your hair colour ;-P Merry Christmas!

  9. I was quite inspired by your pom poms in this post and made some of my own for New Years! You can see them on my blog here: here:

    I love reading your blog and thanks so much for the inspiration for the pom poms - not sure they are as good as yours but I had so much fun making them!