December 31, 2014

Simple Dried Orange Christmas Tree Decorations

This year I set out to make some simple organic christmas decorations. I was inspired by an instagram photo that Tilly and the Buttons had posted where she was attempting to dry some oranges for ornaments. I really dislike the consumer mentality during the christmas period and was eager to stay away from department stores. So this was the perfect solution.

1. Preheat the oven to 60 degrees Celsius. 
2. I cut the oranges about 1cm thick.
3. Place them in the oven on baking paper for about 4 hours or until they are dried out. Turn them over ever so often and regularly check them. 
4. Once cooled, poke a ribbon or thread some string through the orange. 
5. Hang them on your tree!

Alternative Option: If I was back at home in Australia I would have left these babies out in the sun for a few days, but being in Germany means that it is snowing, so little chance of the sun drying out the fruit. 

When placing the oranges on the tree, try and line some fairy lights up behind them. The oranges will glow!

I will certainly give the oranges a go next year along with some different fruit!

December 13, 2014

Berlin Voodoo Market: Christmas

Photos: Michael Dooney

I have been very quiet in the world of blogging lately as I have been working away on my sustainable sleepwear line, Fickle Sense. And they are finally finished! I unveiled them last week in the Berlin Christmas Voodoo Market. 

As usual it was great to connect with fellow makers and creators. Below are a selection of my favourites!

Luir Clothing have upcycled and vintage pieces. For the next few weeks you can purchase their treasures at the pop up store un Autre Voodoo.
Mademoiselle cloud makes beautiful handmade children's clothing. Her pieces are super cute!
Void Jeweler showcases a unique perspective in the world of jewellery. These wonderful earrings are made from concrete. I really love this concept

Oh Caroline has some lovely screen printed items. She has a range of animal designs printed on tshirts, posters and bags. 
 Gretas Schwester has a whimsical indie aesthetic. She has a lovely selection of paper items along with super unique toys.
 Monkind is a childrens wear brand which makes childrens clothing and accessories. Here are a few of their cute toys.
Happarel has been a favourite of mine for a while. I love the geometric style designs, this year I took a liking to their silk drawstring bags.

To celebrate the unveiling of my sleepwear, I will be hosting a giveaway. I will also be detailing the 'Journey of the Fickle Sense garments' So stay tuned!