Sunday, December 9, 2012

#makedoandstyle Giveaway

Hello, Happy Sunday to you!
What have you been up to and how was your weekend?? I have had a super lovely weekend! I enjoyed a little family birthday- celebration dinner on Friday evening and on Saturday had a lovely Xmas catch-up with some girlfriends. It was so much fun to see friends having a great time and even enjoy a little disco dance on the dance floor. Do you like the occasional disco dance? I do, I think it's very good food for the soul.

Hip Brown- Chevron Sign Give Away
Its time for the winner of the Make do and style give away. As I mentioned last week, I have been so grateful to all the very talented people who have embraced this styling tag and just wanted to say thank you, somehow. The draw included anyone who has ever tagged #makedoandstyle or ever commented on any #makedoandstyle roundups. The winner of the draw is Melissa from MisssewnsoMelissa, could you please drop me an email so we can arrange delivery? Thanks again everyone!
Rachael xx

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Make do and Style this Chrissy

Make do and Style this Christmas with lovely homemade decor

 Have you made a merry lil something this silly season? Why buy new when you can hand make something that is one of a kind, beautiful and has your own creative stamp, value and worth? For me, that is a much nicer and meaningful aesthetic! I know creative perfection is something to aim for and I understand it can also be a deterrent for many. I believe more so in having a go, at trying something new and I think that perfection will follow if you love it, enjoy it and believe in yourself enough. Go on, unleash your merry "make do and style" creative spirit this Xmas!

Love the playful-chic mood-styling that this rustic Christmas tree (made from a white washed palette with paint-chip bauble decorations) brings by Juz Savage. "Big Fat Albert cheers" for this marvellous styling and photography also by Juz Savage, follow on Instagram @ juzsavage
It's hard to not like a rustic twig Christmas tree, would you agree? Chinese doily decorations handmade for Advent twig tree by Heather from Ollie and Ruby. Styling and photography also by Heather, follow on Instagram @ ollieandruby
Very-fancy refashioned baubles on rustic twig/cross mobile with fairy lights by Sonia at Life Love and Hiccups. Super- fancy (I do love that word! ;-)) styling and photography also by Sonia, follow on Instagram @ lifelovehiccups

How stunningly beautiful is this Xmas wreath made from twigs with a touch of sparkly glamour?? by Melissa from Miss Sew and So. Beautiful styling and photography also by Melissa, follow on  Instagram @ misssewnso
* This #makedoandstyle snap chosen by me 
Do you think the humble pine-cone is the most fabulous symbol for an Australian Christmas? I do! Love this simple pine-cone ribbon decoration hung from a candle chandelier; it adds so much charm with its mix of natural and romantic-industrial. The view is also quite amaze too! Glamour styling and photography by Hayley, follow on Instagram @ mumlittle

This will be the last Make do and Style round up for this year; I simply must do a lil "give away" as a token of appreciation for everyone who has embraced it. I will do the draw this coming Sunday 09/12/12. It will include anyone that has submitted a snap with #makedoandstyle, commented on any make do and style round ups or is a follower of this blog. Have a lovely Xmas and if you do get the urge tag #makedoandstyle. Merry Xmas!
 Rach xx

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Are you feeling Merry Hairy yet??

Things have been a lil quite around here, I know... have certainly missed you all :-). Lately an annoying run of poorly children has definitely thrown a spanner into the Hip Brown works. Think they are all on the mend now, bless them ;-)! On a much more chipper and merry note, we finally have our Xmas on now... do you too?

Here is our front door. I made this wreath last year, just out of a few bits and bobs I found from home. I added some feathers just to be a tad more wild and crazy this year ;-).

My favorite Xmas colour palette is red, silver, white and natural. What are your merry hairy colours? 
Loving playing with washi tape at the moment, watch out it's kind of addictive.

Here is our Xmas wall- vignette, it turned out a tad more loud than I had actually planned. I was totally aiming for a natural soft palette, but sometime I think... whatever! I truthfully found it tricky to pass on a bright red feather purchase; tis the season for a lil glitter and silly-ness after all!  This feather Xmas wreath was soooooo easy to make. A lil wire, feathers and a glue gun, I think it cost me about $3 so very budget friendly too.  I would really love to be able to tell you who inspired me to make it, I just cant remember who?? I know, forgive me if I am sounding like some kind of vacant vessel...It may have been a magazine or someone on Instagram. All I know is that it wasn't me therefore a massive creative thankyou their way, to whoever it was! 

Are you feeling very Merry yet?? You know, I think I am!

I will be back on Thursday to do the final round up for this year of "Make do and Style- Xmas style". Think it will be time for a giveaway too, have so appreciated everyone that has tagged #makedoandstyle; from the bottom of my heart, can I just say that "you guys rock"! Have you checked out all of the photo's tagged #makedoandstyle on Instagram?? Oh you must, they are completely rad, beautifully styled and all round just great snippy snaps.

Rach xx