The Melbourne Flower and Garden Show

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Back when I had long hair… (doesn’t that feel like an age ago while I wait for it to grow back out?!?!) we went to the Melbourne Garden and Flower show. Actually it’s probably on again soon so maybe we should go again!

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This year wasn’t as interesting as the first year. I think the entry fee is quite steep considering it didn’t really include anything and most of the stalls were actually shops. I really dislike events which charge you to shop.

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The competition entries of floral arrangements were really amazing to look at though!

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Extremely fun to get macro shots in here!

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I love my little clip on glass thing but I wonder when I will want to upgrade to a real macro lens.

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I think I want a lens that has macro but is less depth of field-y?

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How cute does Celina look with that short little bob hairstyle? She looks awesome with long hair too but this looks so chic!

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This is pretty much our friendship in a photo:

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The fun part of a flower show is that that they bring the bees too 😀

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There was a display of those squishy bead things you can grow plants in and obviously we spent about 10 minutes just poking our fingers into it because they feel so weird. I wonder if we actually bought some if our stupid plants would stay alive…

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This flower reminds me so much of the petticoat in my dress in the photo below 😀

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I wonder what other kinds of these festivals are around that we haven’t been to yet! Excited to find some more this year!!

Pom Pom Mat Tutorial

Another mini craft tutorial that I found in the depths of my harddrive 😀

Here is a mini pompom mad that I made quite some time ago to serve as a backdrop for photos. It’s only about 30cm across because I didn’t have much green yarn in my stash but it’s perfect for little macro photos.
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It’s a pretty easy one, just make a bunch of pompoms…

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One day I really want to make a HEAP of these daisies and make a gigantic blanket of them!_1220824

Quick DIY Mint Glasses

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A quick mini DIY this morning with photos I found on the depths of my harddrive. But no I will most likely not be starting to do regular tutorials again, I just don’t have the energy for them right now.

You need:

  • Glasses
  • Paint
  • Decorations
  • Glue
  • Paintbrush
  • Nail file

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This one isn’t so hard… just use the nail file to scratch up the surface of the frames so the paint sticks and pain them one section at a time using thin coats.

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Then just stick on some little flowers!

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