Seven Things: December

A glimpse of life captured via Instagram



1 > Post: The postal strike is over (for now at least), which means we might stand a chance of actually getting some pretty things in the mail this Christmas! I sent off a big batch of cards this week and hope they make it safely to faraway friends.

2 > Paper Trends: Oooh... have you seen these goodies at CNA? The Paper Trends range is a fresh new collection of whimsical stationery. It's a pity the Creative Stationery brand's website doesn't showcase their work more. Anyway, the prices are really affordable (except this owl USB that I desperately want), Awesome things to send to pen pals the world over.

3 > Fashion Camp: On Tuesday I spoke at Fashion Nanny's Fashion Camp for teens. I touched on social media, blogging, YouTube and also online safety. Followed by... a DIY with the young ladies. They had such fun making tape measure brooches and personalising them with washi tape and buttons. 

4 > En-sem-ble: I visited my client Tina's pop-up shop this week at Windermere Centre. She has collaborated with several lovely local creatives to set up the shop for the festive season. It is next to the new Woolies Food in the centre. It makes me so proud to see how hard my clients work and how well they do. This puppet friend is one of her personal creations which she creates for schools to accompany books and stories. Over and above that she hosts event, sets-up play areas at markets, runs them and also manages to work on pop-up events like the House and Garden Show! Impressed!

5 > CHRISTMAS: Woohoo... this year I am really indulging in enjoying each and every day of December. Actions of love, writing cards, decorating or doing some shopping. Filling each day with a little more joy before the 25th. Snow Fairy from Lush is delightfully sweet and adds a touch of cheer to every shower. Have you tried it? It's limited edition around this time of year.

6 > Shopping: With all this Christmas cheer comes a lot of selecting and also not shopping for myself more than others - ha ha! Easier said than done - I spotted this Typo Thoughts and Reflections journal and was torn, but decided to stay focused on my gift giving instead. Nice to look at nonetheless!

7 > Season's Greetings: Part of said gift giving is spoiling my clients! One of my favourite things to do. Claire and I worked on this postcard to send out to a special few.

Are you enjoying the silly season so far? 

5 comments :

  1. Love Papertrends! Great post Nadia. There's currently a giveaway on my blog with a cute Papertrends Spiral Notebook up for grabs.

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  2. Thanks for your comment & update on the giveaway. I just entered. Have a lovely & creative weekend. x

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  3. Tana Goosen12/12/2014

    What a lovely colourful post! My daughter who is also a keen blogger is an absolute Lush fanatic and says Snow Fairy is gorgeous. Their other christmas stuff is very cute (see pinkpeonies.blog)

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  4. Is you daughter - Luzanne?
    I'm still using my Snow Fairy & loving it. x

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  5. Tana Goosen1/27/2015

    Yes, she is passionate about blogging and was also featured in the February 2015 issue of Your Family

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