Here's a quick instagram snapshot of what I've enjoyed over the last month or two. You can checkout the other things I've been snapping here.
# Making a DIY Christmas tree with old timber scraps I found behind my Dad's shed - the timber is actually old veranda boards. A lot of people have asked me if I painted them, but no I can't take credit for the perfectly peeling aqua paint, that is exactly how I found them.
# I also enjoyed making this wreath with banksia seeds, collected from nearby trees and sprigs of coastal rosemary from my garden. Quite a bit of engineering went into the wreath, as the pods are quite heavy. I used a Makita drill to create several holes in each seed so I could thread wire through it and affix it to a round wire frame and then for further structural integrity, I affixed a disc of thick white cardboard on the back with a hot glue gun.
# I was very spoilt this Christmas and couldn't believe it when this shiny new Electra Cruiser appeared on my deck Christmas morning. I enjoy looking at it almost as much as I enjoy riding it. With a hat and a towel in the basket it is very beachy and with a bagette and a small white dog in the basket it immediately becomes 'so frenchy so chic'. - I haven't actually put a small dog in the basket, but I'd like to.
# A heat wave with 40+ degree temperatures has meant plenty of Beach time.
# Summer fruit need I say more - yum, yum, yum.
# Plenty of time has been spent in the garden. I decided to take the plunge and paint the fence . It seemed to take forever to complete and required numerous 4L tins of Feast Watson's Wet Look stain, but I was really happy with the end result and it was well worth the effort. While wedged between plants painting I noticed one of my banksias I have nurtured since it was a tiny seedling had decided to flower for the very first time. I was like a proud parent and took a lot of photos.