These past holidays gave me plenty of time to potter around the garden catching up on much neglected re-potting. This included my baby succulents - cutie patooties!
My other pottering over the holidays included sewing. I've already introduced my purses and iPad sleeves, and today I'd like to share my drawstring bags.
A lot of my fabric for these are a delicate silk that was given to me by a friend. She had some dresses made in Honkers and I was lucky enough to score her leftovers.
Perfect for keeping special things safe - for around the house or when travelling.
Shoes, lingerie, jewellery and other keep-sakes. I've got some here, in my etsy shop and some in my made-it store.
Other things I did over the holidays was think about the year ahead. Cliches abound when it comes to 'seizing the day' and 'life not being a dress rehearsal', especially in milestone years. Having a significant birthday one has a great opportunity to reflect on celebrations passed as well as those to come - I love this picture/these pictures of mini-moi at a party at my nana's place in days gone by. In some ways I feel this reflects my life - the two sides of shelleyberelli - and I'm hoping (and planning) that 2014 has some of column A, but a lot more of column B than 2013!