Saturday, 8 February 2014


 I was minding my own business today.
Just schlepping around the House of Flora.
Taking selfies.
Doing housework.
Setting up little fabric vignettes. 

 Admiring the new walk-in.

 Noticing the small things.

 Wondering where I was going to put the last of the Christmas decorations.
 Putting up a few artefacts from Venice.
Made in China.
 Zhu-zhuing with flower corsages.

 Admiring my glitter handiwork.

 Tidying up my twenty year old cotton reel holder.
Not particularly ergonomic.
But an original one-of-a-kind.
Made by a fellow chalkface worker.
 Wondering how I could put this little swan into a headpiece.
 Procrastinating about putting away mess.
 When suddenly I had news!
Full-scale frippery!
Flora's in the Queensland's biggest newspaper's fashion editorial.
The Courier Mail
Stop it.
Flora's frippery styled with pyjamas and ice-creams.
On roller-skates, no less!
 Here's the piece back in the studio under progress.




 To celebrate I cut loose in the kitchen.
Orange and apricot cupcakes with a cream cheese frost.

 I'm suitably chuffed.
Loved up or not, what are you doing for Valentine's Day?
Any inspiration?


  1. Whoa Mumma! You're a celeb now. I see the price of Frippery soaring! Mucho congrats Sweetness...x

  2. Oh wow! Huge congrats on getting your hats featured in the Courier mail! :) They are beautiful too I can see why they chose them :)

    Away From Blue

    1. Thank you, Mica. It was so funny though because I had all sorts of styling looks in my head and when I saw the photos I had to laugh!!! PJs!! What!!! Too funny!! Something to remember,! X

  3. Get you in the fabulous & well deserved!! Am super happy for you doll :))) I know there will be plenty more of those to come :)) I really love your closet, I could do with something like that. And your right about the unicorn tshirt...I don't have that one yet...but I will soon :) I bought one from the first line first and when I can, I'll get the unicorn..but you know me well ;) Have a lovely week my dear Xxx

    1. I love your words of support. It is a treat for me to read, thank you. Xx

  4. OH MY WORD FLORA! Congratulations Doll! You are so deserving and I love it even more because the shoot had a dessert theme to it. I LOVE IT! I love your closet space. You have so many neat things. I would just sit and stare in amazement. Love the treats.

  5. I knew you would love the theme!!! Laughing at your comments! You've made my day. Thank you. Xxx

  6. So happy for you. I missed it, but expect there will be plenty more fashion spreads in the future! You are a super star! Those cupcakes look delightful. I haven't yet made plans for Valentine's Day. Expect it will be low key. Hope you do something special x