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Cocktail Friday – The Star’s ‘Other Side’

by | Cocktail Friday, Made

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Ms Chinoiserie
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The Stars Other Side

Happy Cocktail Friday! We have been loving the warmer weather this week – such a great time to catch up with friends for a drink! The Star in Sydney is celebrating summer every day with a happy hour (or hours!) from 5pm – 7pm at all of their bars until January 26 – what better excuse do you need to beat the heat with some sublime refreshment?!

Continuing our Ginuary cocktail treats, why not drop in and try their ‘Other Side’ – the mellow taste of gin mixed back with lime, apricot brandy and cucumber juice sounds irresistible!

Ingredients:

45ml Hendricks Gin

15ml Catron Apricot brandy

30ml fresh cucumber juice

30ml lime juice

15ml sugar syrup

Method:

Shake all the ingredients together and fine strain into a coupette. Garnish with a mint leaf.

Carnation Chair Garland Tutorial

by | DIY Tutorials, Made

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Jane (emerald + ella)
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carnation-garland

This carnation garland is so sweet strung on the back of chairs. It would be perfect for a garden bridal tea or to signify the bride’s and groom’s chairs at the wedding.

You could also make longer chains and hang them down the wall as a photo backdrop.

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What you need: 

  • Carnations
  • Secateurs
  • Embroidery thread (I used good quality cotton thread that I doubled over but highly recommend using embroidery thread instead as it is much sturdier and more secure.)
  • Large embroidery needle

carnation-garland

Step 1. Cut the carnations off at the stem so they are quite short.

carnation-garland

Step 2. Thread your needle and tie a knot at the end of the thread. Thread the needle through a carnation, starting at the stem. Carefully pull it through the petals.

carnation-garland

Step 3. Repeat until you have the length you require. I used 6 carnations for this garland.

carnation-garland

Step 4. Tie onto the back of your chair. If making these a little in advance, I recommend using the freshest flowers you can get and storing the garlands between sheets of damp paper towel in the fridge until required.

carnation-garland

Images and tutorial by emerald + ella

Swirl divider

Ms Chinoiserie Says: What a beautiful idea; floral garlands would look lovely too swaying in the breeze from tree branches or attached to an outdoor arch.

About emerald + ella: I’m Jane Howard, the girl behind emerald + ella – an online shop and blog which encompass a world of beautiful, eclectic things. I’m also a recipe writer, food stylist, vintage collector, New Zealander, married to an Aussie boy, aspirational crafter, wine drinker, pulled pork sandwich lover and basically just a girl who likes pretty bits and pieces.

Tuesday Type – Avaline Script

by | Made, Tuesday Type

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Polka Dot Bride
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TUESDAY TYPE

Avaline Script

What happens when you want to design a playful, organic font? You get Avaline Script. With lots of embellishments to choose from, this font would be perfect for an invitation to a hens night where nothing too serious is called for.

Avaline Script 1

Avaline Script is available from My Fonts.

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