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Etsy Roundup – Peach Flowergirl Dresses

by | Etsy Roundup, Made


Polka Dot Bride


Peach Flowergirl Dresses

1. Dress with petals and large peach bow from Julietta Boutique 2. Cotton dress with bows on bodice from Maliposhaclothes 3. Top and tutu with flowers from Lia Ashley Tutu Couture 4. Peach and pink tutu dress from StrawberrieRose 5. Peach tutu with crochet top with flower from JoanneHandmade 6. Silk dress from RhianEleri

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Cocktail Friday – Crystal Head’s The Northern Peach

by | Cocktail Friday, Made


Ms Chinoiserie


Summer must be on the way this Cocktail Friday! The Northern Peach from Crystal Head Vodka  blends their premium signature spirit with botanical basil and the sweetness of peach; lovely for a hen’s lunch as the days get warmer!

1 ½ oz. Crystal Head Vodka
2 ½ oz. natural peach juice
¼ oz. basil simple syrup
fresh basil leaves

Pour all ingredients into a martini shaker filled with ice. Shake well then strain into a martini glass.

Basil Simple Syrup:
Add equal parts sugar and water in a pot, along with 4-5 basil leaves. Bring to a boil ensuring not to scorch the sides. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Store and cool mixture before using. Will last up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Garnish with a fresh basil leaf.
*Slap leaf between hands first to release oil


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DIY Fabric Garland

by | DIY Tutorials, Made


Jane (emerald + ella)


This rustic fabric garland is super-easy to make and looks very pretty hanging on the wall, in trees or on fences. It would be perfect for a boho outdoorsy wedding.

I also had a thought while I was making it, that it might be very cute as a skirt for a flower girl! Just saying……


You will need: 

– A piece of thick cord. I used a 75cm piece from Spotlight.

– A variety of fabrics in complimentary colours. To get this rustic look (and to save time!) grab fabrics that can tear into strips so you don’t need to cut them, such as calico.

– Scissors.

– Something to hang the cord such as strong tape or plastic hooks.


Cut/tear the fabric into strips. I made 4cm wide x 50cm long strips.


Tie the strips onto the cord.

And that’s it! Super simple and very pretty. 

Images and tutorial by emerald + ella


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Ms Chinoiserie Says: WOW – so easy and I love the soft, gelato colours! A garland in colour pops of yellow, orange and fuschia would be fun for summer too!

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.

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