New Garden Design

Last year was a very busy year. Among other things I was working on my business full time, starting the alterations of the existing garden beds and having a baby.

It was important to make a start on the garden asap as I really wanted to get some fruit trees growing so that they are fruiting by the time my baby, Daphne is old enough to be able to go out, pick them and eat them straight from the tree.

I also wanted to get the veggie gardens up and running as I felt it was important to eat as much homegrown produce as possible and have homegrown veggies for Daphne to eat when she starts on solids.

Not all of this is happening right away, especially the big things like the pool and the front deck but it’s good to have a plan so that you have a long term goal to work towards.

Have you transformed your gardens? I would love to see what you have done!

My Designs

Konami Concept

This is a concept that I put together for a Custom Stand builder.

They required a innovative design with features such as a semi-private meeting room, an approachable and interactive counter, LED strip lights used to highlight the machine bases and storage.

The added height of the Hex Rigged banner, makes the stand visible from a distance which increases brand awareness as well as making the stand easy to find in an exhibition/ Trade show.
The customer desk has been placed in the centre of the stand and has a coffee machine at the desk helps draw people in and increases customer engagement.
To add interest to the flooring I decided to use Hex shaped carpet tiles by Signature Floor concepts (, adding Red accents to the main charcoal colour.

Gaming exhibitions are highly competitive and require innovative stands, that stand out from the crowd.


Woodland-Australian Native Christmas theme

This year I decided to theme my Christmas decorations around a woodland theme but as we live in Australia, I wanted to give it a more Australian native feel.

It was also really important that it be inexpensive as we have a new baby and I didn’t want to be spending money frivolously . In order to achieve this I bought a few key pieces and tried to make the rest.

This was a wall hanging that I made. I found a very lovely native tree branch at the local park and added some home-made jute bows, added some green ribbon and hung some decorations off it.
By adding Pine cones and Gum nuts to these bird cages (which I already owned), I have introduced the natural elements. A bought star decoration and a green bow completes the look.

I also had a great time with the tree. The only new bought elements were the green glass baubles and the porcelain bell shaped bells. I am lucky enough to own some silver vintage glass decorations and the tinsel already and as you can see, I also used the hand-made jute bows, to complete the look.

I was very happy with the end result and loved finding ways to be creative and make some of the decorative elements myself.

Have you made your own decorations? I would love to see them.