{a darling gift} out of town wedding guest packs

If you’ve ever needed to travel a long (or even a short!) distance to attend a wedding you’ll know how delightful it is to find a little bag of goodies in your hotel room – they are one of the really thoughtful little details you can include in your guest’s ‘wedding experience’, and you guests will love you for it!


Your out of town guest bags can include goodies like bottled water, fresh fruit, mini champagne bottles, gourmet teas, handmade chocolates and mini jars of honey or jam. Including locally made items or produce that is famous in that particular city or area is extra thoughtful, and popping in some homebaked goods like banana bread, muffins or tarts are a gorgeous personal touch.

And, of course, how you package and present your carefully selected goodies is extremely important! Small picnic or wicker baskets are perfect for a couple’s gift pack, and mini berry baskets work well for individual gift packs. Kraft paper bags and boxes are also great as they can be prettied up with a cheerful grosgrain ribbon and patterned waxed paper. A personalised handwritten notecard with a few words of welcome to your guests is the finishing touch, and will leave them wondering what other delights await them at your wedding!

Katy x x


{hello monday}

Sigh…another Monday done and dusted. Mondays can be hard. It’s easy to find myself dreading the start of the week and wishing for one more day to sleep in, play with crafts, read my book, browse Pinterest, and lounge on the couch drinking tea (not all weekends are like this for me, only the best kind!). I do find Mondays a bit better to handle when I think of what I have to look forward to during the week and beyond.

After all, it is just another day…

This week I’m looking forward to:

  • A family dinner planned for tomorrow night
  • Exhibiting at The Vintage and Handmade Bridal Showcase in August (read my post about it here)
  • Seeing Xavier Rudd in concert on my birthday (he just happens to be playing in Brisbane on my birthday, not making a special guest appearance at my party – I wish!)
  • Going to Finders Keepers this weekend with a dear friend
  • Launching my new favour range Oranges & Lemons in August
  • Watching my 3 year old nephew play his first game of soccer in a couple of weeks (this is going to be SO ridiculously cute)

Pretty pictures also assist immensely in curing the Monday blues – enjoy!