Today Fairies & Co are excited to host an incredibly talented photographer, beautiful mum and self-made DIY expert Anna Tykhonova. We are great fans of Anna's blog and her stunning Flickr gallery. We love her ability to make things look pretty, natural and wonderfully easy.. So, get your scissors, glitter and fairy dust ready!
Today I will talk about flowers. Do you care about flowers as much as I do? I think it is one of the most magical, inspiring and beautiful things created by nature. There are so many different species, families and kinds of flowers on our planet! And many can only be found in one little corner of the earth. Thinking of it makes my head spin. Last year in Australia I saw wild flowers, pretty much weeds, that are considered rare and exotic in my native Moscow. Isn't it magic? If I wasn't afraid to bore you, I could go on for hours. But let's go slowly, I have planned a whole series of posts about flowers. Let's start with a couple of tips for beginners: how to choose flowers for bouquet or arrangement, and how to make them live longer.
I am sure most of us are wrapping presents or attempting to wrap presents this week. I know I am. This month I rummaged through Pinterest for new trends and uncommon ideas and, of course created a whole board dedicated to great gift wrappings. I selected several truly brilliant ideas that have inspired me and, I hope, will inspire you as well. Here are my top 5 wrapping ideas discovered on Pinterest.
I've been listening to Christmas music for a week now. Moscow is still all grey and cloudy and it makes me long for winter so much more! So why don't we start with some hand-made winter magic, while Christmas mood is slowly taking over and I am waiting for the first snow to cover my city? How do you feel about a Christmas wreath? I mean, about making one this weekend? Of course, you can go and buy it on any corner, but let me tell you that hand-made things have their own special magic. And magic for Christmas is just what we need! So I really think it's time to make your Christmas wreath.