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I wanted to do something special for hubby’s birthday, a medieval photo shoot came to mind as we both fans of these kind of movies. Dressing up in costumes, playing with swords and yes they are real was an absolute blast.

More of our photo shoot coming soon… Credit to Melissa for all the lovely photos

 

This past October I styled a styled a couples shoot

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The couple, Tiffany and Ethan

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Made the cake the night before

Made the cake the night before

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My cupcakes that barely survived the hot drive to the location.

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Every detail has been planned and thoughtfully placed

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This decorative ball took me about 13 hours to complete

This photo shoot was quite the family affair. I worked with an amazing photographer, my sister Melissa  (https://www.facebook.com/melissagillianphotography) . My cousin came to assist, we all pulled together and still found the time for lots of laughs and funny moments while working hard of course. Seeing months of planning come to life and the photo shoot turning out a success was gratifying to say the least.

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I needed a place to hang my hats, so I decided to make something. I build a solid wood frame and attached a backing to it. Next I painted the frame to my colour preference and painted the inner with black board paint. I wanted an oval mirrors 100x150mm, but instead I opted for a 150mm radius mirror which cost me a R100 less than the oval one.
I was not happy with the workmanship on the mirror, next time I will think twice before using the same guys to cut and polish my glass and mirrors, but I am pleased with the outcome of this project.

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Your memory will forever live on in the hearts of Africans and all people across the world. Your sacrifice and courage will never be forgotten, you leave behind a legacy larger than life. I am proud to be a fellow South African and it has been an honour and privilege to have you as a Tata, thank you for everything that you have done for us. We should continue to strive toward equality for all, fight against oppression and remember the lessons of forgiveness; compassion; reconciliation and peace you have taught our nation and the world. In solidarity Tata Madiba we salute You, May your soul Rest in Peace.

On Saturday I hosted my sister's baby shower

On Saturday I hosted my sister’s baby shower

It was wonderful to spend time with the family

The expecting mommy

The expecting mommy

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Ally checking on her aunt's Baby

Ally checking on her aunt’s Baby

The cake

The cake

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I enjoyed making all the decorations

I enjoyed making all the decorations

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yep if you haven’t guessed it by now, my sister is expecting a girl hahaha ;)

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Children are a blessing from God.There is nothing like children running around and laughing to make one feel fortunate. I continue to count my riches by the family and good friends that I have in my life. :)

 

Update from Gail

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Unfortunately I haven’t been able to update my blog and facebook page as all of my attention is focused on expanding Marra Interiors and other ventures associated with the Gails Diy Creations. The foundation stages are always the hardest, so much planning… For now I’m putting in the work, as I know it will all be worth it soon enough. I am very excited and can not wait to share it all with you.
•I wish you all a blessed and safe weekend
•Ek wens julle almal ‘n geseënde en veilige naweek
•Auguro a tutti voi un fine settimana benedetto e sicuro
•Desejo a todos um abençoado fim de semana e segura
•Les deseo a todos un fin de semana bendito y seguro
•Ik wens u allen een gezegende en veilige weekend,
xoxoxo :)
One of the dad's in costume and character

One of the dad’s in costume and character

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one of the mom's I worked with, we had fun :)

one of the mom’s I worked with, we had fun :)

The class teacher

The class teacher

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couple of kids playing with the moustaches and lady lips

couple of kids playing with the mustaches and lady lips

 

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A Piñata at a kiddies birthday party can be a funky decoration and a cool activity at the end of the party. The Piñata can be filled with all sorts of candy, have a party bag ready for each child, and when the  piñata breaks the children can fill their bag with sweets to take home as a treat YUM!!!

The Donkey piñata was made from a cereal box; some box tape, other clear sticky tape; different colours of crepe paper; an empty toiler roll halved for the donkeys ears; red felt fabric used as the tongue with straw as an optional and a few stickers here and there. Filled with your choice of sweets; chocolates or lollipops.

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Sorry that I didn’t include more info on how I made this, I was a little pressed for time. The next time I make a Piñata I will include step by step pictures with instructions on how to make it.

Bunch of flowers / bos blomme for Ally's class

Bunch of flowers / bos blomme for Ally’s class

The Decorations for the kids school’s Round the World food festival on the 1st of November is coming along nicely

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If you want to know how to make these flowers please feel free to contact me

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I will post the pictures of the decorated food stalls after the event

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