1. Dried flowers from LarkspurHill   2. Patterned paper birds from jessicasue34   3. Paper birds made from vintage paper from ddeforest   4. Beach wedding confetti from FraSizzle   5. Hydrangea flower confetti from vintagehillcreations   6. Paper music notes from TreeTownPaper

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The Moscow Mule is said to be the drink that launched the Vodka cocktail craze in the United States in 1940’s. Since then it’s continued to be a popular ‘refresher’ drink. It’s so easy to make and really is a refreshing drink perfect for parties, picnics and all types of festivities.


–       2 oz Vodka

–       4 oz Ginger Beer

–       ½ oz Lime Juice


  1. Fill glass with ice cubes
  2. Add Vodka and lime juice
  3. Top the glass with ginger beer
  4. Stir to combine
  5. Garnish with lime

For the best flavour make sure you use ginger beer rather than ginger ale.

Photography by Nicky McLauchlan

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Ms Gingham says: This is definitely one for the weekend!

About Ms Lace: A Brisbane girl who writes the inspiring wedding blog, Chasing Rainbows Kissing Frogs which showcases ideas, vendors and weddings from around the world. Having lived everywhere from Paris to Beirut and Saudi Arabia, the only language Ms Lace is fluent in is weddings. “Weddings make me giddy!”

Ms Lace writes regularly for the blog. Read her previous posts here.

DIY Embroidered Decoration

by | DIY Tutorials, Made


Alicia Parsons (Akimbo)

Don’t be put off if you know nothing about embroidery – I promise this cheat’s version is not as tricky as it looks.

You will need:

  • Embroidery hoop
  • Embroidery thread (I opted for a fairly thick one so it would conceal our pencil lines)
  • Needle
  • Pencil
  • Fabric (I used a natural canvas)
  • Coordinating patterned fabrics and extra hoops (optional)

1. Trim your fabric to slightly larger than the embroidery hoop then iron the fabric. Lay the hoop over the fabric to give you an idea of size, then lightly sketch out your desired message in cursive. Don’t worry if you have to adjust the lines, you can always erase the unwanted lines.

2. Separate your inner and outer hoops. Centre your fabric over inner hoop and lay the outer hoop on top.

3. Gently pull the fabric as taut as possible without distorting it.

4. Tie a knot at one end of your thread and thread the other end through your needle. Starting from the underside, push your needle through at the beginning of your first letter. About 4mm along the pencil line push the needle back through. Come up again halfway between those two points. Continue along the remaining letters going ‘two steps forward and one step back’. At the end, tie off your thread and trim excess.

I left the fabric overhanging for a really casual homely look but you can fold back or trim for a neater finish if you prefer.

I paired the finished piece with a couple of smaller hoops using contrasting patterned fabric to create a sweet little cluster. At only a few dollars in materials it is a lovely decoration to add above your cake table or entrance table at your laid back homespun wedding.

Styling: White Room Events | Venue: Tin Cat Cafe | Photography: Alicia Parsons

Ms Gingham says: Now with winter setting in this is the perfect project to occupy yourself by the fire!

I am Alicia Parsons, the Atypical Type A. I live in Adelaide, South Australia in a modest townhouse with my new hubby Ryan (aka The Man). I am the owner and graphic designer behind Akimbo, which specialises in quirky invitations, announcements and greetings.

Alicia contributes regular DIY projects to Polka Dot Made. You can view her posts here.