How To Make A Christmukka Tree

A few years back, when I first started blogging, I wrote a guest post for  My Poppet; a crafty lifestyle blog that I was totally crushing on at the time! The project was called My first ever Christmukka Tree, and seeing that Hanukkah + Christmas both coincidentally coincide this year, I thought it was appropriate to re-share my step-by-step crafty tutorial!

How to make a Christmukka Tree

Chrismakah cherryandme.comIt all stared with a mini pine tree I picked up from the “oh so amazing” Design Files Open House. This was my first… ever… tree! I come from a Jewish family and was just a little too excited to get my hands on one of these babies!

Christmukka After officially welcoming the prickly beast into my home, I cleared the dining table and quickly got brainstorming on how to keep the theme “Kosher” for my Jewish roots.

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And for the finishing touch, I twisted a foil Star of David for the cherry on top!

Christmukka cherryandme.comTa-da! The finished product! Isn’t she just the cutest? My first ever Christmukka Tree!

Wishing all my loyal readers a happy, healthy and most fabulous holiday season, however you’re celebrating!

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New Cherry and Me Printed Textiles

Drum roll please…. We have new products on the Cherry and Me online store!!!

I’m super duper excited to share our latest additions to the Cherry and Me homewares line! Following the success of our limited edition art prints, we have now introduced 2 new spunky cushions and 2 new sexy tea towels, printed on eco-friendly 100% linen and hand-sown at our friends, Frankie & Swiss in Melbourne, Australia.

Our new goodies are up on the Cherry and Me store right now, so please pop on over and have a perv! Go on, you know you wanna!

We think both designs look fab together and can also be paired with neutral tones to brighten up any living room, nursery or boudoir!

45 x 45cm  $89

These stylish, durable and ultra absorbant tea towels will add a pop of colour to any kitchen. Perfect for drying dishes, wiping up spills and even polishing up glass. They’re ideal for keeping freshly baked bread and pastries warm and can also double up as a tea-cosy!

42 x 62cm  $29

All prints are printed on premium sturdy 300gsm 100% cotton rag paper with archival pigment inks, which means the colours won’t fade over time.

Small: 50 x 50cm  $159
Large: 80 x 80cm  $299

Our art prints, cushions and tea towels all originat from these two original paintings, created by my daughter, Cherry and Me, over Summer while down at the holiday house. If a painting you love had already been sold, please get in touch to chat about a one-of-a-kind commission, just for you! elle{at}

We’ve loved collaborating with Frankie & Swiss and hope to soon transform our designs into bed linen, aprons and more!

Photos by Simon Strong
Styling by Natalia Lubenfeld
Special thank you to Tammy Kanet

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NGV – Viktor&Rolf Fashion Artists

On Thursday morning I was invited by the National Gallery of Victoria to the Media Preview for their latest international exhibition – Victor&Rolf Fashion Artists.

The sun was shining! I put my Mirka Mora skirt on along with my favourite heals, blush lippy and a fresh new blouse and clippity-clopped down St Kilda road to grab a soy late before entering the gallery through the waterfall windows. I was re-living the days before I became a mum, enthralled in the wold of fashion, design and art!

The exhibition is a must see! Truly inspirational and a glimpse into the extravagant life of two incredibly talented fashion artists! On display are 40 of their spectacular haute couture gowns, 21 exquisite hand made dolls, behind the scenes runway footage, an electronic micro-sized runway, an entire room wrapped in a lifetime of imaginative sketches and an official Viktor&Rolf design store filled with T’s, totes, caps, cards, signature fragrances, a beautiful exhibition catalogue and a gorgeously illustrated children’s book staring their dog – Swan.

The children’s exhibition is also now open and I’ll definitely be returning with Cherry and Tiger for a special blog post!

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Cherry and Tiger’s Bobux YouTube Review

This week on the blog, Cherry and Tiger are super excited to open up their online Bobux order and share what they think of their new Summer shoes! Watch their YouTube clip and don’t forget to click SUBSCRIBE!

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Bobux CHERRYANDME.COMWe ordered Tiger a pair of super cool Blaze Cheetah Sneakers and Pop Red Sandals and Cherry got a pair of gorgeous Pop Silver Sandals

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Thank you Bobux for these totally awesome shoes!

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Ladybird Cake – Vintage Cookbook Recipe

This week’s blog post is brought to you by a 3-year-old boy called Tiger. He’s been obsessing over a picture of a Ladybird Cake he found in a vintage Cadbury’s Chocolate Cookbook from my grandparents. Yesterday, Daddy took up the challenge to recreate the masterpiece in our kitchen, with the kids, down at our holiday house. Here’s their step-by-step YouTube baking tutorial and recipe – Enjoy!

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Happy 1st Day of Spring

Happy 1st day of Spring! The blossoms are in full bloom, the birdies are chirping and the breeze smells like perfume! It’s the perfect time to open the windows and get into some Spring Cleaning.

I’ve been busy decluttering our home and am in the final stages of converting our front room from a study/junk room into a usable family space; for playing, studying and chilling out. It’s still a work in progress and so far I’ve managed to clear the junk, roll out a large rug and place our family’s vintage 3 seater sofa that I plucked out from storage. We’ve even hung an original Cherry and Me Artwork to complete the transformation.

Front Room cherryandme.comRug- IKEA
Gold ottomans – Kmart
Painting – Cherry and Me
Cat – Not for sale

If you’re feeling in the mood for a mini-room-makeover, drop into our Online Art Store and take advantage of our Spring FREE SHIPPING sale on all Art Prints! Just enter the code CHERRYBLOSSOM at checkout:

www.cherryandme.comHappy Spring!

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