52Days of No COVID Transmission, and I made some facemask for Christmas!

Christmas print facemask
Who is excited for this Christmas?!

I am writing this blog with a few awesome numbers!

First, today marks my 365-days since I arrived here in Australia back on December 21, 2019. 

Second, today is Victoria’s 52th-day of no COVID community transmission, meaning we are very excited to hit the Christmas day without any outbreak (hold-on tight VIC!), and

Third, I made ten (10) new facemasks using the flatpack Christmas fabric prints that I’ve got weeks ago from Spotlight.




Although the VIC State government already relaxed our rules on wearing a facemask, there are still some instances that we are required (or should I say ‘mandatory’) to wear a mask. For instance, if I am going to Woolies and Coles, or even visit the nearest KMART and Bunnings for my regular shopping shenanigans, I am required to wear a mask inside the premises of these shops, same with other places which is quite a challenge to observe social distancing.

However, if we are just walking in the park for our exercise, or just for a picnic, and social distancing is possible, then we are not required to wear a mask. We can enjoy the fresh air, do bird watching, enjoy the garden, play with kids and our friends without restriction. 

That is why it is every Victorians' new normal that everyone always carries a facemask with them.
So, I decided to make my facemask a little festive!

Christmas print facemask

Christmas print facemask

Using the easiest pattern I had from my previous facemask tutorial, these festive Christmas facemask looks so adorable! 





Christmas print facemask
I wear it during my usual trip to the grocery shops!

Christmas print facemask
This is when I was in Melbourne for my visa medical assessment.

Christmas print facemask
This is when we visited another Gippsland’s zoo called Maru Koala and Animal Park 

Christmas print facemask
And during my recent trip from Brisbane airport to Melbourne airport. 


Yes, it is mandatory to wear a face mask if you are flying to, from, and within Victoria State. 

We recently flew via Qantas from Melbourne to Brisbane, then Brisbane to Melbourne and we learned that wearing a facemask is not mandatory in Queensland State. But as a diligently and obedient Victorian, we have to wear it. Qantas is also recommending that all passengers traveling from and within Victoria, must need to wear a mask as soon as you enter the airport and also inflight. When traveling to Victoria, you'll need to wear your mask during boarding and inflight.


While wearing a face mask isn’t mandatory on other flights, it’s strongly recommended that you wear a face mask for everyone’s peace-of-mind.

After all, I love to flaunt my fabulous festive Christmas facemask!

And being considerate to others is a simple gift that you could share with your community.

Let’s help each other to stop the spread of the coronavirus and make everyone safe and merry this holiday season!

For further DHHS Victoria update, you can visit the website here.



xoxo, Blair




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86 comments :

  1. I am so glad you are healthy and virus free. Those masks look fantastic.

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  2. Very nice, you were very good! But can I be honest? I can't stand them anymore, I hope I won't have to use them soon ... I want to see people's smiles again!

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    1. Yeah, and I can't blame you! I miss seeing smiles as well!

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  3. Good to hear that you have no new outbreak in Victoria. Where I live things are better but we're still not out of the woods. Masks are still mandatory everywhere. I love your festive Christmas masks, I would definitely wear them as they are so cute!

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    1. Our community is very proactive in fighting against the virus. Hope the vaccines will be available soon for all Australians, and the rest of the world.

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  4. Those are great masks. They're very festive. You are an amazing sewer. Those look storebought!

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  5. I love these festive masks! I've been using my masks as another fashion accessory this entire time, too. I figure if I have to wear it, I might as well make it part of my look!

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  6. I think it's such a great idea to turn something you have to wear anyway into a fashion statement. These look so good!

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    1. ... and until the vaccine is available, wearing a facemask is the trendiest fashion accessories.

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  7. Congratulations! That is awesome you made holiday themed face masks. They all look incredible.

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  8. I just love all of these masks. You are so talented. We always wear masks when out.

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    1. I became so use to it that sometimes it freaks me out not having a mask with me.

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  9. Your masks are so cute! Stay safe and continued prayers for everyone to stop spread of COVID

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  10. Australia has their act together! I wish we could do the same in the US!

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  11. This is amazing! I wish in America we could do the same. I'm very proud for you guys

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    1. Yes, hope that every Americans are concern for your country's recovery, the same like Australians do.

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  12. Very festive masks. Glad you have it under control over there. Unfortunately in the UK it is escalating for the worse again. The sheer imcompatance of our elected politicians is infuriating!

    Keep safe!

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  13. Those masks looks great. At this point when it seems we'll be wearing them for longer than expected I'm glad to find cute ones available.

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  14. Glad that its under control where you are. Your face masks you made are pretty.

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  15. Glad that you are well! Those festive masks look amazing. Great job making them with the christmas prints!

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  16. These masks should be in fashion next year too! They are beautiful, but I'm just waiting for the time when we don't need to wear them! :)

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    1. I agree with you. For the mean time, let's have fun wearing mask!

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  17. These face masks you made are so cute and look very well done! They would definitely put me in the holiday spirt. I'm so glad to hear that it's been 52 days since a Covid case. That is really exciting.

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    1. Yes it is exciting! I feel sorry that our neighbor NSW is under the stress of the latest outbreak and VIC closed the border for safety.

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  18. super cute ideas! i love the festivity any step! and it's great your area is strong with the pandemic

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    1. Thank you Lyosha! Hope this success will continue as we wait for the vaccine.

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  19. I am so glad that Victoria continues to remain virus free, what's strategy did they use to get to this virus free status? Those masks are definitely very festive.

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    1. A simple act of following the rules like wearing the mask, frequent sanitizing, and observe social distancing works. VIC State government also supports those who lost their jobs by giving them 'jobseeker payments' every month until such time their get back on track. We also have many volunteers for those people who needs help for their shopping and errands especially for those old people who lives alone, and for those who are not feeling well.

      It is all about the community and local government efforts as a whole. VIC State have a sense of strong support from their residents. Everything is provided!

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  20. It's good to hear that there are no more transmissions there. Maybe in 2022, we can already push through with our planned trip to Australia. Btw, I love your bird face mask! :)

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  21. Wearing facemasks became boring after a while, but your very colorful and lively ones make one interested again. Well done.

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    1. Thanks Seyi! Wearing a face will be our accessory for many months and I realized that there is no point of feeling negative about it. It will only gives me wrinkles which will be very costly to cure, lol.

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  22. Those masks are amazing! Be well and continue to stay healthy!

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  23. Those days of no transmission are definitely an achievement. And your facemasks do look good!

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  24. That's such a lovely idea. I do love the different festive face masks they do look lovely. COVID numbers have risen rapidly here which is a shame.

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    1. Not everyone outside are very cooperative and that is sad. However, you can only control yourself and encourage your family to wear a mask for their own safety. You can't rely to government for everything.

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  25. Such cute festive masks. You are lucky to live in a country that has dealt with the virus so well. Here in Europe we are just overwhelmed. Dreaming at a normal life.

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    1. My wish this Christmas is that everyone will be safe and celebrate each day with a smile. There is always hope.

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  26. What a fun take on the masks. I really like these Christmas prints, it makes a big difference from the standard ones.

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  27. This is awesome. I definitely love these festive masks. They would be perfect to add in gift baskets for my fellow nurses.

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  28. These face masks are beautiful and I bet people seeing you in the store loved them also! Very pretty!

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  29. Keep taking the necessary precautions to stay safe, happy you're virus free. And those masks are really nicely done, I love the christmas designs

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  30. If I could order these from you right now, I will do so. They are awesome.

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  31. This is so good and festival. The one with the bird is cute mask haha. I would buy one of it.

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  32. First, I'm so excited that you are Covid free there! And these masks that you have made are absolutely gorgeous! We are seeing more numbers lately, so I'm considering getting more masks made for our family for next year.

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    1. Yes, even though the vaccine starts to be available in other countries, Australia is just delaying it and waiting for its effect to others (I just just to be safe).

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  33. Your masks are so cute! You are very lucky, we are having a second surge of cases here right now.

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    1. We thank our supportive community in fighting against the spread of COVID.

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  34. It's a relief to see such post like this. A covid-free post! I wish you well and hopefully all will go back to normal. Ohh, I love your personalized face masks!

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  35. excellent designs,,,facemasks will be a new normal for almost all people in the world so for sure lots of people will look up for your designs,,,be safe this christmas stay healthy

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    1. Thank you Kenneth! Stay safe too, and Happy New Year!

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  36. It seems to be awesome. I always love the christmas festival masks. They would be perfect to add in gift baskets for my fellow nurses.

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  37. I love those masks! Congrats on staying healthy and the string of days with no transmssion. I am looking forward to that happening in the US one day

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  38. I love how festive these facemasks are! So adorable.

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  39. These christmas festival masks look really good. I would love to try them..

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  40. I love your facemasks and I love how they fit with the clothes. It's no longer mandatory to wear a facemask here as well but entry is denied in some shops when you don't have a facemask.

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  41. love your handmade facemasks, so so pretty lovely fetive xmas feel, have you started selling them online? if not yet, do consider to start it ya :D cheers, siennylovesdrawing

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    1. Hahaha not yet! That will need me extra time, and I my plates are currently full now :)

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  42. loving the Xmas masks, so pretty and festive! I wish more people would wear masks ; )

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    1. I agree, wearing mask helps to avoid other respiratory diseases including tuberculosis.

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