Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Pretty tulle

Ooh la la! I'd love an occasion to wear something like this. Colours = stunning.

from Etsy store Ouma

DIY Felt bunting

I spotted this gorgeous handmade felt bunting over at Catherine's blog Little Glowing Lights. Makes me want to get crafty and [try to] make my own...

Take time out -part 2

Things I did on my day at home:

1. Made muffins. Date muffins. See here for recipe.
4. Pressed Letters.
I haven't spend much time with Ruby the letterpress so I was determined to practice a wedding invite today. I haven't had any plates made yet but found the plastic plates for the L Letterpress machine worked with my Adana. I figured it was a easy way to practice before designing and ordering my own letterpress plates. I hand set the type using old lead type from ebay. The bottom image is part of a notelet and personalised stationery card range that I'm working on for my shop. I am going to offer notecard sets with a blind impression name in the lower corner. I just need to source envelopes and will add them to my website. 

3. Forced Paperwhites.
I found tutorials for planting Paperwhites indoors last year but was too late in the season to buy the bulbs. This year I was ready. I have little sprouts at the moment but in abut 6 weeks they will look like this:
For how-to information and ideas on other bulbs you can try indoors, read the Real Simple tutorial here.

Take time out

Last monday I took a day off work. Just for fun. I find I get so easily caught up doing life rather than living it. I needed a day to do all those things I've been meaning to do but never make the time.

Later that evening, I found the most appropriate post from Amanda Fuller over at Amanda's Musings. She had posted this print from Departika. It made me smile.
The perfect summary of the day I'd just had.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Have a lovely week...

Hope it's as happy as this photo...

Keep Calm Gallery

I could imagine one of these framed, on the hall table in the entrance of my house.
They make me smile.

Andie's Specialty Sweets

Just by chance I stumbled along Andie's Specialty Sweets on Etsy today.
Yes, all of the below are edible!

Oello design

I love this soft and pastel design & packaging for Oello frozen yoghurt parlour. The skipping rope bag handle won me over... see more at The Dieline.

Rainy days...

After nearly two weeks of pouring rain the sun came out from behind the clouds this weekend. I love the feeling of the winter sun warming my skin & heart and reminding me of the summer to come.

And while I'm on the subject of rain, check out this too-cute cloudy cardigan from Elk.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sweet Paul Summer 2011

If you haven't already, you should check out Sweet Paul's latest online magazine.
Full of delicious treats, D-I-Y's and such pretty photography too.

I'm liking the look of this Blueberry tart with Caramel Sauce:

D-I-Y ideas: new life for old tins

For those of you who are not familiar Paul's work, he is a NY based food and interiors stylist who blogs here. Definitely one to bookmark.


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