Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Hello my lovelies! As we all know, inspiration is super important (like air, you might say. Although that would be a touch dramatic...) and can be found anywhere from a shiny new magazine to a field of bright blue cornflowers to fashion to anything that takes your hearts desires! And! Because over here in the Queen's country where my hot water bottle is my new best friend we do like to share, here is my latest love. The lovely Kajsa Wikman from Finland has created this whimsical book filled with gorgeous crafty little bits and pieces to make. Check out her blog for even more lovely ideas, and if you're adventurous, think of all the lovely handmade Christmas decorations that could be hanging merrily on your tree in three months!


Friday, September 9, 2011

i feel some baking coming on...

So I know that people were excited about macarons quite some time ago now. The delightful flavours, the crispy shell with the delicious soft inside, the gorgeous colours. I even remember blogging about those lovely little pastel delights myself! However! During my weekly viewing of The Great British Bake Off (oh yes, my life is but a whirlwind of home cooking shows!), a guilty pleasure which came about because I refuse to watch '16 and Pregnant' and there isn't much else on on a Wednesday night, I was inspired! I want to give those tasty little morsels a try! There seems to be much involved, banging trays and waiting about, but my wordy, when those beautiful teensy biscuits are squished together with something delicious (lets say chocolate), I will be very excited! I have been warned, I may fail. But my biggest question is, with most recipes creating 120 (that's quite a few), who wants a macaron?


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Thursday, September 1, 2011

indoor loveliness...

'God, what a joy it is to plant a tree,
And from the sallow earth to watch it rise,
Lifting its emerald branches to the skies
In silent adoration, and to see
It's strength and glory waxing with each Spring
Yes, tis a goodly, and a gladsome thing,
To plant a tree.'

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

image via martha stewart