Sunday 28 August 2011

crafty photo scavenger hunt - august.

I'm taking part in the Crafty Photo Scavenger Hunt organised by the lovely Kirsty aka The Leopard Anchor. Every month she will be posting five categories and those taking part have to take photo to represent each one. This is my first crack at it.

1 - Inspiration.

It is no secret among my friends and family that there is one shop which pretty much owns me. I found Desigual when I was a poor student who could do nothing but just gaze at their clothes in wonder. Now I'm a graduate and have a decent job I am slowly building up a wardrobe to be proud of. I'm not a slave to fashion, but Deisgual clothes not only inspire me to be creative and daring with texture and colour, but they make me feel good in myself too.

2 - Something I Made.

Hummingbird Bakery chocolate cupcakes with vanilla and chocolate frosting - went down a treat for my Dad's birthday!

3 - Motifs: Birds.

I'm going to a fancy dress party next weekend - the theme is 'fancy dress from the neck up'. It finally gave me an excuse to buy a mask from the crazy talented Teonova on Etsy - I thoroughly recommend you visit her shop!

4 - Supplies.

They look like sweets!

5 - Holiday/Vacation.

I haven't gone away this summer, not even for a long weekend, but I think we can all agree that an English Summer isn't an English Summer without some Pimms!

Sunday 21 August 2011

this week.

  1. The riots being over - I haven't really been updating recently as when I would usually compose my end of the week message I've either been ill or watching things burn on the TV. I'm so glad that the trouble is over and London can start to get back on its feet.
  2. Battlestar Galactica - myself and Cardy took a punt and bought the miniseries and first season in the sale and OH MY WORD we are mildly obsessed. It's amazing. Like Star Wars meets Das Boot. And Starbuck as a woman was such a clever mood. Love it.
  3. My new girls - they've come home and it was well worth the wait! They really are spectacular.
  4. OrangeistheSun on Etsy - OrangeistheSun was suggested to me via the 'You might Like' feature on the Etsy homepage. It was a good call! I've emailed her about a custom Davis necklace, I love the vivid colours.
  5. Chocolate cupcakes - I made my first batch of Hummingbird Bakery chocolate cupcakes yesterday and they were a hit when my parents came to visit today. And after making the frosting I couldn't help but lick the spoon.

new in town.

So my two new girls finally arrived!

I can't get over how amazing they are! Juno and Naomi are going to have lots of photos taken of them over the coming weeks.

Monday 1 August 2011

august goals.

  • Make some Red Velvet cupcakes from the Hummingbird Bakery cookbook.
  • Get going with Leopard Anchor's Crafty Photo Scavenger Hunt!
  • Sew something! Anything!
  • As my new girls aren't home yet I wasn't able to take photos of them, but I have taken lots of photos of my other girls.
  • I baked one batch of brownies and one lot of cupcakes, and them were pretty damn glorious.
  • I've been quite busy at the weekends so I've not got my needle and thread out yet, but I have been making good progress with my Felicity Hall needlework.

this week.

  1. Zelda in 3D - Cardy bought me this for my birthday and I'm so impressed! The 3D graphics are ace and I love the clever little touches like the gyroscopic camera.
  2. Eden of the East - again, another birthday treat from Cardy! We managed not to watch it all at once but it was rather difficult as it's so good!
  3. Sunshine - I'm not a huge fan of hot summers but I have missed the sunshine!
  4. Miss Wyoming by Douglas Coupland - I love Coupland novels so much and this one certainly didn't disappoint. I'll have to write a review when I have a moment.
  5. My best friend moving to London - I went round on Wednesday evening and we watched a DVD, cooked Thai curry and drank G&T. Good times!
  1. Birthdays! - I had such an ace birthday this year. My parents came down to London and the four of us had a great day. We went out for lunch, ate lots of cake and had a lovely walk around central London and the local high street.
  2. Cupcakes - whether small and pink or giant and glittery, they're always good.
  3. Felicity Hall - she makes the most amazing needlework kits. I'd been looking for craft kits that didn't look like they were made for four year old girls or old ladies so when I stumbled across her site I felt like I'd hit the jackpot.
  4. Wahaca - I fancied trying something a bit different for my birthday lunch so we went to Wahaca. I was very impressed, I think it's going to be one of our regular lunch spots.
  5. My amazing Lauren Grace rollerskate necklace - thank you Dad!

white tigerlily.

I don't think I'll ever get over how pretty she is.

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