Monday, 31 May 2010

Etsy Favourites

I had every intention of posting some pictures from the weekend today because the plan was to have a cooking/photography day on saturday, however I didn't shoot a single thing. We did have a lot of fun and some very good food though!

So instead here are a few things on my etsy wishlist at the moment, it's been so grey here lately I must be needing colour!
seedlings postcards by Owls go hoot
badges by the mountain lable
pie chart pins by Studio Fludd

Thursday, 27 May 2010


A few pictures from my marshmallow adventures on the weekend…I think perhaps I should have spent more time concentrating on the cooking part than the photography part. I used the Hugh Fearnley–Whittingstall recipe with beetroot for natural colour. Anyway they didn’t turn out perfectly hence the lack of after photographs, but it was fun all the same.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Not much to say tonight, but I like the picture above. I hope you had a happy tuesday, I'm listening to some nice beats and made a big pot of minestrone so I'm happy : )

Monday, 24 May 2010

On my wish list:

So it seems winter has arrived this week, walking to work this morning it was 4 degrees, yuk!
I’m sure I’ve moaned about my dislike of winter before, so I won’t go there today, instead I’m going to post my wish list of goodies to make my home a little cosier.
I'm particularly keen on the blanket and I've ordered the cushion
: )
Staub Cocotte
elk throw
Fine Little Day cushion
Country Road mugs
Ferm Living tea towel
Ikea side table

Sunday, 23 May 2010

This Weekend

I had a very quiet weekend, I needed some time out.
Messed around with some pictures I like.
Photographed the clouds in the supermarket carpark.
Made marshmallows..hmmm. Interesting process.
Listened to a LOT of Jónsi, especially sinking friendships.
I have tickets to see him in August. I can't wait!

I hope you had a lovely weekend too!

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Table Setting

I love this table setting styled by Cheri Messerli so many pretty details, the glass bottles, the paper cranes, the little coloured stains on the tablecloth.
Oh and she makes cute necklaces too.

Found via Design Is Mine

Monday, 17 May 2010

Birthday Cake

Today was my nanna's birthday so I made a very chocolate-y chocolate cake. I've been so inspired by Nikole's cakes, when I was thinking of how I might decorate it, the little ribbon flags came to mind. Mine are clumsy and not nearly as beautiful, but it was a lot of fun!

Oh and I took the top photograph at 8am this morning, I am so impressed to have light like this in autumn!

Sunday, 16 May 2010

This weekend

Some pictures from around the house. I don't think I've shared my bedroom mantle before, and the flowers on my table are still going strong from last weekends mother's day lunch.

I think I could do with one more day this weekend....oh well!

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Me and Amber Tea Towel

Love this tea towel from Me and Amber via blue caravan…… you can never have too many tea towels right?

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Flickr Favourites

Sorry for being so sporadic around here at the moment, I really did intend to post last night but it was cold and I watched masterchef and then Juno was on tv after that (haven't see that since it was on at the cinema, I'd forgotten how good it is). Pathetic excuse I know.

Anyway I've been thinking a lot about my photo's and how I feel a bit stuck and boring, so I've been spending some time on flickr for inspiration, the above are some of my current favourites. What do you do when you need inspiration?

1. wildflower pillows, 2. Untitled, 3. Untitled, 4. Untitled

Monday, 10 May 2010

Catching Up

Wow, sorry for my absence from this space, it feels like ages since I posted something. Last week I was feeling a bit under the weather (sinus and allergy stuff) but I’m feeling a bit better now and finally got some news that I’ve been waiting to hear, my job has been made permanent!

I’ve been in such a constant state of worry for the past year about end of contracts and possible early finish dates that I didn’t think it would actually happen. But it has and now I can make plans and take holidays, I’m quite excited.

So my weekend was good one, a bottle of verve clicquot to celebrate, and then mother’s day lunch yesterday!
I hope you had a good one too.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

On a Tuesday

* I struggled to get out of bed this morning, I could have slept so much longer
* I’ve had Paul Simon’s 50 ways to leave your lover stuck in my head (thanks to my brother who picked me up last week with paul simon blearing in the car)
* I’m enjoying autumn fruit, pears and apple are so good
* I watched the sky turn black at 3pm and then the rain pour down

And finally I’m excited to announce the winner of my little birthday giveaway! with the help of, drumroll please……

Congratulations Rebekah from Little Byrd please send me your details and I will get that out to you in the post asap, and thank you everyone, so much for all your well wishes!

Monday, 3 May 2010

Blue Velvet

I am completely taken with this bedroom in the April InsideOut mag, I love its clean lines and lots of white, but mostly I love the blue velvet cushion! I definitely have a thing for blue velvet right now, luckily my mum has some old curtains she took down years ago but never got rid of, so I’m thinking some nice big cushions are in order…..!

Sunday, 2 May 2010

This weekend

Thank you so much for your kind birthday wishes! I had a lovely evening out for dinner followed by a big chocolate cake made by my mum (so good) and was given some very nice pressies including a sheepskin for my desk chair, and the new angus and julia stone album.

I didn't mean to stay away so long from here but my internet crashed and I've only just got it back, also I can't believe the weekend is over already, it whizzed past! I hope everyone had a lovely one.