Chatter · Inspiration

Friday Favourites

It has been a while since I last did a Friday Favourites feature, I’m hoping to make them more of a regular thing this year. Here is what has caught my eye and love this week.

CustardCream Crochet PatternA super cute Custard Cream Crochet pattern. Which you can see here.

Forget me Not by CocoRose I love Vanessa from Coco Rose Diaries photography, and just love this simple but stunning picture of some Forget Me Nots.

Down Grapevine LaneI am totally in love with this EPP from Down Grapevine Lane. Perfect fussy cutting!

Chase and chloeAnd finally look at these beauties from Chase & Chloe, sadly my days of wearing heels this high are long gone so I can appreciate these from afar.

 

(Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post, I’m just sharing some of my favourite things from the week and are my own personal opinions, all links were correct at the time of publishing)

Baking · Inspiration

Fun with sprinkles!

unicorn!!

I’ve been feeling really inspired by sprinkles lately, the bright confetti of colours are sure to cheer anyone up, but why stop at a subtle scattering on top of a cupcake? Here are some fun examples of what more you can do with them!

confetti cake

It’s mainly when I came across the image above when I knew I had to blog about it, but truthfully whenever I see a picture of something with sprinkles it always puts a smile on my face.

sprinkles icecream

The next time I get an ice cream I’m going to ask the man for extra sprinkles! Image source: Sparkles and Pretending.

Fun with sprinkles: cake

How about a whole cake covered in colourful confetti! Image source: Waiting on Martha

sprinkle covered strawberriesFor a slightly healthier option about adding them to some strawbs? Image source: Gastro Girl

Funfetti-Cookie-Cake-by-sallysbakingaddiction_com_

The next time I go to make cookies I’m going to bake a giant sized funfetti cookie like this one above and it’s proved to be very popular having been pinned to pinterest a whopping 294 thousand times! You can see the process of how it’s made at Sally’s Baking Addiction.

funfetticookiesAnd if you didn’t want a giant cookie, you could always make smaller ones like these. Image source: Averie Cooks

funfetti marshmallowsFinally to complete the sugar-filled high how about some funfetti marshmallow by Raspberri Cupcakes

Enjoy!

 

(Title image credit Urban Outfitters, sadly the unicorn shaker is no longer in stock :( )

 

Inspiration · Sewing

Friday Favourites – Dress Patterns

I’ve mentioned in previous posts about my desire to learn to how to make a dress. I’ve still been a bit to scared to give it a go and have been sticking to my hexagons and sewing things for the shop. Really what I’m looking for is a pattern that is super simple to get me started, but being a beginner it’s hard to know what would be easy. Yesterday I spent rather a long time poring over patterns on the website Plush Addict,  I have only recently come across this website and am yet to buy anything from them, but boy do they have a lot of nice things.

I thought I would share with you 5 of my favourite patterns I came across.

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You can find them all here. Does anyone know of a super simple pattern I can have try with?

I hope you are managing to keep cool in this insanely hot weather.

Happy Friday

xx

Inspiration

Beautiful Ceramics – My top picks!

I always enjoyed pottery classes at school, and the feel of the clay in my hands, sadly I was never really any good at it. There were more disasters than any kind of work of art or something of use. These artists below show us how it’s supposed to be done!

Hideminy New York

 I need to have these!! Porcelain Lace Salt and Pepper Cellers by Hideminy

 katharine_morling

Amazingly these cameras are made out of ceramic! Check out Katharine Morling’s work she’s a pure genius!

 Lisa StevensI love this piece by Lisa Stevens

Wapa @ EtsyBeautiful Dandelion Candle Holder by Wapa

 Red Hot PotteryRed Hot Pottery – So pretty I love the little butterflies!

Tasha McKelvey

Tasha McKelvey Cute little birdie bowls, custom made to order

Marinski HandmadesMarinski Handmades – One day I will own something from this seller’s shop!

Redwood Stoneworks

The cutest little ring dish by Redwood Stoneworks, I would so love one of these on my bedside table! You can also customise it with a choice of  colours, but I quite like it white.
BarruntandoLook at this yarn bowl! How fabulous! Barruntando Ceramics                                                                  Barruntando Ceramics

I also love their little cat miniature

Ross Lab

Pretty Heart Coffee Mugs by Ross Lab. You can never have too many mugs right!?

So even though my skills are lacking, thankfully there is plenty out there made by very talented folks. I hope you like them too. You can see more of my ceramic picks here.

Baking · Inspiration

Easter Sweets and Bakes… Planning…

As I think you’ve probably already picked up I LOVE Easter! And as it slowly approaches I’m planning the bakes and sweets I’m going to make. As always I’ve been taking my inspiration from good ole Pinterest.

 

easter bakingMake me Cake Me

Ok so how adorable are these bunny cookies!? If only I had the patience and skill to ice like this!

easter bakingBlooming on Bainbridge

Yum, yum, yum if you’ve not been given an Easter egg this would make a fine alternative! And the options to adapt are limitless!

Easter bakingChocolate Moosey

I am a huge, huge fan of the Crème Egg, so these cupcakes are right up my street!

easter-bunny-tailsPizzazzerie

Eeeek! No bake Bunny Tail Sweets, I think I can manage this one! :)

easter baking

Finally some Miffy themed biscuits that I made last year. I think this is my favourite cookie cutter.

Check out my Easter & Spring board on Pinterest to see some more ideas. I know I’m going to make something with another of my favourite treats Cadbury Mini Eggs

 

Inspiration · Travel

Dreaming of Paris..

paris

Thanks to my previous job I must have been to Paris 100’s of times but have never been lucky enough to make it further than the airport! :(. This afternoon I have been looking through pictures of the beautiful city and can’t help but dreaming of going there for our 1st wedding anniversary in May  and it will be spring – reportedly the best time to go!

parisinspring

cafeGoing to a nice little café

lovelockbridge

mon notredam

parisspring

louvre macaroncaraselpatisseriemontsunset twighlight

I have to stop myself posting anymore photos because I could literally fill this blog with them. It would be such a romantic way to spend our first anniversary but it would have to involve  a lottery win as the wedding and honeymoon has drained our finances for the rest of our lives! lol. Plus we have our little doggie now so maybe we will look for a dog friendly hotel in this country and have a little family getaway.

Credit for all images can be seen here

Inspiration

Dreaming of spring..

The weather is taunting me, the past couple of days there has been a slight hint of spring in the air, but then the clouds roll in and then the heavens open again, and just like that it’s February again. So for this very reason I had to start a Pinterest board dedicated to Easter and Spring my favourite time of year. And so, to cheer you up dear readers here are some lovely spring time inspirations to brighten the dull and dreary and very wet!! days.

spring aSlyvia’s Simple Life

its a good day springlambLenka

easternestStone Gable

springSkona Hem

ducklingsDesign Addict Mom

daffsspring

Indigo Crossing

fieldsEva Vero

Not too long to go now, just need to keep the chin up and hope this rain passes soon! I can’t wait to get out with my camera and take some lovely spring pictures of my own.