Saturday, 25 December 2010

Monday, 20 December 2010

Brownies vs Blondies...Let the Baking War Commence!

Both so morish and melt in the mouth delicious, but for me, you can't beat the original - the chocolate brownie. It's Blondie sister is sweeter and spongier, but will never compare to it's infamous sibling. NOM!

Alice In Wonderland (1903)

What a wonderful piece of cinematography...oh so charming.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Home Sweet Home

'Tis the season the nest? or so it seems! There is only one perfect gift for this occasion...a home sweet home cross stitch made by yours truly...

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Ginger Bread People

To get in the festive spirit, me and Tommy made some gingerbread ladies and gents. They were supposed to be used as tree decorations, but they taste too good...

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Cute Little Toadstool

Today I made this twee plush toadstood...cute I'm sure you'll agree. He stands next to a tiny one my friend made me a few months back :)

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

A Tiny Weeny Snowman, Lives in a Tiny Weeny House

As the snow continues to fall, and the wonderful white blanket keeps getting thicker, my little resin dolls house sits silently in its own miniature realm. Tucked away, closely against a brick wall in my back garden, it has gathered a whole heap of snow on its little roof and window ledges. All that was missing from this magical wonderland, was a tiny weeny Snowman...

...ahhh, perfect :)

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Peg Dolly

Last night, I went to my cousins house for tea. It was delicious :)) Afterwards, I helped her beautiful little girly make some peg dollies. Sooo cute...

Window Dressing


This week, I ended up changing this mannequin four times, as people kept coming in and buying her clothes!! ...I guess that's the whole point though. With the horrendously cold weather we're having, I thought classic winterwear would be best sellers....

At the other shop, I was given a brief of "red and green". Despite the humongous store room, epic outfits in red and green were few and far between. For the interior mannequins, I went for these smart feminine suits. They have a very 1940s, utility war time look about them.

For the window, as always, I opted for a youthful outfit. I found this gorgeous pleated, green dress, which I placed alongside this super cute little baby girl's dress. There is so much childrens stock in at the moment, and it's about time it was advertised.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Queenies Cakery

Yesterday, I went for a trip to Ironbridge, birthplace of the iron bridge. It's a quaint little village, where the river bank is always high, and the houses are even higher. The central street is crammed with museums and old fashioned shops, and of course, the best tea and cake shop that I've been to to date...Queenies. It's a modest little tearoom, with the perfect fusion of modern chic and vintage charm, and the cakes are that good, ITV asked them to create a 'Will and Kate' cake to mark their engagement. It's called Pink Velvet, and that's exactly how it tasted.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Party Hair

On Tuesday, I did a photo shoot for Gerard Hairdressing, Grantham. The images are for a local magazine - Anne Louise, but here's a sneak preview....

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Friday, 12 November 2010

Window Dressing

Today, I was given the challenge of creating a Christmas display! Without trying to be too cliché, I had to go with a green and red theme...well more of a teal and red theme when it came to the clothes - green and red looks a bit elf fancy dress-esque. The gift box is spilling with festive toys and present ideas, as I crammed in as many items as possible...who wouldn't want a gift box packed with prezzies?!

Over at the other store, I found this double-breasted, brown jacket, which I reckon will be a great seller, especially with the crappy weather we've been having lately. So I worked the rest of the outfits around this, except the Breakfast at Tiffany style outfit. That didn't quite go with the others, but I've kept it as a spare for when the others fly off the shelf!