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....

If you want epic party hair, book your appointment now...01476 565656

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!

New Additions to the Borrowers Tea Party, Introducing Little Russian Dolls and Cup Cakes

I've made a couple of new necklaces to sell alongside my tea set collection - pink cupcakes and blue-dressed Russian Dolls. Adorable, I'm sure you'll agree.

If you want to purchase any of these, or any of the tea set necklaces (link to images below), they will cost you a mere six english pounds!

Email me your request and a nice a message :) leanne_d44@hotmail.com


Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Dear Santa....

I would like these please!

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Anyone Order a Pizza?

Pizza cake!!

So tonight we're going to a murder mystery party for a friend's birthday, and the theme is surrounding the murder of a New York Italian Restaurant owner. Wanting to bring a gift on theme, me and Tommy made this EPIC pizza cake, presented in an actual (new and clean) pizza box...NOM NOM NOM!!

For the "tomato purée" base, we made strawberry flavoured butter cream, and smeared over the top of the cake.

For the cheese topping, we grated half a bar of white chocolate and cut strawberry shaped sweets into circles as "pepperoni".

Making the "olives" was quite a surgical procedure. I'm not sure of the actual name of these, but using the liquorice tubes with the white sugary filling from a packet of liquorice alsorts, I sliced into circles and removed the filling. The "ham" was made up of a wide fizzy lace cut into strips.

Finally, we added green jelly beans to act as "peppers" and mushroom sweets as "mushrooms". MMM!

This pizza cake wouldn't be complete without a box, so I managed to bag a box from a takeaway, which has been edited by Tommy to tie in with the theme of the party...

Looks good enough to eat!

Window Dressing

Keeping it simple. This week I decided to just dress the mannequin in a simple, yet outstanding outfit. I was thinking Christmas parties. Teamed with this gold clasped belt,it's not surprising that this has already been sold less than 24hours before I put it out on show!

Over at the second shop, I went with a more seasonal look, sticking with jackets and scarves. There is a consistent theme of purples and greys, which work really well together.