Sunday, February 27, 2011

cute room

This is a really cute kids room. I love the rug and the mini pom poms and THAT bed!! It's so sweet. I found it on the homelife website which I really enjoyed having a browse around. Check it out, there's some really nice ideas on there.

Friday, February 18, 2011

my creative space.....

There are babies everywhere at the moment. Pretty much every female I know right now either has a newborn, is trying to make one or is cooking one as we speak. So I have been a wee bit busy making name buntings and decorating nurseries which is a lovely thing to be busy with.

This Ruby bunting is on it's way to Melbourne. It's going to a nursery with neutral, red and pink decor so I mixed contemporary red and white stripes and spots with some lovely vintage rosey fabric I had stashed away.

Pop over to Kootoyoo for more creative goings on.....

Friday, February 11, 2011

a tea party!

Had so much fun organising the English tea party requested by my stepdaughter for her 9th birthday. Just so happens I might have a few china plates and Union Jack sandcastle flags waiting around in the cupboard for just that! These butterfly cakes were burnt but nothing a huge dollop of icing and a sprinkle of icing sugar can't cure.
I copied these little tea cups from a cafe I went to recently. So easy to make and look so sweet. The saucers were supposed to be 'tick tock' biscuits??!!....but think my husband is the only person on the planet who is familiar with these as not one Woolworths or Coles assistant is. I also made cucumber finger sandwiches (the kids looked horrified when I told them this, but I wanted it to be authentic). Needless to say the Ham and salad cream version were the first to go!
I sewed some little party bags and filled them with English sweets. Have not eaten Fruit Gums or Black Jacks for so long so it was a small case of 'one for you, one for me' when filling them up. Aaahhhh.....the memories........

PS Why don't Aussies put flags in their sandcastles! I have a stack of them which I bought back from England. Huh, we even have to colonise our sandcastles!