30 March 2011

Teddy Bear Sweetheart Writing Set

Hello my dearest Sweethearts!
I have something for you today, a very very special cutie...

brand new pink writing set for girls of all ages out there!

Sprinkled with fairy dust for extra girlyness…

and as usual, printed on recycled paper and packaged in bio bags because we love the environment!!!


Hooray for teddy sweethearts!!!

20 March 2011

17 March 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you


Have a lovely day…

and be lucky!
Hare St. Patrick has left some gifts for us!
Hooray!

x

16 March 2011

Tales of a Puppy


Once upon a time there was a puppy named Twist
who dig 6 massive holes in the garden
with her friend Lily….





Then spend the next 2 days resting and sleeping…

13 March 2011

It was a sunny day in March...

Hello my darlings!
How are you all? I hope great! Here in the South east has been gorgeous these last few days.
I spent most of yesterday in the garden, potting out primroses, tet e tete daffodils, and all of the lovely bulbs, roots and seeds I was telling you about here.

I have great plans for our garden. It's so very over grown every where, has been let go for years and years.
Now it's time to bring it back to life! Yesterday I started to clear our the compost area, which was awful! Full of all sorts of rubbish that people have just left there and through in from the road. I even found bits of old carpet, a smashed window and an exhaust! How is that possible?!
Also we are planning to build a fence so that our little doggy won't escape into the woods or the road. We would really like to make a natural coppice fence but my expert Mr Jason is telling e that there aren't quite enough hazel trees to do that right now, so we might have to content ourselves with a 'normal' fence…what a shame.

Yesterday I also received the most lovely surprise, a letter from my dear old friend Martina.
She sent a lovely letter with Woman's Day wishes, a twig of Acacia dealbata (the traditional Italian Woman's Day Flower) and a homemade biscuit!!!

So sweet!
I was the perfect day…!

I also up in the moon for the latest and most beautiful found from the local charity shop,
this gorgeous wooden box with KEY! Yes! I'm madly in love with keys, as you know.

And I've been wanting a box to put my diaries in since I was a little girl! Yes, another dreams comes a reality.

I cannot believe how organised I'm becoming. I already have all of the birthday presents sorted for the next few months! How cool is that? I usually get really stressed out with presents. Getting the right thing is not always easy and I also have to make sure I have the gift with plenty of time so I can post it to my family and friends abroad.

I'm very impressed with myself. Becoming more organised it was one of my new years resolutions, and I was really hoping I would stick to it.

One of the gifts I was so very pleased about was this little cutie.
I embroidered this baby bib for my best friend Elena's baby, Angelo.

I really like to make gifts, handmade gifts are certainly the best ones.

I've been working on some new mini totes for my spring summer collection and I'm hoping to share them with you very soon… I'm just so thrilled with them!

In the meantime, is got really damp and cold, and I'm going to spend the rest of the evening by the fire with Twist, a warming mulled berry punch and some pancakes for my tea.
x

with love

x


09 March 2011

Pancakes + Art in March


Happy Wednesday Everybody!
I hope you are all having a great week so far!
Here in South East Britain has been absolutely glorious.
Sunshine and a real feeling of Spring in the air!
Yesterday it was Pancake's day and for the first time, they came out just as I wanted them.
Small but thick American style pancakes. Delicious!!!


We had some with agave syrup & lemon, caster sugar & lemon, agave syrup and caramel, agave syrup and caster sugar, basically all of the possible combinations!!!

The recipe was so good, that I want to share it with all of you.

So, real simple. In my recipe book this is supposed to make 12. but it only make 5 realy thick ones, which I think is much much better!!!

1 cup of milk
1 1/2 cup of plain flour
2 tbsp baking powder
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp oil
1 egg
pinch of salt

Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl, the mix will be quite thick. I really don't bother with mixing the eggs or sugar first… just mix all together it's easier and quicker and is all the same anyway…!

Put some rice bran oil (the best to be used on high temperatures) on your heavy bottom pan then place the equivalent of a ladle full of mixture into the hot pan and wait around 30 seconds before turning. (Heat around mark 3-4)
I kept the ready pancakes in the oven at 100'c to keep cozy until the other ones where ready to eat!!!

Enjoy my darlings!

Also today…
I can finally share my New Vintage Series!
A series of pet portrait of my favourite handmade characters!

Mousier Hedgehog
(from my hedgehog series you all know)

The Postman Owl
(from it's raining love)
Narwhal the sweetheart
and...

a new friend too…
which does not have a name just yet.

Anyway, you will be seeing this originals up for sale in the shop soon!

for now,
have a wonderful day and see you soon
xxx

hugs x kisses