30 November 2009

New Personalized Writing Sets

Hello my dears!!!
How are you? I've been missing writing in the blog so much. But I've been so busy lately that I hardly had time to sid down and write. So now I have so much to tell and share...

First of all, very exciting news:
New Personalized writing sets are now available in the shop!

Aren't they just so cute?
I'm so excited about them!

These letter sets feature one of my illustration, the fairy bear, and is printed on white high quality recycled paper and comes with matching envelopes.

You can find these just here...
I also made these adorable notecards which you can also find in the shop.

This week I have also added new Message in the Bottle in the shop, super cute:
these are only 2 cm tall and 1 cm ∅ diameter!

You can find this cutie here!

How was your week end? Mine was really nice. We went to Sussex to visit Jason's Grandma for her 83rd Birthday! We celebrated all together with a massive dinner at the local pub in Battle (charming old fashion english village).

Paul (Jason's dad) took this picture of me and immortalized me in the moment when they served me my vegetarian Lasagne, garlic bread and salad... can't you tell I'm happy?!

I look like a little girl so happy about her meal! Such a great picture!!! I'm so happy to treasure it in my blog as it really shows a part of my personality. This pub was lovely, and had a view across the miles of green hills and streams of water (especially this time of the year!) of Sussex. I'd love to go back!

Went it got dark we went to the town centre were the Abbey is and saw Father Christmas switching the Christmas lights on! It's a tradition in Battle, and we go to see him every year.
In the evening we had a Birthday tea with sandwiches, tunnex and choccolate cake... and sang carols all together, Grandma was playing the piano and the rest of us was singing. So nice.

Yesterday I ordered this book, Eating in the Light, written by Doreen Virtue and Becky Prelitz.

I've been thinking about cswitching to vegetarianism for a little while now, and I'm sure this book will help me to decide what to do and how to do it. I love Doreen Virtue and all her books always help me to find the way! I hope it will arrive soon in the mail so I can tell you more about it.

Well. I'm going into town in a few minutes. Jason told me that they opened a new fairy store in town and I really want to visit it. It's always inpiring, sparkly and cute...
Must go. See you later sweety pies!!!

p.s.: Thank you so much to Emjie for the sweet comment left for me. You are adorable!

13 November 2009

November: Birthday Month!

Hello Sweet Little Pies!
How are you all? These past few weeks I have been so busy that I hardly had time to write. I must updated you will all my lastest news...

So... on November the 9th it was my mummy's birthday! And I sent her a box full of goodies and presents. for her to open on her special day. Since she love writing so much, I made this personalized stationary set for her:

Is a set completed with Letter Sheets and Notecards and envelopes, designed by me and rinted on Recycled white paper, a wrapped up in biodegradable sleeve.

She loved it! Even if I didn't see her, we spoke at the phone and she told me all about her day and the lovely birthday cake, which was an amazing Ricotta Strudel my favorite cake in the whole wide word! (See recipe for Strudel here).

And so a few days later, it was my Birthday, on the 11th of November.
- By the way: a special thank you to Sarah, Matt, Emily, Gloria, Patrizia, Rose and Manuel who sent me lovely Birthday wishes messages! You are the sweetest!!! -
I have been spoiled from family and friends with messages, cards and presents all day long! It was amazing!!! In the morning I open Jason's presents:

Not one, but two beautiful jumpers: A white one and a grey one (I absolutetly adore the white one with pearls on it... it's so soft, cozy, pretty!!!) a pretty leather belt and... Doreen Virtue's newest book, Miracles of Archangel Micheal! Jason also made me a personalized large card with a picture of the baby dolphin we saw together this summer which meaant so much to me!
Nan bought me a lovely denim skirt and a goegeous steinless steal strainer with fine mesh to make my rice milk (how thoughtful - I was looking for one like that for ages and I could not find it!). My friend Jackie bought me a pair of turquoise gloves, a lovely picture of me, and the beautiful Notebook the most romantic movie of ALL time, which by the way, I'm watching again right now for the second time in 4 days!!!

I love Allie and Noah in the movie, they are amazing actors. Noah looks amazing in the second part of the film, when he has a long beard. I love Allie smiles and pretty 40's dresses - she is lovely.

I went to work to find the sweetes surprise: my colleagues got me a cupcake with a birthday candle on it, so I had my first Birthday wishes early in the day! They also gave me some handmade truffles too (They are lovely...I only 6 left in the bag!)

In the evening we drove to Linconshere at my Sister in Law's, and we had lovely birthday celebrations that lasted all week end! When I arrived I found this lovely Mini Panettone with a candle ready for my second wish of the day...

Isn't this just so thoughtful? Panettone was delicious by the way... :)
We watched Step Brothers all together, and it's the funniest movie ever!
(We rented it at the local retal store, and the irony is that later on we saw it at the supermarket for only £3!)
I love Will Ferrel and all of his movies. (Another very cool film to watch when you need a good laughter is Blades of Glory) On Friday Jason's parents also joined us and we had a Birthday party on Saturday with lovely food, cakes and even more presents! How lucky!

This was my amazing Birthday Lunch: Jacket Potato filled with Brie, salad (my favorite food of all) crips, cus cus, potato salad, pasta, homemade bread...
This was my pudding cake: profiterol. The were delicious. My mum used to make profiterol on my birthdays when I was little. So this cake kind of reminded me of my childhood and bringed (?) back memories. I used to eat lots of them, stuff them all in my mouth and them enjoy the soft double filling inside them!!!

But now, can you believe it? The profiterol that you see right at the top, with the candle on it: it didn't have any filling! Now can you believe it? Doesn't it look as if it is the tastier of all of them. Well, now to me, this was a message to treasure.
Never judge a book (or in this case a profiterol) by it's cover!
It's a great message and piece of wisdom donated to me on my Birthday. I hope I shall never forget it.

Angie and Paul bought me a beautiful silver locket with a picture of Jason and I - so 17th century, romantic and simply gorgeous. They included two necklaces, a long one and a short one so I can wear it with any top I want! How sweet of them. I also received some handmade beeswax tealights - which are incredibly difficult to find! But now that I have them, I don't want to burn them! The look so pretty and smell amazing too!)
Vicki and Luke bought me a beautiful wooden sign to put up in my studio that says:

We create our tomorrow by what we dream today

the sign has lovely shades of pink, butterflies and pretty trims all around it, so as you can imagine, is already up in the room and I'm looking at it right now! Vicki knows how much I love fairy tales, dream like and inspiring movies, and she got me the dvd The Little Princess. I watched it last night as I was wrapping up orders for my shop and it was so lovely! The little girl in the film is such an example for all of us. So caring, sweet tempered, and able to keep her dreams alive and most of all believe in magic! I recommend it to all. Even Jason loved it!

Now I shall go and eat some dinner...
But I will catch you u soon, as I have exciting news about my shop and snaps or working in progress to share with you. See you soon,
Lots of love,

Giulia, the Birthday girl xxx

05 November 2009

Do It Yourself Tutorial: Toffee Apples

Hello my darlings autumn fairies,
how are you all?! I hope very well and ready for another seasonal recipe tutorial!

During our Halloween celebrations we made some toffee apples to enjoy while watching the scary The Haunting in Connecticut! Oh my dears, it was so terrifying!!! I covered my eyes most of the times and at night I kept awakening to see if some ghosts were around me...!

This is the Toffee Tutorial I made for you, I hope you will enjoy it!

4 Organic Apples, washed
225 gr of Organic Brown Sugar

110 ml of Water

1 Teaspoon of Vinegar
25 gr of Butter

a) Take a wooden skewer and push it through each apple. I didn't have any wooden skewer so I used forks!!!
{But please don't uses forks if you are giving these apples to children}.

Is best not to peel the apples. We tried both pealed and un-pealed and the un-pealed apples where definitely more crunchy and more tasty!

b)Place a saucepan on high heat, add the sugar and the water. Allow the sugar to dissolve. When it boils, add the vinegar and the butter and cook for about 7 minutes.

c) Coat each apple in the caramel and place it in a tray to cool

d) Enjoy while watching a movie with your friends.

Have fun
much love,

02 November 2009

Wonderful Speach to Change the World

Today I saw this video and I loved it so much that I want to share it with all of you, lovely people!

I hope this inspires you.