13 December 2010

The four months update in a post...

Here I am. Finally!
Where does time goes?! I've been trying to write for ages, but life seems to get in the way.
It's almost midnight, but I cannot possibly postpone this update any longer!
This was going to be the tree months update but it is now become the four months update...!
I guess you won't get bored because it will take a little while to read it all!!!Lets's work backwards shall we?

First and foremost, Happy New Year to you all my darlings!
I hope you all had a lovely holiday season break!

We had some lovely Christmas time this year. I really enjoyed all of the Christmas decorations, which we had up since the fist week end in December (!)

Here is a picture of the tree and our presents! They are so many I can't even get to the tree...
This year I made my very own first Christmas Wreath:

I'm so pleased! I bought the base from the garden centre and then added dried orage slices made by my mum, cinnamon sticks, pinecones, frosted berries, a ribbon and a bell. I'm definately making another one next year!

I really enjoyed the build up to Christmas this year.
Christmas carols in the morning when you wake up, christmas hats and socks, red pj's, the delights of the season such as 'pandoro', homemade mince pies, mulled wine, hot chocolate and spicy christmas teas... and... my very own new seasonal recipe:
festive apples.
You've got to try these, they are so tasty and great pudding when family + friends are around. also, so simple and recipe can be aggiusted to your taste very easily.

Giulia's Festive Apples

Apples (pealed and with applecore removed)
puff pastry
1 tsp of caster sugar
1 tsp of agave/marple syrup
pinch of cinnamon

So now you have your pealed apples, strech the puff pastry around them, put the agave syrup inside and sprinkle the cinnamon on top. Wrap the pastry around the apples, and seal with drop of milk. Spinkle with caster sugar, off in the oven at 180° for 20 min.
Serve hot with custard cream (optional but warmly recommended!)

I've created some pretty new illustration this season and they have been so popular,

I'm so happy about them. I shall definitely bring them out again next. Here some of my new friends:

Miss Tree Fairy
Looking very pretty with her tree-shaped cocktail dress and festive holly in her hair...
Mr. Christmas Pudding
Looking all tasty with icing on the top...

Miss Mistletoe Fairy
Showing off her Butterfly Fairy Wings

And my favorites...
The Smiling Trees! One has a star on the top, one an angel and one a fairy.

Just before Christmas we had two amazing snowfalls. The landscape was totally transformed, so so beautiful. It really brought the Christmas spirit to life.

Twist also enjoyed playing in the snow, she chase it and eats it... she is so funny to watch!

We spent Christmas at Jason's parents house with all the family. There is always a wonderful Christmas atmosphere and it's so easy to get into the Christmas spirit.

Althought this is what happen to me on Christmas Eve!

I was so tired from the very intese working month that I completely collapsed by the fireplace.
But this is so great about holidays, you can sleep lots and lots and recuparate the energy and relax, not having to worry about anything at all!!!

After a wonderful night sleep, We woke up to find that Santa did leave lots of presents for us!

I was so pleased with all my pressies.

I received a lovely Mirrow for the bedroom, one mirror for the lounge to go on top of the fireplace, a large set of handamde candles, a handmade chopping boad (personalized with my name!), cosy socks, a hamper, cookies, herbal teas, the inception dvd, the gladiator sundtrack cd, the wayne's world soundtrack cd, cool t's, and more. So lucky!

When we got home we cracked on with some decoating in the fireplace half in the lounge and we put the new mirror up! it look so lovely!!! (the half was grey before).

We are going to paint the rest of the walls in cotton white like we did in the bedroom. Is going to look so nice... I shall keep you posted with more pics.

Back in November I celebrated my Birthday, on the 11th.
The event I look forward to every year... I had a party here in the Uk with Jason's family, then I went to italy and had another party there with my family and friends! What a lucky girl...

This is a picture I took at my sister in law's. She put up color lights and made a sign for me (it's on the mirrow - can you see it? This picture is a bit dark, sorry)

The Autumn was so beautiful here in Surrey, we had a wonderful specticals of leafes and fairy mushrooms and lots of frosty and sunny mornings.

Walks were so nice.

At home we celebrated Halloween, of course!

And we had lovely treats too:

These are choc. apples!

right... I have a few more pictures to add, such as the christmas stall, snow pics, georgia's finished boxes and more but I will do so in the morning, now it's time for sleepy sleeps! better go to sleep before befana finds me still awake!!!

See you very soon,

love Giulia

10 December 2010

I'm Still alive and kicking!

Hello my dearest darlings...
how are you all!
I am still here, alive and kicking!!!

These have been 3 crazy months for me, and I really haven't had any time for my self or my blog. So I do apologize for the much delay of this post!

I have so many nice pics and new artwork to share, and I'm hoping to do so in the next few days and update the blog with all that you've been missing such as:
our new house, decorating progress, halloween parties, my trip to italy, the xmas fair, the snow in England, and lots of very cute NEW artwork.

I cannot belive that it is almost Christmas.
I'm so excited about this time of the year so I'm offering a extra 5% discount voucher (as well as free shipping!!!) for all of my customers who will shop in my store this Dicember.

The voucher is then valid until the Christmas cheer is all nicely wrapped away for next year by the Tree Wise Men at the end of the 5th of January (at Midnight).

So be sure to make your purchases before then!
Sending all my love and warmest hugs and wishes
to all of you,
a big fat kissy kiss kiss.