31 October 2011

Twilight Fever

And here i am, in the splendour of my twilight fever…

Have a great party everyone!

Disaster has struck

In the kitchen.

Yep. Our freezer has packed up while we where away during the week end.

I have about 10 loafs of defrosted bread,
A large bag of defrosted harsh browns
and 2 tubs of homemade ice cream that will need eating.

Because, I can't possibly get rid of this amazing homemade ice cream,
(which might actually be the last real ice cream i'm eating since i'm going vegan, on world vegan day, which is tomorrow)

If you would like to give this sauce/ice cream a go,
here is my homemade improved recipe:

Banoffee Icecream

300ml organic double cream
300ml organic milk
100 gr organic sugar
2 organic eggs yolks
4 medium sized organic bananas (smashed)
4 spoons of caramel sauce (or more)
1 vanilla pod

stir the egg yolks with the sugar, mix well.
add cream and cook until it starts boiling.
take of the hob, add all of the other ingredients.
Let it cool for a while, then pour into the ice cream maker bowl.
Let chill for at least 40 minutes in the icecream machine.

store in the freezer…
(or let it melt and use it as a sauce!)
i am going to try a vegan version of this. one improved I shall definitely share ;)

much love!

30 October 2011

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!

My dearest, I hope you'll have a great Halloween!
Here little baby bunny wants to say hello and show you his halloween costume!

Bho! Halloween Portraits I, 1 1/4 x 1 inches, Watercolor

ohh he is so cute!
Well this year I'm embodying a vampire from the Cullen Family!!!
I know, I know, I just could not resist it!

Shall post some pics of our party

much love my dearest!

x bho! x

27 October 2011

Autumn is here!

Hello my sweeties,

Hope you are enjoying the autumn!
Days are getting shorter, the air feels colder and the leaves are turning yellow, red and orange! yay! That's the best bit.
I love autumn and all of the things that it brings. Bright orange pumpkins, comforting spiced hot drinks, chestnuts on the fire, and lots and lots of evenings in!
Now that I can't be outdoors (i don't like the cold) I know i shall indoors, busy painting lots.

I have a new friend here, mr Raccoon Cute.
Cute Racoon, 3x2 inches, Watercolor

He found some crunchy orange leaves and he made a autumn pillow for him to sleep on!
I love him already.

much love!

25 October 2011

Family Portraits

Hello my sweeties!
How are you? I hope excellent!
I have some new friends to present to you:

Family Portraits I: Granpa, 1 1/4 x 1 inches, Watercolor

Here is Bunny Granpa and here
Family Portraits I: Mummy & Baby, 1 1/4 x 1 inches, Watercolor

is Mummy & Baby Bunny.
Aren't they sweet?
I just love them so much!


17 October 2011

Wedding Memories

Hello my Darlings!
I hope you are wonderfully well!
I'm very well, had the most gorgeous time in my fairytale wedding in Italy this summer and our lovely honeymoon in Croatia…
We got married in the charming village of Cison di Valmarino, famous for it's wonderful views over the vines and the pre-alpes. Amazing...

I had the most gorgeous handmade wedding dress, made by my good friend Valery. It was made of pure silk, with a layer of georgette on the top that made it look really romantic and late Jane Austen style.

The corset was also silk, embodied (by myself non the less!) with real 'freshwater potato pearls' (what a quirky gorgeous name uh?! so…me.)

My bouquet was composed of ivory roses, (vendella roses), and it had leaves of ivy. I also had roses in my hair under the veil. The veil also had embroided freshwater pearls on top of the clip, that brought extra light to my hair. It looked so so pretty!

We had drinks and photograps taken at the local water mill, a truly wonderful magical place. We enjoyed every minute of it even though it was 38* degrees!

These are just some of the wonderful pictures that our friend Filippo has take from us. I have no word to describe them other then wonderful! Filippo is such a talented photographer, i do recommend him if you are getting married somewhere in the north of Italy like me! This is Filippo's web site: FilippoFontanive.com

Upon our return to the uk we had another wonderful wedding celebration with family and friends who did not make it to Italy. Again we were blessed with glorious sunshine and we had really lovely time…

I'll post a few more pics soon.
Much love

Giulia x