Wednesday, 27 April 2011

another photography swoon.

I have just finished a two week shoot with photographer Simon Bevan. It was lovely to work with him as not only is he a very talented photographer but his dancing skills and occasional singing kept everyone on the shoot entertained! Definitely a hidden talent there!

I have posted a couple of my favorite pics but there are so many to swoon over I suggest you grab a cup of tea and go have a gander at his work here.

Saturday, 23 April 2011

behind the scenes.

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This is a project I worked on with Dawn Weller and the fabulous photographer Carl Warner. Check out the behind the scenes video to see it in the making!

Friday, 22 April 2011

chocolate heaven.

I am a self confessed chocaholic! I never go a day without eating chocolate and Easter is the perfect time to not feel guilty for eating a mountain of Easter Eggs.

I may even put my hand to a bit of easter cooking and make some good old chocolate nests with the help of Gin and Crumpets recipe.

Chocolate Easter Nests
makes 12.

200g milk chocolate
5 shredded wheat
36 Mini Eggs

1. Bake the chocolate into chunks and place into a heatproof bowl. Then place the bowl over a pan of boiling water and heat, stirring until the chocolate is smooth and melted.

2. Crumble the Shredded Wheat, making sure there's no big lumps. Mix in with the melted chocolate and then spoon into the cake cases. Using a teaspoon pat the nests down and make a dip for the mini eggs to sit in.

3. Finally place 3 mini eggs in each nest and leave in the fridge for about an hour to set. Then they are ready to serve! yummy!

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

photography swoon.

This week has been so sunny and it actually looks like it will last for the bank holiday weekend which excites me to no end! This weekend my plans are to spend Friday on the beach... then go for a long bike ride (as I am doing the London to Brighton bike ride later this year and have not yet practiced!) relax with friends and finally have my summer weekend guilty pleasure of an ice cream on the beach. Pia Jane Bijkerk's photography sums this up perfectly.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

tuesday treasures.

As a regular visitor to etsy I am always excited when I stumble across a new treasure. AMradio is full of objects right up my street! Take a sneaky peek!

craft days.

I often hold Craft Days with a couple of my friends.. where we get together and sew for a day whilst gossiping about life's twists and turns however this often leads to a glass ... then a bottle of wine. Hence why I have a naughty draw of half finished projects that continues to haunt me! I recently got given Lisa Stickley's 'Made at Home' book which is the perfect guide to small projects - so hopefully this will allow us to get them completed within a day.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

seeing things in black and white.

The black and white colour scheme is timeless! This combination can create elegant, dramatic and sophisticated interiors. I particularly love the cushion by rockett st george - certainly on my wish list!

images: all for my space, smoke and ochre, belle inspirations, porchlight interiors, rockett st george