Monday, 8 August 2011

Monday's Muse: Wood

1. Eath Bowl Pinstripe - Fluid Forms
2. Rustic Wooden The' trinket box - Zebra Home Design
3. Rustic Key Holder - Thrifty Decorating
4. Rustic Wooden Plant Boxes -Melody Maison
5. Accessory Tower - Style At Home
6. Rustic Wood Accent Tables - Fabulous Interior Deco
7. Decorative Wood Pattern - Art Signs Interiors

I had decided to choose wood as my theme this week, and when looking at new posts from the blogs I follow, I noticed that Thifty decorating had made a rustic key holder. I just had to include it. It fits in well with this collection and from reading the post, very simple to make for such a beautiful object. I will have to try and make something similar when I move.

Friday, 5 August 2011

I've never met a cupcake I didn't like!

Another baking success! 

I have been busy in the kitchen baking some tasty cupcakes.

Yes, I can say for certain that they are tasty. When I was icing the cupcakes, the first one may have gone slightly wrong. I didn't do it on purpose. I swear!!

So,what was a girl to do?!  

The cupcake needed to be eaten. I couldn't just leave it and my word, it was good! After that mistake, I got the technique down and iced 15 lovely cupcakes. The recipe for the cup cakes is a simple victoria sponge. I got this recipe out of Peggy Porschen's book as I was going to do one of her designs as well, and then changed my mind at the last minute, going for something completely off the top of my head.  I added some chocolate chips to it as a nice suprise; who would think these pink cupcakes would have some lovely chocolate in them too. Hopefully, these will go down nicely for the person's birthday I baked them for.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Wishful Wednesdays: French Bed

Ok I could not help posting a french bed as my Wednesday's Wish this week.

When I used french for the theme of the Monday's muse I was looking at so many goregous beds and it just made me fall in love with them more. It would look lovely and luxurious, and yet so elegant! The trouble is, would I ever get out of it?!

Picture taken from HERE

However at the price they are, no doubt it will remain a wish forever. I will just have to try and emulate the style as much as I can without it bankrupting me.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Monday's Muse: Yellow

This week, I choose a colour to base the theme on: yellow. 

1. Lemon Meringue Pie - The worldwide Gourmet
2. Crushed Wire Sunshine Brooch - Tamara Harrison
3. Paprika Bow Front Chiffon Babydoll Dress - Asos
4. Yellow Storage Paper White
5. Yellow Print Chair - Ericakaydesign
6. Yellow Linen Pillow Cover - Sukanart
7. Yellow Blossom Wall Art - Bed bath and beyond

I could not resist putting up a picture of one of my favourite deserts: lemon meringue pie. It makes me want to get in the kitchen and bake something lemon-y! The wire brooch is beautiful and when reading about it on the Tamara Harrisons website it sounds like a great little item to make.