Saturday, 9 February 2013

Happy birthday Polly!

It's my best friends birthday today, so I thought I'd show you the birthday card I made for her. She had a Mexican themed birthday party earlier in the week so I used that as inspiration :)

Happy birthday Polly, I love you xxx

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Tamara Lichtenstein

I've had rather a long break from blogging, I've been overwhelmed with work, sorry! But I am back with some gorgeous work Tamara Lichtenstein, a 22 year old photographer from Texas. 


I think I might have to spend some of my Christmas money on one of these, they are just stunning. I love her use of water and light.

Her dreamy prints are available from Etsy and there are hundreds more pictures on her Flickr. Which is your favourite? 


Saturday, 10 November 2012

Salted caramel hot chocolate

Salted caramel is one of my favourite things in the world, the saltiness and the sweetness is just so good together. Add that to a nice warm frothy mug of hot chocolate and you have something close to warm, wintery, sweet tooth heaven. 

Makes 2 large mugs
Salted caramel sauce:
1 cup golden caster sugar
1/4 cup water
1 tsp treacle
1 knob butter
2 tbsp double cream
Big pinch of flakey sea salt

Heat the sugar and water in a pan. Keep stirring and watch closely until you're left with a dark golden brown, clear syrup. This should take over 10mins, so don't freak out if it takes a while. Add your teaspoon of treacle and continue to stir until you're left with a glorious dark nectar. Add the salt. Turn the heat right down and stir in the butter, followed by the cream. Put to one side. 

Hot chocolate:
50g good quality dark chocolate
50g milk chocolate
1pint milk

Blitz the chocolate in a food processor until you're left with a fine, soft, chocolate gravel. Pop into a jug and put to one side. Heat the milk and just before it begins to boil, pour in the chocolate. Stir until totally melted. 

Pour a few glugs of caramel into the bottom of the mugs, pour in the hot chocolate, top with whipped cream and drizzle with extra caramel.

Light a few candles and snuggle down with someone delicious.

Recipe from The Londonder

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Halloween costumes

Halloween is in just a few days and I've been looking around for costume inspiration. 

This is my favourite ever.


Friday, 19 October 2012

Honeycomb balls

Paper honeycomb balls are perfect for decorating a party, a wedding or even just your home. I really want some, but you have to have at least a few for them to look good...and my room is already full of stuff! 
Which are your fave?

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

In A Row

One of my favourite art prints of all time: In A Row by Annie Clark

Available here