Thursday, 30 April 2009
Tuesday, 28 April 2009
...in the whole world? I really think they could be. Oh my goodness me, I nearly had a heart attack when I just saw these. They are simply breathtaking, more works of arts than edible goods. I not sure I would be able to bring myself to eat one of them! Images found via lecupcake on Flickr. The incredibly talented lady that makes them is called Kylie Lambert.
Sunday, 26 April 2009
I thought I'd share some pictures we took on a trip to Venice last year. I've travelled to some exotic places but I can honestly say that Venice is definitely one of the most beautiful, magical places I've ever set foot in. It will always hold special memories for me now as this was where completely unexpectedly (well for me anyway!), Curt proposed. I may have been 5 months pregnant at the time, and we both knew that we'd be getting married somewhere along the line but in my head this was to be at some point in the distant mists of time post arrival of baby, so this was an amazing and wonderful surprise. He'd organised the whole trip for the very purpose of it, and I can't think of a more romantic, perfect setting for it. Top marks to him! Obviously I said yes :)
The picture above is my very favourite (we got a little carried away with all the picturesque beauty of the old buildings, narrow streets and winding canals and took over 300 photos in 3 days!) We were lucky enough to have warm sunshine and clear skies even though we went in February, and some of the best hours were those we spent just wandering along the canals with no particular destination. Stopping every now and then for one of these...
We did the prerequiste gondola ride, which though it stung our wallets in a big way, was a fun way to see the city.
These are a few of my other favourite pictures (but oh it was hard to chose!)
This was the proposal spot (below) It was at about 10pm on the way back to our hotel after a delicious meal in a quirky little restaurant where we sat outside alongside the Grand Canal and an Italian man played the piano. Oh and if anyone was wondering, no he didn't get down on one knee! (Which I'm glad about as I think it might have been too much for me if he did!)
Thursday, 23 April 2009
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
Also, as our little Lila bean is soon to be hitting the milestone of her very first birthday, I'm thinkingof having an afternoon tea party celebration in the garden, so I'd love to get some vintage cups and saucers like this one from Marmalady Allsorts on etsy...
Also loving these... (images styled by Kate French)
And how beautiful is this collection of vintage plates (image by Picnic by Ellie via Flickr)...
Monday, 20 April 2009
Saturday, 18 April 2009
When I was backpacking through Australia a few years ago, my friend and I needed to earn some money fast as we were all out of funds. We naively decided the best way to do this was with a few weeks of intensive fruit picking, so I made the dangerous mistake of leaving my job working in a lovely Melbourne cafe and we jumped on a bus to a small town (not sure if you could really call it a town) in inland Victoria with no idea of what we were letting ourselves in for.
We were so happy to get out of that place , but the worst thing of all was that I was so traumatised after the experience that I managed to blow my entire pay packet within one week after I got on a plane and arrived in Cairns!!
Friday, 17 April 2009
These pics of the YEAH YEAH YEAHS performing and backstage are amazing..love that the atmosphere has been captured so completely.
Miranda July: Performance artist…writer…director... actress (the creator and star of one of my very favourite films- ‘Me, You and Everyone We Know) and basically all round amazingly talented lady.
Thursday, 16 April 2009
Just a quick one to say that I've been busy working on lots of new hair decorations for my etsy shop...preview of one above! So watch this space for more images of the other new designs, which will hopefully be going on sale within the next week. Oh and I've also got my first commission (woohoo!) which is for a baby hair wreath..how very cute is that! Looking forward to getting started on it. If it goes well I'm definitely going to consider doing a childrens range as there are a lot of little flower girls and princesses in training out there who would no doubt love a pretty floral arrangement atop their head!