Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Going to Argentina

I love, love, LOVE this song! It was written for the soundtrack to one of my favourite movies 'The Motorcycle Diaries'. Gustavo is amazingly brilliant! Beautiful, beautiful music!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Rainbow pinwheel biscuits

The final result
For Anika's first birthday party coming up, I want to make these and so yesterday I tested the recipe. I'm fairly happy with the results. I used natural food colouring and the 100s and 1000s are also coloured using natural food dye, so that's why the colours are perhaps not as vivid as they would be with the artificial stuff (it also may be due to my rather substandard photography skills).

The idea came from here. I know mine aren't as pretty, but I still like them. Here are some pics of the work in progress. I think they looked prettier prior to baking, oh well...

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Bon Iver. Love.

Bon Iver - Wash

Simply listen and love.

Have a happy day.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Baby girl nursery - Vanilla Sky

I love the happiness of this yellow Kido Store Caravan Cot and had to do a nursery ideas board for it. What do you think?
Kido Store - Caravan Cot Yellow
Ty and Lumi - Organic Cotton Sheets
Castle & Things - Light Grey Pom Pom Cushion

Inke Heiland - Vintage Wallpaper Elephant Wall Sticker
Ikea - Aborg High Pile Rug

Paprika and Lime - Turquoise Chair
Belle & Boo - Boo Cushion
Fenton & Fenton - Photo Frame

Castle & Things - Rainbow Confetti Garland

Coco and Milo - Sunny Yellow Chevron Stool

Belle & Boo - Fly a Kite

Friday, March 23, 2012

Happy tunes

Jónsi from the Icelandic band Sigur Rós! It's such happy music, guaranteed to produce smiles on the most grumpy face... well maybe not, but you catch my drift.

I quite like Björk too, it must be an Iceland thing, this endearingly playful music. Love it!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

More prettiness

Ok, so as a follow-on from my post yesterday about those stunning textiles from Sally Campbell, I thought I'd show you some other beautiful items I have my eye on. I'm torn as to which ones I'll be spending my pennies on... I just wish I could buy them all!

Plum Pretty Sugar sell delightfully feminine robes, pajamas and dresses, as well as scrumptious bed linen. These are the ones I love!

Jardin Bleu ankle-length robe

Lilac With Ribbons Tied Up With String duvet cover

Pink Love Poppy duvet cover

Assorted pillow shams
Oh how to choose????

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Sally Campbell Handmade Textiles

I cannot believe I had never heard of her before! Sally Campbell Handmade Textiles is a mecca for gorgeous blockprinted, handwoven and vintage cotton sari textiles! Absolutely beautiful quilts, tablecloths, cushions and more! It is perfect time for me to find these beauties as I am in the market for a new quilt for our bed. I am trying to decide which one I like best but I am finding it hard to narrow down! These are my favourites, what do you think?
Aqua Cushion with Pink Flowers

Purple Abstract Cushion

Pale Blue Zigzag Throw
Pink and Aqua Floral Throw

Blue & White Quilt

Orange and Red Fleur de Lys Throw

Beautiful Bonobo

I am LOVING Bonobo at the moment! Such beautiful melodies that stimulate quiet imaginings of mystical worlds.

Monday, August 8, 2011


Another little crafty project I did for Anika's nursery was to do this embroidery. Originally I found the two pictures in embroidery hoops at Typo for $15.00 each and I figured I should add some more hoops with them to fill more space on the wall. The reds and pink in them were just perfect for my colour scheme. Plus the hot air balloon was particularly special as that was how Dr Zap very romantically proposed to me!

I had also bought the gorgeous 'It's My Forest' clock by Decoylab from Etsy for ~$76.00 (+p&h) and figured all the round things would look good together. I used red tapestry cotton on white felt. The words 'grace' and 'hope' are what the name Anika means and I decided to use the word 'dream' instead of 'aspiration' which is another definition of her name. As for the word 'love', well that was used for obvious reasons. :)

I used a cross-stitch in block letters for the words 'love' and 'hope' and put them in a small hoop each. For the word 'grace' I used a running stitch in a curly font and for 'dream' I again used a running stitch but in a cursive handwriting font, both in medium frames. Now they are mounted on the wall, the little bit of red is highlighted by the other red accessories around them.

I think they have come up a treat! What do you recon?