Saturday, 27 August 2011

rain rain go away

I was supposed to be flying back to the UK this evening but unfortuantely I am stuck in New York awaiting Hurriane Irene but hopefully normal service will resume shortly and I will share some happy holiday pictures with you then.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

It's magic!

Having done my hour on Create and Craft TV on Saturday I thought it only right to treat myself to a drink or two.
I went with a few friends to a lovely traditional pub for a quiet night, however after a little while it became apparent that the table next to us were from the magic circle. So we were treated to an impromptu magic show! It ended up becoming quite a surreal night.
Right must go and pack off to New York tomorrow to help the lovely Josh Bennett on a photo shoot, will try and post a few piccies along the way.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

If you haven't come across the online rue magazine I would thoroughly recommend a look.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

For the love of ASOS

I should have known it was a mistake to order two dresses with the plan to send one back. I fell in love with both of them as soon as I tried them on and so they both stay. Whilst I LOVE fashion I quite often find trends don't really work with my body type but this seasons ladylike and jewel colour trends are perfect!

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Cereal killer

I am very honoured and surprised in that I seem to have been nominated for dorset cereals little blog awards.
Its a really interesting list of blogs to look through, though I generally need no encouragement to spend time being inspired by the creativity of others.

Today was a chance to do the same thing in real life when I visisted nichols building sheffield. Its a real cute collection of antiques, art and crafts.

It is in a really interesting part of Sheffield. There are lots of derelict, old industrial buildings next to newly built flats as shown below.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Summer lovin'

This summer I have discovered a new unexpected drink of choice - Sherry?!?
It is a drink that I previously had only encountered at Christmas as my Grandmas drink of choice. As a special treat we were also allowed a small glass mixed with lemonade or a snowball (I truly am a child of the seventies!).
The Sherry I am enjoying at the moment is likely more grown up and does even seem related to that cloying, sickly sweet tipple hidalgo la gitana manzanilla sherry. Its perfect with spanish cured ham and roasted almonds. I have been eating tapas inspired by this new drink choice and thought I would just share a quick picture.

Apologies for plate being half eaten! Is anyone else having to eat homegrown courgettes with every meal to make a dent in their crop?

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Crafting Sunday

Working in the craft industry it can be frustrating that I get very little time to craft myself (other than knitting obviously!). So on Sunday I got together with some friends with an evening of crafting. I was a little nervous about it but it was a huge success and we are already thinking about the next one.
One of the new crafts I got to try was jewellery making with pmc silver clay. I think it is a fairly new product and I think I am addicted! Never has jewellery making been so quick. here are some of the results of our first attempt. I will admit they look fairly rustic but I am hoping next time with a little more experience and a little less wine the results will look a little slicker!