Monday, 30 January 2012

Cake in a jar

Yesterday I made my muffins, but first I tried to layer all the ingredients in a glass jar, taking my inspiration from this lovely micro-company.

Slom jar, by Ikea
I've been thinking of making those into favours. I think it is always quite nice to take something away that people can reuse, as opposed to just eat within two minutes. There are so many ideas out there, it's hard to pick the right thing that will please everyone and still be original and reflect a bit of your personality. What do you think?

Sunday, 29 January 2012

flower inspiration

As seen on Once Wed and Martha Stewart.

This week I am absolutely loving those vintage tins used as vases. It has been both a fast and a slow week, this time of year always feels a bit funny I guess...

Anyway I hope to show you more of my rose stars soon!

Monday, 16 January 2012

sewing project

Well, here I am, a year older since yesterday, and a magnificent rose star completed. Modest, moi?

I figure, why stop now? This has been a really exciting project to do in the last few days, and ...surprisingly easy! Well, I had some good tips from over here...

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Rose star epp project

The rose star project started this Monday, but unfortunately I've had a very busy start of the week at work, so I've only just got on with the project last night.
I started by copying the pattern posted on Summerfete, and off I am now!! I am pleased with it so far, and it looks like it's going to be very addictive over the weekend. What do you think?

Sorry for the bad light...can't wait to get home from work when the sun is still out there!

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

DIY paper pompom

Today the lovely ladies at Un Beau Jour posted about making your own pompom for wedding / party  decorations. I simply love the idea, and have actually used their video tutorial only a few days ago to try and make one. I was amazed how easy and quick it was to make, and the result is really nice, even though I only used 6 sheets instead of the 12 recommended.

Sunday, 1 January 2012


As we wave goodbye to 2011 and look forward to the surprises 2012 has in store for us, I look back at some of last year's memories...and what a ride it's been!
A quiet month despite my birthday, when I had the best meal ever!

A lovely trip back home, with family meals and a couple of days in Paris on the way back. Oh, and my work load unexpectedly rose up when I got promoted out of the blue - all in all a nice surprise. 

Got my favourite cardigan of the year

First attempts at making Log Cabin, and a fabulous, mind-blowing trip to Vietnam and Cambodia.
Patchwork place mats
A few days in Barcelona, lots of happy kids. The end of year approaches...
Using all that free time to start my first quilt, and travelling to Paris a lot. I also had my first ever sewing lesson, comforting me that I was more or less doing the right thing already. Seeing Tree of Life to celebrate my first weekend on holidays was awesome too!

The best feeling ever when I finished my first quilt. Having a lovely time back in the French countryside, and one of the highlights was probably seeing Super 8 one afternoon in the local cinema.
Making yet more pouches, and more importantly finally getting engaged!
Visiting loads of people and venues for our wedding plans.
Quiet winter month
Christmas at home, just the two of us. Bliss.

***  A very happy new year to all of you  ***
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