Sunday, June 24, 2012

STILL ~ Stunning Photography by Mary Jo Hoffman

Mary Jo Hoffman has a beautiful blog STILL where for one year {2012} she posts a daily image of found natural objects.
The images are stunning.
Here are a few of my favourites:

Why not check out her blog and see if you can challenge yourself to choose 3 or 4 favourites.
The first four I have shown above are my faves {I think?!}.

...oh, look what I just found - a sneak peek of Mary Jo's home - showcasing her photos to wonderful effect in this great display (discovered via the awesome Design Sponge blog).

Sally x0x

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Fun Tutorial - Plastic animal ring holder!

This is fun isn't it?

I might give this a go - how about you?
I found this fun tutorial, along with many others at Small Good Things blog, by Emi, who is a super-cute Japanese writer living in London.

This is all you need:

  • plastic cat(s) (mine is made by Schleich)
  • enamel paint / nail polish
[optional from here]
  • masking tapes
  • double-sided tape / hot glue gun
  • pushpins
For the instructions, and her other cute tutorials (including the fun earrings below) visit Emi here!

Have fun!
Sally x0x

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

pretty recipes - with rhubarb.

Hi there,
just a quick post that I wanted to share, because after doing a bit of time spent relaxing in my favourite way, {web-surfing and pinning inspirational fab things on my Pinterest boards}, I really want to show some recipes I came across.
 I. am. a. huge. fan. of. rhubarb.
I love that it can be summery & light or wintry & cosy, so where ever you are reading this from, be-it Northern or Southern Hemisphere, I've got you covered!

These are just so pretty too - don't you think?

1. Summery - Rhubarb Muffins from La Tartine Gourmande...

2. Summery - Roasted Rhubarb Sherbet with Poppy Flower Sugar 
                      from Cannelle et Vanille

3. Wintry - Rhubarb Upside down cake  from Cooking for Seven 
                  ~ {served warm with a little ice cream of course!}

4. Wintry - Strawberry Rhubarb Tart from talented artist Stephanie Levy 
                  at Kitchen Sketches.

5. Wintry -  American Spoon's Rhubarb-Hibiscus Tart

I'd love to hear how you get on if you try out any of these recipes. I am hoping to sometime soon!

Or please let me know if you have a tried and tested favourite rhubarb recipe (or just one that looks delicious!! I'll happily take any suggestions! )

Hope it's not as wet, where you are as it is in Sydney right now!

Take care,
Sally x0x

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Party Time ~ Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

Helloo there!
Sorry about my recent lack of posting - I've been sick with various viral complaints for the last few weeks. I am getting back on track now though, so more to come soon but in the meantime...
here is a peak at a fun party I went to today - for my friend Charlie who is now (proudly) FIVE!

Hope your weekend is going well.

Sally x0x