Thursday, 22 April 2010

sweet treats, plans and inspiration.


Last weekend was spent preparing sweet treats for a Saturday night gathering. Teeny meringue and fruit tarts, brownies, yummy white russian cupcakes from this book, and fresh strawberry ice cream. Seems I ate way too little cake and drank too much Rum. Although Sunday morning I did manage to fight through the hangover and craft a green iced dinosaur out of chocolate cake for a two year old's birthday party. Miracle. It all went down hill after I became a human climbing frame. So will be having quiet Saturdays in for a few weeks.

Has everyone else been really enjoying the sunshine? Even from indoors, my windows pushed open, curtains fluttering in the fresh spring breeze. Tidying magazine scraps into folders and paper piles all over the living room table (much to my husbands dismay).

I have been gathering images for a holiday inspired mood board hoping I can weed out the black leggings and grey cardigans for more colourful and bejewelled style capsule wardrobe to take away with me to Marrakech. All my greys fall together so easily and the revival of leggings has made me utterly lazy about dressing. Feel another wardrobe cull fast approaching.

Still procrastinating about what to sew these beautiful stones onto. A trip to Liberty is needed to get some fabric and design some cushions. All this colour is making my imagination boil over.

17 comments:

Rinkly Rimes said...

I love the way all your items seem to be casually arranged and yet they all blend into such an attractive whole.

Giulia said...

Ah how fortunate you are to speak of stopping over to Liberty so blithely:) Alas, in DC & it's been donkey's years since I was in London. But always one of my first 3 stops...esp. the remnants. Do they still have terrific remnant bin? I used to make pillows, tops, napkins, etc from them.

Also, in that first photograph, I wonder if it's sea glass. Perhaps I need glasses adjusted. I'll check back to see if so. Anyway, enjoy your sunshine!

ciao bella

Simply Mel said...

A definite inspiration of blissful Spring with that board ~ love it!

violet ~ creme said...

Your sweet treats look divine. Yum.

tape_queen said...

I really like the yellow necklace on your mood board!

Cornflake said...

Oh wow, wow, wow. What gorgeous pictures! I love your inspiration board!

Erin said...

It looks like you have been baking up a storm! Yummy!

Uncle Beefy said...

You never cease to cause a smile, a sigh, a warm little feeling of sweet peace coming over. Such an inspiration you are. :)

Miz.November said...

Mmmmm. Those sweets look yummy. Looks like you put a lot of time into them. How lucky your guests are.
Love the inspiration board. The colors are so pretty.

Anonymous said...

I have just discovered your lovely blog via Jane Brocket. Please, please could you tell me where you purchased the lovely dress you ar wearing in the photograph at the top of your home page. My computer is playing up and I find I am unable to send you an email with this request!

Looking forward to reading your blog regularly!

Thanks in anticipation Blods

Color Joy said...

Love the mood board!
Beautiful pics:)

lynnekovan.com said...

What a yummy blog you have! Another Jane Brocket find! Love your photos. Very uplifting. Would like to come for tea!!

Helen said...

hmmm those cakes look so so good!

Miranda @ Howdy Stranger said...

I am completely and utterly jealous that you can just pop on over to Liberty and buy fabric or cushions.

Princess Margot said...

What an amazing blog!!!! I found you a couple of days ago and I am very excited!!!!

xxx

Rachel Elizabeth said...

No picture of the dinosaur cake? I'm so sad.

penny patten said...

Yummy cup cakes, and bright filled inspiration board!