Thursday, 19 May 2011

Mmm something sweet

I'm cupcake mad!, the size is perfect and just enough not to over do it on the sickly sweet factor. Don't get me wrong i love "normal" sized cake too, but there always lots left over which i think is a shame when you have to throw it out! but with cupcakes well you put them out and when your heads turned they've gone and all that's left are the crumbs! not that's a bad thing as those will be given to the Fae as thanks.
I love how Cupcakes have had a bit of a revamp and with it  bringing "English Tea Parties" back into the spotlight, i think tea party's make for perfect Spring/Summer birthday parties, bridal/baby showers or just for a little gathering with girlfriends when the weathers at its finest, the food is nibble size so no fear of getting messy. I'm loving that along with Tea Parties the classic platters and servers are becoming common place in the kitchen. Just 2 months ago i purchased a set of 1950's style cola/milkshake classes and a vintage style cookie jar. I love how one lovely thing really sets the ball rolling!!

3 of my fave cupcake stores in the UK :
A few items that i think are very sweet and should be seen on a tea party table (also maybe in my future kitchen)


Thanks for reading!
xXx

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Home sweet home!

Me and the Mr are finally nearing the stage of moving out! and for the past few weeks I've been browsing the net for ideas and comforts. Its very exciting times and i can't wait to make our little flat a home, the thought of it just being me and my lovely is warming. Although one area that might add a little flare is the buying of stuff to fill our home with, Me and the Mr are so very very different I'm one end of the spectrum full of floaty materials, sparkles and tad Laura Ashley with the floral and soft fabrics but also add a touch of Moroccan heat with bright warm tones, silks and heavy rugs. The Mr on the other hand loves straight lines and simple primary tones, he likes modern and hi tech gizmo's. In the new place we have a little outdoor space, a rare thing when it comes to flats. it not a huge area but enough for a mini bbq and pots for herbs :)

a little inspiration board for things i'd like to incorporate indoors and out:






Butterfly tea towel:  lauraashley.com, flower bowls: cathkidston.co.uk,  Rug, Toadstool and herb planter:www.dotcomgiftshop.com. Deck chairs, Gnome candles,Seed box and jam jar candle holders berryred.co.uk
Wall writing was found on Etsy.com and the Latterns can be found at pureillumination.co.uk

Once we've moved in and make a start on making our flat a home i'll be sure to post my finds and share what we do to our 1st place,

xXx

Thursday, 5 May 2011

A Fairy Festival on this little lsland i call home!

Some of you may remember my writings about trying to find any sort of  tales about fairies on the Island, it was quite hard, and near on impossible to come by (blog post here,) well i kinda have to eat my words! not all of them mind. We've still got some way to go before its known that fairies are here! But there is hope as at the weekend the country's oldest theme park BlackGang Chine held host to a Faery Festival! YES a faery fest! it was held on Beltane/May day.After finding this lovely piece of information i messaged all the people i knew who would be up for going!


 And so off  we fairies went!!!.......
On our way to FairyLand!
 
Snapshots of the ladies i spent my day with! Joey pretty in red, Penny aka Strawberry Fairy and Yvonne (dressed up as a muggle for a change :P)
Joey and I in our colour coordinated houses: Joeys in Strawberry house and I'm in Blueberry house
I want these in my dream garden!


The Gang having a merry old time dancing away to JC & Angelina

Me and Joey! and little Penny with her potion

Potion station!
video
JC & Angelina
they played such lovely music, the children as you can see were allowed to join in with tambourines shakers and rain makers! ... people couldn't help but dance!!

All i can say is roll on next year! I'm quite tempted to have a stall selling wings, tutus and anything else sparkly and glittery!

Yay for Fairies on the Island!!!
xXx


Tuesday, 3 May 2011

FAE Summer Issue!!

Hello my lovelys!
I hope you've all had a lovely bank holiday!

The Summer Issue of Fae Magazine is finally out and i can't wait to get hold of my copy! i say this every time an issue is released but by jo this one looks amazing! The front cover holds host to Red Riding Hood by El Costurero Real and in the sneaky peek photos theres a article about one of my favorite "In" styles of the moment Steampunk!!! the image is from SteampunkCouture.com Sping/Summer collection.
Amongst the pages theres 2 world exclusives!! one with
Christine Lynch, the daughter of Frances Griffiths of the Cottingley Fairies who shares a rare, never seen before hand tinted photograph from Cottingley!!! and the other is with the very talented Armorel Hamilton who formally introduces the Faybles! and of course not to forget but you'll be able to see my feature "Fairy Garden Party!". This issue is bursting at the seems!!




 Pick up your copy today!to buy online or to find your nearest stocklist please visit www.faemagazine.com