Friday, September 30, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

paper planes

a peak at the video I am working on at the moment. Lots of colour and paper and mischief... coming soon...

Move forward

You are Love & you are Loved. Dismiss anything that tries to convince you otherwise - THAT does not belong to the soul.

Style Icon: Marianne Faithfull

The beautiful Miss Marianne Faithfull, most notorious for her relationship with Mick Jagger from The Rolling Stones. She looks delicate and gentle yet she has strength and power in her eyes. She was born  29 December 1946. She is an award-winning English singer, songwriter and actress whose career has spanned five decades.

 1979 with the highly acclaimed landmark album, Broken English. Faithfull's subsequent solo work, often critically acclaimed, has at times been overshadowed by her personal history.

From 1966 to 1970, she had a highly publicised romantic relationship with Rolling Stones' lead singer, Mick Jagger. She also co-wrote "Sister Morphine", which is featured on the Stones' Sticky Fingers album.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Who likes short shorts?

We like short shorts!

How cute are these high waisted, navy, pin up girl shorts I found on one of my favourite online stores 'Unique Vintage' . They're by Bernie Dexter and come is sizes XS - XL. Super cute Salior, 1940's style.  $58.00 @ Unique Vintage.

Friday, September 23, 2011

How to make pretty gift boxes

I have been making some pretty cute gift boxes for my Family back in Australia. They came out so pretty, I thought I would share how to make them.

Please note: These work best with thicker paper or even better with card. I used approx 30cm x 30cm square coloured card. (It must be square) 
Tip: It looks pretty to make the bottom and top different colours. 

First: Making the bottom of the box 

Well done! 

Now for the lid...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The best hot chocolate!

Today I braved the Autobahn and crossing an international border on my own and drove to France to get my family back in Australia some lovely French Chrissy Pressies. The Autobahn for those of you who don’t know is to Motor way in Germany and is open speed. It’s so scary to see super fast cars zumming past you and on the wrong side of the road. I got some beautiful pressies in the French style of bubbles and lace and scents and tastes. But I don’t want to go in to it any further than that or they might read this and spoil their surprises.

Of course I picked up a couple of yummy things for us while I was there. A yummy cheese is a must in France. The selection even in the supermarket is overwhelming. So, so many different types of delicious looking cheese.

I also got some dark coco. Mister Apple Tree and I love having a hot Choccie at night. Its warm and caffeine free and the milk helps you sleep. But the trick to a really good Hot Chocolate is to use REAL Coco and the good stuff. Whenever I cook I try to make it from the best quality ingredients I can get hold of and if possible organic because I really think it makes a big difference. Aaaand the other thing is to to use hot milk. I usually put a small amount of water in a saucepan and fill with milk, heat it until the milk starts to bubble making it frothy. Add your Coco and sugar to a cup and pour a little of the milk in to mix into a paste. If you do this first it will avoid lumps of bitter Coco. And Voila! Delicious Hot Chocolate.

Here is the one I bought from France today and its delicious. I also think Dutch Coco or Belgium Coco are really good.