Saturday, June 30, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012
Sunday, June 24, 2012
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Monday, June 18, 2012
When I do crave cake well it has to be hands down,carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and if possible chopped nuts.....
Second on the list has to be to die for,lemon drizzle cake.It must have a really thorough infusion of lemon juice and a crunchy,sugary topping......
Most people I know love chocolate cake.I like the idea of it but never really enjoy it as much as I think I am going to.......I am very fussy....I find too many chocolate cakes can be heavy too dry and they tend to look better than they taste....
A well made coffee cake can also make my heart sing if its light and fluffy......
What's your favourite?
Look at these beauts I found on flickr.....hand painted cakes, total works of art.......
They are just amazing.....
Monday, June 11, 2012
Having just visited Niki @ http://nostalgiaatthestonehouse.blogspot.co.uk/ and being very inspired and amazed by photos her lovely shop I thought I would post some recent photos of my shop, before it has a well needed makeover.This will of course give me a good excuse to take up residence in the local auction room and buy some more furniture.This is going to be a terrible hardship as I really hate buying' junk and old lady furniture' as my son Harry refers to my past purchases.I'm not going to make any huge changes but it just needs a bit of a facelift and a bit of imagination.I love the patchwork table cover/bedspread which was an ebay bargain a long time ago.....
Lots of pretty pastels
I;m going to paint my kitchen cupboard a pretty cornflower blue
The childrens corner is a bit lightweight and I am trying to decide what to buy or make next....
I made this bunting out of an old ladybird book called Five little kittens.I am going to make some to sell.
I've made the photos larger but I'm afraid the quality is not brilliant.I really don't care much for this camera.It's not as good as my last one.I am going to have to invest in a better one.....plus the light has not been very good of late, in fact the sun has gone on a sabbatical and is currently having a gap year the other side of the Gulf stream!
Anyway,I hope you enjoyed having a look.If you are in Pickering do pop in.There is a map on my shop website but it's right in the heart of Pickering.Talking of websites mine has ben very badly neglected but now I have the time to put my energy into it -I am going to get Gary & Cheryl @www.design-farmstudio.co.uk to give my website a facelift too. Lots of new beginnings in the pipeline,I wonder should I get a face lift too lol!!!
Posted by made-and-found at Monday, June 11, 2012
Sunday, June 10, 2012
I have been very lazy with my camera just lately,so here are a few pictures of my car boot/auction finds.Car booting has been virtually non existent this year.In fact I have only been to two.The auction is usually full of rubbish and the charity shops are getting very expensive.However, in the interest of thrift I have been very discerning and have only invested in things I can't live without or that require very little money to be extracted from my purse......The quality of the photos is not great as the light was very gloomy due to the rain pouring outside...but I think you'll agree these are vital to sustain life as we know it!!
This little stool is so lovely but I may just paint the frame a lighter shade- can't decide yet....
A rather pretty trio which are a very unusual and very dainty....
This is my favourite...a beautiful needlepoint rose picture.I think the frame is a bit shiny but it is just so vibrant, I almost fainted when I saw it (I'm so dramatic!)
Some scarabble tiles which I thought would be useful to stick on something as I'm revamping the shop.
A little glimpse of my newly arranged dresser...It's all pastels for summer which make the room very serene and I will introduce the reds back in the winter....how sad am I ?
However,it's the little things that give us pleasure and serve as adistraction to the bigger more scary things.
Talk soon.Have a good one
Posted by made-and-found at Sunday, June 10, 2012