This weekend I’m hoping for:
Storm clouds are on the horizon and I’m cheering – because I hopefully get to splash around (like a 3yo) in my new Hunter boots – eeee (squeeling like a 3yo). I have long wanted a pair (i’m talking 10 yrs since I lived in Hamshire, UK) and had to justify the AUD price for ‘some rubber boots’. Alas, I am over joyed with them and will take my 3yo neice out to splash in puddles.
Baked porriage – make Sophie’s (from Local is Lovely blog) bake porriage. Perfect start to a chilly, winter’s morning and will give me the stamina to start cleaning the house and washing! You must visit Sophie’s blog – they have a wonderful Deer Farm in nearby Orange, NSW. I’m booking into one of their tours/lunch in August, can’t wait.
- Relax and and read some magazines on my (recently recovered) chair; and
- try and attempt to make these hand-painted teatowels here
Hope you have a lovely weekend and thank you to everyone following and commenting on my posts – so great to meet new people and explore other blogs!
Images: Porriage image from Local is Lovely, my instagram
I’m still ‘heartbroken’ from missing out on my favourite watch on Asos – I blame myself for pinning it! It was a ‘cheaper’ version of a Michael Kor’s Rose Gold watch. Anyhoo, weekly I scour Asos and other sites dreaming of another classic, time-piece. My only deliema is I wear silver/white gold and not sure whether I can pull of the whole silver/gold look? What do you think?
If you haven’t already read the latest Rue Magazine – what are you doing! This gorgeous DIY leather tassle is perfect for my new handbag which needs a little “jchoozing” (spelling?). Read the full edition and find the two other DIY projects. Now, I just have to find some beautiful leather like this…
Image from Rue
I am loving so many foodie blogs at the moment – the tantilising photography, the clever use of type and the styling – if I could jump into the photo, I would! here are a few I’ve discovered recently:
Clever use of kraft paper - here
Lasagna & Coconut ice via the Kitchy Kitchen
Strawberry icecream cake from Whitney Johnson
you can see more on my Pinterest board “Yummy goodness”
Get organised with this free downloaded desk planner from “Oh the lovely things” – gorgeous blog and lots of clever ideas.
Image via OTLT
I couldn’t agree more. This lovely poster is by designer Emma Dime – pop over to her blog for lots more inspiration.
Image via Emma Dime
I am a lover of type – a graphic design nerd. I’m the one who sits in a cafe, not noticing the food, but wondering why they used that font! I read the paper frustrated that they have hyphenated words and justified paragraphs. Here are some typetastic things I’ve found recently, for all of you other typo fans:
a) Serif tote bag, via Littlefactory
b) Love by Dirk Bell, via Type everything
c) Screw Perfection poster, via Wordburner, via Pinterest (link now missing) – please let me know if you know the author
d) The Italic Poster, via Dockery Design
In celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubliee, here is some ‘union jack’ love. Hope to catch replays on Australian TV tonight – congrats Queenie on 60 yrs.
The Official Jubilee website
Union Jack Wallpaper
Diamond Jubilee Truffles from Liberty
A beautiful (rainy) weekend in Sydney from one of my favourite views in Sydney – Botanic Gardens.
Dinner at Chiswick was fabulous, as expected. Thank you for those who posted reccommendations – we simply ran out of time to try them all. But will be back down in a few weeks time anyway. I spent way too much at the sales (Herringbone, Rodd & Gunn) and on produce at Fratelli Fresh.
We stayed at Kathryn’s on Queen – a beautiful B&B on Queen St, Woollahra. Continue reading