Monday, June 28, 2010

Celebrity Crush

I've been watching Masterchef. I prefer to tape it so I can fast forward all the drama and just see the good cooking, food, locations and celebrity chefs.

They have been featuring Donna Hay a bit this season. I think I may have a little crush on her. Her food is undeniably delicious. Her magazine a feast for the eyes and stomach. Her food styling...impressive. Everything about her and her work seems to be wholesome, down to earth, simple, yet so visually appealing.  

I like her taste in home wares. I love her cupcake holders. I like that she presented on Masterchef in what looked like comfy pants and a long sleeved tee.

I like her. Alot. Right down to her stylish pony tail.

See? A crush.

Here's some of the chocolaty goodness she's shared for our enjoyment thanks to her Facebook page. I know, I'm ridiculously ridiculous...a fan of her FB page. Anyhoo.


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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Fairy friends in the making

Inspired by this imaginative friend, I've got the ingredients ready to invite a little fairy into our home.

When I've mentioned this concept to friends and family, they've all asked the same question: "Why do this?"

Right now, seeing S make up her own stories, her face lights up. She's pulling ideas out of her head as fast as her words are streaming out of her mouth. She's got a great imagination. I want to capture it and allow her to feel like there is magic and wonder in our home. That a fairy would want to live among us and receive our artwork, our letters, our questions, our attention...perhaps our love.

I need to talk more to Nic about how much of a commitment it really is to keep the idea of a live-in fairy alive. But I can't wait to see my little girls excitement when she finds fairy dust outside the fairy door and a little letter left outside it. I can't wait to see where S will take us if I just give her the beginings of the idea.

I asked S if there were fairies - which she said there was. I asked her where she thought they might live. Under the mushrooms in our garden, she said. Luckily we do have a few mushrooms in our backyard, so I'm planning on writing the fairies a letter with S and leaving it beside a mushroom late one afternoon. The next morning S will find a fairy door on our wall with a letter addressed to her and her sister thanking them for inviting her/them to live with us.
I'm thinking their cousin the Tooth Fairy can stay when she has work to do in our house...still a few years off. So many things to do and concepts to play with.

Happy days.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Quilt love

Showcasing the talents of one Gill Dempster. A surrogate mum for me - the actual mum of one of my dear friends. She generously gifted Isabella this quilt when she was born.

We use it every day. Every. Day. It's safe to say that we love it. Is has even made friends with Gill's grand-daughter while sharing it.

Thank you Gill - the time and love you put into making this quilt is much appreciated! x

Thanks to Jo for the images.