Sunday, 29 April 2012

itsy bitsy teeny weeny

We told you a few months back about these amazing acrylic rings from Shannnam featuring itsy bitsy teeny weeny worlds. Well, their online shop has opened! Hooray! Check out some more of their fabulous ring designs below.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

heavenly sounds - lisa mitchell

This year the inaugral Heavenly Sounds tour is headlined by beautiful Australian folk/pop/indie singer Lisa Mitchell, who will sing her new single 'Spiritus' as well as other crowd favorites from her award winning album 'Wonder'. This tour is hosted in many of the historic churches and cathedrals across the country. It will surely make a unique experience as Lisa, her band and a choir utilise the deep acoustics of the church settings. Lisa is supported by acoustic folk/pop duo Georgia Fair. Can't wait!
Tickets are on sale now

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

pop up

Check out these 3D pop up and interactive greeting cards from Crankbunny. Ranging from $5 USD to $12 USD these cards are so cool you wont want to give them away.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

do you have a collar for me?

Peter Pan collar shirts and are popular at the moment, why not be a little different and adorn your neck with a collar necklace instead? Jazz up a plain shirt with one of these babies from Dahlia and make a statement!

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

animal instinct

Want an animal head to hang on the wall of your 'den' but without the senseless murder of an innocent animal? Well these papermache animal sculptures from West Elm are for you!

The Voice

Are you loving The Voice Australia? This audition by Karise Eden knocked our socks off!

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

finders keepers market

If you're in Melbourne this weekend get on down to the wonderful Finders Keepers Market! Yay! This darling crafty market event features an array of artists and designers stalls from all around Australia.

It runs this Friday evening & Saturday during the day. It's free entry and there will be food, a bar and music for you to enjoy!

Monday, 16 April 2012

little birdy

a little birdy told us about these pretty hand embroidered brooches $26 USD from Squirrelicious.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

book threads

These three embroideries by artist Jillian Tamiki are lovely. Jillian was commissioned by Penguin Books to re-create the famous covers of classic books such as Black Beauty, Emma and the Secret Garden. All three book covers were embroidered by hand using needle and thread over the course of two months. Penguin Books took prints of the original embroideries and have used them as special addition covers. They will surely take pride of place on any book-lover's shelf. Penguin Threads Classics Deluxe Series is available from Amazon.

Monday, 9 April 2012

finger painting

The bright nail art craze is still going strong. Even if you're not as artistically skilled as others, you too can still have cute stand out nails. These nail art transfers from Kate Broughton look great on bare nails or over pale varnish. Peel them off, stick them down and then coat with a clear coat of varnish. £2.95 GBP for a set of 24 transfers.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

dinner and a dance

a mix of clothing and accessories to suit the Dinner and a Dance theme

1. Stone Spot Pleat Dress, Dorothy Perkins
2. Added Charm Necklace, Modcloth
3. Long Leaf Gold Look Stud, Dorothy Perkins
4. Gold Look Donut Studs, Dorothy Perkins
5. I want Moors Gloves, Modcloth
8. Green Wedge Court Shoes, Dorothy Perkins

tea for two

Tea cup and teapot lamps are very cute and girly but they can be pricey too and a little plain. We found a great online tutorial from Design Sponge that gives you step by step instructions on how to make your own unique and totally cute teapot/teacup lamp, like this one Yay!

If you don't feel like some DIY then teacup lamps are available to buy, from Anthropologie and NEXT.

Monday, 2 April 2012

hummingbird cake recipe

We love this hummingbird cake so much that we had to share this recipe with you. The cake is also so easy to make and the recipe is so easy to follow that you won't believe it.

A moist and flavousome cake with mashed banana, crushed pineapple, desiccated coconut, chopped walnuts and sweet cream cheese icing. We know you' ll just love it - and you're sure to be proclaimed a cake-whisperer by anyone who tastes it! Trust us, it's THAT good x

Ingredients (serves 6)
250g self-raising flour
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground coriander (optional)
270g brown sugar
440g can crushed pineapple, drained
50g desiccated coconut
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 eggs, lightly beaten
250ml (1 cup) sunflower oil (we used olive oil)

Cream cheese icing
100g cream cheese
50g unsalted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
225g (1 1/2 cups) icing sugar mixture
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts, to garnish (optional)

Preheat oven to 170°C. Grease and line the base of a 23cm square cake pan. Sift flour and spices into a large bowl. Add sugar, crushed pineapple, desiccated coconut, mashed banana, chopped walnuts, eggs and oil. Stir to combine. Spread into lined pan and bake for 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Place on a rack and set aside to cool. To make icing, place cheese, butter, vanilla and icing sugar in an electric mixer and beat until smooth. Spread on top of cooled cake. Garnish with chopped walnuts, if desired.

Recipe courtesy of

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