07 August 2006

A BRAND NEW WEEK

Fresh coffee & banana bread this morning....I thought I'd start the week with a treat. There's been a lot of rain in the night, it's a bit cooler & for the first time in ages I'm wearing socks! Great for the garden and it's lovely & fresh outside....

I made this cake over the weekend and it is delicious, if I do say so myself....actually it's had the thumbs up from all who've eaten it which is a better taste-test altogether! It's from the River Cottage Family Cookbook. I've actually had a successful time of making over the past few days which has been uplifting....starting with my Eiffel Tower dress with some fabric I bought on Ebay a while back.


I wanted to whip up something quickish for a birthday barbeque we were invited to and so I used a pattern from the new Martha Stewart magazine Blueprint for the Easy and Elegant Dress....and it worked pretty well. Kind of like a cute sack but it's all in the way you wear it methinks!! Perfect for my over-trousers-obsession too as I didn't have enough fabric to make it any longer. Apologies for the poor pic....it was taken rather late (post-barbeque) by the hubby, who let's just say wasn't really directorable (is this a word?!) in the realms of photo compositions!! So it doesn't really do it justice! The nice thing about it is that I'll be able to change the colour of the ribbon tie to go with what I wear it with, might be good for layering too with a tshirt underneath? I was interested to read some feedback from other dress devotees on A Dress A Day blog....and it seems like the magazine is going to be a must have quarterly treat!


My next offering is the Birthday Cushion that I made for Ruth which took me a couple of hours on Sunday morning. I had all the materials here & it was a kind of impulse make....I was really happy with the result and even better Ruth loved it too. Vintage lace from my stash with a lovely Sonja Nuttall rose patch and a sprinkling of Swarovski rhinestones. It has a deep envelope back and nice feather pad inside....I'm wondering if I could make & sell some on Etsy?

Here's to a good week ahead....

5 comments:

Abigail said...

These would do really well im sure!! they are beautiful :) xx

bizelily said...

I love the vintage look of the cushion, there must be a market for them! I can vouch for the taste of that cake, YUM!x

nesty said...

Thanks Abigail - you've been a great blog mentor! I'm definitely going to give the cushions a go on Etsy in the future. Maybe a little Christmas range? x

Bizelily - I'll be needing you for more cake sampling v. soon :) Thanks for the support on the cushions too! x

Shari said...

hi!
i think your eiffel tower dress is fabulous! your pillow is also very nice. thanks for sharing these. cheers, shari

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelly, Rosemary and I think your wedding stationary is absolutley fantastic and we love the cushion too!! Your site itself is so beautifuly put together and your choice of colours for your blogg site are subtle and rich.We love it, is there an order form on the blogg and if so does it list the items we can buy from you?

Jon & Rosemary x