Tuesday 31 January 2012

Sunday 29 January 2012

Saturday 28 January 2012

Friday 27 January 2012

Thursday 26 January 2012

Tuesday 24 January 2012

Jus du jour

I haven't made any fresh juices for a while... I should really get back to it.
This one was from last year.

Thursday 19 January 2012


I had a pretty tough day. But it was all okay because I knew my favourite geek in the whole world (pictured here tracking planes with our iPad ) would hug me the second I came home and I would feel a thousand times better.

And I was right.

Wednesday 18 January 2012

Hyacints in bloom

These pretty little things have started blooming and smell delicious!

Tuesday 17 January 2012

New little corner

The living room felt a little dark after we took the christmas 'tree' down and so I decided to keep some of the fairy lights in a vase. I propped them together with the origami ball (I've taken the lights out since the other day; I was a bit frightened of the potential fire hazard) on the pretty stool we bought the other day.
The little pompons date from then. I can't get myself to throw them away just yet.

P.S. I've had a lot of visitors from Israel today, thanks to the lovely Ronit and this post (for those of you (just like me) who are not fluent in Hebrew, here's the google translate version

Hi everyone! Welcome!


Monday 16 January 2012

wonderful wallpaper week 12

Entry hall wallpaper by Hollis Brown Thornton

Are you sick of my weekly iPhone wallpaper posts yet?
I'm really enjoying the novelty of a new background every week, and I get rather excited choosing something new every Monday. So unless you beg me to stop, I'm going to keep on going for a little longer I think.


week 11
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week 1

Sunday 15 January 2012


My brother made us a whole box of these mouthwatering macarons for Christmas. Dark chocolate ones and salted butter caramel ones. They're so delicious (and pretty!) we've had to pace ourselves not to eat them all in one go. We have just a few left and I doubt they'll survive the weekend.

Saturday 14 January 2012


After seeing this pretty lamp (via) I put myself to the test and tried to make one of my own. Once I had found instructions on how to fold the pieces it was just a matter of folding. And folding. And some more. And then putting all the pieces together with great satisfaction. :-)

Wednesday 11 January 2012

This time last year...

This time last year I was sewing hundreds and hundreds of colourful circles to make garlands for our engagement party.

And yes, our windows were incredibly dirty. Even if we don't clean them super often, it's not usually that bad. :-) This was in the middle of the whole getting-our-old-leaky-windows-changed process which lasted several days but was very successful; since then we haven't had a drop of water coming in during stormy rainfalls.

Sunday 8 January 2012


Saturday 7 January 2012

DIY pearly and colourful bracelets

If you're also taking down all Christmas decorations this weekend and if you happen to have some pearly garland, don't toss it away! Here's a perfect DIY to recycle some of it into colourful bracelets you'll be able to wear all year long. My mum and I were inspired to make these during the holidays, after seeing these beauties a few months ago. We used:
  1. Gather your material.
  2. Glue your pearly garland on the bracelet. We noticed that the final result is more sturdy if you place a little bit of glue under each and every pearl.
  3. Put a dot of glue to hold the beginning of your thread.
  4. Circle with the thread around each pearl. Do two or three rounds depending on how thick you want the colourful part to be (we did three rounds each time). When you've gone around the whole bracelet, make a little not and secure the end of the thread with a dot of hot glue.

I've been pairing mine with other bracelets from my collection...

Wednesday 4 January 2012

Red onion pizza

My mum makes the most delicious red onion pizza.

Tuesday 3 January 2012

Colourful zipers

I bought lots of zippers and some pleather at the fabric market in November... and used them to make lots of colourful little presents for Christmas.

(I followed the same technique as for this little pouch. It was my very first time working with pleather, and everything went very smoothly. Much more so than I had anticipated!)

Sunday 1 January 2012

Happy 2012!

Happy New Year everyone!

We woke up to this amazing sight this morning... not a bad way to start an exciting new year, right?

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