27 April 2011

More Marimekko goodness

Remember I said that I was going to use my new Marimekko plate for cakes? Well, I found a better use for it, ensuring that it won't hide in the cupboard. I can now enjoy its beauty in the living room!

24 April 2011

Winners... and an award!

First off, an Easter treat for my lovely commenters.

I'll be sending an origami recipe heart to Chelsea, Fizzleout, Julie, Widge, Jane, Katyha, Littlemissairgap AND Chrisy. That's right, every single one of you who left me a comment! Please shoot me your address details and I'll get folding and posting! In exchange, I may ask for the full recipes for some of those treats, as they all sounded delicious.

And, now, an award for me! This is the second time I've received the Versatile Blogger Award, and it has been bestowed upon me by the lovely Tracey. I am required to tell you all seven facts about myself, and then pass the award on to other worthy bloggers. So, without further ado...

1. As a child I was obsessed with the Swedish pop group Roxette. The happiest day of my life was when I opened my Christmas present as a twelve year old to discover tickets to their Brisbane concert.
2. When I was eleven, I won the school fete karaoke competition. I sang Roxette's 'The look' (of course), and won a hefty $10 prize. I spent my winnings on a talking troll doll. Creepy.
3. My ankles have about 50 per cent more rotation than they're supposed to. No high heels for me!
4. I listen to records quite a bit. Some things just sound better on vinyl. Currently, Fleetwood Mac's Rumours is a favourite.
5. The first thing I ever saved my pocket money for as a child was a My First Macquarie Dictionary and a big fat Jacaranda world atlas. I was five. I'm pretty sure the dictionary was a sign of things to come.
6. I know all the words to Vanilla Ice's Ice Ice Baby, as well as far too many other eighties and nineties hits.
7. I am going to be a bridesmaid for the first time this September (for my younger sister).

That's all! Ok, I now tag KatyhaLavender's Green, designed to a T and kit and nancy!

17 April 2011

Giveaway: Origami recipe hearts

As you may have seen a little while ago, I recently made some origami recipe hearts for the Brisbane ABCD Meetup. I went along on Friday night and met some super lovely and creative people (not to mention the super lovely and creative items they all made for the goodie bags!).

Would you like an origami recipe heart to appear in your mailbox? If so, please leave a comment and tell me what recipe you would put inside. You have until Wednesday night... good luck!

09 April 2011

Marimekko in its new home

My Marimekko purchases arrived during the week! Hooray!

My lovely tea cup currently resides on top of the cabinet in my dining room study nook. I am quite pleased with the little vignettes that I have created here.

Here's a peek at how the space is currently looking.

02 April 2011

Origami recipe hearts

I'm excited to be attending the next Brisbane ABCD Meetup at the Powerhouse in a couple of weeks. The gatherings are for all creative types who blog, and as I've never attended one before I thought it might be a nice opportunity to put some faces to names! I've even ordered myself some business cards in anticipation.

The most exciting part of all is that everyone can contribute a crafty treat to goodie bags for everyone to enjoy. Not having my own crafty business, I had to think long and hard about what I might be able to contribute. I eventually came up with the idea for these colourful origami hearts.

Inside each heart is a personal recipe of mine, which can only be read if you're willing to unfold the paper to reveal it.

If you're a crafty blogger in Brisbane and want to know what the recipe is, you'll just have to come along to the meetup! Check out the ABCD Facebook page if you're interested.