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November 2010

inspirational wreaths

Vintage Sheet Music Wreath Methodist Hymnal Book PagesKraft Snowflake Wreath

Feather-wreath Needing creative inspiration for a Christmas wreath? I really want to make one this year, so I turned to the internet to discover these beauties in paper, wood, felt, plant and feather. I'm now inspired, just need is a little time...

1. Vintage Sheet Music Wreath by ReginacMoore on Etsy
2. Kraft Snowflake Wreath by West Elm
3. Felted Ball Wreath by Pickles
4. Succulent Wreath by Viva Terra
5 Feather Wreath by UK stylist Selina Lake. You can view her beautiful portfolio here. I can imagine this is permanent decor, not just for Christmas

putting the passion into ice cream


Passionfruit = Summer = Ice cream = Perfect combo!

We're not quite into Summer yet, but Mother Nature is dishing up a sampler. Brand-spanking new to the green grocer, I spotted these super fresh oversized Panama Passionfruits this week. Their amazing smooth skin (not all wrinkled like your favourite aunt) reddish/blueish in colour with snow flake spotting. Very pretty. The also yield much tart/sweet juice and seeds. But I'm convinced the real passion for passionfruit comes from the smell. After 'juicing' the fruit, my kitchen and fingers are awash with their aroma

So what to do with these delights...Pasionfruit ice cream, yum! If you're making it yourself, simply follow a standard Vanilla Ice Cream recipe and add 1 1/2 cups of strained passionfruit juice and 1/2 passionfruit pulp to the custard in the last 5 minutes of churning. Or add the juice and pulp to a softened pre-purchased 1 litre tub of ice cream. Scoop out the passionfruit shells, including the inner membrane, and freeze the ice cream inside the self-made little cups



all gooey over resin


What is it about resin that's so attractive? Perhaps it's the colours, reminiscent of jellies and candy (that's why I want to eat it)? Or maybe the organic look and texture that's so appealing to the touch? Whatever it is, I can't get enough! I was very excited to receive the new Dinosaur Design's brochure yesterday featuring their new 'Bones' collection. Always imaginative in content and design but can be quite pricey. If you're looking for a cheaper alternative, but no by no means lesser quality, I recommend you head over to Resign on Etsy. My package containing 2, 3, 4, 5 bracelets just arrived and haven't left my wrist for days