Archive for May, 2008

adventure: bento for wednesday lunchtime


left hand container – vegetable chilli and couscous

right hand container – cherry tomatoes and sundried tomato (in cup), chunk of cheese, baby spinach, boiled egg with peppercorn eyes

inspiration: this is what got me really excited about bento www.lunchinabox.net they always look so tasty! Here’s a close-up of the egg man, just for fun…


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adventure(s): cupcake mountain, mini bunting card, nautical apron and nautical wrapping!

ingredients: too many!

inspiration: little sister’s 21st birthday tea! The cupcake mountain was the second cake i made, as the first was a disaster. It is made from 12 cupcakes, stuck together with chocolate icing and covered with more of the same, with the leftover chocolate stuck in wherever there was a space. When we sang happy birthday the flag burnt down – very dramatic! The bunting on the card is really tiny, only about 1.5cm across. The tape stuck accross the bottom is from accessorize – i am addicted to mini tape. The apron i bought from a charity shop for 70p and i embellished it with an anchor with a baby blue rick rack chain, navy blue polka dot ribbon and gold nautical buttons, also from the charity shop. I wrapped it up in the instructions from a vintage pattern, more of the ribbon and another nautical button. Phew!

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adventure: snow bunny

ingredients: linen napkin, white felt, embroidery thread, silver ribbon, bronze beads, silver card

inspiration: another one from ‘Softies’┬áthis lovely but slightly scary bunny was a design by Tamar Mogendorff. It was a 25th wedding anniversary present for my parents. Making it resulted in a terrifying nightmare about a killer bunny! My favourite part is the embroidered face, the lines around the eyes really bring it to life.

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