Saturday, 19 December 2009

Christmas lights IV

A very merry xmas to all the regular and occasional visitors to my blog(s). We are off on Tuesday for two weeks in bucolic Derbyshire, a very much deserved holiday after a pretty challenging year! I would like to thank you all for taking the time to visit my blog, it means a lot to me! I wish you and your loved ones a wonderful xmas and a new year full of joy, laughter, creativity, success and love! Paola XX

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Knitted ballerina

I think I am going to try to create a similar pair of slippers/ballerina, I only need to recycle an old scarf, make a pattern, get some fabric, some rubber soles and do some hand stitching to finish off the ballerina, it should be fun!

More cute from Accessorize

When I walk into Accessorize I always feel like buying most of the items on display, and the shop window display never fails to inspire me!

Warm boots from Accessorize

I absolutely adore these boots!

The cat, the doll and the glitzy pig

Cute decorations from Accessorize

Cute xmas decorations

An alternative to wrapping paper

While I was preparing Mum's birthday presents, I decided to crochet this cute little brown bag. I was not too keen on buying wrapping paper to wrap the presents, so I got myself some yarn, some gorgeous silk magenta ribbon and a glitzy pink heart that I stitched onto the bag. Mum loves the bag and now she can use it to carry her small sewing items.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Mom's birthday cake

It was the first time that Mom and I baked a cake in an AGA oven, the idea was to bake a Victoria sponge cake, alas the top part was too "brown", so we were left with the bottom half. We then added the rasperry jam, the double cream and tiny sugary xmas trees, white bears and father xmas. It was great fun and the cake was delicious, at the second attempt the following day we successfully baked a "whole" Victoria sponge cake!!!

Inside the second hand shop

Friday, 4 December 2009

Mumsy's birthday

Mom Giulia and I are off for a few days to celebrate her birthday. We will come back next week, in the meantime I am sure I will take trillions of photos!
Have a wonderful weekend you all, regular and occasional visitors, I am glad to share my photos and thoughts with you!
Ciao, Paola