Friday, 31 January 2014

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Five Things

I was going to do my usual "Three Things" post but with all the pretty things I got for Christmas and my birthday earlier this month I decided to add two more items to the list. There are many more lovely new things in my possession, of course / I'm afraid, but I had to draw a line somewhere ...

- a very pretty (and very pink) mug & plate set
from Accessorize

- another little angel for my bedroom wall

- a gorgeous warm scarf from Fraas

- yet another incredibly beautiful angel pendant

- and a yummy new leather purse from Joules!

Happy & grateful :)

Wednesday, 29 January 2014


An ordinary day outfit.
Simple, with a bunch of favourites.

Like a hat, 
a thick woolly roll-neck, 
a pair of boots, 
a felt corsage ... you know ...

Outfit details:

- leather boots - shoe store in the capital
- trousers - local clothes shop
- leather belt - H&M
- roll-neck - Benetton
- silk scarf (under the roll-neck) - Joules
- quilted jacket - Joules
- hat - Boden
- corsage - boutique in the capital 
& handmade green leaf!
- angel ring :)

Friday, 24 January 2014

Tickled Pink!

My boy, an aspiring pianist, 
attended a seminar with Simon Trpceski
a musical wonder from Macedonia. 

Photo: source

Photo: source

We are all absolutely impressed by the maestro, 
an incredibly warm and giving person 
with a great sense of humour. 

Feeling grateful :)

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Of Bunnies & Owls

The postman has been, yay!

He brought me this gorgeous bunny purse ... 

Photo: source

... and the stunning owl brooch!

Photo: source

Happy, happy, happy!

Thank you so much, Julia from materialised 
(and Franca from orangesandapples who led me to Julia's shop)!

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Bedside Table Update

I very much enjoy reading 'him'.

These two are my current indulgences.

Highly recommended :)

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

M. A. W. W.

Standing for: Mad About Wrist Warmers!

Another pair I made from an old jumper - embellished with a pair of felt earrings made by my lovely friend Marysia :)

And a pair I crocheted a while ago, with pretty little corsages made by my blogging friend Alix :)

I told you I was mad ...

... about wrist warmers ... :)

Friday, 17 January 2014

Winter Neutrals

A bit late, but never mind - 
my Christmas Day outfit! 

Not really my usual colour scheme 
but I wanted the accessories to stand out
(including my 'neutral' grey hair ...)!

Outfit details:

- boots - Stroll
- tights - home closet :)
- dress - Tom Tailor
- woollen top - local store
- coat - Benetton
- scarf - my Mum's
- hat - Boden
- wrist warmers - I made them
- holly corsage - Etsy (Vanessa Cabban)
- red corsages - handmade by Alix from usedtobees
- Nativity pendant - Christmas tree decoration from the local florist :)

I liked the outfit despite the lack of colour ...

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Angel Ring - Check!

Remember the wishlist
Apparently, I've been a good girl.

According to St Nick :)

Check in tomorrow for the whole outfit!

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Only Blossoms

A little corsage I made to brighten up 
my already bright knitted beret :)

I used thick felting wool 
which shrinks by 40 % when washed. 
Should keep this in mind ...

The fabric, of course, 
is Liberty Tana Lawn. 
Teeny tiny scraps of it ... 
I keep them all :)

The beret came from Benetton. Years ago. 
As good as new now, though!

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Taking It Easy

Now this is what I call a slow start into the new year. Nearly half of January has passed already and I'm on my second blog post! Well, it's been busy at our quarters in the last couple of weeks, what with my birthday celebrations and all ... And now I'm finally ready to embrace life at its usual pace :)

For a proper start, I'll make your mouth water with some of the Christmas & birthday goodies we made. As usual, I'm still not one for carrying my little camera around the house and taking photos of everything I do, so here's a very limited selection of our makings:

I always make shortbread for Christmas, following the above recipe. Always a success :)

Another batch was a chocolatey one - one half of the rice flour substituted by cocoa powder. Yummy!

The ones below are seriously the best biscuits ever. My little girl (with a brand new hair do) has been a busy bee :) And a great helper!

Next project and more help - I love making yummy treats with my girl!

The biscuits turned out absolutely gorgeous - and delicious. Looking forward to this year's Christmas :)

(P.S.: an Easter Bunny has hopped onto our plate of Christmas biscuits - no wonder, considering the weather!)

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Happy 2014 & Current Read

I hope you've had a soft and gentle start into the new year, my dear blogging friends. Our family spent the New Year's Eve at our place with some closest friends, talking, playing games and having a wonderful time. 

Yesterday I celebrated my birthday, which was another good start of the new year :) I got many lovely presents - blog posts to follow!

For now, let me just share with you my current reading obsession - highly recommended!

Have a truly great year - I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog posts in 2014!