Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Covet Tuesday: Tala Retro Dry Cooks Measure

I grew up with this Dry Cooks Measure in our kitchen and have been looking for my own ever since. Lo and behold Tala have reissued it with this great Flour Sifter and lots of other retro kitchen goodies. I'm cheating a little here because I actually received these as a Christmas present so my coveting finally paid off! I believe they were bought at Argos but I've seen these in other kitchen shops around the city.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Eve Eve

Just joining in the snowy photograph bonanza that has hit the blogs recently! We went for a lovely walk over the weekend when the snow was melting and evaporating in the sun. Unfortunately its all turned to scary ice now making most of our footpaths lethal! Made some new tree decorations while watching Sleepless in Seattle (again!) a few weeks ago and they are hanging out on our lovely tree for the holidays!
Wising Everyone a Very Merry Christmas, G

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Vintage Whitman Playing Cards

I noticed the trend for greetings cards featuring vintage playing cards in London over the Summer (in shops such as Selfridges and Anthropologie). When I returned home I really regretted not buying some so set about searching online. I was lucky to find sets of Animal Rummy and Crazy Eights Playing Cards by Whitman. I especially love the little critters so made this card today (using Paperchase card blanks and photo corners) for my nephew's 2nd birthday this weekend!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Covet Tuesday: Bodum Christmas

I came across this Bodum Nissen Christmas Tree Holder in town the other day and was intrigued - its so stylish and compact - though suitable for a tree under 2m so no Griswold-esque monsters allowed! I had a look on the Bodum site and was surprised to find that they have a Christmas range - love those little toadstools!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Festive Makes

Remember my excitement when I found this Deer for 2euro in Cork - well, I visited the shop last week and found this companion Doe to keep him company!! They are currently hanging out on my mantelpiece. So I've been a bit creative and made this Christmas Sweets Felt Garland -  very easy to make with strips of felt and some butcher's twine!
I also put together these Recycled Egg Carton Fairy Lights - which I made using this tutorial. I've been saving egg boxes for what seems like about a year and I'm quite happy with the result - maybe this would look better with traditional undyed egg boxes?
I finally ordered some Washi Tape from Etsy so I'm planning loads of little projects inspired by here with these beauties. Oh and I sold this necklace from iheartcharms so made sure I gave the packaging a little festive cheer before popping it in the post!

Friday, December 3, 2010

iheartcharms Newly Listed on Etsy

With all this snow and ice around I've sucumbed and brought the Christmas decorations downstairs for a look! Meanwhile these are newly listed over at iheartcharms.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

iheartcharms Christmas Giveaway Winner

And the winner is ... comment number four: fisiwoman!
Thanks to everyone who entered the Giveaway and all the great feedback about iheartcharms!