Friday, 24 February 2012

Sunny cityscape

Lovely sunny view of the city from the Horniman Museum gardens today.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Bronze rocking horse

I'll definitely have to try and make a trip into central London to see this bronze sculpture that was unveiled on the Fourth Plinth at Trafalgar Square this morning. Designed by Scandinavian duo Elmgreen & Dragset, the sculpture portrays a young boy on his rocking horse and celebrates future and the heroism of growing up.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Big book of shapes

I'm very proud of my recent charity shop find - 'The Big Book of Shapes' published by Tate and in perfect condition. Each page has different activities using beautiful illustrations and bold colours that will teach my little lady about circles, squares and triangles....when she's a little older perhaps!

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Textural transformations

Two of my favourite images from the current exhibition at the Horniman Museum. 'Mummers, Maypoles and Milkmaids' displays 50 photographs by Sara Hannant that look at English rituals, traditional dances and costumed processions.

*Texture *Fabrics *Layering *Colour *Conceal *Transformation

Nannas knits

Nanna has started knitting adult sized cardigans too...yey!!

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Cute packaging

A bit late with this post (although it could almost be for Valentines!) but I love the customised Cath Kidston wrapping on these presents from my friend to Lily and baby J.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Friendship cake

I've spent 10 days looking after, feeding and caring for some sourdough cake mix that was passed on to me from a friend (thanks Carly!). I was told the mixture was called 'Herman' and given some instructions that advised me if Herman stopped bubbling he had died!! Although all I had to do most days was give him a stir, it has kind of felt like I've had two babies to look after.

It's quite a nice little project, and after ten days you split the mixture into four, pass three to friends (who I'm sure will thank you!) and then add lots of ingredients to make an apple/cinnamon/almond sponge cake....kind of tasted like an apple strudel. Unfortunately I had my first baking disaster, and while trying to get it out of the tin it kind of fell out and became more of a disguised with lots of custard!

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Friday, 3 February 2012

Hello baby George!

Today we had a little trip up to Crouch End to see baby George. We took a train, the tube and a bus to get there, and Lily was such a good little traveller. Baby George showed us his toys kept in a stylish wicker basket, but L just wanted to walk up and down the hallway in her cute Collegien slippers.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Material girl

It seems this girl likes nothing more than rummaging through my fabric box!

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Wrapped Stairs

Our Christo-inspired 'Wrapped Stairs' installation.....the temporary quick-fix result of finding the little lady on the second step of our roof terrace staircase. We hoped she would perhaps just not bother with them, but one day I guess she just thought "hmmmmm"!