To make: 4 bananas 2 spoons of Golden Syrup 2 cups of flour 1/2 cup of milk 1/3 fruit sugar 2 eggs
Whack flour & fruit sugar together, mix, Beat eggs, syrup n milk together. Add to flour & fruit sugar, mix, add 3 mashed bananas, mix, add chocolate chips or nuts if desired, Put mixture in loaf tin & slice 4th banana to put on top. Cook for 40 mins in oven @180c
Love LOVE LOVE this whale picture, commissioned to be made originally for a short film. Hand cut from paper by Mr Yen, a designer in Leeds, UK. I think its such a sweet image. He has a pretty cool blog aswell, check it out here... Boy Mr Yen loves his fruit!
My nan is a beast at cooking cakes, that cake gene skipped my mother, my sister & me but me and my sis have soldiered on and we've had a few hits (metal note, do not trust ASDA cake mix) and then sis made these for our mates birthday, she had the weird icing pump and everything, I must outdo her next time!!!
Wow I love chocolate, and Rococos chocolates are my current favourite, my mate bought me some ages ago and I didn't scoff it in 5 minutes like I usually do, there seemed something a bit more special about it, maybe it was the fact I knew it was a lot more expensive than a bar of Dairy Milk, maybe it was because it was a lovely Cinnamon flavour and comes in other yummy flavours like Violet, Earl Grey, Jasmin, Orange & Geranium, Lavender and Morello Cherry. Or maybe its because of the amazing packaging...yes I'm a girl and I am heavily drawn to packaging, I once bought an Urban Decay eye shadow in strange luminous colour simply because there was an attractive Japanese carp on the front, That same eye shadow I would have probably ignored if Collection 2000 made it. Japan is a country obsessed with packaging, when I visited I was somewhat amused at all the fuss but bought into it all the same once I got into it, when everything is wrapped up nicely it makes the item inside seem ten times more exciting. I bought some incense from a shop and it was lovingly wrapped and stickered and wrapped with a bow. I grew up in a world where things were not giftwrapped unless you spent your months pocket money in Boots buying perfume for your mum or something, so I remember the same amusement when I pair of cheapy £5 earrings were given the tissue paper treatment and covered in giant "A" stickers by Accessorize. But when I was buying postcards and eyeliners I had to draw the line, not everything has to be giftwrapped! Infact, Japan are slowly coming round to the fact that they use ALOT of packaging and have now started to cut down on gift wrapping the world. Nice packaging is nice, but just save it for the fun stuff. My chocolate has now been scoffed and digested a while ago now, but I have kept the pouch that it came in, I don't know what it will be used for, but Dairy Milk wrappers go straight in the bin! Anyway...I try to drop many hints every year at my boyfriend that I want an egg, I'm hoping for a nice big egg crammed with chocolate, naturally....like these!!!
Nice write up about my work at the Shop Floor Project, if you haven't visited the SFP you really really should, lots of quirky pieces of jewellery, scarves, wallpaper, cards, tshirts, ceramics made by independent designers. I really really REALLY love this wallpaper by Belynda Sharples, I want to cover some old chest of drawers in this print; "Tropical Swans!"
New Pastels in shop.... Just been adding some new items this weekend in the shop and successfully managed to pin my sister down this morning to take these photos...I'm really pleased with them and I'm going to use them in my Look Book for this Summer. I'm focusing on my fisherman's rope for the sunny period this year, and there has been so many sugar-y sherbert-y colours on the catwalk that I have decided to make some good enough to eat pastel sea pottery designs too, corals, baby pinks, periwinkle & baby blue, soft biscuit, terracotta, lemon, butter and shades of mint.
Went to see Alice in Wonderland and it was such a great film, Tim Burton really knows how to spin an unusual yarn. Tim Burton actually went to Charlestown, an old harbour near where I grew up on the south coast of Cornwall. Its a beautiful port and often has residential Square sail boats in the harbour that attract alot of tourists, and its also where my best mate has a brilliant art gallery selling local art and her own crazy graffitti and japaneese inspired artwork. It was great to see it on the big screen, and although its not the first time Charlestown has been used in a film, its certainly the best its looked!
Another fantastic thing is that Tom Binns, one of my favourite jewellery designers, has collaborated with Disney Couture Jewellery to create some crazy Alice in Wonderland inspired jewellery. I'm sure these will be great collectors items, I really want the Teacup necklace!
Came down to Cornwall to surprise my mum for her birthday, me and my sister thought we would make a week of it so we packed up the car and drove down yesterday. Spent the day beachcombing, eating scrambled egg & beans on toast and pottering round Luxlyan woods with my sister, cousin and buster the sausage hund. Going to take some photos of my new work while I'm down here, and get my sister to model it as she is much more photogenic than me!
Hello! This is a really exciting blog about the trials and tribulations of establishing myself as a jewellery designer. The sort of jewellery designer that opens the Water bill and punches the air in joy, because she knows that it wont financially cripple her this month.