Monday, January 30, 2012 8 Comments A+ a-

Japan's cookie artist rightly called cookieboy has just released his first book titled; リアルでアートなデコクッキーレシピ クッキーボーイのアイシングクッキー  It contains some of his works from his cookie exhibits seen in Tokyo as well as a 'How to' on making your very own cookieboy creations. Here are some page snaps of my fave cookies! Food art at it's best!!


Sunday, January 29, 2012 28 Comments A+ a-

Last Thursday I turned 28! Eeep! My Birthday also falls on Australia Day, so it's a day everyone enjoys as it is a public holiday here in Oz. I had a lovely day relaxing with my hubby and family. I got so many wonderful gifts from amazon jp and Uguisu (my hubby knows me well!) and ate yummy Pavlova off my new Cath Kidston polka dot plates that came all the way from the UK.

Treats all round

Friday, January 20, 2012 26 Comments A+ a-

These treats have kept me smiling all through the busy working week. I'm always a sucker for kawaii pretty packaging!
These Asian treats are from some of my favourite Asian grocery shops in Sydney, Australia. The are all so adorable, I will be saving the packaging for my inspiration board.
Oh sweet Japan! Caramel Corn Reindeer guy, Hello Kitty, Moomin biscuits, Peko Chocolate,Fuji Pan bread oh my!

Compendium Of Colour

Saturday, January 14, 2012 7 Comments A+ a-

You probably already guessed from my little regular blog mentions, that I'm a big fan of Melbourne artist/designer Beci Orpin. Like me she uses lots of bright colours and pretty patterns in her work. Published by Erm Books, 'Conpendium of Me by Beci Orpin' is a time capsule of several different aspects of Beci's life. My favourite page is her grandmas handkerchief collection. It makes me want to sew my own set of pretty handkerchiefs! Have a squiz and be inspired by Beci's use of pattern and colour.

Sewing Nook

Sunday, January 08, 2012 8 Comments A+ a-

Hope you all had a wonderful and fun Christmas and New Year break. If I had to sum up mine in one word it would be 'cosy'. I bought a sewing machine! (early b'day..present). My days were spent catching up with family and friends and setting up a little sewing nook at home. My sewing nook is filled with the must need sewing items as well as pretty fabrics, bright neon felt and my favourite sewing and knitting craft books. There have been many relaxing hours embroidering (I'm addicted) a DIY Beci Orpin pillow while I watch my fave UK shows 'Kristie's Homemade Home' and 'The Delicious Miss Dahl' - Sophie Dahl is my new favourite cook, she makes lots of yummy British inspired comfort food that leaves me drooling and craving mash potato and pea concoctions!