My baby turned three on Sunday. What a bittersweet moment that was. She was super excited to be turning ‘free and cementing her status as a big girl. She requested a cake that was half chocolate, half strawberry and half ‘nilla (vanilla) and I went into cake making overdrive. I stayed up half the night making my take on a three layered neapolitan cake. It was so worth the late night when she saw it the next morning. She was as proud as punch of her birthday cake and pretty excited to show it off. read more
It’s taken me ages to agonise over a winner for April’s #fridayfaffingcompetition, there are just too many beautiful entries. You are all making it very hard for me! Before I announce the lucky winner of the beautiful vase from Winterwares I want to share a few more of the gorgeous images that caught my attention last month.
These mouthwatering food images are by: @circleofpines, @borrowed_salt, @alisaanton, @mangelka
And these four lovely photos with their pops of blue/green really made me swoon: @wezyrnezycie, @threadofastory, @angelasteynandco, @simmykins
But the time has come to announce the winner for April. So without further ado, it gives me great pleasure to announce @traceyc1968 as the winner for her beautiful image below. I love the tones, the mix of vintage items and the addition of the green apples. Lovely composition Tracey! Please email me your details when you get a moment to firstname.lastname@example.org. A big thanks to Simone from Winterwares for sponsoring April’s prize and everyone who joins in each week. I love seeing your beautiful images filling up the hashtag.
I recently took an incredible trip to Queensland. The road trip was part of an Etsy Australia campaign called #city2outback, and an opportunity to explore the life of an Etsy maker – from their artistic practice to the local area they call home and the source of the inspiration behind their work. Our trip took us to Ayr in far North Queensland where we met Phillip and Majella who are the lovely couple behind Exquisite Gem. They showed us the beautiful corner of the world they live in and gave us an insight into how they make their jewellery. I took close to 1000 photos over the weekend and put together two photo essays about the trip, one about the landscape in Queensland that I’ll share next week and this one about the hand made process behind Phillip and Majella’s jewellery.
Week 17 passed by in a blur and I almost didn’t take any photos until at the very end of the week I managed to snap a few quick pics with my camera. The first camellia started blooming in my garden, a very welcome sight as I love camellias.
Thank goodness for these garden beauties that caught my eye one morning before work or otherwise this week would have been photo free.
The weeks are slipping by so fast aren’t they? We’re trying to make the most of the mild Autumn weather before the rain kicks in. The last two weeks have been lovely, we’ve been out and about seeing things around our city. Two things we’ve really enjoyed were #Public2016 and the Night Noodle Markets at Elizabeth Quay.