Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Interior Design Adventure


Sorry I've gone a little quiet… I'm studying to become a fully fledged interior designer, its something i studied when i was a college but never carried on as a business as i went down the fashion route for a while, so I'm super excited to be picking it up now as i feel i can really focus with mature understanding (did i just call myself mature? surely not!) …. it's something i've always "done" but i now feel i want to get qualified. Going back to school is so exciting and I can't wait to get involved helping clients and styling homes again!

This year (fingers crossed) is going to be a good ol' busy one….. My book nearly ready, I'm working with an incredible agent and by the end of the year I should have a chunk of qualifications under my belt so I'm taken super seriously in the world of design!!

Lastly I need to share a little bit of Tuesday excitement! One of my heroines Abigail Ahern is only going to be bringing out an amazing paint range!! HURRAH! It will be a small range of beautiful hues that you can't currently get anything close to or as good as on the market!! Ive always had to mix my own paint as I can never seem to find the right shade, so I'm super thrilled Abigail is bringing out her own range, I just know they are going to be divine! So I'm now waiting until she unveils her range in March to re paint the living room………….. I can hear Mr G cheering!

Happy Tuesday xx

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Spicy Hangover eggs

So these aren't strictly to be saved for a good hangover, they make a great post sunday lunch supper. My children adore these too, I just opt for a little less spice.

Ingredients to make 4

8 Smoked bacon rashers
1/2 Chilli (more if you really want to heat it up)
4 tbsp Salsa
A handful of good Cheddar or Gruyere cheese, grated
4 eggs
Chopped chives
Salt and pepper


Pre heat oven to 180/350 degrees

Chop the chilli removing seeds, add to the salsa and mix

Grease 4 compartments of a muffin tin, layer up each compartment with 2 rashers of bacon, then a good dollop of your salsa mix, add some grated cheese then crack an egg on top, finishing with a sprinkling of chives and a twist of salt and pepper.

Pop in the oven for 20 mins until the eggs aren't wobbly


Thursday, 9 January 2014

African print play pants

I've been making my children clothes for ages, I love the feeling I get when they are romping about in something I've made for them.

I stumbled across some pretty darn amazing fabric on line, African wax printed fabric and instantly fell HEAD OVER HEELS! I decided to make Arthur some play pants, harem style…easy to run around in and don't restrict any movement (was that a bad idea?!)….. and now have orders from Archie…. so better get cracking!

African wax print fabrics are made by printing the patterns in wax on the cloth and then dyeing the fabric. The fabric, which is 100% cotton soaks up the dye, excluding the portions whee the dye was applied. The wax is broken off by machine. Patterns are then printed on the fabric again with other colours.

I'm hugely into bold prints right now and have been using them in projects for my home and adore the vibrancy and playfulness they bring, so seeing my bouncy, happy, semi-feral children adorned in these is pretty fitting!

I hope you like them! xx