Tuesday, 22 November 2011
This is our entry for the Advent Wreath Festival at the local church! I made it by cutting out a circle of cardboard, then tracing round it onto the back of this lovely Christmas paper by Solitaire. I scribbled around the inner and outer circles to create more of a look of bushy foliage, then cut out the paper and glued it to the cardboard. I had some paper left over so I cut out some extra robins and pine branches to stick onto the wreath. Lastly, I added a loop of cotton twine to the back of the cardboard for hanging. This would be a great way to recycle your used wrapping paper if it's too nice to throw away. (Paper and twine available to buy at 44)
The lovely people at Solitaire have featured our wreath on their blog here.
Thursday, 17 November 2011
Yesterday we were very excited to discover this tiny tea room on a side street in Nottingham. The salt & pepper bunnies, on each table, were so cute and the sails on my windmill teaspoon actually spun around! We had cups of tea & coffee and delicious toasted tea cakes with lots of butter. We'll have to go again to try the lunch menu and the handmade cakes which looked wonderful on glass stands on the counter. Find out more about the White Rabbit Teahouse here.
Thursday, 10 November 2011
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
This is our favourite Christmas range at 44, by Norwegian designers Darling Clementine. The Winter Wonders cards & birch veneer trays have a retro feel whilst being modern and original, and the 2012 Calendar is full of woodland creatures and printed on lovely heavyweight card. Find them all here.