Ho deciso di non usare decorazioni rosse ma solo questo pallete di colori: bianco, verde e marrone e quindi lana e legno sono perfette.
Le decorazioni le ho comprate o fatte a mano nei mesi scorsi:
- Balls from Riccicasa
- Handmade Wool Balls
- Wooden Pins
- Crochet Stars by Jelly Wares
- White Candels
- Birdhouses from John Lewis, essendo la mia ultima mania, non potevano mancare!
- Cookies, recipe by Bakeat350, sotto vi ho tradotto la ricetta.
- my Olivia's Boots
- loads of Pinecones raccolte quest'estate al mare.
[Ho pure deciso di scrivere di più in italiano che in inglese. Farò un piccolo sunto del post in lingua ala fine.]
Nell'impasto dei biscotti ho aggiunto un pò di cannella perchè volevo che si sentisse l'aroma e devo dir la verità... si sente un sacco!! C'è GIA' una bellissima atmostera natalizia in casa nostra.
Qui la ricetta originale in inglese dei cookies.
E' di Bridget, Bake at 350, il mio guro in tema cookies. Ecco i link qui sotto:
Se invece non siete ferrate in inglese e volete le traduzioni cliccate qui:
Biscotti da Decorare - ITALIANO
This years our xmas tree is already up in our living room, brighting and smelling! Loads of new decorations are on and NO RED at all.
Here expecially you can find the recipe for cookies for decoration I used, it's by bake at 350 , my mentor!!!
Do you like my Xmas tree?
I wanted to try immediatly and I have to admit that the recipe is brilliant, perfect, very accurate. It's really easy peasy to bake these rolls, they're even simple to make!
Here the fantastic recipe: Delicious Dinner Rolls.
- Hat with flower: hat pattern available for free here; for the flower click here;
- Pink Pikie Hat: my inspiration was from this free pattern then I just changed something, I'll upload my new pattern soon!
- Cardigan: free pattern here by Petite Purls.
- Dummy Holder: for the flower click here; for the leaf click here.
And eventually I managed to put together some pics of Giulio's first birthday party. The theme is elefant with red ballon, totally inspired by Dulce Sobremesa.I made wall decorations, table decorations and the cake and decorated biscuits! Yes I DID MAKE the sugar cake and biscuits, honestly I thought it was ore difficult but it wasn't, probably also because the decorations werent' very hard to make.
I decided to decorated our home with traditional xmas colour: white, red and green so Giulio can surely get the real touch of Christmas. He loves to play with my tree!!!!
So I sewed some red hearts, crocheted some white stars (click for getting the pattern) and bought other decoration such as wooden and fabric ornaments. My mum gave me also some white candels to hang on the tree, they look very nice there, very good idea mum!
and also I bought the Santa clothes for Giulio, he looks so sweet in those, doesn't he?!!Pin It
TORTA CIOCCOLATINO "Clio"
200 cioccolato fondente
2 cucchiai farina
Mescola tuorli con zucchero molto bene poi aggiungere farina. A parte sciogliere il burro e il cioccolato. In una ciotola montare gli albumi a neve lasciandoli un pochino di liquido e metti un pizzico di sale. Mescolare i 3 composti e inforna 30/35 min a 200°.
Eventually I had Giulio's baby shower just in time, I mean, he was born 3 weeks in advance so just 5 days after his shower. I enjoyed so much arranging everything and also the party was really cute and was so nice to meet so many good girlfriends of mine. It was a really good laugh afternoon.
As promise but a bit late I'm here with a new post. Sorry for my lack but I'm currently very busy with my new job: brand new mum!
I think now I can come back and post more often than the last month.
Here on the left you can see the gift I made for my husband: photos album (from Papercase, £2) with an handmade fabric cover. I add an "L" on one of them such as L of London and on the other I add just an heart. These 2 albums host loads of pics of us during last amazing and sparkling 2010.
The gift was really appreciate!
I'll be back soon with more news.
Here we go with some new download by Mulino Bianco, a very delicious biscuit Italian company ! This's a very sweet idea: you can download printables to make these cute decorations for your Xmas tree or others.
Ah of course if you are able to find these biscuits taste them, they are delicious dipped in milk ... mmm
Have a lovely Xmas
I just found on HOW ABOUT ORANGE blog this very useful post: free printable holiday labels, perfect for this season! You can find a selection of really nice printable gift tags. The holidays were fast approaching make sure you are ready!!
Enjoy packing your Xmas present,
- white paper sheets
- paper tape
- few metres of strip
- loads of fantasy, inspiration and creativity!
- some scrapbooking ideas
- 24 number
I made 24 little envelopes using normal white papers just cutting in 3 strips an A4 paper. I folded up every strip in two and I fixed both sides with paper tape leaving opened the top.
I pasted on each bag one number and then ... I used my creativity! Each front of those bags are different, I added hearts, bunting, just paper tape, some cute designs, more.
When I got all my bag totally dressed up t I hanged them to a string and, here we go, I pinned them up the wall. What is there inside these bags? I wrote short letters or just some quotes I love and I also added candies.
Doesn't it sound very easy and cheap? Have a look at the photos above.
sorry if I've been no posting but I moved to Italy and I'm really busy to sort out everuthing for the born of my little one. I'm having good time here in my home town, I had the baby shower too and it was really cute and it was really nice to organize evrything. I'll post soon some pics of it.
Hey hey hye! Yes, I currently have a sweet tooth, I do love loads of differents cakes and sweet and I have been so lucky to find this sweet blog: Smitten Kitchen.
It'a a stunning web site where you can find a delicious mix of photos and recipes. All you find is come from a tiny kitchen in New York City. all recipes are come with tutorials on everything so it's very easy to make them.
Here my pinch:
Crispy, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies.
The secret of these cookies? Don't overbake them!
Conversion: here and here
Thanks for this sharing Paoline!! Click on the images to grab your card.
via how about orange
I just bumped into this gorgeous website: JOLIE PETITE CHOSE. They sell a little pieces and mobiles that add for sure a cute and cozy touch at your baby nursery.
This lovingly hand crafted nursery mobile features 5 distinctive elephants with each in its own individual colour and pattern.
This mobile is designed with the elephant trunks pointing up to bring good luck!
All of them are handmade in Jodie’s Melbourne studio and every use fabbric is soft and unique and all patterns are so sweet. You can choose among elephants, owls, tree, birds and more.
When someone asked about the inspiration behind her collection Jodie replied… “My inspiration was to give my lovely little daughter something special made by me to cherish and remember as a part of her life as a baby/infant. Hopefully she will pass the things I make for her on to her own little one someday”…. A lovely reflection that truly sums up the essence of the handmade children’s industry.
They would make the perfect gift for any new arrival.
My owl barn offer us possibility to personalize the calenzar 2011 on line by chosing 30 different pics of owls. the tool will create automatically a pdf ready to be downloaded.
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This morning I have some wonderful eye candy to share with you.
sass&belle: home accessorises
Have a look at the website. Isn't Sass & Belle just so magical?
It has draemy little homely things and I could probably spend a fortune in it
Here the address:Sass & Belle Address
Address: 21-22 New Row
Good morning everyone! I started my week in a right sweet way this morning and trust me ... it's wonderfull to wake up like that: I had 2 slices of this yummy and gorgeous lemon cake! I couldn't help to have just one ...
I baked that yestarday afternoon, it was the first time I made this cake using this recipe and ... OMG it was a fantastic surprise: it's 100% delicious and easy make as well.
Here the recipe, try baking and let me know how the result will be.
Time baking: 30'
Difficulty: easy peasy,lemon squeezy!
Here you go with the FREE DOWNLOAD of this cool hat pattern! Isn't this hat so gorgeous? I knitted it in one evening watching X-Factor so i can definitely say that the level of difficulty is: easy peasy!
Needles: 4,5 mm
Yarn: less then 2 skeins of Rialto Aran by Debbie Bliss - 100% Extra Fine Merino wool. I bought them on line just here.
Now grab here the pattern and enjoy your knitting!
If you have change to go shopping there, you won’t be disappointed. I already decided where to buy my xmas presents for gals friends of mine!!
How? Visit zinapal and create your ebook! Zinepal turns existing web content into printable PDFs and eBooks in the ePub, Amazon Kindle and Mobipocket formats. It is the easiest way to repurpose your existing web content and reach additional audiences using eBooks and printable PDFs. In just a couple of steps you can have you personal e-book! With this tool you can repurpose your existing online content to reach additional audiences via eBooks and printable PDFs. Actually I was thinking right about my mum, she is not friendly with blogging so I can show her my post using this easy pdf so my blog is available also for her. Guys have a look and get amazed like me! Here you can grab my last pdf newspaper.
Isn't it so perfect!? anyway lets go haed and let me give you some tips to get it very easily.
Step by step:
1) First able the crucial point is to find the right pumpkin to cut: it could be soft and the size should be suitable for the template you chose. Of course you can also re-size the template adapting it to your pumpkin.
2) Cope the top where the stalk is (cut at 4/5 cm from it or less, it’s depends of the size of your pumpkin), the copped part should look such as a lid. Keep the lid!
3) Empty properly our pumpkin from seeds and stuff.
4) Put the paper of our template on the side you like, hang and fix it on the pumpkin with the help of some needles. Watch out! Make sure you put the needles in the part of the pumpkin you are going to remove so at the end you won’t find any little marks.
5) With a sharp and small cutter/knif notch and make a lot of little cuts on the pumpkin following right the shape of the design. Now you should see the design impress on your pumpkin in broad terms.
6) Start removing the biggest parts (without pay attention at the little details) then you can starting to refine and give a shape cutting precisely and minutely all borders. If you are in trouble, to get the best design out and to make the work easier for you, you can also reduce the thickness near the edges but don’t go too far! And if that is not necessary please avoid it. Don’t reduce to much the thickness otherwise the pumpkin becomes soft and it can wrinkle.
7) Here you go with the magic secret!! Put on all borders a bit of Vaseline so the edges won’t become black because of the air and also this avoids our pumpkin to dry too much.
8) Now put inside a candle and cover with the copped top. It's done!
Light it up and it’s Halloween’s night!! You’ll find something to suit your skill level!
Download printables here
Do you fancy it? Isn't it so classy and perfect to fit little feet? The ribbon is a pin for the mum to be and i'm going to give away these bows like a present for my baby shower. I've been knitting them n every colors, they look so fab.
Here you go to download for free the pattern.