Sunday, 3 March 2013

Is it Spring yet?

So the sun has actually come out, and it feels like the start of Spring! Flowers are poping out, buds on the trees and people are starting to cut their glass... it may still be freezing cold but it feels like spring is just around the corner.

Knits can get lighter, wardrobes become sunnier and heavy coats change for light jackets and body warmers are pulled out the back of the cuboards ready for those sunday afternoon walks across the beach!

The ombre trend is looking strong for Spring, is it that we are just dipping our toes into colour or is it that we are not quiet ready for a full wardrobe change? Take a peek at four ombre trends I have picked to be big this spring...

Purple to liacs...I love this way of displaying tuplips, so pretty. 
The table cloth would also be a real easy way to update any dinner party table!

Teal to mint.. Fabric necklace is not true ombre but it gives the same vibe.

Charcoal to grey... a really easy trend to carry off especially in the home.
 I always think a home full of books is a homely home... 
yes I do stack my own books in colours rather than topics!

Pink to coral... I love this necklace and I am very tempted to make one myself, it's pretty yet bold.
How fab does this cake look! This picture makes me want to learn to bake cakes that dont flop in the middle and then I could make a cake like this... I'm sure lots of little girls would love birthday cakes like this, especially if you kept the inside a suprise till you cut it open.

Hurry up Spring we are ready for you!

St.Davids day!

Yay, it’s St.Davids day!  After living in Wales since 2000, I have developed a real welsh pride. Welsh cakes have become a staple in my diet and I look forward to the spring when all the daffodils pop up and of course I support the welsh rugby team! 

So this year not being in Wales for the St.Davids weekend is a funny one, especially as I don't get to join in the cawl trail around Saundersfoot village. All the cafes and pubs in the village make up a big pot of cawl and everyone takes a small bowl and walks around the village testing all the different cawls and scoring them (along with washing them down with a few cheeky pints!) Lets just say the scores at the end of the trail are always higher!

Cawl... lamb and root veg

Yummy welsh cakes...

I would love to learn the welsh language and bring up kids in the future to be bilingual. I think it is important that children are introduced to different languages young, as it then becomes part of their daily routine and a game. As teenagers learning third languages at school it is then never an issue. If I wasn’t dyslexic I would have loved to learn more languages, but saying that I managed to get my head around basic Vietnamese while working there.

Look at this fab daffodil in Cardiff, Bute Park...

This fabulous sculpture was made by Susan Jones and is constructed out of wicker and recycled steel. It stands in Bute Park, Cardiff and welcomes all the visitors to the RHS flower show. Its stands a proud 11 feet high and 4 feet wide, and is being used to raise funds for the charity. It's always nice to see public art supporting the community for great causes. 

Beautiful daffodil field, I love yellow fields they are always so happy.

A quick doodle of mine, inspired by the picture above.

Happy St.Davids Day! 
Dydd Gwyl Dewi Sant Hapus!