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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Wedding Bells

It has been a long time since we heard wedding bells in the family and if I'm not mistaken, the last wedding I attended was my brother-in-law's and that must be more than 10 years ago. My cousin's daughter will be tying the knot soon and we are all looking forward to the wedding. I love weddings. With everyone all wrapped up in our busy schedules, a wedding seems like the only occasion that we are forced to make our obligatory appearance and break out of our shells to reach out and reconnect with family and friends. Besides, it's a good excuse to dress-up and splurge on a nice evening dress and yes, show off my cookies!


I made these kitties for my cousin's bridal shower.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A Tribute to Budgie

When her pet bird Budgie passed on, food stylist Anna Keville Joyce turned to art therapy to deal with her grief, creating these delightful bird  illustrations as tribute to her beloved feathered friend. Her creations are made up of 100% food elements which are displayed around the dishes for viewers to see exactly how each bird was created.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

He Is Risen!

I find it sad that the true meaning of Easter seems lost these days with the over commercialization of this sacred holiday. This year, armed with my newly acquired and very limited cookie-decorating 'skills', I am giving out these Christ-centered treats to my sons' classmates as visual reminders of the resurrection of our Saviour.

Happy Easter, pallies!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Songbirds

Visions of Spring are dancing in my head thanks to the many gorgeous images of pretty blooms and singing birds that are popping up everywhere! I am guessing that spring has finally sprung.
It's the monsoon season over here on our side of the pond which means it has been raining almost daily. I'm enjoying the cooler weather especially after that dreadful, prolonged drought we've just been through. It was our worst water crisis ever.  Hopefully, the rain will fill up our dams.

Cookiefying my vision of Spring

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Embroidered Microbes by Alicia Watkins

Fancy adorning your walls with these quirky cross-stitched microbial reminders of deadly bacteria and viruses  by Alicia Watkins?
The artist says, "GERMS! They're everywhere. You can't avoid them, not entirely -- though one would hope you'd avoid syphilis, of all things -- so why not incorporate them into your decor? If you're into science, or just germs, or cleanliness, or if you're a hypochondriac, you might like to see your interests/worst fears immortalized in stitchwork. Luckily, now you can."

I must say, these are  great conversation pieces to hang in your home.

From to Herpes to Gonorrhea, you can find lots of embroidered germs at her Etsy shop.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Easter Baskets

I've been practicing the basket weave technique on my cookies but somehow it just doesn't come out right. It'so very frustrating!  After many catastrophic attempts. only these three baskets made it to my cookie jar. The swear jar was full though! There goes my commitment to abstain from swearing this season of Lent.
Imagine having to make a dozen or more of these!  Ugggh!  I would probably end up bald from all that hair-pulling each time I get it wrong!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Food Maps

I am loving these fun maps of several countries illustrated with the food each country is known for. They are the collaboration of food stylist Caitlin Levin and photographer Henry Hargreaves, inspired by their passion for travel.

USA - Corn

Italy - Tomatoes

Australia - Shrimp

China - Noodles

France - Cheese And Bread

Japan - Seaweed

Africa - Bananas And Plantines

India - Spices

New Zealand - Kiwi Fruit

South America - Citrus

UK and Ireland

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