Friday, 24 January 2014

Beautiful Books

Beautful Books - The Secret Life of Bees and Great British Bakes

This morning I thought I'd share a couple of books that I have been enjoying in the last few weeks.

My mum bought me 'The Secret Life of Bees' by Sue Monk Kidd for Christmas. It is a truly beautiful read, full of sweetness and sadness but also made me laugh. It was a delight to read, I could not put it down.  

Last week I spotted 'Great British Bakes' by Mary-Anne Boermans in my local library and immediately wanted to delve inside, I remembered her as a contestant on the Great British Bake-Off . It is a beautiful book with lovely thick quality paper and a deliciously new book smell. Just the introduction itself was enough to get me hooked. The book has been researched with real love, and is full of recipes long forgotten with delicious pictures of Mary-Annes baking. I love the history behind each recipe, I have been sitting in bed reading, totally enthralled. Lovely, lovely gift for Mothers Day (minor hint there) or for any beautiful bakers.              

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Lovely Favourite Gifts

Just a few pics of our very favourite Christmas gifts:

Did you receive or give any special gifts this Christmas, why not share ?

Sunday, 12 January 2014

New Blog Banner!!

Thank you Martha for my beautiful new blog banner - you are so clever and thoughtful xx

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Sock Monkey Slippers

Stumbled upon a very sweet pattern for knitted slippers via a request from a friend and ended up making 4 pairs for family as Christmas gifts - a simple pattern if a little fiddly but ever so cute. Patterns can be found on
Here is a little step by step:

Happy New Year!!

Catching up :

Beautiful Felted Bird Brooches

Tiny Stitched Robin Brooches

Baby Knitting

Something to share

2013 Advent House

Christmas Treats for School Friends

Knitted Slippers for Nephews and Nieces