Sunday, 28 February 2010


Just a short one today!

I came across this beautiful place in Austria.

And now I want to go there!

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Bid a Farewell to Calvin Klein

Today is a very sad day for me, it is my last day working for Calvin Klein, a job I have pushed my absolute heart and sole (and sometimes wages) into.

I have had some fantastic experiences in the past year and worked with some wonderful people.

Luckily it is also an exciting day as I am leaving Calvin Klein to go onto a new challenge and position with L K Bennett, so in as a farewell to Calvin Klein I am just going to share some of my favourite designs which have inspired me so much into designing my own Lingerie.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010


Today is my birthday :D

I am having a wonderful day. Went out with some friends and Mikey last night to party with lots of champagne then today I got breakfast cooked for me and Mum came round with Cadbury's Caramel Eggs, Cappuccinos and lovely presents.

My friend got me one of my favourite books...

Thanks Sean!

And Mum got me...

Liz Earl Goodies :D

An awesome kitty sewing kit :D

We then decided to go fabric shopping and I found some beautiful fabrics that inspired me so much, here they are...

Eastern Miniatures by Freedom Fabric

I want to make a tea dress out of this one!

Just Desserts by Diane Knott

Chick-a-dee Chick-a-doo by Robert Kaufman

There were a few others but I could not find them, but Mum bought me this one:

Polly goes to Paris by Henry Glass and I found on the net it also come in black...

No birthday is complete without some super cute new tricks from Minni

I had to include this picture of Minni attacking the camera when I tried to take a picture of her playing in the sink (she's such a diva hehe)

Monday, 8 February 2010

Meat Free Monday: Tofu Stir Fry

Yay Meat Free Monday was a success this week.

I made Tofu Stir Fry :D

That's all tonight I'm afraid as I'm off out to celebrate my birthday (which is tomorrow)

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Italian Feast (Meat Free Sunday Instead on Monday)

Right now I am slumped on the sofa feeling so full its untrue.

I spent the better half of today cooking up and Italian Feast.

I made Pappa al Pompadoro Soup...

With Mozzarella Salad

I also made Spinach and Cheese Ravioli...

And some Gnocchi in Cheese Sauce...

The cooking today also meant that I got to use the food processor my Mum gave me for the first time...

There are so many times in my childhood I can remember watching my Mum cook and a lot of these times this food processor featured so I get very nostalgic with it.

That's all for now, Meat Free Monday Tomorrow!!

Also thinking of having a giveaway, what do you guys think??

Midnight Bake Up

So last night at midnight I put down my knitting and decided to do some some baking.

Some baking turned into a bit more baking.

A bit more baking turned into loads of baking.

There is a mountain of chocolate chip cookies too but I couldn't get a good photo of them :(

I'm off to cook Italian now, more later!

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Red Indian Kittens, Rostis and Recipes Galore

Today started with me being awoken to discover Minni had turned herself into a red indian.

She was so eager to eat when Mikey was feeding her this morning that she stuck her whole face in the bowl leaving her with a gravy stripe down her face, all she needed to be part of a native american tribe was some brightly coloured feathers.

Other than knitting ALL day, the only other interesting thing I have done today is made my first ever rosti.

Friday, 5 February 2010

Mucho Progresso

On Monday night I broke my toe (or a least I think its broken) and have been off work since Tuesday and have gotten a lot done!

My knitting has come this far...

This top makes me look really wide haha

So with my 3 day weekend off work I had anyway I should get it finished and hopefully get some other things done too.

As promised I will show you the progress of my felted chick. I would have posted these pictures earlier except I could not find the body due to Minni running off with it when I wasn't looking and hiding it. It seems she has a penchant for fleece and felted items, she loves them more than catnip, she even (I think) broke my felting needle :( so from now on any felting related items shall be locked away from playing paws.


This post is mainly dedicated to this book...

...which my Mum bought for me the Christmas before last and sadly I still haven't gotten around to knitting any of the patterns out of it, so I have made a promise to myself that the next knitting project I start will be from this book.

Whilst searching for the picture I came across a few other knitting books I would love to own...

That one could be interesting hehe!

Not much else to share today as I have been frantically knitting, but I did cook a massive Vegetable Pie...

... and Minni spent all evening looking like she was playing dead while she was asleep