Monday, April 20, 2009

Bliss in Bloom

I helped my friend Annie today with flowers for a wedding. I am so excited about this post because Annie is an AMAZING event designer and florist!!! It's always a joy to work with her. She has such a great eye for color, shape and form! If you have an event coming up and are looking for someone to come up with a design for the flowers and over all look, Annie at Bliss in your girl!

This latest wedding was so gorgeous the colors were really fun lots of orange and yellow! Such fun happy colors... some of my favorites! Annie just started a blog, check it out!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Family Photo Day

This week I was able to do family photos. Considering the crazy wind going on in Waikoloa at the beach where we decided to take them I would say they turned out quite well! They were a lovely family, their little girl was so adorable as you can see from the pictures! She was smiley for at least an hour which at her age is really impressive. All in all I would say it was a successful photo session.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Red Velvet Heaven!!!

I have this lovely friend named Lianne, she went to Oahu this weekend and brought back a little treat for me and my family! Red Velvet Cupcakes from Cake Couture!!! They are the most AMAZING Red Velvet Cupcakes I have ever had in my entire life... They are almost worth a trip to Oahu! If your ever there they have a special schedule they don't make Red Velvet every day just on certain days. Be sure to call ahead and find out their menu, so you won't be disappointed.

Cake Couture
Aina Haina Shopping Center Courtyard
820 West Hind Drive #112
Honolulu, HI 96821
Ph 808 373 9750

Hours: Mon-Fri 10:30 am - 6:30 pm, Sat 10:30 am - 3:00 pm,
Sunday Closed

Sunday, April 12, 2009

more earrings

These little beauties are currently at Peaberry and Galette. Both are in sterling silver.

These are Citrine nuggets.

The purple ones are Amethyst and Iolite.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Making scarves!

This is a pic of the brown patterned scarf I made!

My good friend Lianne has this awesome scarf! I have been coveting it ever since I saw it!!! It's so cute, it's a navy and white stripe in a t-shirt material. I decided that I can make scarves like that! So I went to the fabric store and bought yards and yards of material! I got a lovely turquoise and a fun brown and white print. Today was one of those cool Hawaiian days, when a tank-top and scarf are perfect! I'll take more pictures when I have finished making all of them. In the pic I'm wearing the turquoise one and in the background you can see the brown and white print!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Stephanie Bolton Photo shoot

I had a photo shoot this week with Stephanie Bolton. She is a local artist and friend of mine, we went to school together. She is currently working on a new project and needed some pictures!Stephanie was an absolute joy to work with, she is as beautiful as she is talented.If you get a chance check out her website, she is a prolific painter and is always working on new projects. Check out her blog. She also has a lot of her art online be sure to stop by.
This was the first shoot we have a few more that we are planning I will keep you updated as we do more shoots! I think these photos on the land bridge are super dramatic and bold. There is another series that I will post next that make me think of the mermaid statue in Denmark.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

little lemon

When Jon was still in Kona, we made lemon sorbet, it was so delicious, we got the lemons from Pakas parents house.Their lemon tree was chock full of lovely yellow lemons. I used the hollowed out lemons as little cups. They were so cute!

Here is the recipe for the lemon sorbet, it's delicious I personally like sorbet a bit tangier, so I would not use as much sugar.

Lemon sorbet

500g caster sugar (powdered sugar)
250ml lemon juice (6-8 lemons)
1 lemon , unwaxed, zested

Difficulty and servings
Makes 1.2 litres

Preperation and cooking times
Ready in 20 minutes, plus churning

Put the sugar in a pan with 750ml water. Heat gently until the sugar dissolves then simmer for a couple of minutes. Stir in the lemon juice and zest then leave to cool.
Churn the liquid in an ice cream machine to sorbet consistency. Serve a couple of scoops per person sprinkled with a few strands of lemon zest.
166 kcalories, protein 0.1g, carbohydrate 44.1g, fat 0 g, saturated fat 0g, fibre 0g, salt 0.01 g

Friday, April 3, 2009

Spring earrings

These are the latest earring creations, all on either gold filled wire or sterling silver wire. I've been selling them at Peaberry and Galette the best coffee shop in Kona!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

brand spanking new!

After following friends blogs for years and admiring other bloggers, I have decided to have my own! What a fun little adventure.
I decided that I will post things that I am currently working on, whether it be earrings, invitations or photos! Hope you enjoy!

This invitation is the most recent project, a baby shower invitation for my friends Liah and Case! They have a jungle theme so I incorperated it into the design.