Monday, May 30, 2011

It's a yellow kind of day

How adorable are these yellow pom pom mums, my sister bought them for me back in Dublin, during their stay! The rings are mine I adore them, made for me by the amazing Sarah Perlis. I am quickly coming up on my one year wedding anniversary, where has the year gone?! I am debating what we should do to celebrate. Either a trip to Gozo or a trip to Sicily, both are really close....

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Oldies but goodies!

I came across old pictures (they aren't that old) from our time in Dublin. These were taken back in September, when my sister and brother were visiting. We had such a good time hanging out together in Ireland, we did lots of sight seeing and walking, tons of walking! This was our Sunday Killiney Beach walk, as you can see from the pictures it was a very atmospheric day.

The Dublin power station old and new.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Blossomwood Sign

The house from across the road with a digital version of the sign.
The English have this lovely tradition of naming their homes. When my sister in law bought a house in Australia my husband started calling it Blossomwood. Blossom or "Blossy" is Jeni's nickname, and when we were visiting them Jon suggested I make a house sign for them.

I tried lots of combos, as you can see from the few I posted above, but we all decided on the gray sign with a yellow flower for the front of the house. As fun as the turquoise signs were I do think the gray fits in well with the surrounds and matches the house the best (the photo is a bad representation of the colors,  you will just have to use your imagination a bit, in actuality the grays are very similar, promise). I will try to post a picture of it when the actual sign is installed.

This kitchen is a JOY to work in! I made my first batch of quince paste and jelly in it!!! I will do a post on that soon.

Comfy bed I slept on it for almost a month!

These last 4 photos were not taken by me.... But as you can see the place is super modern and fun inside, I wanted to make a sign that reflected that.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Melbourne day trip

During our month long "working holiday" in Australia we enjoyed a day out in Melbourne, Jon, Jenni and I  checked out the NGV which had some lovely paintings in it, and  Melbourne's Royal Botanical Gardens. We had the most perfectly lovely sunny day to inspect all of these places. Jon and I enjoyed watching the Dusky Moorhen feeding her chicks, and how gorgeous is that black swan, does this mean we are birdwatchers now??!!! Maybe we should become members of this. I'm kidding... sort of!