Monday, January 26, 2009

Mint green bags...

139 - Baby will you be my Coronoa and Lime?
1 . 139 - Baby will you be my Coronoa and Lime? - on

i am green today, i chirp with joy like a cricket song
2. i am green today, i chirp with joy like a cricket song - by FASHIONABLY KATE on

3. by amandarocks on

4. Untitled - by A is for ALISON! on
Love a mint green bag but not sure how to match it with your wardrobe? Try using Polyvore.
It allows you to pick out popular items or colour themes and generate few possible combinations of styles for you. Wonderful eye candy throughout the website.
Even though, affording a Miu Miu or any of the bags featured is way out of my budget, but having some inspirations for monday mornings are always a plus =)

Bags featured:

1 & 2. Miu Miu Shoulder bowling bag from
net a porter
3. Miu Miu Soft leather tote from
net a porter
4. Chloe Paraty bag from

Friday, January 23, 2009

My so called scarf Completed !!

Not sure i even blogged about this before.
This scarf was started in April 2008, completed Jan 2009. A simple mindless knit which was cast aside due to constant distractions of other ' important' things.
Lately, the unexpected cold flash in weather had inspired me to start knitting again and i finally pick up the needles again to finish it. Nonetheless, it was a very quick knit, i wonder why it took me so long in the first place. A slightly slant knit style with lovely variegated autnum shades of Noro garden silk yarn, a little too warm for summer now ~ as the heat has finally kick in full swing, but i am proud that i actually knitted this beauty.

Yarn: 2 skeins of Noro silk garden ( forgotton the colourway )
Needles: 6.5 mm
Duration: an embarassing 9 months !
Its looks so warm and snuggly and i cant wait for winter to come as i am perpetually scorched under the Australia blazing sun ! phew

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Simple Weekend Baking

What is more calming and delightful than a house filled with the aroma of freshly baked goods ?
I bought 1 kg of cherries at Victoria market a few days ago at an amazingly cheap price of $5 ! After eating for 3 days, there was still a heapful of them. I couldn't go on stuffing myself and there were some puff pastry in the freezer and it dawned on me... 'why not bake those expensive cherry danishes you see in french cafes ?'

A fast and satisfying bake.
No tears and sweat, just pit the cherries, simmer them in a little water, cinnamon powder, a pinch of brown sugar and a small dash of vanilla essence.

Cook till slightly soft and gooey and start on cutting the puff pastry into squares... ( just thaw and cut them into reasonable sizes , depending on your preference)
Make an indentation in the middle of the square by drawing a square with a butter knife, be careful not to cut through . After that, using a fork, do some holes all over the whole puff pastry and scoop the cherry mixture into the centre and egg wash the expose part of the pastry.

Into the oven for about 12 to 15 minutes till it is all golden and lovely..
Serve on its own or with cream / icecream
Help yourself to the goodness of simple baking...
With Chinese New Year coming in a week's time, I am tempted to bake pineapple tarts and coconut cookies.. yum
Enjoy your weekend.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

what i would love to wear this season...

1. Bow Pumps from Fendi
2. Mary Jane pumps fromOld Navy
3. Peep toe flats from Stella McCartney
4. Twist pump from Witchery
I simply adore all these shoe finds on the internet. Simple earthy colours that look great in every season. I can simply slip them on during summer, or pair them with leggings or tights in winter.
They will look great especially with dresses and skirts which are the only staples in my wardrobe now after a huge clean out ! lol..
I grown out of pants now and the only decent pair of pants are my weekend skinny jeans !
Drool on !

Thursday, January 01, 2009

happy new year

Happy new year !!
What a year of blogging, crafting, work, travel, life and love !
Let's welcome 2009 =)
see you soon