This was my first ever "Time Framed" commissioned piece. A fortieth birthday present. I have built up my small business and I am pleased to say I am getting lots of orders. School memorabilia seems to be very popular and "French themed" pieces too. I will post photos on my "work bog" when I pick them up from the framers next week. I would love you to pop over and have a look.
The last two "leisurely breakfasts" I have posted have been slightly on the "calorific" side, so I thought with the warmer weather aproaching, this could be the wiser choice - still looks yum though. Have a good weekend girls.
We are only half way through winter here in Melbourne and tomorrows temperature is predicated to be 18c. We haven't even had the heater on the whole weekend. Quite unheard of (although it is Melbourne - notorious for having all four seasons in one day, so a heatwave in the middle of winter may not be too unusual!!!). Ok, so 18c isn't quite a heatwave, but it is reminding me of the warmer weather to come. Hope it is nice and warm where-ever you are.
After yesterdays long anticipated wait for the news of Jordan's operation and whether it was a success or not - we are all breathing a huge sigh of relief - it was a huge success. Fabulous news. We can now focus on the weekend ahead with a happy heart. My 10 year old Ben, is having his birthday party. We are taking a group of boys to gold class to see Harry Potter and then afterwards a sleepover. I think butterscotch pancakes will be on the menu Sunday morning. Have a great weekend girls.
I am just loving these colours - my previous post on Mela Purdie is featuring these gold and pearly "hues"throughout her Summer range too. Ralph Lauren does everything so well doesn't he. His style is timeless, these outfits I'm sure wouldn't look outdated in 10 years. Better start saving my pennies for these babies!
Here is a preview of Mela Purdie's Spring/Summer range. I love her style, and her fabrics are gorgeous too - predominately jersey and silk. I practically live in her clothes, they wash well, need very little ironing and are quite timeless. Her range can be found in boutiques across the country. Go here to find stockists.
Well one off to school camp tomorrow, one back to Uni and another back on Tuesday. I do love the school holidays but I need a holiday after them. Tomorrow, I will spend getting the house and my life back in order and re-stocking the fridge - all these boys seem to do is eat. Enjoy your week girls.
I love the weekly "Monday Morning Bed Post" A-M features over at
www.thehousethata-mbuilt.blogspot.com.It has inspired me to do a weekly post on "Indulgent Breakfasts", to be posted on a Friday so we can all be prepared and organised for a beautiful, weekend "breakfast in bed" (hopefully prepared by someone else!). I hope you enjoy them. Oh and speaking of indulgences, A-Ms online shop Armchair Trader, is a must see too.
A-M's blogs are having temporary link problems, but if you type the first address in manually, you will get it up that way. Fingers crossed A-M.x
I am fortunate to own a Camilla Franks kaftan - hopefully the first of many. They really are a work of art, and depending on the style, are beaded, knotted or embroidered by hand and made of the most exquisite silks and cottons.
Not one to rest on her laurels, Camilla has made the most of her talents and contacts - she is an accomplished dancer, actress, designer, entrepreneur and philanthropist.
She supports the wonderful voluntary organisation UNIFEM which for 30 years has helped improve the lives of women globally. UNIFEM places women's human rights at the centre of all its efforts and focuses its activities in four strategic areas.:
- Reducing feminized poverty
- Ending violence against women
- Reversing the spread of HIV/AIDS among women and girls
- Achieving gender equality in democratic governance in times of peace as well as war
Over the coming weeks I will show you some stunning images from Camilla's coffee table book "Women of the World Australia" which showcases many successful and inspiring Australian women - and what are they wearing? Camilla Kaftans of course. ALL the proceeds of this book have gone to UNIFEM