Whoops, it's now OVER a month since I last updated - so much for my new years resolution!
Seriously though, it's been a crazy month - I spent two glorious weeks in the land of Melbourne, a week on the sandy sunny shores of Waiterere Beach, and then another two weeks job hunting, planning, enrolling in a Diploma of Photography, trying to suss out a business plan for Stiletto Studio, and just plain trying to get settled for 2011.
So here we are! With a brief update on the best (food related) parts of my month away from blogland, some cute cute photos of one of my favourite Christmas presents, and a teeny tiny taster of what's to come.
Before all that though - remember Kates 1st Birthday cake? Well I got the cutest little photo in my inbox the other day:
Isn't she adorable!! Looking a little stunned/overwhelmed to be honest, but then that IS a lot of food for a teeny tiny someone! Thanks so much to Belinda for the photo, and your continued support!
Now roll back a few weeks, and imagine your heart skipping a beat when you open a special Christmas box to discover THIS glorious view:
Oh. My. Word.
Amy, my heart is yours forever.
And I'm proud to say, THIS little beauty was actually DINNER! :
Last but not least, a tower of love made by my very clever cousin Jess:
I'm not even generally a fan of gingerbread, but THIS one was delicious. Pretty sure I ate at least half that tree. Just taking one for the team.
And now, a very special Christmas present. This was a request that I made to my very clever sister Trina from Musical Butterfly.
APRON I said!
But not just any apron.
This one needs CUPCAKES - because really, don't all aprons need cupcakes?
And POLKA dots I said, because I have the perfect shoes to wear with it!
Ruffles and lace and pockets - Oh my!
Are you ready to see it yet?
In it's full-length glory?
Here we go...
Gorgeous, no? I'm sure she would want me to point out that she HAND STITCHED the cupcakes on. And yet still she sometimes wonders how I have the patience for detailing cakes? Who knows. We're obviously a patient pair.
Polka dotted goodness like this desires admiration, no? Let's admire from all angles
Thank you Trina!!! I promise I won't get it dirty in the kitchen (eek!!!) xxxx
I had planned to now show a sneak peak photo of what's coming up on Saturday, a Breakfast at Tiffanys themed tea party for Trinas birthday! but then I realised - she'll be reading this! and what I was going to share is a SURPRISE! So alas, I shall leave you in suspense, and promise full disclosure after the party :) It does involve a lot of little blue boxes though....!
How was everyone elses Christmas/holidays/January? Can you believe creme eggs are already in stores!!!!
- B xx