Tuesday, November 25, 2008

New Friends I've Met Along the Way

I've met some really nice people at Etsy. Today I want to introduce one of those people. Her name is Lisa and she's the owner of Weezi. She's an awesome designer specializing in quality hand-sewn fashion and accessories. Lisa has a store in London, Ontario called Weezi of course! Doesn't it look funky and fabulous!

Look at this fabulous 50's inspired dress. Lisa makes great original designs and they are so affordable as well. Check weezi.com for more fashions, handbags, pillows and other accessories.

You can also find great accessories such as this purse in her Etsy store Weezi.etsy.com.

Lisa is not just a great designer she's a super nice person who has put together a great list of fellow Canadian etsy artists. Check it out for items from, jewellery to handbound leather books, wallets to soap - there's something there for everyone. Weezi's Guide to Canadian Handmade Gifts. Thank you Lisa for doing this for all of us!

Handmade in Canada. It's music to my ears!

Check out etsy.com for more handmade gift ideas.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Pink Kiss

The other day I fell in love with these pale pink freshwater pearls and I just had to buy them. I paired them with small white pearls and rose quartz beads. I'm so happy with the result. I love the simplicity of this necklace. So soft and feminine.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sweet Success!

My father in law had his 80th birthday on the weekend and my youngest daughter (who is eleven) wanted to make something special for him. She immediately thought of a cake because Grandad has a bit of a sweet tooth. This couldn't just be any cake, she said, 'it had to be special', and as you can see it really was!

It took over 3 days to make. There was the mixing of ingredients, baking of the cookies and the cake, royal icing, buttercream icing and putting the cake together. It was a gorgeous cake and spectacular with the iced sugar cookies as decorations. It not only looked good but it was delicious as well. The cake was subtly scented with orange and lemon and the buttercream icing had a hint of almond and was so creamy and not too sweet.

It was definite success and a wonderful celebration for a sweet grandad!