August 24, 2006

The Ultimate Cupcake Site

Well, I've found the ultimate Cupcake Site and its here on Its a very generous and talented lady "Chockylit" from Cupcake Bakeshop. That's real cupcake heaven.

They look so scumptious and there are quite a few recipes that look as though they may not be too sweet so I tried one of them. Chai Cupcakes. No pictures because I'm no where near making them look as good as Chockylit's but they were so yummy! I never thought cupcakes with spices and a taste of fennel mixed with chocolate would be so good. Very clever.

August 18, 2006


This is a picture of my talented sister Gwenda's latest painting. She was scouring the internet to find photos to paint and found this site called Earth Trek where people from all over the world displayed photos from their travels. As soon as she saw the photo of this little boy she had to ask permission to paint him and I think she did a terrific job.
You could just sqeeze him.


My primary reason for setting up a blog site was to be able to chat with my customers. Get ideas on what they're looking for in a design. What they think is missing in the market place. Now that I'm making jewellery I sometimes feel I can't see the forest for the trees. I think I had a clearer idea of what I liked and what I didn't like when I was just buying it.

I'd be a hard customer. I could browse so many different shops or markets and appreciate people's work but I could count on one hand the pieces that blew me away and that I know I would love for the longterm.

I want to be able to make that type of jewellery for people. Something they are not likely to get sick of in the next year when the fashions change.

August 17, 2006


I am a collector of recipes. I've had to stop myself buying cookbooks because I don't have any more space for them but then my obsession became printing out online recipes from Cooks I admire.... But I've set myself some rules. Unless I actually use a good 80% of the recipes I'm not allowing myself to collect anymore.

My latest obsession is cupcakes. Which actually brought me to this site as one of the Bloggers on here (have to find her and thank her) suggested a nice simple but lovely recipe that worked out quite well. Childishly colourful with iced flowers, silver edible balls, gels and hundreds and thousands. So much fun to make, the only problem is I'm not much of a sweet tooth. I'm going to have to keep searching till I find a cupcake that looks good and is perfect to eat.