Tuesday, 17 January 2012

buttons make the world go round

colourful.....and just plain fun!

My fantastic mom (who I'm sure you feel is practically your mom because I talk about her in every post) sent me the most awesome bag o'buttons. Not just any bag, but a vintage collection of buttons my grandma collected for Years. Yes, Years, with a capital 'Y'. I think this is a totally grammatically appropriate way to emphasize the many years of button collecting that happened on Madison Street. 

                                                                                                                                           I always need a project. It might be the slight OCD in me, but I feel like if there isn't something to work on, life just isn't worth living! Ok, it's not that bad, but I do love a project. I've started making a banner to have on my  table when I go to market. I feel like Pinnies needs something that's gonna stand out! Something with a little attitude and personality. Like me! Obviously. Sooooooo to bring a little life into the often dreary greys of Edinburgh, I thought lime and fuschia would be perfect! It's still a work in progress, but so far I'm loving the way it looks. Plus, it's just fun to do! Stay tuned to see the finished product!

Happy sewing!

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Back in Action!

Happy New Year! That's right, 2012 is going to be a great year. You heard it here first! Hopefully everyone has gotten off to as good a start as I have. I's sure you're wondering what I've been up to...don't lie. You know you think about it all day, every day! Well, today we're doing a little show and tell here at Pinnies and Poppy Seeds. Lucky you! The Handsome Hunter and I lounged about in the big CA over the Holidays, soaking up all the sun we possibly could. And indulging in some very, very delicious cocktails. By the by, how is it that cocktails always taste better when you're sitting in the sun? Scientific research anyone?

Seriously and utterly delicious.

Right, back to the real world! So I've been a very busy (almost) business woman over the last few weeks. First off: it's hard!! Secondly, why can't I have my own business Yoda to guide me along the way? Things would be exponentially easier! Ok, I've moaned enough for one Sunday. I'm done. Moving on to more productive things...Nikon. Yeah, I'm pretty much in the big leagues now with my Nikon D3100 (which I have NO idea how to use!). But I'm making the effort to channel my inner food photographer. I'm building up an arsenal of photos to use when my website finally goes live - yes, LIVE! Soon enough you shall be able to visit the official Pinnies and Poppy Seeds website! So here are some of the pictures, starring none other than my sweet little shortbreads:

All Butter, Cardamom and White Chocolate, Cinnamon and Sugar

Beautiful fabric with texture and colour is a great backdrop for my little gems!

I think it's time for a shout out: Thanks, mom! Honestly, I feel so lucky to have a Mom with such ahhhhhmazing taste. I was like a kid in a candy shop trolling through her drawers, cupboards, and cabinets.


Mixing antique with beach chic...

I don't know about you, but I always eat my shortbread off of piano keys. So classy.

So, this was my creative kick, inspired by the California sun and a beautiful house. I'm off to enjoy this beautiful Edinburgh winter day: biting cold and glorious blue skies. I think today should be for the Farmer's Market. My soon to be home.

Until next time, Happy Baking!