Wednesday, 30 November 2011

gingerbread men....



I couldn't choose. So lucewoman, do a bit , raspberryrainbow, knitxcore, Martta, Shaheen and steven andrew can all have a felt gingerbread man with a strange face to hang on their trees. 
 Please email me your addresses at lile26sil@hotmail.com and I'll post them IMMEDIATELY  and hope they get to you in time for christmas.
my favourite comment was martta's...

'I love gingerbread dough so much that I rarely have any left when it comes to baking. And when I was in my early teens a boy I had a crush on fed me ready made raw gingerbread dough in the parking lot of the grocery shop next to our school. It just streghtened my love of gingerbread dough. Even though the boy turned out to be far less lovely. And now when I think of it was quite an odd little scenario anyway.'

people who didn't comment but who are on my Christmas list anyway will also be getting some little g.menx

Sunday, 27 November 2011

flea market finds

yep, I got a plate.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

what sadie looks like when she want's her dinner

kitchen corner and new cups

 I am not super tidy or super clean.... but today I woke up and cleaned and tidied the windowsill in the kitchen...and then had to watch two hours of cooking to recover.

 ...part of it was to display these cute little glass cups that I got from Ikea yesterday. I am already regretting only buying two of them. they also came in blue and baby pink...I might have to go back later....


...Bertie's little face cups....

am not sure what one would have in these glasses.... mulled wine?
I went for gin


food post

I thought what with it being thanksgiving I should do a food post. I have a question for the Americans... Do you have gifts at thanksgiving? because if you do, I'm going to be making sure we do gifts next year....

Bert was in charge of thanksgiving dinner which we had on wednesday, as we went to see a dance performance on thurs (yep, we are pretty sophisticated). He made a kind of shepherd's pie with lentils and butter beans with sweet potato and white potato on top.

sorry, food photos are hard to get right... especially when it gets dark at 4pm....



 we roasted some sprouts to eat with it. I haven't roasted them before and they were really good. I was watching 'Barefoot Contessa' the other day and Ina said to go for it and she was right. Just drizzle with olive oil, season and pop in a hot oven for about twenty minutes. delish.


apart from this, I've been mainly eating salads....

green salad with 'chicken' , tomatoes and olives....

ciabatta with avocado, tomatoes, basil and olives and lots of olive oil....

chick peas with shallots, chilli, lime, coriander and parsley...

 avoacado on tiger bread with a side order of gin... this looks a bit weird...

....and salad with pasta....

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

creative space





I've been mainly been making gingerbread men tree decorations.... I thought they'd be cute gifts... I think I'll have a few spare, would anyone like one? I don't mind where you live as am happy to send a lil man as they are only small.

If you would like one just comment below and tell me something about gingerbread, men or gingerbread men.

I'll pop the names in a 'hat' and pick out a few next wednesday.x

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

pretty things, smart things, links and things I love...

a ribbon wall over at Teacher Tom's (teacher tom is my guru)

I love looking at pictures of books over at Pretty Books

Paper Sparrow has introduced me to so many fantastic illustrators,
and I love her blog parties too.

Knitxcore is just a great blog. Look at this corn!

Danielle's vintage Christmas posts are all kinds of inspiring!

I love this picture. It was taken by my ex-boyfriend who is
in Vietnam at the moment. am pretty sure he doesn't read
my blog so he'll never know that I stole this picture off his facebook....

I want to know more about Vali Myers ... I love this quote
'Let it all be animal, my life and death, hard and clean like that, anything but human... a lot I care, me with my red heart in the dark earth and my tattooed feet following the animal ways.'
Diary entry: 1963

things that we have been watching recently....

L Word season 5. We've watched this before, but my friend Shelley has leant me season 6, so we are re-watching season 5 in its honour. one word: Shane.

Masterchef: The Professionals. Genius.

Art of America with Andrew Graham Dixon.
we like andrew. He's prety serious but really interesting too.
He's got quite a line in white shirts in this series.
I am crazy for the Abstract Expressionists!

Monday, 21 November 2011

bert recommends...


me and sadie already know what a genius bert is, and now the world knows too!!

He has blogged over at The Raconteur. go take a look, and then maybe comment here or over there!!
(*so proud*)

nice things happening other places....


i really love this headband from Sunshine and Carousels...
...and elycia's scarf
look at this knitted play area! i saw it over at Polkaros

these lovely magical mushroom pictures from a little birdie told me
these amazing  knitted items from kestrel finds and makes
amy's kitty Seren checking out the birdtable.

...more later, am going to yoga now!x
ha. yoga was cancelled so am eating salad and drinking wine whilst wearing my yoga outfit....

nice things happening around here....

things are pretty good around here. Work isn't too busy.. although I do have a talk coming up as well as christmas nights and decoration making... but they all sound like fun. Yep, even the talk.
Here are some pictures of some of the nice things...

bert wearing stripes and snuggling sadie...

 big portions of bert's pasta...

 sewing little gingerbread men for christmas....



 Sadie loving her dinner....



 me looking pretty happy ...

...and books!

...in particular this one. Am enjoying it so much.

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