Monday, July 21, 2014

dobrý den | prague

& finally, Prague, the last stop of my big adventure (more here)...

1. Old Town Square \\ 2. rose garden on Petrin Hill \\ 3. view from Old Town City Hall tower \\ 4. forest near Karlestein Castle \\ 5. inside Prague Castle.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

lovely links...

It's been cold, wet & well, wintry here recently - makes me want to spend my days baking, reading by the fire & drinking copious amounts of tea...

Been enjoying following Ali & her family on their big adventure.

Mums are awesome. & we should tell them so.

This will probably make you cry (but you should watch it anyway).

A bamboo forest. Somewhere in Utah. The vast sky. A touch of loveliness. Beautiful woodland belles.

Speaking of baking, there are lots of delicious sounding recipes out there, like apple kuchen, or pear, raspberry & amaretto cake, or sage & walnut bread (because home-made bread is the best), or these blueberry & cream cheese rye muffins, or kahlua crunch cake just for something totally indulgent.

A story.

And the Doctor, of course.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

dobry wieczór | krakow

Next stop Krakow, as seen here...

1. St Mary's Basilica \\ 2. somewhere in Kazimierz \\ 3. Wawel Castle \\ 4. top of the mountain, Zakopane \\ 5. city sunset.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

recently | creative

A little peek at something I've been working on since I got home - a new design for our range of hand painted bags (& aprons). Very much inspired by Polish/Baltic florals, papercuts (wycinanki) & folk art - hopefully the first design of several we will be producing. I've drawn, re-drawn, scanned, enlarged, printed the design & it is now ready for me to cut out a stencil, before we can start painting.

I'm really enjoying drawing these stylised florals - I kept this one quite simple, but have also been having fun with more intricate designs - & along with some other influences/inspirations from my travels, they should start appearing in all sorts of mediums...

Sunday, July 13, 2014

cześć | Łódź

A few tumbled images from a couple of days in Łódź...

1. Manufaktura \\ 2. Open-air Museum of the Łódź Wooden Architecture \\ 3. Manufaktura \\ 4. Piotrkowska Street

Friday, July 11, 2014

a few good things...

1. little treasures from my travels (more on that soon).
 2. pretty flowers on the kitchen table.
3. freshly baked Anzac biscuits - quick & delicious.
4. reading a mystery story or two.
5. I bought this scarf in Paris - it went nicely with all my blue, purple & grey clothes.
6. winter sun-showers.
7. birthday cake & celebrations.