Friday, August 26, 2011

Chambord- The return of Champagne Friday

The theme of today's post is Chambord. The lovely black raspberry flavoured French liquer.
There are lots of reasons I adore Chambord. Here are some of them:

 It comes in a really beautiful bottle.

It originated from a really beautiful place.
The Chambord Castle in France.
It makes great sangria and it makes really delicious cupcakes, 
(I made some last week for my gorgeous friend, Pie.) I found a great recipe here.
(The recipe calls for Creme De Cassis but I used Chambord instead and it was delightful)

It makes lots of other delicious things like these sophisticated jello shots

and these yummy French Martinis,
But best of all, it turns an ordinary Champagne into something spectactular!
Add a splash of Chambord to your glass of bubbly and enjoy!
Happy Champagne Friday! xxx

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Spring Fashion Workshops and illustration

Once again, I have neglected this blog, the reason is I have been busily preparing for Spring and getting back into some illustration work, which I love.
It seems like winter has lasted forever this year and I can't wait for Spring! At the shop I am eagerly awaiting a beautiful range of hats and headpieces designed by my lovely friend Chitra from Chitra's Closet. All the designs reflect a strong vintage influence and fun colour combinations which are Chitra's signature.
I have also been working with Candice DeVille, aka Superkawaii Mama (check out her blog here)
and milliner, Peter Jago to put together a Spring Fashion Workshop.
I have just finished the imagery for this event and working on the illustrations made me realize how much I enjoy fashion drawing.
I have just finished a book featuring children's illustration, (I will post some pictures soon) this project was an educational book so while it was fun, parts of it were quite technical, so it was refreshing to work with the loose, fluid style of fashion again. I hope you like them!

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