Monday, October 29, 2012

Giants Cake!

I do not claim to be a huge Giants fan.  I like baseball.  Many of my friends, though, who eat, breathe, and sleep orange and black.  That being said, as a resident of San Francisco for over twenty years now, it is tough not to get caught up in the excitement which culminated last night when they won the World Series.  So as my contribution to my friend's dinner party to watch the game, I made this cake.  

The inside, which I did not get any good photos of, was four layers, each one a slightly darker shade of orange.  

Congratulations to our Giants!

Also, my thoughts and prayers are with the people on the East Coast today.  

Enjoy your week and be sure to enter the giveaway for my shop at Primp.  Michele, (yes, the author of the wonderful blog Primp, and I spell our names the same way) has been very kind to host it!  Thank you, Michele.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Bit of Pink

Good morning.  I apologize for being absent lately.  I think that I am finally recovering from September.  I don't know about any of you but it was crazy.  School starting coupled with a busy month in my Etsy shop made for an insane month.  

Don't get me wrong, I am grateful.  The kids are happy to be back in school.  And I am thrilled to have been busy in my store.  

Our home is very neutral in hue.  There is a lot of white and oatmeal or sand color.  I strive to make it calm and soothing.  But sometimes it needs a bit of color to liven it up.

I like the color pink.  But what I really love is the palest shade of pink with a hint of blue in it.  I was very excited when I found this grain sack material with pink stripes through it.  You don't see this color in hand loomed hemp linen too often.

I even painted a bistro chair pink once and placed it the girls' room.  

This material with pink and blue stripes though it was made into a very large tote bag.  

I bought this poster on Etsy a few years ago.  I learned of it through Rachel Ashwell.  That was before you saw every iteration imaginable splashed across everything from t-shirts to bumper stickers and hats.  I have been drawn to this British war slogan ever since. I put it up above the mantle in my room as a reminder when I have months like September. :) 

And I pink up some pink buds at the market whenever I can.  

Have a great week