Saturday, 3 October 2009

Jewellery, books and broken vows

It's been quite a long time since I last posted here. Stupid life got in the way. I shouldn't complain though, September is my birthday month! Pictured above is one of my birthday gifts, a lovely handmade brooch. Isn't it adorable?


I also got the Hummingbird Bakery cookbook which I ADORE! It's filled with amazing recipes for cakes, pies, cupcakes, muffins and cookies and the most drool-worthy pictures! I seriously cannot wait to make them! You can see for yourself...


And finally, some other books. I swore I wouldn't buy any more books since I already have lots unread but I went to return a present in the bookstore and couldn't help myself. New vow: No more books until I've read at least 5 of the ones I have.



Right now I'm reading Neil Gaiman's Stardust which is such a charming story. I love the little blurb the writer wrote on the first page of the book.

Neil Gaiman is a messy-haired white male author trapped in the body of an identical white male author with perhaps even less-tidy hair. His books and comics have won many awards. He thanks you for your offer of a comb but does not believe it would do any good. Despite being English, he lives more in America than he does anywhere else in the world, and is currently somewhere in his mid-forties. He wrote this book especially for you.


New jewellery-in-progress photos coming soon!

11 comments:

chloe in the sky said...

oh, I love Nick Hornby!
delicious post

Sher said...

ohhh, look at those cupcakes!!!!

I love Stardust, the blurb is really adorable:)

Sam said...

That brooch is so sweet! The cookery book looks pretty good too!

Diana said...

When was your birthday in Sept? Happy birthday!

Katerina said...

Euxaristw polu gia tis euxes sou zuge!!!!!


xx

daisychain said...

wow, that brooch!

Pen Pen said...

That cookbook looks incredible to say the least! I've been looking at new ones in book stores lately, and been disappointed. Did u get it offline?!

penny said...

crave the brooch! and i love nick hornby!

ONiC said...

the broch is so cuteee

Gabbi said...

Happy Belated Birthday dear Natalie! I love your gifts... especially Neil Gaiman's book which he wrote especially for you! :) Very cute...

Harriet said...

Just found your blog and I am really enjoying reading it. Neil Gaiman is my hero! And Stardust is my favourite book of his, although American Gods is a close second.

Those cupcakes look amazing too, I am so lazy when it comes to baking, I really must crack open the Nigella and the Delia more often!