Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sarah + Patrick

I have recently finished working on this gorgeous invite for a lovely couple, Sarah and Patrick. They live in Sydney, Australia and getting hitched at Sarah's parents home in Havelock North, New Zealand.


They came to me wanting a rustic and nature inspired invite to reflect their wedding day. The minty green with a touch of coral looks fabulous on the brown card, and the twine that ties all the bits together just finishes off the look.

I really enjoyed working with these two as they had so many ideas of what they were after, and it was so nice to see it all come together.

If you are after a designer to help you with your wedding stationery, please get in touch.


Our Big Day tea towels

Our Big Day is approaching very quickly. 6 weeks to go!!!!! Eeeeeeeeeeeeee (excited/nervous squeal). I have been having a lot of fun working on the details of the wedding. We are having the ceremony in the garden of my child hood home, overlooking the family dairy farm with the reception just round the corner in the local hall.

Being a graphic designer, one of my favourite things has been designing the invites and all the stationery to go with it.

Thought I would share some pics of our wedding tea towel. Yeap, you heard right, a tea towel.

Going with the 1920's theme I went with an elegant Art Deco style design. The monogram at the top has filtered through to the rest of our stationery. I used a few different type faces following the style of the 1920's and added a few little quirks.

We chose orange for the print, as this went with our Sun burst theme or coral, orange yellow and a hint of minty green. They were folded up, then tied with white paper string and a yellow swing tag with the name of the invited hand-written on it. Then they went into a cellophane bag with pink and white washi tape to secure it shut.

We have had a lot of lovely feedback from our guests. A few comments included, 'Can we use it?' 'We won't forget the date' and 'It arrived just in time for spag bol tonight.'

Designing invites for my clients big day is my favourite thing to do. So if you are after a designer for yours, please get in touch.

Will be posting more wedding details after the Big Day, so look out for them.


Sunday, April 7, 2013

Playing tea parties with my fav lil person

For Christmas I gave my little niece Lucy some T2 Strawberries and Cream tea. It comes packaged in this cute wee pink box and perfect for a child's tea party. We finally got a chance to make a pot when I was home at Easter.

Lucy has the sweetest tea sets and just loves playing 'tea time' with anybody who is willing to have a cuppa with her. How could anyone resist that pretty face.

Easy peasy slicey goodness

The last crafternoon tea I had with the girls I tried out a recipe from my mother-in-law to be! Yes I am engaged!! Will blog more on this soon.

Its the most easiest recipe and tastes amazing!! Its a Annabel Langbein creation called Choconut Slice. I followed the recipe below, but you can pretty much use anything you have in the cupboards.

150g melted butter
270g plain biscuits, crushed to fine crumbs
2 tbsp cocoa
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup chocolate chunks or chips
1 cup dried cranberries or raisins
1 cup slivered almonds
395g can sweetened condensed milk

Preheat oven to 160°C and line a 30cm x 24cm slice tin with baking paper.To make the base, mix melted butter with biscuit crumbs and cocoa. Using a wet spatula or wet hands, spread over base of slice tin and press down firmly.Sprinkle coconut, chocolate, cranberries or raisins, and almonds evenly over the base. Drizzle with sweetened condensed milk.
Bake until lightly golden (about 20-25 minutes). Cool and chill before slicing into squares or fingers. Choconut Slice will keep in an airtight container in a cool place for several weeks.

Source: Annabel Lanbein website  


My favourite tea time biscuit

It's that time of year again!! The NZ Girl Guides are raising money by selling their amazing Girl Guide Biscuits. They are just the best for dunkin' into a good brew.

I have just returned from a quick Eater break in the motherland and my lovely lil sister surprised me with my most favourite bikkie. So I have just had an afternoon tea with Thom dunk dunk dunkin' these delicious treats in a pot of Twinings Australian Afternoon Tea. Delightful.