Design Research 1

An article well worth a read before beginning any new project especially if you have been hiding for a while… :/ http://www.uxbooth.com/blog/complete-beginners-guide-to-design-research/

To Do… Ta Dah…

So to take heed from a quote I read in .net  by Chuck Close, “ I am going to give up looking for inspiration and just GET TO WORK!!” this is to be my new moto… wish me luck – I think I’m gonna need it…

Creative

Well one of my new years resolutions (2011) was to do something creative each month, well after 3 months on the Shillington Graphic design course which was great and I learnt loads.  However If I am truethful any creative bone or creative inclination I did posses totally disappeared… August was a creative washout… :( Sadly followed by September, October, November and it looks like December is tagging along! :(… August, the month began and I didn’t wanting to do anything, the very thought of actually having to do something creative made me want to run and hide under my duvet forever… I even went up to Alnwick for a long weekend and didn’t go to the beach – got really sick and spent 3 days in bed!!! As August neared the...

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake

So after 3 weeks of the Bay Tree Cottage celebration cake course learning how to marizpan, royal icing, runouts, pearling and tearing a cake… the final week was a celebration chocolate cake…. nom nom nom :D Thanks to Jenny from Bay Tree Cottage and Sarah from Goody’s Cake...

March creativity

March creativity

I set myself a goal this year and that was to do something different and creative each month… March’s creative task, I joined one of  the Bay Tree Cottage workshops Celebration Cakes, demonstration and tuition by Sarah Hollowell from Goody’s Cake Company. Well its been hard work but lots and lots of fun, here are some photos of my celebration cake :) Cake with pearling! Yellow Roses made by my fair hand!! Butterfly runouts :) Cake with supports in ready for top cake to sit on top… yes I know that they are not centred I wanted the top cake to sit to the back giving me this banana moon shape at the front. Now for the top tear on and pearling… and butterflies… It isn’t really finished quite the way I had...

Birthday Girl

Birthday Girl

Its my baby’s birthday… ‘mum I am not a baby!’ is always the response I get when I call her “my baby” and no she is not a baby but she will always be my baby :) Love you darling…

Matcha Tea

In addition to the tea ordered in my first  teapigs order I ordered from them the new miracle tea Matcha Tea… and wow honestly I love it :)  So far I have only tried it with fresh squiched orange juice (foj) and cranberry juice – personally I prefer it with foj… If you are thinking of buying the matcha kit from teapigs … it is a lovely kit and comes beautifully packaged… if money is high on the agenda for you I would maybe just buy the matcha tea and look else where for a cheap milk frother but I have had a quick search and not sure you can find them much cheaper than the £7.50 price increase for the set… and I do seriously think the frother is what you need to mix the matcha tea (which is ground to a powder) which is a...

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