Finally, cakes that has zero calories! Norma Lynn makes these delicious little gems entirely by hand and lovingly gives all the proceeds to various worthy causes. What an inspiration!

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Thankfully drooling over beautiful photography of delicious cupcakes is not going to add on any extra inches. Christina Peters is the most amazing photographer with crisp, clean style… me likes!
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Okay, so along with my small rabbit habit, I have a little problem when it comes to all things bird related. Much to my delight I stumbled across Cher Ami, and a link to Studio Frederik. Cher Ami is a fabulous site with an equally impressive collection of “birdy” articles. Check out these statuesque bird houses.

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Thanks to Irene at Bloesem for the sweet little link to my blog.
It is very flattering as I must admit to visiting Bloesem on a regular basis for a design fix.

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I dream of one day having my own Cuckoo Clock, I love the idea of it chiming and ticking loudly, sort of reminds me of my childhood. In the interim I wouldn’t mind one of these delightful little Cuckoo Clock brooches. Made by Vienna Horses, you have to check out all the other gorgeous pieces, like a wolf with a bird in his tummy and a dreamy bird cloud brooch. Really cute.

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I am currently on a week’s break from work and as luck would have it, the heavens have opened and the wind is howling. The idea of running any errands on my scooter is not that appealing, So instead I have an Americano and my laptop and I can browse to my hearts content.
Check out these two fabulous Etsy stores, “Trace My Face” and “In my Backyard“.
Traci creates these delicate prints (top), I love her amazing use of colour and attention to detail, check her work out here, and “In My Backyard” (bottom) crafts these cute fabric printed bird patches (found via Decor8). I likes!

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I have a huge soft spot for Christmas trees and ornaments. I can not wait to get out our box of Christmas goodies and decorate the tree.
Needless to say, our collection keeps growing, and the poor tree will soon be in need a brace.
If you feel like me, then you simply have to sign up for the Second Annual Holiday Ornament Swap. Not only is it a great opportunity to send a little festive cheer to other Christmas’aholics across the globe but its a banker that your desire for the perfect Tree Trinket will be satisfied.

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The swap is organised by Nicole of Freshly Blended and Kathleen of Cake & Pie. If you want to find out more check this out

A very clever use of space and form (and fantasy). Who’d have thought the bits that are missing could still be so importing in telling a story. Have a look at  for more fantastic ideas

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While trying to find some much needed creative inspiration, I stumbled across this adorable yellow giraffe made by Debi van Zyl on her really inspiring site. His crazy red button eyes and skinny legs really have put a smile on my face.

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Ferry Staverman has created this exquisite tree sculptures using Bee Board (a form of layered cardboard using laminate and recycled cardboard). Apparently the pieces vary in height from 2-3,5 meters tall.

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Christine Misiak is breathing new life into tired old silver tea sets. Check out the gorgeous shiny black teapot and its quite little lopsided sugar bowl, who has one little foot missing, quite fabulous.

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Lately I seem to have developed a soft spot for rabbits. Secretly I would love to have a fluffy bunny hopping about my house, but I fear my beloved Stripey Cat may enjoy making a snack out of him, so instead I have resorted to collecting (less tasty) ceramic versions. This gentle wabbit was sculpted by Janine De Waal, an architect from Cape Town (my home town). I have a very similar bunny sitting on my chest of drawers in my room.

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Wow arent these amazing, they are made from fake moss and polyurethane. Arthur Hash is a very talented jewelry designer from the US.
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I am looking for ideas for our upcoming wedding and there are a lot of fantastic and unusual styles to chose from. Krislyn Flora have some truely amazing designs, I love the unusual colours and haunting style.

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Suddenly I am seeing more and more gorgeous ideasfor cupcake, have a look at Trophy Cupcakes for some really scrummy looking ideas, I wonder if they deliver?

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Blush blush, it has been a while since the last time I added anything to my blog. I could think of a load of really believable excuses but to be honest with you, I had kinda fallen out of love with lots of things “online”. Which is kinda weird considering my job is “online” and all things related. Anyway I dusted off my old blog this morning and was met by a brilliant punt on on one of my favorite blogs, Spray Glue. Thanks Gary (fellow South African) for the link, I am so flattered to be referred to on one of my “hero” websites. I am now totally back in love with this silly internet business!
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The colours used in this unusual chair are really relaxing and clean. Have a look at Leif Design, they have some really original and imaginative concepts.

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Wow, I simply have to have one of these gorgous peices. The delicate little details really do appeal to the magpie in me. Have a look at Daughter of Luxury.

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Things have been hectic of late, and stumbling over these gorgeous trays really has put a smile on my face.

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These illustrations are really magical, Klaus Haapaniemi is truly talented.

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The magpie in me couldn’t resist putting up this link, gorgeous hand crafted silver over glass. Small Things is the brain child of Teresa Robinson.

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Isn’t this the most fantastic idea? Two wine glasses connected by a tube, fill one glass and it automatically fills the other. Very romantic indeed.

Lladro Re-Cyclos Magical collection is a really delicate handmade porcelean collection of magic forest creatures.

mmm bokkies, I really love bokkies and these are damn cute

Some really amazing surreal paintings by Josh Keyes

These magical creations are inspired by traditional Chinese furniture pieces embedded with delightful toy like creatures. Have a look at WOKfamily for more really awesome pieces

Another nifty wedding cake site, April Reed Cake Design has some really pretty ideas

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I am very surprised I haven’t put up something from Papa Stour already, they have been a favorite bookmark of mine for sometime. I love attention to detail and there is plenty to pick from here.

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This beautiful scarf has a really lovely bird detail and is made from Harris Tweed.

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this corsage is made from 100% felted lambs wool and is intricately detailed.

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This is my all time favorite piece, a silver bangle lined with brilliant red felt and an exquisite leaf detail. Truly divine!

The jewelry pieces are created from found objects by Ducth designer Ineke Otte,  on the left are little ceramic souvenirs from Holland and right is made from laminated ivy leaves. Very clever indeed.

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The magnificent ceramic rings where originally created by dipping second hand fur into porcelain… really spectacular.rings1.jpg