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Smile for the camera

Having recently upgraded my camera, along with learning how to use all the new buttons and gizmo’s I am also keen to make sure that my new toy is properly accessorized. Aren’t these camera straps so adorable?

They are the from Bloom Theory, the brainchild of Vania and Christine, founders of Simply Bloom Photography.
Check out the rest of their gorgeous collection – too many pretty options to choose from, swoon!

Camera StrapsCamera Straps
Check out Bloom Theory here

Make your own glittered brogues

Make Your Own Glittered Brogues
Make your own glittered brogues
Make your own glittered brogues

Being very inspired by Jenni from I Spy DIY’s gorgeously glittery brogues, I decided to try the task out for my self. WOW – the final result is so cute and so easy. I now have a gorgeous pair of unique pale pink brogues ready to dance the night away in. Very pretty and sparkly – what more could a girl want? Here is how I did it:

Making your own glittered brogues
1. Supplies you will need: A tub of Podge (sometimes called Mod Podge), glitter, a cheap paintbrush and a suitable pair of shoes.
2. As the shoe have very clearly marked out “areas” of stitching / layers of leather I decided not to mask any of the shoe off, but if you are nervous of messing you could use some masking tape to protect the parts you don’t want glittered. Then paint a consistent layer of Podge over the entire area you wanted glittered.
3. While the Podge is still tacky, sprinkle the glitter on. I was quite generous with the amount I sprinkled on at first. Remember to do this over a bowl to catch all the glitter that falls off. Once the glitter layer is dry you can give the shoe another coat of Podge and another dusting of glitter. This should help fill any little gaps you see peeping through the glitter. I did two layers of glitter and then painted two more plain layers of Podge over that (remember to wait for it to dry between layers) This should protect the glitter from any light scuffing etc.
4. Hey presto, your magical dancing shoes are done! Enjoy them.

Sparkly deliciousness

If you love chocolate cupcakes then you have to try Kathcake’s Favourite Cupcake recipe.
I whipped up a batch and iced them with chocolate butter icing (yum) and finished them with pretty gold glitter – so glamorous.
If you have ever used edible glitter then you will know it goes everywhere, thankfully this is the perfect time of year for a super sparkly kitchen.

Go on, you have to try making these scrummy delights, they are so SO delicious, super moist, really chocolatey and very morish.
You can find the recipe here. Thanks Kathcake for filling my tummy with sparkly deliciousness.

Sparkly Deliciousness