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Delicious Food Pairing Cufflinks

Valentines day is less than a month away and the quest for the perfect gift for the man in your life has begun. If your fella is a bit of a foodie (and snappy dresser) then you are in luck. Check out my latest Pretty Pretty collection: the Food Pairing Cufflinks. There are Coffee and Doughnuts, Beer and Pretzels, Cookies and Milk and many more. Check it out on Hello Pretty and Hello Man.

Food Pairing Cufflinks

Rag Dolls – part 4

Christmas is around the corner and my search for the perfect soft toy Christmas gift for my little niece is getting more pressing. There are just so many incredible examples of softies out there that I can’t make up my mind and to make matters worse, I recently discovered a bunch of kitties specially made for cuddling – check out these adorable Cat Softies:

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Christmas Candy Canes

We have just put up our Christmas tree and finally a festive feeling has set in.
Each year I try to do something different with my present wrapping, this year I have settled on plain white paper with pretty red ribbon tied in a bow and finished off with a handmade gift tag and a candy cane.
Looking for references I put this inspiration board together. I love the fresh, almost minty clean colours. Happy wrapping!.

Christmas Candy Cane Inspiration
Christmas Candy Cane Inspiration
Christmas Candy Cane Inspiration
Christmas Candy Cane Inspiration

Picture source (from top down)
Cottons, Alisa Burke via Pinterest
Red Cardinal Bird, Ara 133 Photography via Etsy
Red Glitter Lips, source unknown, via Pinterest
Candy Hair Bows, Cleirigh via Etsy
Red Stripes Ribbon, via Save On Crafts
Candy Cane Martini, via Apartment Therapy
Joules Posh Wellies, via Shoe Day Dreams
Hey Y’all sign, Slippin Southern via Etsy
Red Blooms, Jördis! via Flickr
Candy Cane Heart, Myan Soffia via Etsy
Red Berries, via Mowielicious

I love gifts

Jo, an old friend of mine who now lives in the UK sent me a surprise gift last week. How exciting! It was completely out of the blue and for no special occasion (don’t I have the loveliest friends?)

Needless to say, on fetching the parcel, I could hardly wait to get home and rip it open. I was not disappointed – Jo had picked out all the perfect bits and bobs and put them together in a really beautifully co-ordinated gift.

My parcel contained a sweet little sparkly bird ring, a gorgeous multi-colored bird garland, the perfect size tea mug and a matching little gardening bag, and then, best of all, 2 handmade decorations for my Christmas tree. Jo had gone to such trouble to create the sweetest dainty clothes peg lady and an adorable wooly owl. They are devine!

I absolutely love my gift and knowing someone so far away went to so much trouble to put together such an exciting gift really is very special.
Thank you Jo, you are an angel!