Friday 16 August 2013

Friday Favourites

Happy Friday everyone!  I am thrilled that the weekend is here again, even though it promises to be a busy one.  Everything just seems more fun on a weekend, even in the school holidays!  Here are a few of my favourite finds this week...

Favourite Crafting Project: Felt Tooth Fairy Pillow Tutorial

Image (c) Buggy and Buddy, used with permission

Lucas is going through a very profitable wobbly tooth period.  The Tooth Fairy is exceedingly generous in our house and he gets a shiny £2 coin per tooth.  He's got two wobblers at the moment which is what set me looking for extra Tooth Fairy ideas.  This gorgeous tooth-shaped pillow is by Chelsey at Buggy and Buddy  It's beautifully simple to make by hand; I might have to have a go!

Favourite Book: Boutique Baking by Peggy Porschen

The most beautiful baking book

This was an impulse buy as a cheery-uppy present to myself.  (I've had bronchitis for the last couple of weeks and I'm just not bouncing back.)  I've had my eye on this Peggy Porschen book for a while and since it was reduced to £5.99, it would have been rude not to buy it!

This is a very chic book, with the gorgeous cover art setting the tone for the rest of the book.  The recipes range from sweet tea-time treats (I am eyeing up the Chocolate Crunch Cake with Marshmallows and Pistachios), through a variety of iced biscuits, layer cakes, classic cakes (look at the gorgeous Raspberry and Rose Dome Cake in the picture above), and drinks. At the very end of the book there is a rather good techniques section.  There is a delight on absolutely every page, so I'm loving dipping into it at random and ooh-ing and ahh-ing over everything!  It won't be long before I bake something...

Favourite list: 100 Chapter Books You MUST Read To Your Children

Talking of books... I love this list of (mostly) classic books to read to/with your children!  I grew up with my nose buried in a book--I remember being a proud member of the Bookworm club--and the majority of the books listed garnered a nostalgic smile as I scrolled past.

To this list I would add:
  • The Faraway Tree Stories by Enid Blyton
  • The Worst Witch series by Jill Murphy
  • The Mrs Pepperpot Stories by Alf Proysen
  • Anything by Diana Wynne Jones 

Favourite Upcoming Game: The Wolf Among Us

A teaser trailer has just been released for a game based on my favourite comic book series of all time--Fables.  (Did I mention that I'm a bit of a geek?)  If you haven't read Fables, it's essentially Once Upon A Time but awesome, and it pre-dates the TV show by years.  (Fables was optioned and a pilot was in the works when everything went quiet and oh-so-coincidentally, Once Upon A Time popped up from the same network...)

Anyway, The Wolf Among Us looks awesome.  It stars Bigby Wolf, the Sheriff of Fabletown (also known as the big, bad wolf of fairytale fame) and it looks like it's going to be a classic whodunnit.  I'm really looking forward to this, especially the fun of spotting lesser-known Fables lurking in the background.

What's your favourite this week?

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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks :) I always enjoy writing these Friday Favourites. There's so much cool stuff on t'internet to stumble across in a week!

  2. I love The Magic Faraway Tree, I've bought my niece a big, beautiful hardback copy for Christmas! x


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