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Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Mini strawberry meringues

Mini strawberry meringue pie

For my "pimp/shrink your picnic" at work, as well as ice cream cake pops, I also made some mini strawberry tarts which were super quick and easy to make as I bought tart cases and meringues.

Strawberry meringue tarts (makes 12)

Ingredients
12 shortcrust pastry cases
Crème patisserie (see below for recipe)
3 small strawberries sliced
12 mini strawberry meringues
Strawberry sugar

Cooking instructions
  1. Spoon chilled crème patisserie in tart cases.
  2. Place small slice of strawberry on top.
  3. Sprinkle with strawberry sugar.
  4. Place meringue on top.


Crème patisserie

Ingredients
  • 500ml milk
  • 9 tbsp caster sugar (superfine)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsp cornflour
  • 25g butter
  • 1 tsp natural vanilla essence

Cooking instructions
  1. Place milk and 4 tbsp caster sugar in a saucepan and heat over medium heat until milk mixture begins to boil.
  2. Meanwhile in a separate bowl whisk egg yolks and egg together.
  3. Gradually whisk in remaining sugar and cornflour to egg mixture until you have a smooth paste.
  4. Gradually whisk in half the heated milk to paste.
  5. Pour mixture into remaining hot milk and heat until mixture becomes very thick.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
  7. Leave to cool.


Mini strawberry meringue pies
I love baking gluten free cookies!

I bought my strawberry sugar (sucre faveur fraise) on a trip to Paris.

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Monday, 29 August 2011

Crochet Crush

Crochet Crush

I have had a crush on crochet for a while now. When I saw the ever so cute crochet flower picture frames from Lola Nova in Mollie Makes I knew I had to have a go. I am still getting to grips with it and my stitches look rather uneven! I am determined to continue until I get better. Then I can cover jars and make picture frames to adorn my home with.

To see more inspirational crochet cuteness check out my Crochet Crush board on Pinterest.


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Sunday, 28 August 2011

What Deliah Did

What Deliah Did

This week on Flickr Faves Sunday, I bring you the gorgeous embroidery hoop wal art from What Deliah Did. You can purchase her patterns from her store What Deliah Did. She also has a great blog where you can learn the basics of cross stitching.
I have only started cross stitching and am loving it. I would like to add some embroidery to my hoop wall art as well as pretty fabrics. I especially would like to stitch the deer head to match my silver deer head in my dining room.

Some beautiful shots from my Flickr favourites (clockwise from top left):

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Saturday, 27 August 2011

Pretty Washi Tape

Pretty Washi tape
My Washi tape
Washi tape storage
Washi tape storage

Today is a teaser post! Why, you ask? Well I have been secretly working on a project that involves washi masking tape which I am hoping to share with you soon! So, for now I am sharing with you my mix of washi tapes that I have picked up along my travels. I first bought washi tape on a work trip to Hong Kong several years asgo just because I loved the way it looked. From there my collection has grown, so when Cath Kidston launched her version I just had to have some. Hers is the pretty multi colour floral and grass green spotty one. I also picked up a multi pack from Liberty's of London in the sale! For a few more interesting patterned ones I ordered some from Washi Tapes. Oh, the creative possibilities are endless! I can't wait to share my news, but for now, mum's the word!

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Friday, 26 August 2011

Heather Lewin

Heather Lewin
Heather Lewin
Heather Lewin

Welcome to Friday Feature. This week I am sharing with you the pretty photography of Heather Lewin.

Heather Lewin is a London based photographer who specializes in interiors and still life. I love the faded colours and bright natural lighting.

To see more of her work, check out her portfolio.

Happy Friday, sweets!
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Thursday, 25 August 2011

Three Red Apples

Three Red Apples

This week on "Wonderful World of Etsy" I bring you the oh so cute embroidery wall art from Etsy Store, Three Red Apples. I love the quirky style and whimsical colour and print mixes in these freehand embroidery designs from British based textile doodler Annabelle.


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Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Cath Kidston

I have moved to Toriejayne.com

You can find me at Cath Kidston

Come say Hi!
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Monday, 22 August 2011

Embroidery hoop wall art

Embroidery hoop wall art

Don't you just love embroidery hoop wall art? So pretty, unique and so many different options. I am desperate to do this in my house but can't decide whether I should do it up the wall of my stairs, in my living room, in my craft room or all three! I have ordered a bunch of hoops in different sizes to play around with some ideas. I love the idea of using some of my bright pops of colour fabrics against my fresh aqua painted wall in my craft room or heavily embellishing some textural neutrals for my lounge. Can't wait to start playing!

To see more inspirational embroidery hoop wall art check out my Embroidery hoop wall art on Pinterest.


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Sunday, 21 August 2011

Hoop wall art

Hoop Wall Art

This week on Flickr Faves Sunday, I bring you some gorgeous hoop wall art with these gorgeous pics. Check back soon for some more of the most inspirational photographers on Flickr.

Some beautiful shots from my Flickr favourites (clockwise from top left):

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Friday, 19 August 2011

Mandy Lynne

Mandy Lynne
Mandy Lynne
Mandy Lynne

Welcome to Friday Feature. This week I am sharing with you the beautiful photography of Mandy Lynne.

Mandy Lynne specializes in a conceptual vintage style of photography. She learned photography to preserve the memories she was creating with her three children. Her work is a glimpse into her dreams and thoughts and is a beautiful exploration of colour and history.

To see more of work check out her cute blog and Etsy shop Skippy Designs where she sells prints of her beautiful photos.

Happy Friday, sweets!
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Thursday, 18 August 2011

Cocoa Confections

Cocoa Confections

This week on "Wonderful World of Etsy" I bring you the adorable coloured chocolate confections from Etsy Store, Cocoa Confections. I love their use of colour and detail especially in the chocolate owl lollipops.


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Monday, 15 August 2011

Oh so pretty ice cream

Oh so pretty ice cream

I have been drooling over gorgeous pretty ice cream pics this past week to give me ideas for my ice cream cake pops I am making for a 'shrink my picnic' party! Above are some of my favourites in a fresh, floral palette of minty greens and rosy pinks. To see more gorgeous ice cream pics check out my Pretty Ice Cream board on Pinterest.

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Sunday, 14 August 2011

Summer Cookies

Summer Cookies

This week on Flickr Faves Sunday, I bring you some bright happy summer cookies with these fun pictures. Check back soon for some more of the most inspirational photographers on Flickr.

Some beautiful shots from my Flickr favourites (clockwise from top left):

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Saturday, 13 August 2011

Play Ice Cream

Play kitchen cuteness
Ice cream play food
Ice cream scoop and serve play food

The cute play ice cream I got Molly was her favourite play food as she went around asking her party guests if they wanted "I'cream?" The cut and play ice cream set came from Early Learning Centre and consists of nine scoops of ice cream - with velcro tops so you can stack the scoops of ice cream, two waffle cones, two tubs and one wafer cone to serve them in and a sundae spoon and ice cream scoop.

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Friday, 12 August 2011

Mollie Makes

Mollie Makes magazine
Mollie Makes magazine
Mollie Makes magazine
Mollie Makes magazine
Mollie Makes magazine

Today I wanted to share with you the gorgeous new British magazine, Mollie Makes; a wonderful new craft magazine with the tag line of “Living & Loving Handmade”. It was launched in May of this year and every month is packed full of loveliness. I saw my first copy last week and haven't been able to put it down! Each project is trendy and contemporary and shot in a beautifully inspiring environment.

I have made the iced gem felt biscuits and bought a crochet needle to start crocheting after reading a couple of issues. Not only are there craft projects but also inspiring interior environments of some delightfully creative crafters and lots of resources to search for great craft supplies.

From the editor:
"Today's crafters are creating a whole new aesthetic which is inspired by vintage, love of all things handmade, and showing off their individual style. They are crafting socially in cafés and clubs, and they are sharing their ideas globally, using the internet as a giant poster. This is why Mollie Makes is so much more than a traditional project book - it is a lifestyle magazine for the generation who make up the handmade revolution."

In the UK it is available in Sainsbury's and WH Smith and it has been available in the US and Europe since June 9th.

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Thursday, 11 August 2011

Julyhobby

Julyhobby

This week on "Wonderful World of Etsy" I bring you the cute felt food and toy patterns from Etsy Store, Julyhobby. I had so much fun making Molly her felt food kit that I have started making more from patterns and making my own up. I am in love with the chicken from Julyhobby and think it would look super cute in Molly's oven!

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Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Ikea - playhouse kitchen cuteness

Ikea by Torie Jayne
Plastic mini goblets



Felted fruit basket



Mini latte cups



Basket of fabric vegetables


This week for my 'shops i love' page I bring you Ikea. I chose Ikea this week because that is where I bought all of the above play kitchen cuties for Molly's playhouse on her birthday.

I started my inspiration for her playhouse back in May with my inspirational pinboard, Playhouse. Since then I have been making and buying little treasures for her house, like the felt food kit I showed you yesterday. Over the next few weeks I will be sharing with you all the other cuteness I bought and made, so stay tuned... It has been such a fun little project to do along with my sister and her husband. Oh, and Molly loved it!

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Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Felt Food Kit

My hand stitched felt food
My Hand-made felt bacon cheeseburger
My Hand-made felt crinkle cut potato chips
My hand-made felt cheese & ham sandwich
My Hand-made felt pizza

Whilst I was shopping in Islington last week I came across the Felt Picnic set in a sale at the art store, Cass Art. I thought it would be great to make for Molly's play kitchen and give them to her for her birthday. I love how they turned out and made a few tweaks from the original kit by buying some red and yellow embroidery thread to match the felt, as the kit only provided brown and purple. I also put velcro on the bun and bread slices so she could make sandwiches and burgers rather than stitching the bread to the sandwich filling as per the instructions. I had so much fun making them that I went on to make felt iced gems and tea bags.

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Monday, 8 August 2011

Happy Birthday Molly!

Molly's Birthday Cake
Molly's Birthday cake
Molly Birthday cake roof
Coloured cake inside
Rainbow cake

Today is my cute niece, Molly's, 2nd birthday. Happy Birthday Molly!

Yesterday she had a birthday party and this year I decided to make a cake shaped like a house. I chose a house to match my gift to her which was lots of pretty treasures for her playhouse, more of which I will show you later....

Cake details
Gluten-free lemon flavoured, coloured layer cake with buttercream covered in fondant icing (recipe coming soon)

The roof, door and windows were made of pink wafer biscuits with a liberal sprinkling of pink glitter. I stuck pale blue M&M's which I had recently got at M&M world onto the roof. I made pale green fondant leaves for the corners of the house and roof and to get the brick effect on the house I used a textured brick mat from Blue Ribbon. The chimney was two green polka dot candles. I covered the top of my cake board with Cath Kidston wrapping paper with a layer of sticky back plastic over the top and stuck pink polka dot ribbon around the sides.

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Sunday, 7 August 2011

British Cream Tea

British Cream Tea

This week on Flickr Faves Sunday, I bring you the delightful work of Ouissi who owns the Etsy shop British Cream Tea and currently features in Mollie Makes craft magazine. Check back soon for some more of the most inspirational photographers on Flickr.

Some beautiful shots from my Flickr favourites (clockwise from top left):

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Thursday, 4 August 2011

New Ivy Style

New Ivy Style
This week on "Wonderful World of Etsy" I bring you Iro's wonderful fine art photography prints from Etsy Store, New Ivy Style, along with her beautiful origami paper boat garlands and recipe cards.

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Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Rice DK Autumn/Winter 2011

Rice DK Autumn/Winter 2011
Rice DK Autumn/Winter 2011
Rice DK Autumn/Winter 2011
Rice DK Autumn/Winter 2011
Rice DK Autumn/Winter 2011
This week for my 'shops i love' page I bring you fun, funky fabulous Danish brand, Rice DK, a brand that often appears here on Torie Jayne.

With all the new Autumn/Winter catalogues coming out now I thought I would first feature Rice DK. As always their collection is full of bright, happy colours like the bright pink and blue ostrich table lamps, kitchen hooks and candle holders. Following on the bird theme there are flamingo shaped hooks in a rainbow of colours and one arm ostrich and peacock candelabras. Cutlery in zesty lime, bubblegum pink and fresh mint to brighten up meal times. My favourite has to be their acrylic picture frames in a mixture of sizes and colours like mint, hot pink and lime green.

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