Monday, 30 May 2011

Country kitchen Give Away

Over at Life at Number 10 the lovely Melbourne Girl Lesley is doing a Cavania card give away so pop over and say hello.
Country Kitchen cards also available in the UK here at the Cavania store.
and coming soon online in Australia more updates shortly.

Saturday, 28 May 2011

How to build a New England Style Shed?

Whilst day dreaming through the library I stumbled upon this fantastic book "Sheds" and to my delight it shows you how to calculate and build the most amazing sheds. With every turn of a page more detail and sketches of the most wonderful New England styled sheds......... perfect for my studio that I want to build at the bottom of the garden of our new home to be. Sorry forgot to mention we got all approvals yesterday on the house and we will be completing and in, in just 21 days from yesterday!

The book is titled "Sheds, the Do It Yourself Guide for backyard builders" and is written by husband and wife team David & Jeanie Stiles whom live in one of my most favorite places in the whole world.... The Hamptons, NY. David builds sheds and he is very talented at it I must say. A perfect read if you want to see how to build a New England Style Shed.

I cant wait to start building the what colour should I paint it???

This weeks suggested book- Sheds

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Home Sweet Home .....nearly

We had some great news today .......... finally after months of selling a house in the UK and shipping all our bits and bobs to Australia in a sea container we finally got news from the bank and we have had our mortgage approved last. So just one more little bit of paper work and hopefully we get a date soon.

Here is a sneaky peak at the little brick bungalow that we are hopefully going to be the next keepers of.

This is my vision for the little run down home after lots of love and heaps of work...... but Christian Faye and I are so looking forward to hammering, painting, sawing and making it our home sweet home.
The house that Cavania built will be staring here soon.
Image 1.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Chic Bracket Details

love these simple but chic finishing touches.....stylish brackets.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Spirit of Summer Fair

Cavania has some tickets to give away for the Spirit of Summer Fair next week at Olympia, London for our followers only.
........ you must be a follower so click on the column on the right of this and join, it's free, only 2 tickets per person.

Drop by our stand and say hello, we will have lots of new things to show you. STAND A18

You can also purchase tickets from here.....

For a pair of free tickets send a self addressed envelope to....................

Unit 1
Park Place

New Cards

just some of Cavania's new cards.....

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Tutu for a Princess

My niece is birthday is not to far away and I decided to make a tutu....of course not a cushion or a shaped felt animal, a tutu! I've never made a tutu before and with NO pattern found a few spare hours and some tulle a tutu was soon ready to have it's finishing touches. I was secretly please with the end result and can't wait to see my nieces face when she opens it.

Monday, 2 May 2011

The Romance

the happy couple......

Well the wait was worth it and now we can all reflect back and remember the beautiful event of the marriage of William & Kate.
ooooh the dress, the cake and the outfits, oooohhh its all too much, what a simply gorgeous day.

the cake.......
Prince William and his wife, Princess Kate Middleton cut the first first slice of the magnificent eight-tiered wedding cake, designed by acclaimed chef Fiona's gorgeous

the lace.......

The lace on the bodice of Kate Middleton's wedding dress was made in northern France, famed lacemakers Sophie Hallette said Friday after discovering on television how their work had been used.

Dress designer Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen asked the lacemakers, founded in 1887 and based in Caudry, to contribute to the wedding dress the now Duchess of Cambridge wore to marry Prince William.

"As usual with our speciality, we worked in absolute secrecy," said Romain Lescroart, the grandson of the company's founder. "We discovered our lace on the television when Kate Middleton finally appeared, leaving her car."

"Secretly we hoped that we were working on Kate Middleton's dress but it could have been for any other client.

"When we discovered that it was indeed the wedding dress, there was an explosion of joy and the news spread around the atelier in seconds. The 200 artisans are very proud," Lescroart said.

the bridesmaids......

the dress designer......

Kate Middleton's wedding dress designer, Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen.