Yesterday was Meggy's birthday! So to help her celebrate I made red velvet cupcakes (with the Sprinkles cake mix) and home made cream cheese frosting. It was definitely my first attempt at making cupcakes. I was more or less prepared to except defeat as soon as I started, but I was pretty happy with how they turned out! It was also my first attempt at applying frosting and that turned out okayy. I need to practice ... I would also like a kitchen aid mixer for future attempts ... But I don't see one entering my life for another few years.
I would also like to say that this cut garden rose has changed my thoughts on keeping roses in the house and more or less changed my daily life routine a bit. It smells SO beautiful. I move it around with me depending on what room I'll be in. Above the sink while I'm washing dishes. On the table when I'm doing computer work. I would make my own rose water with it if I could ever bring myself to take those petals apart. The thought of having my own little dirt road cottage is seeming even lovelier if I could only have a few bushes of these around!
That JHP seahorse cuff is something I'm really excited to have in my life! One of the elusive Jean Painlevé seahorse jewelry pieces they made in the 30s. This is my second piece, I have a brooch as well and I'd really love to keep building my collection. This one is beautiful with seafoam bakelite and a perfectly un-perfect patina. I don't normally wear bracelets but this one feels really perfect on my wrist.