Tuesday, 6 March 2012

♥ Happy....
Pink and lemon inspiration  




~♥ Our new Facebook Header ♥~
 I was totally unaware that there were going to be any changes to the Facebook pages...
and it threw me into a bit of a tizzy last week but after a few trials I feel happy with our new header. 
On the actual page there is a little inset of Candy too. 
The really good news here is that at last I'm finally liking Facebook!
I love the new timeline and there is far more scope to personalise the page....
which means that we're all very happy in our little corner now!
You can see  Lola and  Candy in all their glory here 
(Ooh...and yes, I would really love to see you too!)

~♥ ♥ ~

Finally, a little bit of cupcake heaven...
(just to complete my overall feeling of happiness!)
I've been baking our favourite cupcakes from 
The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook
Baking has become a bit of a ritual in our house these days
and I think maybe a bit of fresh inspiration is needed...
 any recommendations of lovely recipe books 
would be very much appreciated!
Thanks so much for calling by...
Take care until next time


  1. Such gorgeous colours today....and I'm a big fan of The Hummingbird cookbook as well.

  2. beautiful spring inspiration Susan.
    I'm trying to be in love with my chipper nelly FB page - but struggling to 'get it'. need to ask one of my boys!
    fee x

  3. I love that colour combination, Spring is on its way :-) Re recipes if you pop to my blog and look under the lables muffins and cakes there are a few scrummy recipes there. Have a fab week x

  4. Lovely to see you're in such a happy spring mood Susan........pretty pastel images. x

  5. Ooooh such gorgeous, inspirational pics. They brought a smile to my face! I love The Primrose Bakery book, the first one. It's a lovely one!

    Jo x

  6. You have the most sweetest Blog..I have ever seen You talent is a blessing to the heart..medicine to the soul..xx,Joy

  7. Oh I just don't what to do with all of this darling loveliness! Divine! I adore the Facebook header, makes me inspired to work on my own...:)

  8. such a yummyand mouthwatering post :o)
    I have had a teeny dabble with facebook but i really really don't like it...wish i did. i off to have a little look at your page...bet it's gorgeous
    love jooles x

  9. Hi there,
    I can't believe I've only just discovered your delightful blog! I wish I'd found you earlier! I love it here - there's so much gorgeousness!!! You photos are truly inspiring!!! I'll definitely be visiting again (I'm your newest follower). Until next time.....

  10. Very pretty colors -- love the lemon. I just finished Annabelle -- my latest take on one of your precious rabbits. You'll have to stop by and see her photos -- she's just too cute for words!

  11. Your pictures are so pretty. And those cupcakes look so yummy.
    I hope you are having a wonderful week. Hugs, Trish

  12. Such beautiful spring colours and wonderful pictures.
    Debbie x

  13. Mmmm delicious cupcakes. :)
    Lovely spring colours too!
    Your new Facebook header is lovely Susan. I'm afraid I still haven't a clue about Facebook. As I have a 'page' and not a personal Facebook what I can do is limited. As for a new header, I'm going to leave that to my son!!
    Vivienne x

  14. I just wanted to stop by and tell you I adore your blog. I could sit and stare at all the beautiful colours for hours. It truly is amazing, thankyou so much for sharing. The beautiful spring colours make me smile.

  15. I will have to go check out your Facebook page. I spend a fair bit of time over there. Pretty pictures today! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  16. I love that pink and yellow inspiration Susan...I think I may make a card in that colour way soon. Your cakes look soooo yummy! I am not sure about the timeline on Facebook, I agree for business peeps it is good but for individuals I still prefer the old style. Mind you the only certain thing in life is change so no doubt at some point I will have to change over ;0) Have a great week and thanks as always for your visits to my blog, it's always good to see you there,
    Jane x

  17. Your cupcakes look so pretty Susan... I haven't done any baking in so long now, probably months! I miss it... and your beautiful pictures are making me long for a free afternoon of sunshine and pottering about the kitchen. Horrible grey and wet here today though and also have too many orders to sew! Anyway, glad you have sorted out your fb page - I swapped mine but not really done too much else apart from put a header picture in! Yours looks so sweet... have a lovely rest of the week, Jenny x

  18. Gorgeous pictures as always, love the buns, could do with a few of these today! hope you are having a happy week :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  19. Ooh, how lovely...I'm on my way to meet Annabelle now Joan!
    Susan x

  20. It is cold and raining outside but I am feeling considerably spring like after stopping by yours today, thank you.

    I love the new timeline, I never even thought about doing a collage type picture, that has given me some food for thought :) x x x x

  21. I have that cookbook too...love it..such pretty images.
    Yellow and pink so charming together. My daughters room was once these colours...pure joy.
    Have a happy sunshiny day my sweet friend. I always find inspiration over here. xoxox

  22. Such pretty colours Susan, gorgeous post :D

    I have actually taken the knitsofacto page off facebook, I know I should probably have one but I just don't like facebook. I do still have my personal page though and love looking at your Tearoom page :D

  23. Beautiful! I am loving yellow these days myself.

  24. Just found your lovely blog,
    these pink and lemon colors are wonderful !
    And those cupcakes look delicious !
    Nice evening,

  25. Your pink and lemon combines gorgeously, sweet Susan. You make me feel very very Spring ish ^.^

    Have a cozy evening xoxoxoxo

  26. Such a scrumptious post, Susan! I love the lemon and pink combination and the cakes look so delicious! The book is one of my favourites too. Thank you for such a pretty collection of gorgeous things!
    Have a lovely rest of the week.
    Helen x

  27. Lovely spring colours in this post. I am still a bit green when it comes to facebook. I try now and again but it doesn't come easy.
    The baking, I am totally with you on that one. My current favourite baking book is this one detailed in this post http://perfectlittlepurses.blogspot.com/2012/01/good-cake-book-to-tell-you-about-and.html
    Still enjoying it a lot.

  28. Baking can be so therapeutic, I think it harks back to simpler times. I've got quite a few Marks and Spencer baking books and also the Australian Woman's Weekly books are really good.

  29. Hi dear Susan! Your photos are so gorgeous!!! I love the pink and lemon inspiration! Very cheerful and sweet! Your new Facebook header is beautiful too! Oh, your cupcakes look so yummy! I love to bake! Have a beautiful evening! xo~ Paula

  30. what a lovely selection of photos..

  31. Pink and lemon really is such a cute color combination. Thanks for the inspiration.

  32. WHAT ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS PHOTOS! Dearest, your page here is so happy and beautiful!!! My Etsy shop is almost empty, thanks to some sales that I made, and seeing your lovely blog here reminds me that when I get a moment I need to fill up my shop again, for I am loving these happy colors! I teach and in fact, tonight I worked until 7:30, so I am barely getting to my blog. THANK YOU for your visit and very kind words. HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY!!!! Anita

  33. As every other person has said, your blog is soooo pretty to look at, what cheery spring colours. I love French fancies, one of my absolute favourites, but then cake is probably passable in pretty much any form.

    I have the hummingbird books, and I have shelves of cook books (I love cooking and eating!) it can be hard to find something totally different though. I am a big nigella fan, and I also love Mary Berry, have you looked at Apples for Jam' that's a different take on the norm, although the ordering of the book (done in colours) is a little odd.

    Have a lovely weekend.x

  34. Dear Susan,

    I am so sorry I haven't taken the time to visit your little corner of heaven this week. I have needed to take a step away from the computer screen these days or else I will be too tired to get on with the projects I need to complete!

    What a joy! I just bought a handful of Gutermann spools this week in some pastel shades. Your zingy yellows and pinks make me want to break out in a little dance. Fondant Fancies... perhaps I shouldn't say this but I am reminded of teenage years and eating Kipling's Fondant Fancies. It's like Battenburg cake: the colours and the almond flavour just make me go all gooey.

    Speaking of Battenburg cake; Fiona Cairns' recipe books are drop dead gorgeous. I'm serious Susan; the cakes are generally quite straightforward and her decorating ideas are so very, very pretty. She has a few delights including a new one on birthday cakes. My favourite at present is Bake & Decorate. Otherwise The Primrose Hill Cupcake Book is pretty good too.


  35. Hello Susan
    We've awarded you an award!!!
    Just go to :

    Well done!

  36. Susan, you have a lovely blog. I am a new follower. Patsy

  37. Oooooooh Susan, these pix make me happy! Pink and yellow is one of my alltime fave combinations, like sunshine and love weaved into one! Happy sunday to you - and.... can i have a cupcake? xx

  38. Pink and lemon, how lovely are they together! Love the new facebook header too :-)

    Lori xx

  39. Hi Susan, popping in to wish you a most wonderful weekend xx

  40. Hi Susan love the color scheme, I had some flower brought me last week They were two different yellowyellow varities of daffs and red tuilips my friend presented them in a lovely white and blue spotty wine bag wrapped in yellow tissue paper they are georgous. I've also got a copy of the Humming bird cake book. The chocolate cupcakes and large carrot are to die for. Just to let you know what I've been up to busy knitting baby blankets 4th one, easy to knit and quick with Snowflake chunky wall they have five little daisies going across the top also knitted. Well have a great week cannot wait for your next update. Jackie

  41. Gorgeous blog and colors !!http://patchworksail.blogspot.com/

    I adore your pink and yellow photos so fresh and vibrant. You make threads, cakes and cups look so yummy.

    HUGS Lorraine

  43. Good morning Susan! I so love your bright and happy colors here. I have come to love yellow more and more, and the way your items are captured in the beautiful light are just wonderful! HAVE A BRIGHT DAY! Anita