It's become a bit of a tradition for me to make some version of lamington on this blog for Australia Day (see?) and since this will be my last one on the inside for a little while, I thought I better make it extra special this year. Like mini cake special. With foliage cake toppers just to be extra fancy.
I first came across Chuchu via Alana and then kept finding them popping up in all kinds of familiar places. And for good reason. Their wares playful, very much usable and you can just tell a lot of love goes into creating each piece.
So on a rainy weekend morning a couple of weeks ago I met Rebecca, one half of team Chuchu, at her shared studio for some clay time and to see where the magic happens. I even made a pinch pot under Bec's sweet guidance (she made about five in the same time but that's neither here nor there). After our claydate, I sent some questions to the girls which they answered so that we can get to know them a little better.
Oh hi there my sweet people! I've missed you! Let's get right back into it, yes?
Tell me, how do you feel about resolutions? I'll put my hand up to being a total January cliché and swearing off junk food (RIP Cookies & Cream Kit Kat Crunchy) but my MAIN big vision or direction for the year ahead is all about new experiences. We'll be packing our bags for London in February and I'm determined to make the most of it. To see as many new places, experience as much as possible and connect with all kinds of new people.
Well Merry Christmas you filthy animals. I'm officially off to watch the Gavin and Stacey Christmas special on repeat and stuff my face with my husband's world famous crispy potatoes. Because this is a time of giving though, I'm leaving you with a few of the internet's most festive links PLUS my personal Christmas Mix. Also a photo of these incredible fruit mince tarts my friend Gemma made this week. No actual tarts though. Sorry.
Thank you so much for spending another whole year with me. Honestly, it just means the world to me to share these tiny bits of life here with each of you every week. May your holidays be as merry as can be and your new years confetti crammed. Cheers to 2014!