Thursday, 19 July 2018

Decadent Celebrations Recipe Roundup

I am currently in the process of baking cakes for a women's high tea at my church as well as prepping for youngest Monkey's birthday celebration requests, so this week has seen my kitchen full of flour, sugar and rather decadent food ingredients.
I have put together a roundup of some of the more luscious dishes we love to eat but don't indulge in very often, so that you can enjoy a decadent feast too!

recipe chocolate salted caramel tart maple glazed duck potatoes sichuan belly pork blackberry vanilla tart pie

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

The Care Bears Family Comes To Domum Vindemia

care bears bunting for kids party supplies birthday party nursery domum vindemia

A month ago I announced that I had expanded our party supplies range with the addition of May Gibbs cupcake toppers and matching buntings.  So today I am excited to announce that I have further added to the party range with a slew darling Care Bears creations!

care bears cupcake toppers for kids party supplies birthday party nursery domum vindemia

At the moment there are two Care Bears buntings and a few sets of cupcake toppers available, perfect for those of us who have fond memories of the Care Bears when they first made their debut in the 1980s.  This new range of party supplies also include some of the newer bears that were unveiled in the "noughties".

care bears bunting for kids party supplies birthday party nursery domum vindemia

As mentioned, this is a very limited range for the time being, so lovers of the Care Bears will need to get in quick to ensure these darlings come home to you.  Which bunting do you love best?  And who was your favourite Care Bear when you were a child?

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Swarovski crystals and Jane Austen

jane austen pride and prejudice obstinate headstrong girl quote necklace swarovski crystal jewellery two cheeky monkeys

Today I am very excited to show off a sneak peek of our upcoming crystals and Jane Austen range of necklaces!  Combining darling Austrian Swarovski and Czech Preciosa crystals with Pride and Prejudice's infamous "obstinate, headstrong girl" quote, this new range will be the centrepiece of our Spring/Summer range for 2018/2019.

jane austen pride and prejudice obstinate headstrong girl quote necklace chandelier crystal jewellery two cheeky monkeys

At the moment the range will include a choice of eight crystal colours and styles, though bespoke orders with specific colour requests will be accepted too.  And, for the first time, these necklaces will come in your choice of length rather than our usual option to add a necklace extender chain!

jane austen pride and prejudice obstinate headstrong girl quote necklace preciosa crystal jewellery two cheeky monkeys

Which crystal would you choose?  And do you love this quote, or would you choose another?

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Completely and perfect and incandescently happy

I was recently approached by a bride-to-be to create a pair of earrings for her big day which featured a wedding day appropriate quote.  Although it took a bit of fiddling around to feature her joyous quote in the design, I loved every minute of this bespoke order.

image swarovski crystal drop earrings shoulder dusters jewellery jewelry quote pride and prejudice film completely and perfectly and incandescently happy jane austen

And even more, I can't wait to see a photo of these darling Swarovski crystal earrings in action at this bride's book-themed wedding!  If you were to wear bookish jewellery for your special day, what quote would you choose?

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Delight with May Gibbs

image domum vindemia bunting may gibbs gumnut babies party supplies first birthday nursery homewares decor

About a month ago I blogged about our latest restock of our super popular May Gibbs range of homewares and party decorations.  Well, I have been hard at work to further restock this delightful gumnut babies range!

image domum vindemia bunting may gibbs gumnut babies party supplies first birthday nursery homewares decor

I am very thankful to all of my wonderful supporters who have been making purchases or sharing news of our latest restock, with some of the new additions already sold out and others selling fast.  So if you're planning to add a touch of May Gibbs wonder to your little one's nursery or birthday party, you'll need to act quickly to grab the one you love.

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

DIY Childhood Treats

As the mayhem and fun that is the winter school holidays starts here at Two Cheeky Monkeys HQ, I thought I'd share a roundup of recipes for some of my favourite childhood treats.  Some of these were made by Grandma Monkeys for special occasions, while others were store bought on a fairly regular basis.  Do you have recipes for your favourite childhood treats?

iced gem biscuits pandan chiffon cake open mouth laughing biscuit balls hedgehog slice recipes

1. Iced gem biscuits are always a hit!
2. Hate to bake? Then hedgehog slice is just for you.
3. Chinese laughing balls are sooo unhealthily delicious.
4. If you can look past the green colour, pandan chiffon cake is a must.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Moon-Face, Silky and The Saucepan Man

image bunting the magic faraway tree enid blyton moon-face saucepan man silky storybook nursery domum vindemia

Hello!  I have been having so much fun recently adding a bunch of new storybook buntings to the store.  Today I'm showing off one of our latest additions and a long time favourite of mine, a Magic Faraway Tree bunting!

image bunting the magic faraway tree enid blyton moon-face saucepan man silky storybook nursery domum vindemia

I first read Enid Blyton's Faraway Tree series as an eight year old and was pretty pleased at how much my Cheeky Monkeys loved the stories when they were a similar age.  So you can imagine how excited I was to find some battered old Enid Blyton picture books perfect for bunting making!

image bunting the magic faraway tree enid blyton moon-face saucepan man silky storybook nursery domum vindemia

This is just the first of what I hope will be a permanent range in Domum Vindemia, but I would love feedback from my lovely readers.  Which Enid Blyton stories did you love best when you were growing up?  And which would you like to see in bunting form?
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