Shake 633: Wearable domes

December 29, 2011

Emski, London (UK), year?

With silver star flitter

How can you not love a bit of snowdome fashion? From perfume to jewellery, looks like every designer wants to have a go. I’d totally forgotten about this fun Paul Smith top in my drawer until Em reminded me. Apologies for the bad photography, I had no one around to model it for me!



Ron, Stratford-upon-Avon (UK), 2002?

Friends, snowdome-lovers and countrymen, lend me your eyes! I have but 8 days left and I’ll be done blogging the entire collection, can you believe it? If snowdomes be the food of love, shake on!

(For those of you who are a little confused, Stratford-upon-Avon is the birthplace of William Shakespeare)

Shake 602: Mon-dome

November 28, 2011

Andy Zito, London (UK), April 2011

Big Ben


Shake 577: Thurs-dome

November 3, 2011

Andy Zito, London (UK), April 2011

Because Andy loves a name plaque

Thanks for the Italian birthday card Jeffro. It’s not my birthday.

Shake 563: London moments

October 20, 2011

Andy Zito, London (UK), April 2011

I remember the crisp air and tastiest little Monmouth coffee at Borough Markets in London last October. Miss you Clive!

Shake 551: Pop a tablet

October 8, 2011

Andy Zito, London (UK), April 2011

I saw my blog for the first time on an iPad2 last night and it looked so different to the web and iPhone versions, it was fantastic! Makes me want to go out and get one. I heart WordPress!

Shake 523: Nearing the end

September 10, 2011

Andy Zito, London (UK), Apr 2011

Tower Bridge

After taking stock of my dome shelf ecosystem, I made an amazing discovery. It looks like I only have about 60 days left, so my daily dome could be done just in time to celebrate Movember! And do I have a dome for that or what?

I really have to thank Andy for his gift in April which prolonged this little project for a month!

My current loves: all things rollerskating (anyone remember Xanadu?) and LL Wine and Dine’s ginger and lychee martini. Thanks Chris!

Today's wonky brew!

Pocket Steve, Devon (UK), 2002

...unfortunately a little cracked!

Everyone knows I’m not good at cooking, but I spent my Sunday learning the art of cupcake decoration. Impressed? However, instead of paying close attention, I found myself more interested in sampling the icing and longing for a cup of tea. A couple of hours of kneading, rolling, colouring and piping later, here are the results! It’s hard to perfect, let alone make presentable. I have a new appreciation for this delicate art. If you want an introductory dabble, check out The Essential Ingredient at Rozelle.

One more thing – I totally forgot to mention that I was given my first Great Wall of China dome! My shelf of un-photographed domes is filling up, better pull that macro lens out soon.

Flower creation at The Essential Ingredient

The finished products!

Andie, Greenwich (UK), July 2010

I’m not really sure how, but a couple of months back I discovered Charlotte Farmer, an artist from the UK. I instantly fell in love with her illustrative style and as I perused her work, my eyes nearly popped out of my head when I found her snowdome prints and dome tea towels! It was not long before I was planning my next birthday gift from the Hubs. And this birthday-in-June gift (titled Around the world in 20 snowglobes with Elvis in a gold suit) arrived today! Should I call it 6 months early or 6 months late? Apologies for my bad i-pic, I’ll take a better one when there’s better light.

It is SO BEAUTIFUL with little goldleaf bits! I can’t wait to get it framed and up on the wall. Thanks Charlotte, I LOVE it!

The Hubs’ quote: “You’re so happy you look like you’re in pain!”

Thanks for holding it up Hubs!

Claim Ye Lucky Devon Pixie!

I’m ba-ack! Wow, this year’s nasty bug going around isn’t pleasant and he sticks around. Five days later and I’ve still got a lingering cough and a tissue permanently stuck to the schnozz. I’m channelling the luck of my Devon Pixie so Mr Bug doesn’t take a liking to you!

And while I’ve been permanently glued to the couch, my little mate’s been keeping me company.

Kamaji says hi!