Thursday, June 30, 2011

Durban Beach Festival 1-10 July 2011

Hey there Durbanites! I heart Market and much more will be at the Durban Beach Festival. I think its going to be awesome so go down and have a look for yourself. Unfortunately, Tin Bird won't be there. However, I'm still taking orders so inbox me or leave a comment on facebook and I will get back to you asap.

A cool giveaway

Coelho Culture is giving one lucky person some lisa&jo stamps. Visit Coelho Culture to enter.

Monday, June 27, 2011

I want this mug

The essential item to house your coffee or tea. Here are some truly avant-garde mugs.  Which is your favourite? 

Are you tired of telling people how you take your coffee or tea? 
Then this tea, coffee, milk or sugar mug is for you...

For the practical joker, these Peter Bruegger Moustache mugs are perfect! 

I think they should've made two of these. One for the optimist too. However, if you are the doom and gloom type then this Pessimist mug is for you...

Have you ever been at a function and you don't know where to put that used up teabag? The host forgot to put out a used teabag bowl. Your other option is to have it scrunched up on your saucer, not attractive to look at. All ends well with the Tea Bag Coffin designed by Jonas Trampedach. 
Simply bury your teabag under the cup. RIP.

Irked at the work place? The Punch coffee mug is ideal, it will 
definitely get your message across.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

I like...

I like sunrises
(if I could get up for them, I am not a morning person), 

and definitely sunsets.
I like the smell of rain in summer.
I like the smell of freshly brewed coffee.
I like sitting in front of my fireplace and being 
completely mesmerized by the fire.

*click on photos to go to links

Monday, June 20, 2011

Step-by-step father's day breakfast

How to make a breakfast for your father by a 3 and 6 year old...

Step 1:
Butter the bread

Step 2:
Assemble the cheese

 Step 3:
Dab (a bit) of bovril on top of cheese

Step 4:
Make the espresso

Step 5:
Drum Roll please... Presentation on a tray with gifts
*Nb Tin Bird biscotti, essential for espresso dunking.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Portrait of a Dad

To all Tin Bird fans who are fathers... wishing you a wonderful Father's Day!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Need some ideas?

One of my favourite local mags is Ideas Magazine. Bonus - they are also online!  Loads of tips, craft projects, baking and just heaps of inspiration. I really admire the research and effort involved coming up with these inspiring mags every month. 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

For the Birds

I'm a huge fan of animation, this is a classic from Pixar: For the Birds.  I love the subtle innuendos done with brilliant animation. Also you get what's going on straight away with the clicky 'in-crowd' birds and the goofy big guy, with no speech but bird squeaks & goofy bird grunts. My kids & I love it; we laugh every time!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Short Teddies

The market was fabulous on Sat - we had such great weather and a great vibe! I tried my hand at shortbread Teddies this time, with smartie buttons and choc drop facial features! Thinking of other ways to decorate these guys and gals! Thinking cap on...