Monthly Archives: May 2009

Pound Shop Party – Top 5 Tips

OK, so you may need to fight off hordes of chavs to get to the till, but why not make a theme of it? There’s a recession on, you know…

There must be *something* you can make a centrepiece out of!
There must be *something* you can make a centrepiece out of!

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Cake of the Week #1

A new Friday institution!

Each Friday, we’re going to choose a cake of the week – and this week the honour goes to this little, or rather giant, beauty!

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Give the gift of dance!

For the price a Michael Jackson CD, you can give possibly THE coolest gift idea EVER.

LOVE this!

Celebrity Style

Look at this for budget wedding footgear…


Yoko wore knee high socks and what looks like SNEAKERS (!) when she married Mr. Lennon.

For our American friends…

Celebrate Memorial Day in style with patriotic cake!

Patriotic, much?

Patriotic, much?


(Via ‘myachybakeyheart’)

Top Five Original Centrepieces

Martha Stewart's funny lookin' turnips...

Martha Stewart's funny lookin' turnips...

So, you’re having a dinner party? Good for you! You’re keeping the dying art of classic guest entertainment alive a little longer – Three are proud of you. But what’s this?! Your table looks bare! Three are NOT proud of you. You can’t have a naked table, and after reading this little list, failure is not an option. Continue reading

A stitch in time, saves MONEY!

Stuck for an awesome wedding gift? Wedding gift lists may be practical (and pricey!) but who wants to give a toaster to commemorate such a special day?! Uh, not me.

Well, how about this for a sweet and thrifty idea: if you (or  a helpful friend) are handy with a needle and thread why don’t you take some inspiration from Grandma and start quilting!

Patch wall

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