Moose Allain is one of the unofficial group of successful, well-followed, whimsy-junkie UK Twitter club. He has published his first book 'fill-me-in' and it encourages us all to be a little more creative. Find out more on his own blog here.
Some of these creations simply use action figures as cake toppers and employ the black & white Tim Burton standard, striped, colour scheme. Some, like the waiting room cakes shown first, are just works of art in themselves.
Is this one a lasagne though?
Based on the 'Beetleguese' cartoon
Simple, but clean looking and effective.
I kind of wish I'd thought of having a Beetlejuice wedding cake now.
If I say his name three times, does cake appear?
Cartoon This is an illustration and design company founded in 2012 by Jordan Hodge.
"I strive to give all customers fun and high quality illustrations at great prices. I will illustrate any person or group of people in my cartoon style. The sky is the limit on what I can illustrate!"
Want a movie or TV themed portrait? A sports team themed portrait? Funny outfits? Or normal everyday outfits? No problem! Jordan has already done over 300 unique Cartoon Portraits for customers around the world. Star Wars, Walking Dead, Wizard of Oz, themed portraits in whatever style you can dream up. These would make great gifts or nice prints to hang in a home or office.
Jordan even cartooned us- it's scarily accurate!
I found Esa Evans' quirky jewellery line 'Lady Muck' thanks to a shout out on BBC Radio 6 by lovely Lauren Laverne back in 2012. Sadly my super duper, orange perspex ants necklace got broken, from my own carelessness at storing it. Sad face. Here is how it looked in 2012.
Two years on the brand is still going strong. I particularly love the circle necklace in multicolours reminiscent of a primary school paint palette. Drop in on Esa on her Lady Muck Store.
Hey folks, I'm a finalist in the Amara Interior Design Blog Awards, exciting! World of Kitsch features a little of everything, but it started as a blog showcasing my home wares odd and brilliant as they are.
To vote, follow this link, fill in your name and an email address and that's it. No need to register for anything. I would REALLY appreciate it. Usually at this time of year I'm over for the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards, but I didn't make finals this year, and I'm missing my liberating, lone journey to London.
Thank you in advance x
Pony Cycles are galloping out the door already in time for Christmas 2014. The Northern Irish company who supply the bike/rocking horse hybrids say stocks are limited, so if your child has the grand request of a pony from Santa, make sure you're either buying, or joining the Pony Cycle Christmas Club and spreading the cost from this month.
For kids lucky enough to have a pony already, Pony Cycles have recently launched their Pony Pen Pals, encouraging children to write and share their Pony Cycle adventures.
Each letter received to the Stables receives a personalised reply from the Pony Cycle Team and a Pony Pen Pal stationary pack to encourage creativity.
So Pony Cycle parents why not encourage your kids on rainy days to get scribbling?
Saturday 4 October will see the multi award-winning 'Canteen' restaurant, located in the heart of the MAC, Belfast, kick-off a bountiful weeklong series of food and drink events to rival any in the city.
Sharon Wright, director JRS Catering, explains:
“Saturday will kick start the week with our Craft Beer & Cider Tasting event which allows guests to sample the very best of these brews alongside some well matched food bites.
“On Saturday 11 October, we will be holding our ever-popular Coffee Brew Bar Masterclass which allows extensive coffee tasting allowing guests to discover brewing methods from the experts.
“And the absolute pinnacle of our Belfast Restaurant Week celebrations will be our extra special Art of Food & Wine night, held on Thursday 9th October where Sean McCann, Head Chef at Canteen alongside award-winning guest chef, Joery Castel will cook up a culinary storm.