After taking part in the #7vignettes challenge last month via Instagram, I was eager to take part again. Run by the lovely Jennifer Bishop from Interior Addicts this challenge is full of some seriously talented creatives. My challenge to myself this month was to have my 7 vignettes styled with the same vintage feel.
Some years ago a friend suggested getting an app called Instagram as they knew I was a little addicted with taking pictures with my phone. Soon enough I had a full blown addiction to the app and I just couldn’t get enough of taking shots to share with the world. I thought it was absolutely fascinating with Australians showing all their summer pictures of our golden beaches and the other side of the world covered in snow. After a while Instagram had its far share of bugs, which made it a little frustrating to use so I decided to give it a break and I was clean of Instagram for nearly six months.
After after the birth of my son, I took on the role of a social media manager and I’m back on Instagram with an addiction even stronger than before. In a way I think it’s also encouraged me to explore different avenues of design by discovering the world of vignettes.
What is a Vignette?
noun, verb, vi·gnet·ted, vi·gnet·ting. • any small, pleasing picture or view.
It’s funny because as a child I remember lining up my toys in a very precise manner along my windowsill. I had beautiful dolls and I don’t think I played with them much but I just placed them in order with the others and made sure they were perfectly in line. I now look back and this explains a lot of things.
I think this is why I love the world of vignettes, the order of it all and the endless style options, and I thank Instagram for encouraging me to attempt these briefs devised by these talented bloggers.
This first vignette was for a brief created by a talented lady called Vivian Pagangos who is the author of the blog Ish and Chi. www.ishandchi.com
The brief was to take a photograph of something red + home. I think this brief was made for me, for some reason we have a lot of red things in our house. Long story short, this little photograph won with three beautiful stunning cushions and a red throw rug from Rupee Home. www.rapee.com.au
Thank you Vivian for a wonderful brief and also a big thank you to Rupee for the wonderful homewares. x
As a new Mum, it’s taken me a while to accept my new lifestyle.
No more Saturday nights partying till all hours of the morning and sleeping most of Sunday. Now Saturday night consists of maybe a glass of wine, doing some work and crawling into bed around 11:00pm and waking up at 7:00am (or earlier) to be greeted by a cheery little toddler. I must admit I don’t miss the shady Sunday mornings, but what I do love now is cooking for the boys to start off our weekend.
Here’s my first attempt of a little ‘food porn’ photography.
If your feeling a little peckish, below is the recipe for some muffins.
Apple and Cinnamon Mini Muffins
Preheat oven to 180°/160° fan forced. Line two 12-hole (1-tablespoon/20ml) mini muffins pans with paper cases. Sift 3/4 cup self-raising flour and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon into medium bowl; stir in 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar and 1/4 cup rolled oats. Stir in combined 1/4 cup milk, 1/4 cup apple juice, 1/4 cup vegetable oil and 1 egg. Add 1/4 cup coarsely grated, peeled apple; stir gently to combine. Divided mixture into paper cases. Bake muffins about 15 minutes. Stand 5 minutes before turning, top-side up, onto wire rack to cool.
*Recipe is from The Australian Woman’s Weekly – Healthy Babies Food for Healthy Babies & Toddlers.
Wattle still has to be one of my most adore flowers. What a beautiful symbol to represent Australia.
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You know when things get all too much and you just need to escape… I needed a break and where better to go, was straight to my Mum’s house in the country for some home cooked meals and some good TLC.
A couple of weeks ago we took our little one out for a night in the city (we tell him it’s called the ‘big smoke’) to watch the beautiful light shows. Despite the volume of people who had the same idea to venture out that night, we had a wonderful time. Looking forward to next years show.