I am in love with peonies! But I can’t find them anywhere ): how I long for a kilner jar bursting with them to sit on my windowsill! I’m going to hunt them down…but until then, here are some beautiful peony pictures…

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As some of you may know, yesterday was the opening of an exhibition including my work and that of 3 friends, at The Butterfly Rooms in Saltaire.

It will run for a month and is the first in what will hopefully be a long line of exhibitions at The Butterfly Rooms, a lovely little shop which will eventually include gallery and studio space upstairs.

So here are some pics…

Setting up

The finished exhibit

Little Frame Big Wall

Little Bits of Randomness

It’s Time for Tea (thats me)

Charlymouse

It was a lovely day, lots of nice comments and some sales. So, if you fancy a day out head to Saltaire, see our work and theres always that Hockney blokes paintings down in the mill too 😛

Its a pretty busy week this week for me! Really glad to have an extra day off the day job so I can get some more work done!

Next weekend is the launch of the first exhibition at The Butterfly Rooms, a lovely new shop and gallery in Saltaire, West Yorkshire. I’ll have my work alongside that of my friends Charly, Cat and Clare, so trying to get a lot of prep done this weekend…

I was lucky enough to get a piece of work in the paper with Angela this week, when they came to do an article on her and the shop. Heres the pic:

If you fancy coming along to the open day its next Sunday, 9th May. It’d be lovely to see people, plus Saltaire’s always good for a nice designy day out! I’ll take some photos and stuff to document the event and post them asap too. The exhibition will run for a month.

Enjoy the rest of your bank holiday everyone!

Hi everyone! Well, I am really excited today as a new Art Wall room has gone live, which I have the privilege of being included in!
I applied to by sending some work to Katie a while ago, she gave me some really great advice about displaying my work online and chose a piece to be included in the Nursery. Its such a lovely wall with some beautiful pieces, and I love my frame hehe!

Anyways, take a look!

© Hannah Greenwood 2010

Here is the piece featured, it is an unframed butterfly lace cut from cream paper. Hope you like it.

I’ve been working on this Mushroom piece for a couple of days, done a quick mock up on plain paper but I duno if I’m keen…what do ya think? :/

I was mooching around in the photo studio at work the other day and came across a mesmerising inspiration board about Bokeh! I am now on a mission to learn how and create some beautiful Bokeh!

Here are some lovely examples of the technique…

Lovely! Wikipedia does an explanation of the technical jazz.

Seems like Fridays home alone always turn in to bakery nights!

Today I bought the Humming Bird Bakery cook book (bit late I know) and decided to make Coconut and Pineapple Cupcakes (I wasn’t very keen on the idea but those are the ones my Mum requested : P )

Anyways they looook sooooooo goooood nomnomnom! Dunno about the taste yet I’m waiting for the frosting to set a bit ( I got a bit carried away adding coconut milk and it went a teensy bit over to runny) Also I tasted so much as I was going along I now feel a bit sickly haha serves me right, anyways heres a picture of my triumph!

Now I just need a cake stand, like one of these beautiful pieces by Whitney Smith, whose ceramics I absolutely love!

I’ve been oh so busy at the moment with the day job that the bloglet is suffering ): this makes me sad.

But, here are a couple of snaps of the piece I have just finished! White and gold hand cut paper, part lace, part layered butterflies, I’m really pleased with it. More photos to come soon, hopefully going to do a post about my improving photography skills after using some wonderful Etsy blog tips.

Anyway hope you like this piece, let me know what you think.

© Hannah Greenwood 2010

This weekend I made this good luck card I gave one to the lovely Hannah Nunn at the opening of her new shop and kept one for me….

Scanning it in is a nice way to show off the cut work…whaddya think?

Spot the four leaf clover!

© Hannah Greenwood 2010

Hi!

Tonight I made some Custard Creams and they taste AWESOOOOMMEEE!!! (even if I do say so myself haha!)

Here they are:

…nomnomnom

I have Nigella’s recipe to thank, here it is 🙂

Biscuits:
175g plain flour
3 tbsp custard powder
1 tsp baking powder
50g unsalted butter, cubed
50g vegetable shortening (I didn’t use this just did 100g butter)
3 tbsp caster sugar
1 egg
1 tbsp milk

Custard Cream:
1 tbsp custard powder
100g  icing sugar
50g soft unsalted butter
1 tsp boiling water

1) Preaheat oven to 180oc. For the biscuits mix flour, custard powder and baking powder. Add butter and shortening whizz it in the mixer. Whizz in the sugar then gradually beat in egg and milk until you have a ball of dough (you may not need it all, I used it all and think it was a bit sticky) . Wrap dough in clingfilm and rest in fridge for 20 min.

2) Roll dough to around 4mm and use cutter to cut out shapes. Place on lined baking tray and bake for 15 min. Cool on rack before sandwiching them.

3) To make custard cream, mix icing sugar and custard cream then beat in butter until you have a cream. Add boiling water and beat again.

4) Sandwich each biscuit with about 1 tsp of custard cream.

Great! Cheers Nigella…nomnomnom!

And to brighten up the post here’s a lovely patterned card, featuring baked goods by Showler and Showler from Not on The Highstreet…