This is Archie and he a very passionate about ice-cream. In fact he's a bit of a connoisseur. He knows the difference between a peppermint chip vanilla swirl and a vanilla bean mint flake. Oh yes! One day he wants to embark on a grand tour partaking of all the world's most famous ice-creams and then he intends to write a book about his adventures. He's going to call it "The ice-cream and I". You can find him in my shop here.
We had the winter solstice a few weeks ago in Sydney. After that (21st June) the weather immediately cooled down after a very mild start to our winter here. Speaking of the winter solstice, this photo (taken in the northern hemisphere) shows the transit of Venus over a year. The top is the summer solstice and the bottom is the winter solstice and the point where the paths cross over is the equinox. Isn't it lovely? It's like a beautiful twinkly necklace in the sky.
This is George and he definitely hearts books. His favourite author is Beatrix Potter because he finds her stories to be totally gripping. He has every single book by Beatrix Potter, some in both hard back and soft. His favourite stories? Two Bad Mice for the shear on-the-edge-of-your-seat terror that mercifully has a happy ending. The other favourite is The Tale of Samuel Whiskers or The Roly-Poly Pudding. Again, a white knuckle read right up to the very last paragraph. George can only read that one during the day, or if he's going to read it at night, all the lights in the house have to be on. You can find George in my shop here: I Heart Books.
These magnificent fabric moths and butterflies are by the very talented irohandbags. From what I can gather, they are also proper "portraits" of actual moths and butterflies. You can read more about the details here. Unfortunately, all the ones pictured here are sold, but with any luck more beauties like these might be made soon!