Layer cakes and shortbread

After working with Joanna Figueroa's  'Strawberry Fields' to make this quilt , I knew I would find her next line all but irresistible. Didn't I tell you?! And so a layer cake of 'California Girl' arrived today from the lovely Jane @ Want It, Need It, Quilt.

The colours are fresh and happy, and I love the brighter blue that is new for Fig Tree. I'm not sure how Joanna does it, but there is always a soft vintage feel about her designs, which reels me in every time.

There has been a frenzy of creative activity in the house since the kids finished school. I will be back soon with some of their action.

In the meantime, I have been busy doing some Christmas cooking for friends. I stayed with two of my fail-safe recipes, rocky road and almond and white chocolate shortbreads . Packaged in cellophane bags with cute printable tags from Martha Stewart.