Tuesday, 9 July 2013
Lakeland Christmas preview
I may have mentioned once or twice (or a thousand times) how much I love Lakeland, so being invited to their Christmas preview press launch is one of the highlights of my year (seriously – I was practically ticking off the days on the calendar!). Here are my picks of the show - it was hard to narrow it down but my quickly dying phone battery made me focus (all pics were taken on my phone so apologies it the quality isn't as strong as usual).
For the Christmas-phobes or just normal people who don’t like thinking about festive matters in the middle of a July heatwave, I can understand that immersing yourself in tinsel and holly and having Michael Buble’s Christmas CD playing might not be a treat...but for me it’s heaven!
So many Christmas things that I loved but also many that would be great all year round. For the Doctor Who fans, there’s a fab new range; we all thought the Dalek’s came to earth to destroy us – turns out they just wanted some good home-baking:
These will be a must have come Movember:
How gorgeous is this new ‘vintage’ enamel range?
The deco spoon makes presentation a doddle. You use it like a fountain pen and can achieve really detailed and fine work. That flower and squiggle was all my own work...and on my first attempt!
The most fascinating item for me was the icing powder. You mix it up with water and then scrape it across the delicate mould ending up with something I can only describe as a tiny edible doily. It was so fine and pretty – I can’t wait to have a go myself!
The benefit (and curse) of seeing the Christmas range early is that I now know I need to start saving so I can buy all the lovely things that I need (NB. not want, but need). Or maybe Father Christmas will step in and help out, after all I have been an exceptionally good little girl this year....