Rustic Cabin of Lake O'Hara Lodge in Snow


Sheepskin Rug  //  DIY painted stump // ACME & CO cup from LET LIV // Ellen candle stick holder from LET LIV

// Winston Throw from Freedom Furniture // Set of eight Wooden tasting spoon from  TESSUTI //

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Boyfriend watch from ASOS // Tiny Beanie from ASOS // Contrast sleeve coat from GLASSONS  // Cheap Monday jeans // Forest Green knit // Kaylor Oxford Boot from NASTY GAL

Well yesterday, winter arrived in all it’s hailing glory! And I don’t know about you but all I really wanted to do was to bundle up and go hibernate. This may lead you to believe that I dislike winter, but in fact it is quite the opposite.  I am fan. But I am all about being prepared. I love the thick layers of winter, knits and coats, wools and heavy delicious fabrics. yum. So rug up and get shopping from the comfort of your warm little home, because Winter is coming. ( shameless Game of Thrones reference. Thank you. )

Til next time.

Blackbird .x

( Yes, you will find me here every wednesday! any other day you can find me over HERE! )

Oh my, after such a wonderful response for the Weeknight Ruffle Decorating Class, I am so happy to announce my first weekend Ruffle Cake class. This one is a little different to the decorating class as we will have a little more time to learn how to make the Swiss Meringue Buttercream, Classic Vanilla Buttercream and the Vanilla Layer Cake – I will have all your cakes and icings ready to go so that we have as much time as possible to decorate your beautiful Ruffle Cakes which of course you will get to take home along with a few gorgeous Made From Scratch goodies and a sweet little gift from me!

This class will fill up quickly, so please email with Ruffle Cake Class in the subject line to book your place. x


Baking Class

Hello everyone, I hope that you had a very lovely weekend, I’d love to know what you got up to. I was honoured to host my second baking class, it really is such a lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon. I was lucky enough to have the oh so sweet Amanda Amundsen in my class, she was also sneaking around taking the gorgeous photos above! I am also so excited to announce my first Ruffle Cake Decorating Class, this one will be so much fun I can’t wait to show you how to decorate your own ruffle cake. x 

Happy Friday everyone, I hope that you have had a lovely week. I’ve been dying to share the easy how to for the glitter cake toppers since positing the delicious Ruffle Cake I made for Kaitlin’s birthday. They are the perfect little DIY for the weekend and take no time at all, which is perfect when you want to add a little sparkle to a special birthday cake – or any cake really! I’d love to know what you have planned for the weekend, I’m having a girly morning of craft markets with a very lovely friend and then enjoying a lazy weekend with my hubby. Have a lovely weekend everyone, I’d love to see what sweet cake toppers you make. x

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Happy Friday everyone, how has your week been? Oh gosh, mine has been incredible, I have been completely blown away by how generous, kind and wonderful each and everyone of my readers, contributes and sponsors are – I will never be able to express how much you all mean to me! I have been busy chatting to some very talented ladies all week and we have something very exciting lined up that I can’t wait to share with you. I have had the absolute honor of being mentioned as one of the Hot Five’s on NZ Girl, something I am completely beside my self about. Also, a very lovely reader of mine just got in touch with me saying that the stunning Treehouse Wedding I featured, was in fact her wedding we both couldn’t believe it – naturally we have been excitedly emailing each other all afternoon! Phew what a glorious week! I am forever amazed and so humbled by all the beautiful and very talented people that I have met since starting Made From Scratch, you all mean the world to me and I want to thank you all so very much for your fantastic support. I hope you have a truly fantastic weekend planned. x


Wool & Gang


Happy Friday everyone, I hope you have had a wonderful week. The weather has really cooled down over the last few weeks, it’s the perfect time to catch up on some knitting {or if you’re like me, learn!} and curl up with a warm bowl of soup. I adore all of the wonderful colors of wool and patterns that Wool & Gang have, no doubt you will find something deliciously warm to add to your winter wardrobe. x



I hope everyone is having a lovely Easter break so far, we have really enjoyed the last four days off pottering around the house, catching up with family and generally catching up on life. I would love to know how you have been spending your Easter break. x

With the Easter long weekend almost upon us, what could be better than making a few of these gorgeous neon dip-dyed eggs featured by the lovely Oh Joy!, they are such a fun take on the normal pastel hues of Easter. I have been busy in the kitchen all day trying out a new recipe, that is very easy and so delicious, I can’t wait to show you it tomorrow! I’d love to know what your plans are over the long weekend I hope whatever it is you get to spend some relaxing time with your family and friends. x

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