It’s the 10th today so it’s time for October 10 on 10! ;) If you’re new to my blog, I post 10 on 10s each month – it’s 10 photos posted on the 10th of each month, random snaps taken roughly one per hour through the space of a day, they’re unplanned!
For this month, I chose to photograph a day full of prettiness! I helped out with Skye’s floral-themed birthday party, arriving in the morning to assist with anything she wanted help with! I was first entrusted with sandwich making; we wanted to make flower shaped sandwiches, however, economic use of bread prevailed and the majority of sandwiches were just regular rectangles. The scraps were great for snacking on though.
I filled the sandwich pictured with cucumber, cream cheese and dill and we also had smoked salmon and ham options, although the refreshing cucumber sandwiches were my favourite :)
While I was beavering away on the sandwiches, Skye powered through so much in the kitchen! She cooked cupcakes (gluten free and gluten-inclusive kinds), madelines, shortbread, and quiche as well as arranging beautiful fresh flowers with the assistance of her housemate! Floristry is a lot harder than you would think…
After I was done with the sandwiches, I whipped up some rose-flavoured buttercream icing and iced the cupcakes. By her design, I placed a pretty sugared violet atop each of them :) Apparently The Grocer in Claremont is the only place in Perth you can get food-grade violet.
As guests started to arrive and my work was done, I got to catch up with friends I hadn’t seen for a while and eat some of the goodies we’d worked on that morning :) I think food always tastes better when you’ve made it yourself, probably because of the anticipation!
I have a small addiction for collecting flower brooches / wreathes / hair pins (some of which have been acquired for shoots) and I tried to wear as many as possible for the flower-themed party. I won the prize for floweriest costume, to noone’s surprise ;) Then, we watched as Skye opened her cute presents, followed by a game of My Little Pony Trouble. Those who didn’t play just heckled from the sidelines. Since I was a child, I’ve loved board games Trouble and Headache – the die rolling popping sound never ceases to amuse me!
The rest of the day was the usual; out for a quick meal followed by some study which thought would be a boring way to end this entry so I’ve excluded that from the post. You may have noticed I posted too many pictures anyway – fifteen; I just couldn’t narrow it down to just ten! Hope you enjoyed another voyeuristic journey into my life ;)
Follow the circle around to check out Isabel Furie’s 10 on 10 day :)
P.S.: The hiatus is about cutting down on blog posts and photo obsession rather than stopping it altogether - if you miss me, I’m still posting to the Sabatomic Facebook Page, so like the page, see the sneak peaks, stalk, comment, say hello there if you like :)