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Tuesday Type – Valentia Condensed

by | Made, Tuesday Type


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Valentia Condensed

If you’re looking for a delicate and elegant font then Valentia Condensed is it. Picture this on dark cardstock with gold, copper or silver script and you will have an invitation that is oozing style and restraint. Perfect for a formal occasion or a black tie wedding, look no further than this gorgeous font.

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Valentia Condensed is available from My Fonts.

Etsy Roundup – Flavoured Sugar

by | Etsy Roundup, Made


Polka Dot Bride


Flavoured Sugar

  1. Peach flavoured sugar shapes from Sugar Bakers Bakery 2. Viennese cinnamon sugar cubes from Pop Organic 3. Vanilla and coffee flavoured rim sugar from Dell Cove Spices 4. Selection of spiced chai, vanilla bean, raspberry and strawberry sugars from Old Town Spice Shop 5. Lavender flower sugar cubes from A Mess of Good 6. Rose petal flavoured sugar cubes from Trio Artisan Designs

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Cocktail Friday – Barker’s of Geraldine’s ‘Love Potion’

by | Cocktail Friday, Made


Ms Chinoiserie

Anathoth Farm and Barkers of Geraldine

This Cocktail Friday, you will need some balloons! Not elegant crystal brandy balloons – but party balloons!!! From Barker’s of Geraldine, to add to the wow factor of their heavenly blackcurrant ‘Love Potion’ cocktail, you will need to make some show-stopping ice spheres – from, you guessed it, balloons!

What you’ll need:

50g fresh blackberries (or thawed from frozen)
100ml Barker’s of Geraldine Blackcurrant syrup
1 lime
Champagne or Prosecco
2 balloons
2 martini glasses


1. To make the ice-spheres, prepare two glasses that the balloon can be suspended in whilst in the freezer. Prepare two sturdy skewers or chopsticks that you will tie the balloons to, and that will sit over the glass in the freezer. Take one balloon, open the neck and slide it over the faucet of the tap. Slowly turn on the tap and fill the balloon up with enough water to make a small sphere that will fit into a martini glass. Tie the balloon to the chopstick, suspend it over the glass, and repeat. Place the glasses with balloons in the freezer overnight.

2. Pulse the fresh blackberries and blackcurrant syrup a few times, so there is still texture. Place one tablespoon of the blackcurrant mixture in the base of each martini glass.

3. Take the frozen balloons out of the freezer. Run under water for a few seconds, then cut and peel away the balloon. Discard the balloon and place the ice-sphere in the martini glass on top of the blackcurrant mixture.

4. Top up glass with your choice of Champagne or Prosecco. Squeeze half a lime over each.

5. To mix, simply turn the ice-sphere around in the glass so the blackcurrant mixture mixes with the Champagne or Prosecco. Cheers!

Serves 2.

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