Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Easter Colour Inspiration

I must admit, it has been so lovely spending these last few days catching up on some long needed sleep, spending time with my boys, jumping on the trampoline, going to walks, enjoying the sun, indulging on some delicious food and catching up on my blog reading. Twenty Eleven is almost over and we are about to welcome another fabulous year so before i go i would like to share our Easter colour palette inspiration for the autumn issue of My Little Jedi online magazine. The planning is already underway so as soon as i get back from my "survivor style" camping trip, i will be immersing myself into planning the 3rd issue. Until then, have a fabulous week and "sparkle your way into the New Year". Love, Vesna xx

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Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Sparkle your way into the New Year

Wow I can’t believe Christmas is almost here and we are about to enter twenty twelve. How time flies when you are having fun! Today is also my birthday and i can't think of a better way of celebrating my special day than being with my family and friends who are very dear to me! I look forward to a weekend filled with oodles of celebrations and fun and thank you so much for all of your beautiful birthday emails and lovely wishes.  

Twenty Eleven has been a very exciting year for me and My Little Jedi. Someone once told me “the most rewarding accomplishment in life is finding your own niche” and I am so glad that I have finally pursued my dream and turned it into a reality. Whether you've been reading since the beginning or just arrived here today, a HUGE thanks to all of you for reading and supporting my blog, my business and My Little Jedi online magazine! I would like to wish you a wonderful Christmas and I hope you have a blissful year ahead! Looking forward to a fabulous 2012!  ♥♥♥

Photography by Vesna ~ My Little Jedi 

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Sunday, 11 December 2011

Grace's Christening

Spotted! Totally sweet & adorable modern Christening dessert table with a vintage twist! It’s got all of the recipes for a swoon-tastic celebration. What makes it even more special that my lovely friend Linda of Harper Event Design styled this gorgeous event for her beautiful daughter Grace. I am blown away by all the gorgeousness!

From ruffles to lace to ombre, these amazing cakes have MLJ written all over it! Totally my kind of celebration. When you combine the amazing styling of Linda with the gorgeous sweets made by Helen and having these precious moments captured by Jess, it all turns into magic! Did i mention this gorgeous dessert table was featured on Amy Atlas

Linda said: I wanted to create a soft vintage feel to the room and decided on collecting hundreds of doilies to place on the tables accompanied by soft flowers. I also handmade pom poms and chocolate bars for every guest as a bonbonniere. For the dessert table, I wanted to use pastel pink, green and blue to reflect the invitations. I had the backdrop printed to create a vintage feel and added 3 different types of cakes. I wanted to create a youthful fun feel to the whole event and incorporated lots of lollies and sweets. Grace wore the Christening gown I was Christened in many years ago which made the event truly vintage.

Cakes, Cupcakes, Cake Pops and Cookies: Kiss My Cakes 
Stationary: Jennifer Birkhead Design
Photography: White Spark Photography 

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{Free} Christmas Word Search

Li-Ann said: Angels, carols, sugarplums, eggnog...and all the lovely words that this joyous season brings! Why not get into the Christmas spirit in search for words that best sums up Christmas for you. Turn it into a fun family activity for everyone and maybe even pair up in teams to see which team gets to find all 44 festive words first!

You can do this whilst waiting for the Christmas feast to be prepared, or perhaps when taking a break from opening presents. Print as many as you wish, have them ready for your gatherings and let the searching fun begin! Remember to search horizontally, vertically, diagonally, upwards, downwards - and have a jolly time at it! Click here to download your free Christmas Word Search. Enjoy xx

Article and Photography by Li-Ann Scott -

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Thursday, 8 December 2011

All i want this Christmas...

Christmas is just around the corner and if you are stuck for ideas, MLJ is here to help! If you would like to do some retail therapy while everyone else is asleep here is the wish list I put together for the Christmas edition of MLJ magazine. These are some of my favourite things and i hope this post will give you some inspiration for gifts to give {or receive} this year. xx

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For the Love of Confetti…

Sharnel said: The New Year is a time where we come together to reflect on the past year and look forward and dream of an even better year ahead. This NYE dessert table was designed with colour, sparkle and fun in mind. All elements needed to enable your dreams to come to fruition.

Confetti is a classic party decoration that has never dated. It evokes a sense of celebration and playfulness in all. The centre of our dessert table is a simple two tier double barrel cake covered in fondant adorned with stunning shimmer confetti dots.

Fragrant vanilla cupcakes with Baileys infused buttercream sit upon a layer of pink cachous to make the cupcakes sparkle. Little fondant discs with “Celebrate” embossed into them tie the theme together perfectly. Confetti cookies in three different sizes, some covered with disco glitter add that sparkle that we all associate with New Years Eve. Strawberry Cheesecake Martinis and pink Champagne tie the entire table together.

Vesna said: This gorgeous New Year's dessert table is featured in the latest edition of My Little Jedi Online Magazine. To see the editorial, click here. xx


Concept and styling by Sharnel Dollar Designs -
Cake, cupcakes & cookies by The Lemony Cupcake -
Mini French Apothecary Jars & Cake Stands -
Photography by Sharnel Dollar Designs -

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Wednesday, 7 December 2011

All that {Glitters in Gold}

The holiday season is upon us and I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than sharing this glamorous and sparkly issue of My Little Jedi Online Magazine. The inspiration behind the front cover shoot came about from my love of glitter and being able to celebrate Christmas during summer. How I picture an Australian Christmas, well just imagine Santa's cap floating in a swimming pool on a sunny day or making a snow man from beach sand with a seagull sitting on his sun hat.

Shades of blush, peach and gold paired with the sweetest touches of lace, tulle and glitter was the perfect inspiration for a completely festive celebration. Well, all I can say that lately I have been going GAGA over everything that sparkles! I wanted to create something glamorous, whimsical and dreamy and instead of using candy, I filled up the jars with gold, hot pink and pale pink glitter dust which made an enormous statement on the dessert table!

From glitter cakes, mini glitter macarons, sweet Christmas tree cookies and pink/gold glitter ruffle macaron tower, the table was bursting with shimmer and sparkle. Dewi used her magic wand and created the fabulous sequins inspired ombre cake! The table was adorned with a gorgeous confetti system tassel garland in the shades of pink, peach and gold and let’s not forget the heavenly ocean backdrop which complimented the dessert table beautifully. 

I utterly enjoyed working with Dewi of SweetBloom Cakes and Nicole of Centre of Attention Photography; they helped me bring to life the vision that I had of styling the perfect dessert table for the MLJ Christmas issue. Dewi created the most magical cakes and macarons and Nicole captured every tiny detail magnificently. Also, Denin made the perfect Christmas tree cookies which tied well with the rest of the theme. Lastly, i would like to thank Amy Atlas and her team for featuring my dessert table today, i feel very honoured!  xx

Cakes and macarons:
Christmas tree cookies: 

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