douglas & hope

this is the official blog of douglas & hope
douglas & hope was established in 1999

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

guerilla pom poms

there has been some guerilla pom pom activity in Castlemaine?????

Friday, May 25, 2012

free gift with every online purchase

Because I love the post office so much, it's the warmest place to hang out in Castlemaine at the moment!!!
I am giving a free budgie tray with every online purchase for a month (unless sold out).
Ends July 5th 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

today I'm wearing

Check out my new blog,
it's all about what you are wearing, so send me photos of you looking fly, and tell me
who, what where &
I will post them up.

email me here

Friday, May 18, 2012

It's Markit time again

Next Sunday May27th is Markit at Fed Square, and douglas & hope will be there.... it's always a fun day, come on down....

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

gluten free

If like me you are trying to live without gluten, and enjoy a sweet thing... I adapted this recipe yesterday and the results were good.

coconut choc chip macaron

oven 140 degrees
2 egg whites beaten to form peaks,
add in slowly 1/2 cup castor sugar and 1 tsp vanilla
stir in 1 cup almond meal and 1/2 cup gluten free self raising flour & 1/2 packet choc chips (or any dried fruit, dates, cranberries)

*you may need to add more flour if mixture too wet

spoon onto lined baking trays and bake 35-40 minutes or until slightly browned.

Friday, May 11, 2012

and a quilt


on my list.....

Spring in Japan
 and Holland

and wherever this is? London? Paris?

On a lighter note.....

It's mothers day..... yay
celebrate the wonderfulness that mothers are.....
it's a job of blood, sweat and tears,
but the flip side is unconditional love, lots of laughter, memories and fun.....

me and my mum circa 1976
 me and my boys 2012

Life's A Bitch

If there is one thing the past week has taught me it's that
life is too short, and we tend to complicate everything.....

Life's a bitch and then you die..... Nas

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Stay gold Ponyboy

Nature's first green is gold
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay. 

Robert Frost 
The Outsiders

Thursday, May 3, 2012

A few months ago I came across these Punk band images from the '70's and LOVED them, they became my inspiration for my new range of products.......

add in some fluro print and this is what transpired.......

 you can view the full range here on the online store