Sunday Lovin’…. hot, hot hot!!

summer things loving hot weather

The weather is going to be super hot in the UK in the next few days. Those of you from overseas may not find it too bad, but we don’t really have air con here, and aren’t really used to the heat!

Luckily, I live by the sea so it’s nice to paddle in the waves by the beach as a means of cooling down. But sometimes that just isn’t enough! Today it wasn’t super hot here, but everyone still wanted to cool down!

Here are a few things I’m loving inspired by the hot weather this weekend…


These cherry apple whiskey sour popsicles by Bakers Royale sound like my idea of heaven. Cherry and lime are two of my most favourite fruits, and the addition of whiskey makes them a fun adult treat. Check out the recipe here!


This cute summer printed tape* from cloth2u’s Etsy shop could be a cute addition to a scrapbook page, card or something sewn.



For those who love to sew, October Afternoon’s ‘Seaside’ fabric collection with Riley Blake is rather gorgeous. You can get it from various Etsy stores, and from places such as Honeybee Crafts.

 I picked up a few Essie polishes this weekend and I think they are really summery and give off a seaside vibe. You can pick up Essie polishes at many Boots stores now, which is where I got mine from.

I get super inspired by some things, as mentioned in my post yesterday, I’d love to know what inspires you!

PS Eid Mubarak to my Muslim friends, I hope you have a happy celebration 🙂 Check out Noor’s guide for pretty make up for Eid!

What are your favourite products which remind you of summer or get you through those hot days? Let me know in the comments below!


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  1. Emsipop August 19, 2012 / 7:51 pm

    Aw how sweet is that seaside fabric! I don't know what I'd do with it, but it's gorgeous =)

    • teacakemake August 20, 2012 / 6:52 am

      It is rather pretty. I think I'd like to try and make a quilt with it for our seaside flat!

  2. liannejhare August 19, 2012 / 7:55 pm

    I really love that seaside fabric. The seaside always inspires me to be more summery. Sand castles, light houses, donkeys and ice cream I just love it.
    My biggest inspiration for crafting is everything festive though, I love christmas.

    • teacakemake August 20, 2012 / 6:53 am

      Christmas is very inspiring, I must agree with you there!

  3. Angie@Echoes of Laughter August 20, 2012 / 4:01 am

    I love those fabrics by October Afternooon! Aren't they fabulous? Have a wonderful week! Angie xo

    • teacakemake August 20, 2012 / 6:52 am

      Thanks Angie, you too! I totally agree with you on those fabrics, they are super lovely!

  4. misteejay August 20, 2012 / 4:07 pm

    Those fabrics look fun but it was the ice lollies that caught my eye and I'll have to have a look at the recipe when I get home (can't access from work).

    Toni xx

    • teacakemake August 20, 2012 / 7:21 pm

      They look and sound delish, don't they? I'm def going to have to make them 🙂

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