Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Make and Bake

Well I did say I am in love with all things British and as luck would have it, I awoke to some very English weather today. Drizzle, drizzle, drizzle. I did have a little laugh to myself at all those people I saw last Thursday heading up the mountain with their camping gear.

Nothing goes better with the drip, drip, drip than a nice cup of tea, whereupon Rhianna and I decided to stay in our jammies all day. This is otherwise known as the make and bake day.

First up the make part of the equation.

I've been working on this pillow for a while and today it reached completion. It's totally kitsch and totally me.

A close up :: it's my first real attempt at applique. I think I've found a new love.

It's nearing morning tea time and we decide to bring some baking into the day.

Nothing too fancy as we have no intention of leaving the house to buy ingredients.

I found a recipe at Mum's last week for chocolate peanut butter cookies. And yipee, I already have everything to get started.

My God, these were seriously good, and the recipe made millions. Well ok, maybe not millions but if you live close by, please pop in and grab some.

The chocolate and peanut butter gave the biscuits this chewy caramelly taste. So yummy.

The onto some more making :: take some old shoeboxes and turn them into........

A treasure box.

Again we used just existing supplies. The white around the buckles is the glue still waiting to dry.

And inside any good treasure chest is some treasure :: otherwise known as junk jewellery and old currency money. Except I just spotted some US currency that will come in handy in about 6 weeks time.

Bill could take the crafting and baking no longer and headed out. He'd blown up the toaster at the start of Easter and returned later this afternoon with this lovely red Delonghi model. It's a little bit retro, very shiny, very red and very big.

We've had a fabulous Easter and hope you and your family did too.


Busy mum of 3 said...

oohh I can see the "treasure box" project happening in our house. Nice toaster, it will suit the decor well.

Vanessa said...

thanks BMM of 3.

Liz said...

LOVE the cushion, so clever!