Friday, 15 January 2010
String block - first make - and carrot cake
Fancy carrot cake, anyone? It's delicious. I finally made Debbie's recipe, here, making muffin sized cakes instead of one big cake, and I can absolutely recommend it. It's easy and incredibly tasty. If you visit Debbie at her site, she's having a very generous giveaway, here, and there's still a couple of days to sign up. If you enter from here, please mention Lace hearts, as then I get an extra entry. ;-)
The string quilt challenge is going well. I have eight made up at the moment, and my 13 year old made one of them... we've gone a bit string crazy.
I've finished my first quick project, which is a purse for my 11 year old. It's nothing special, but I'm pleased with it, and I know she'll like it:
Buttons. Who likes buttons? I had a wonderful rummage around a huge huge huge box of buttons in the charity shop earlier. I've never seen such a large collection, and it was lovely. This one's embroidered with a gold material - really pretty but not so good in the photograph, unfortunately as it's only around an inch in size.
I picked up a few real beauties. I wish my camera was better, but I've tried to show some of them... I loved these heraldic metal buttons...
These haven't photographed well at all, but I wanted to show them. They are all just so unusual - can you make out the pearl and metal one? In the middle. I've never seen a button like it.
Right, tea and carrot cake beckon, so I'll have to get munching! Thankyou for popping by if you've read this far.