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.


❦TattingChic said...

Your carrot cake looks delicious!
Your sewing projects are so pretty, too!

Hey, I just got your comment, girlfriend! LOL! You are so funny...I guess we have that "psychic connection", aye?

Serenata said...

Oh tea and carrot cake for me too please. Still haven't had a chance to try Debbies recipe yet.

LittleGem said...

Lacey your quilt squares are looking gorgeous! Cant wait to see more. Well done on your fab button finds too xx

Big Red Hearts said...

Mmmm the cake looks delish! And I'm loving the heart plate too.
Was that the plate that came with Flora last year? I was being good at the time and trying not to get more clutter but I really regret it now! lol
Loving the string quilt too.
Enjoy your tea and cake.
C xx

Stephanie said...

Sweet little purse! Great job.

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

the string quilt looks fab ..... the carrot cake even better ;-)
Lesley x

Lalabibaby said...

Two new addictions ... carrot cake and strings .... what are we like ;-)

bekimarie said...

Love Lalas comment 'hehe'
Really must make another carrot cake this weekend as ours didn't last 5 minutes, well done to Debbie for such a fab recipe.
Well done to you too on your string blocks, they look lovely and what a clever daughter you have, must take after her Mum.
You just need to get DD2 to make some now because I have had a light bulb moment, will email you in a bit.
Have a great weekend hunni

Beki xxx

mitmot said...

love the stringy thingys - they are addictive arn't they - i have been cutting out new strips all evening :-) xx

Julies knitting corner said...

The cake looks yummy I will take a look, what a lovely plate too. Thanks for your encouraging comments about quilting, you are tempting me to stick with my simple cushion cover I started, to long ago now. Your sewing is looking so good, and I like the purse. best wishes Julie.C

Josie-Mary said...

That carrot cake looks yummy! Loving your sewing project, I'd like to give it a go but I know I don't have the time :)

Nichocacola said...

Oh my, what a yummy looking cake! Thanks for your comment on my blog the other day, hope you're having a fab weekend!

white o'morn cottage said...

OOOHhh I have got button envy now! What is ? Gotta love 'em. they remind me of sweets minus the calories! Happy New Year!

jo said...

Everyone seems to be going String crazy! I must say your s look great too. What are you hoping to make with them?

Think I'll have to give that carrot cake a try.
Jo xx

Maria said...

Love the colours in your blocks.
Yummy carrot cake too

Viki Vintage said...

those buttons look fab - lucky find

Mayleen said...

The colors in your string blocks are beautiful! Are you planning a quilt or small projects? The little bag turned out great.