anyhow.. we're ignoring the flu symptoms for a few minutes here.. How do you like the crown I made? Its for the faeriezine bunny crown swap! I made two the same. I'm so glad I did, because I wouldnt want to part with this! God only knows what the heck I'm going to do with it.. but anyways.. I have a bunny crown one for me and one for my swap partner.. whoever that will be! here are a couple more pictures of it from the other sides and also a picture of both crowns together.. I was surprised, I had no idea what I was doing, as I've never made one before, It really was fun and not difficult at all!
And then there is this sweet sweet sweet little mint box that my daughter Jennifer made into my valentine present! The little tag and heart fit into the tin! Is that tooooo cute or what! She is such a thoughtful girlie! I think I'll keep her! then theres the little bunny. i do have to admit that I was inspired by the little bunnies made by Nicole bowen (earth angels awesome artist!!!) I thought I wanted to try making one. Mine did come out cute, but hers are really to die for!!!!! I love all those earth angel girls. that includes my littl friend Debra! from hophopjingleboo!
Ok then theres these two pictures.. I baked alot on sunday.. made homemade soup, choc pie, homemade bread, lemon pie adn this dense choc loaf.. You have to try this recipe from Nigella Lawsons cookbook.. (forgot name of book!)
One more thing.. before I post the recipe! I've heard from a few of you that youve completed your doll swaps! pictures girls!! gotta have pictures!! Please email them to me and I will post them all!!
Ok, I now have to take my germs and go to a longaberger party just to make a quick appearance and to order something I cant afford!!
This is sooo awesome! REcipe from Nigella lawson..
1 cup (2 sticks) soft unsalted butter
1 2/3 cups dark brown sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted.. (i used ghirardelli choc)
1 1/3 cups of all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup plus 2 tbsp boiling water.
preheat oven to 375 F. Grease and line a 9x5 inch loaf pan. line with parchment.. (I used wax paper.. which worked great)Cream butter and sugar either with a wooden spoon or with an electric beater, then add the eggs and vanilla and beat well. Next fold in the melted and slightly cooled chocolate, blending well but not overbeating. then gently add the flour, to which you've added the baking soda alternately spoon by spoon, with the boiling water until you have a smooth, fairly liquid batter. Pour into the lined loaf pan and bake for 30 minutes at 375 then turn the oven down to 325 F and cook for another 15 or 20 minutes. the cake will still be a bit squidgy inside, so an inserted cake tester or skewer wont come out completely clean. ( I baked mine for about 55 minutes total). Place loaf pan on a rack and leave to completely cool before turning it out of the pan..SOOOO GOOD!!