Wednesday, 12 March 2008

a post about other people's blogs...some swap goodies received...and an attempt at cake...

just a quickie...

MeridianAriel is hosting a vintage swap, it'll be fun so go on over and sign up. You've got until Friday to do so...I can't wait to get started...

Meanwhile Dana over at Old Red Barn Co is doing an amazing handmade quilt giveaway really soon...the rules will be announced in her 200th post (next couple of days I think) and I don't think you'll want to miss it (plus, if you go there from here I get extra chances to win...a master at viral marketing is Dana!)

Here is a belated picture of my Easter swap goodies from Whizz



Gorgeous, aren't they? The pretty little keyring is now brightening up my large set of office keys and making my entry to that hallowed portal at 7.30am each morning an absolute pleasure...okay, that was a slight exaggeration I'll admit, but certainly has been less grim of late and the keyring is the only new component in the whole morning ritual so...

My parcel has finally gone in the post to Whizz so once she's received it I'll show you what I made...here is a sneak preview though...



Now, so many crafters are also great cooks and bakers. I love to look at the recipes on their blogs (MeridianAriel and JuanitaTortilla amongst many others spring to mind - hey those guys are wonderful jewelery makers too....hmm, is there some connection between the two types of craft I wonder?) Never being one to shy from a challenge I thought I'd try my hand myself, the kids are still poorly and in need of diversion so today we made....

drum roll....

Ta Dah...

chocolate rice crispie buns....

well our oven is out of action so I couldn't do anything more demanding really (sign of my lack of baking skills being that it has been out of action for months now and has it bothered me once? nope, not even a tiny jot)

Hang on a sec, what's that teeny but malevolent looking van doing there?

Sinister plans for my buns methinks...better run and save them right away...(eats 4)

if anyone wants the recipe let me know, I'm sure I can turn this into a recipe blog with a little application (please note, I am NOT being serious...I have not taken final leave of my senses, yet...)

hmm, turned out not to be a quickie after all...apologies!

13 comments:

Florence said...

Gosh it seems like your children have been ill for such a long time! It must seem even longer to you...but hopefully the chocolate crispies are keeping your spirits up - you certainly look to be having a nice time in amongst all the illness.

I love the sneaky preview.

x

Joleo said...

Gosh I love chocolate rice crispie cakes, and they look delicious.

I'd clamp that van if I were you...

juanitatortilla said...

Aw... I love those happy colours of the sneak peak. And my gosh, CHOCOLATE rice crispies? I could do with a bite of that, right now.

I relate to the VW Van a *whole* lot! :)

Thriftin and Craftin said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and saying hello! I hope you are able to participate in the inspiration challenge.

Carla

asti said...

we have that little van too - very cute !

Abby said...

lol.... what a fun post. Love your chocolate crispies.

Meridian Ariel said...

thanks for mentioning me in your post... and the rice crispy cakes look yummy.. dont forget you can make pancakes without an oven... love the sneeky peek cant wait to see what it is! Sorry I haven't been commenting much but i still read each new post!

Katy said...

my, aren't you a multi talented creature? Rice crispie buns too...now did you use the with or without golden syrup recipe? I find the with is my fave, as nobody else in my house likes them that way...genius, methinks.

A Fanciful twist said...

Oh Yum yum yum!! I want some now ;) Looove it! And that last shot, so funny, fab!!

thewideareas said...

There was no need to worry. The vehicle seems neither to be in motion nor to be sentient. It is therefore unlikely that that the home-baked products are about to be consumed by the replica toy with added stickers. You should have taken more time to enjoy gazing at the baked items instead of causing youself unnecessary stress by leaping to consume them before it did.

melinda said...

loving the malevalent van(smooch!)great pic!

JackBlackRoady said...

scary van! save the cakes! eat them quick! mmmmmm, chocolate rice crispie cakes, yum!!!

thanks for thinking of my mum, you are so lovely!
xxx

Cait ni Clic et al said...

chocolate crispie cakes forever....and cornflake cakes too... my fave pick-me-up....esp with a mix of milk and dark chocolate....i begs licking the bowl!