Monday, September 22, 2008

Baking and Buying

When I don't feel like sewing, and the weather is not so great for gardening, then my next two things that I love are baking and buying!

I chickened out on making the Lavender Scones and made good old Chocolate Cupcakes with pale pink butter cream frosting instead, they went down a treat with afternoon tea, I even shared with my neighbor Annette, we quite often share home baked goodies.I have used quite often on my blog some of my husband's wonderful photo's, now I have them in cards, we ordered them a couple of weeks ago and they came on Friday. We are so pleased with the quality of the cards, I definitely will be ordering more.Of course while I was in a buying mood I had to include either yarn or fabric, this time it was fabric, some soft paler shades........and some bold vibrant Christmas ones, and to top it all off.......some wonderful ribbon from Costco, at $6.99 for 50 yards it is a bargain, I usually buy a couple of rolls every year to add to my stash, yes, I have a ribbon stash, please tell me that I am not the only one!

So that is what I did this weekend, what did you all get up to?

11 comments:

onya said...

Kathy.....ooohhhh!!! those cupcakes look yummy!!! so special are the colors, i bet they taste better too!!1 love the cards, a great idea. you can probably sell them if you wanted to. sweet fabric too. ribbons are good, no matter how many we acquire!!! i have been wrapping presents and gift bags with a simple ribbon the past few years. i just liket he look better than the bows and such in the gift wrap dept.

driftwood said...

love those photo cards, they're gorgeous!

jojo-caramel said...

I wont ask you a Chocolate cupcake, I know it is not possible ! Sniiif ! They are very nice :) Your cards are wonderful !!! I love ribbons very very much too :)
If you go on my little daughter's blog, here :
http://laboiteabazar.blogspot.com/
You will know were I was this weekend ;) Have a lovely day :)

Esther said...

the cards look fantastic and I suppose you have to thank the hubby for thsking the photos in the first place! We had a good weekend, just relaxing and enjoying the sunshine (for a change!) I went horseriding Sunday Morning whilst leah was with her grandparents, so it was nice to have a bit of time to myself!

Esther said...

I meant to say thank your husband for TAKING the photos!

Terri Fisher said...

What a great idea to turn your husband's wonderful photography into notecards! That would make a really nice gift...gives me some grandparent gift ideas... I taught this weekend, so it was busy, but we did enjoy some yummy lasagna with friends as a belated b'day dinner for my hubby. Your chocolate cupcakes would have been a perfect dessert!
P.S. I have a ribbon stash, too!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Those photo cards look amazing!!! Your cupcakes look delicious. I too have a ribbon stash.

frazzy dazzles said...

Hmmmm, what did we do in the Frazzy Dazzles house for the weekend? We washed the dog, mowed the lawn, mulched the garden, pruned and trimmed the trees, cleaned the cubby house and went to swimming lessons....Spring has sprung!

Great idea to use those fabulous photographs as cards. They are so wonderful!

Now you have me thinking more about Christmas. It's coming around sooo fast! Jen

Dyan said...

Oooo, buying is a rather pleasant distraction isn't it. I love your fabric (also a satisfying buy) and the ribbon in time for Christmas.The pictures are wonderful and so are the cupcakes. Love the pink against the chocoloate.
Dy

Bethany Hissong said...

Even I have a ribbon stash! (In fact, I just got back from Michael's where I picked up some more!). I have been in a baking mood too. I found my old recipe for thumbprint cookies. I used to make them when I was a girl. I have some orange fig jam that sounded pretty good in each of them! Those cards you two made are so beautiful! Good job!

Theresa said...

Your husband's photography is gorgeous! May I ask where you ordered the cards from? I have been making cards with mine for a long time, but would like to get some printed like that (much easier!). Would you mind letting me know? talindamood at hotmail dot com Thank you. You have a great blog. I'll have to come back and visit. (I am from the Pacific Northwest but live in CA now)