Thursday, August 21, 2008

Crafty stuff


I took a break this morning to do some crafts with the local kids. It will most likely be my last time since next week we will be shipping my Dh's car and packing out will start to go into overdrive!

We finished up their shopping bags, made some beaded bracelets, some bookmarks and ate Victorian Sponge Cake (almond cake with raspberry jam - may favorite!.) A good morning all around.

The bookmarks were a lot of fun to make. These are still on the kitchen table waiting for the glue to dry. The girls will pick them up tomorrow. They match the book-bags they made for going back to school...though how many books a 5 year old carries I don't know.... I do know that if your give a 5 year old girl glitter glue pens you have to be prepared to cut some of your dogs hair! (And give the poor pup a long time to recover...) I can tell when Mac is really tired - he snores!

Well, off to spend a couple hours sorting and packing...

10 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

MMMM Almond cake. (Do you used ground almonds - inlieu of flour, or just almond extract?)
I have a recipe that used the nut meal & the extract & chocolate. YUM! (Now I want to run home & bake!)

Darcie said...

Don't worry MacB...it happens to the best of us! lol

What a fun time for all of you. Nothing makes a person feel more alive than working with young, lively artists-in-the-making!

Happy packing!

Diane said...

I love the "you go girl" tag. To where are you moving?

McIrish Annie said...

what great projects and that cake looks yummy! how long will you be without a vehicle before your return home?? I would go crazy!

Karol-Ann said...

What a beautiful looking cake!! Your own recipe?
Sounds like you had a fun day.

quiltmom said...

Hi Siobhan,
Mac is too cute- what kind of dog is he?
We have a female dog named Dusty that reminds me of Mac- dusty is a schnoodle. I will try and send you a photo..
Regards,
Anna

Katie said...

Victoria Sponge is my favorite! :-)

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

maybe Mac just wanted to sparkle. good luck with all the move stuff. fingers crossed for you it all goes smoothly.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I'll try and remember that about glitter glue pens and the dog. Thanks! The cake looks DIVINE!

Marilyn R said...

That cake looks yummy! I guess you never know what will happen when a glue pen is in the hands of a child! Poor Mac!