Sunday, February 12, 2012

Productive Sunday

I finally finished the buttons and buttonholes for Lexies dress this morning, then popped around this afternoon to give it to her.  I'm pleased it fitted her and she loved twirling around in it, but it only stayed on for 10 minutes then she wanted her shorts and t-shirt on again ... she's a bit of tom-boy so I hope she wears it.
Another thing I did this afternoon was have a go at baking.  I love cooking but am not much of a baker, but it was a friends 83rd birthday and I wanted to do something special, so I made a chocolate cake with cream and marmalade filling, and even had a go at making chocolate leaves for the top.
It's not something I'd attempt to do again in the summer, no matter how much I chilled the leaves, as soon as I touched them they melted.  We had the aircon on full blast in the car to stop it melting, and had to chomp into it as soon as we arrived at our friends, but it was worth the effort.  Yummy!


  1. Well both of those items look rather lovely! What a nice Sunday.

  2. The dress is lovely and she looks so pretty in it. You were brave doing a chocolate cake in the heat of your summer, it looks delicious!

    1. I don't think I've seen chocolate leaves before and I'm very impressed, especially since you've done them in such heat - the cake looks so great. It's still pretty cold here but not as bad as it was last week, I still want to stay inside though and knit and bake things! xx

  3. What a wonderful chocolate cake, makes my mouth water :-)
    I've got a GD like Lexie, her mum makes wonderful dresses and she prefers dressing in jeans and a top like her brothers, but like Lexie, she does look wonderful for 5 minutes.
    Thanks so much for dropping in on my blog, good to know someone else can benefit from my research :-)