Tuesday, October 12, 2010

This week's recipe and catching up......

Gosh where did the weekend and Monday disappear too? It seems that these days the time is just flying by in a flash. Must be as we get older the time seems to get shorter? I apologise for being a day late with this week's Christmas treats recipe. But here it is Irish Cream Double Chocolate Log. There are no rules really for making this chocolate log - You can use any type of Chocolate Chip Cookie and can even eliminate the Baileys if you wish and maybe add Kahlua or Frangelico. We love this dessert at anytime of the year but it is a MUST on our Chrismtas Day Dessert list. It would cause a riot if I didn't make it each year.

Part of the reason why the days are flying by for me is because I have been sewing up a storm getting ready for Christmas which I am told is just 74 sleeps away !

I have written down all of the things that I want to make as gifts and have split it up into weekly target lists. So far so good - I am actually ahead of my list and I feel so much more in control than I did at the same time last week. Thinking about how much you have to do can sometimes be overhelming but lists do help - try it......

I have also been in the garage doing a little painting.

I have owned this print for a long time and decided that the frame would suit my decor much better white so it is almost ready to be re-hung in it's new clothes - Just 1 more coat and a little sanding.


I bought this little gentlemans wardrobe at a local thrift shop - It was painted a lavender colour. It has been sanded and undercoated and ready for some more layers of white. It is destined to be a towel cupboard in my bathroom - I am so in love with it's little legs. Hopefully I can get it finished in the next week or two.




And this little shelf lives in my entrance hallway. It has just 1 more coat to go of it's new clothing and will be moved back into the house on the weekend.

I really have the painting bug lately which has been brought on by all of the great inspirational blogs out there of some very talented ladies who are re-purposing lots of things for their homes. It is much more satisfying to re-purpose something you already have or something that has been discarded by someone else.

I am thinking of calling Thursday's "Show me your Re-purposed Stuff" day....... Want to join in too?








8 comments:

Farmyard Crafts said...

We have a whole original bedroom suite that hasn't been painted! It's the original pieced laminate designs on the front. The only thing we did do is sand it all back, fix some problems and give it a couple of coats of varnish. It's beautiful. It's actually being housed at my parents place cause we ran out of room. Glad to see you've got some repurposing happening!

Allie said...

Your recipe sounds yummy, I'll pass it to dh! I love painted furniture, Fee, I'm really enjoying all your make-overs. I too love the little feet on that wardrobe!

Michelle said...

Lot's of inspiration happening on your blog lately, I love it. I recently bought a wee cupboard with a window and plan to stack mini quilts inside, first I just have to decide what colour I want to paint it!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Thanks for the recipe Fee...and you have been sewing up a storm, I do like what you are creating there....I think I could do a bit or a re-purpose here...

Wendy said...

Thanks for the recipe, I have to try this one out! I have lots of christmas presents to make but I daren't make a weekly list as you suggested as if i get behind (and my expectations are always unrealistic) I start to panic and risk giving up altogether!

Karen 'n Chris said...

Fee, you are an evil temptress, you really are. Another yummolicious recipe to make but this one I can happily share around with the extended family. Maybe.
I need to make a list now! Running out of time - rapidly!

Christine said...

The fabrics that I won in your flowers of love giveaway arrived today...it was a lovely surprise to have won...thanks Fee I will enjoy making the blocks

teresa said...

Oh yum... this sounds so good (and so bad at the same time!!!) I can't wait to make this Fee. Thanks for your yummy recipes. Your re-purposing is so inspiring... I just love what you have been doing with the all your furniture pieces. Finished my recipe book cover today and loved your little tree stitchery.. another Thank You xx