Friday, 14 March 2008

Baking with the boys and parcels in the post!


Well, Thursday night saw me baking with my 2 boys aged 8 and nearly 10 - I reckon it must be a couple of years since we baked together, I guess I thought they might have outgrown it, but when I suggested it, they both jumped at the chance. We decided to bake rock cakes from Jane Brockets lovely book 'the Gentle Art of Domesticity' - except I had no nutmeg, so I used cinnamon instead, and I ran out of plain flour so I did half and half with self raising, and I had no raisins/sultanas, so I chucked in mixed dried fruit, and I left out the lemon zest (um..... so not Jane's recipe at all then really!) but they were really nice, especially eaten still warm and Callum took one to school today in his pack up - so it must have got the thumbs up.  
Secondly, I have a big thank you to say to Vanessa at Just Originals when Tim phoned me at work to say a pink bag had come through the post from Retford, I could hardly wait to get home! - When I opened the package, I could smell Lavender, and thought 'well it must be because she works with it all the time' - but no, Vanessa had popped one of her lovely lavendar sachets in with the pinnies as well as a lovely button heart - so thank you Vanessa, it was a lovely surprise, and the pinnies are great - here is Georgia modelling hers, and finding it very funny! - For those who missed my previous post, the pinny was part of a swap we did for one of my bunnies. Which leads me on to my second piece of news - I put one of the bunnies I made in my shop window, and sold it today for £15! - I'm now thinking that I may make some more and start selling on Etsy or Ebay but I haven't decided yet. Hope you all have a good weekend - Natalie x 

12 comments:

LOUISE @ HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS said...

Rock cakes are a favourite in our house, and so easy to make, ours are gone in no time, were yours? Your little girl looks so excited to receive her new little pinny, I must say she does look very grown up in it. I am not surprised your bunny sold, could you maybe charge more for them, they are beautifully made, although I understand that with a shop, the turnover of stock is the key. Good luck with everything, keep us updated with your stock. x

Kristy said...

Isn't it a scary good feeling seling your own stuff?

Vanessa said...

I am really pleased you liked the pinnies! I'm glad Georgia's was put to good use straight away!

I like the idea of following a recipe, but in the end completely ignoring it!

Vanessa said...

Forgot to say good news about the bunny! Let me know how you get on with selling them!

pink-petal-designs said...

Orrr the pinny looks lovely.
Great news about your bunny selling ! they are lovely though so im not suprised.
Sarah x

Ziakoko said...

Hi I just found your blog for the first time- great to find a blog based in the uk for once-the shop looks lovely too- cant wait to read more!

Lucy Bloom said...

Hi Natalie, just been catching up on your posts, your shop window looks lovely, wish I lived close enough to come and shop there. Oh I remember making rock cakes at school, don't think I've made them since though, maybe I will try some baking too!
Lucy x

tess said...

the rocks cakes look yummy, congrats on the bunny sale!

French Knots said...

Just found you from Florence's blog.Your shop looks lovely, my friend was only talking yesterday about having stayed at a lovely campsite in Filey.

ANGLESEY ALLSORTS said...

Hi Natalie, its ages since I've been your way. We went as children for holidays to Filey and I always think of the song 'Are you going to Scarbourgh Fair - Parsley sage rosemary and Thyme'**** when I think of Scarbourgh, good- nice memories! Love the bunnies so Shabby Chic!
xxVickyxx

serendipitylovesnewyork said...

Hee Hee, you sound just like me when it comes to baking, not having the right ingriedients then finding other things to add, it makes it more fun, my boys love baking too.
Your little one looks so sweet in her apron!!
Good job with the bunny, hopefully you will sell lots more..Claire xx

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