Wednesday, 23 April 2014

2014 Use My Books Challenge!

The consensus seems to be that this phone cover is the favourite. It was also the one that my friend, J, bought for herself (along with one of the other cases, to give to a friend of hers). Can you see the difference in it from the last post, though? J wasn't keen on the loop fastening (not because of the look of it, but the fiddly-ness) so I replaced it with a flap that has a press-stud fastening.

And this cushion is what the pile of grannies from the last post ended up as. It will now be added to my stitching group's stock for the school fete in May.

The design was inspired by a combinations of patterns in this book, which I bought last year with birthday money.

I've bent the rules in my 2014 Challenge to include cookery books, because, like my craft books, I don't get enough use out of these either. I tend to stick to the same familiar cook books (or not use them at all) when there is plenty of inspiration in the rest. 

The chocolate brownies are from this book, and yes, they were cooked in the slow cooker! My son and his girlfriend bought this book for my birthday, last year. I didn't follow the recipe exactly because I only had a quarter of the required cocoa, and no chocolate chips (I added ground almonds to make up the cocoa). They turned out fine though. I think they'd have been too chocolatey with all the cocoa, if that's possible!

Bye for now
Teresa x


Primroses Attic said...

Love the material you used for the phone cover.

Kath said...

I was very interested to know the brownies were cooked in the slo cooker. I confess I use mine for all sorts, jacket potatoes, rice pud, bread etc
I must look out for this recipe tho.

Leslie aka the wayside wanderer said...

Brownies in a slow cooker? Too chocolaty? Inconceivable! Well, I guess not really. Very cleaver. I like your cheery pillow. You have been busy!

Silvia LGD (Little Green Doll) said...

I love your phone cover! and the cushion is very nice!
These chocolate brownies look really tasty :))