Sunday, January 18, 2009

Doll listed on Etsy

Just a short post tonight more to come this week. I just listed a new doll in my Etsy shop
She is one of my favorite dolls I have ever made. I really love the fabrics on her, the face and the hair. She looks vintage to me like from my childhood~~ or maybe that is antique???? I am not a spring chicken you know.
Here are her pictures

Well off to work I am putting together a raggedy ANDY doll. I really like him too.

Monday, January 12, 2009

a new recipe from

My friend Maureen from cplg posted this recipe and thought I would share it with all of you. Hope she doesn't mind, don't know who to give the credit to for this recipe so MO I give it to you.

Chip and Nut Blondie Cake Bars

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
1/3 cup sucralose-brown sugar blend
1 egg
1 tablespoon milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/3 cups (8-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY'S Sugar Free Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts
1/4 teaspoon shortening(do not use butter, margarine, spreads or oil)

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 8- or 9-inch square baking pan.

2. Beat butter and brown sugar blend in large bowl until well blended. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add to butter mixture, beating until well blended.

3. Set aside 2 tablespoons chocolate chips. Stir the remaining chips and nuts into batter. Spread batter in prepared pan.

4. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until cake begins to pull from sides of pan, toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and surface is lightly browned. (Do not overbake.) Cool completely in pan on wire rack. (As it cools the center will look underbaked.)

5. Place reserved 2 tablespoons chips and shortening in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM an additional 10 seconds at at time, stirring after each heating, until chips are melted and smooth when stirred. Drizzle melted chocolate over surface of cake; allow to set. Cut into bars. About 24 bars.

Nutritional Information (1/24th recipe or 1 bar):
Calories: 80, Total Fat: 4.5g, Saturated Fat: 1.5g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 85mg, Total Carbohydrates: 11g, Dietary Fiber: 0g, Sugars: 5g, Protein: 1g, Vitamin A: 2%DV*, Vitamin C: 0%DV*, Calcium: 0%DV*, Iron: 2%DV*
*DV= % Daily Values are calculated based on 2000 calorie diet


I hope you enjoy this recipe I have not tried it yet but did find the sugar free chocolate chips at our Walmart today when I bought groceries.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

And the winner was.....

ME!!! I am so bad about this I am so sorry Brenda. I won this darling little Raggedy doll off her blog and I love her. She is sitting on my fireplace mantle right now but she has been in a lot of different spots. She just has not found where she is the happiest yet. she has so many new friends here she needs to keep moving around and meeting some of them.
Here is her picture and this is BRENDa's blog. Please go visit her and look at her website where her dolls are for sale while you are there. Her dolls are toooooo cute and I wish I could own a bunch of them.

Also today I finished my last valentine item for our CPLG valentine auctions. He is one of my favorites and if he does not sell I get to keep him for myself. Just click on the CPLG and it will take you to all our valentine auctions on ebay.

You can find him for sale on YELLOWSWEETPOTATO come on over to ebay and bid on him if you like him.
well enough for one day biggest loser is on and I have to watch it and see if I get motivated enough to loose about 15 pounds