Monday, April 9, 2012

Little Baby Things

I am enjoying making the bibs a lot. I'll finish #2 today and begin the booties. I also attempted a design that I created after seeing a picture of a knitted daisy baby toy. I knew I couldn't knit it (as I am a visual learner and haven't been able to teach myself knitting-in-the-round with double-pointed needles), but I figured I could give it a shot with crochet. I only looked at the picture for guidelines; the pattern is my own! I am so please with how it turned out. I may make one for Hermione to destroy, but put some crumpled paper in it as stuffing, thanks to Husband's suggestion. She loves anything that crinkles. =P
Husband took a long weekend for Easter, and I am finding myself missing him a little more than I usually do come Monday. We got spoiled with seeing each other so much for the long weekend!
As Sunday was our 6 month, I was sorely tempted to break into our frozen cupcakes intended to be eaten in another 6 months. Instead, I found a really cool, 5-minute microwave chocolate cake recipe you make in a mug. A mug! It's such a find, I'll share the original with you along with my modifications in ().

1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbs whisked egg
3 tbs milk
3 tbs oil (I used applesauce)
3 tbs chocolate chips or broken-up candy bar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1. Combine first 4 ingredients together in a large coffee mug; add egg and combine intil paste forms. Stir in milk and oil (applesauce), then chocolate chips and vanilla. (I did this whole process in a seperate bowl and poured the mixture into a mug sprayed with cooking spray. It turned out much better this way and even though you're using more dishes, it's an easier cleanup in the long run.)
2. Microwave on medium for 3 minutes, until cake starts to crown over top of mug (with applesauce, it looks more like a soufflé!). Remove, top with chocolate sauce or ice cream if desired, and enjoy!

It's like a 5-minute cup of browny, fudgy, gooey goodness. You will not be disappointed! I got it from this month's Reader's Digest.

I hope you're enjoying the pictures of my things! And for real, try the micro-cake. It's a winner.



  1. YUMNESS!! That micro-cake recipe sounds amazing and I'm going to have to try it soon. Also, the daisy toy -- adorable. You're so friggin' talented. Amazing :)

  2. Your Daisy is toooo cute!! The cake will be great for my Mom, I am trying to skip the sweets, LOL.

  3. That micro cake will definitely be one to try to Rick. He's an addict. The baby stuff is TOO PRECIOUS!! Seriously, just go ahead and get started for our babe, because I can't get enough of your beautiful things as it is, and the babe will NEED Auntie things! :) Make sure you broadcast when you open your etsy store. Which should be soon. Maybe even sooner. *wink*