Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Late Night Crafting, and Chocolate Cake

Greetings and Holykisses Yall!

Stayed up late last night and had a ball. By the time I finished, I could not see my big long table, in my craft room. ~ My last day flea marketing, "when I showed you the metal dish strainer; I didn't take a picture; but had found a whole stack of vintage index cards in their original box. Last night, I got to start using them. I can't show a picture of the first one I did because I made it for one of you- my fellow bloggers! One hint... it's going to someone who likes blues n browns and I used the letter D card. ;)

This one was a blast to make. Made a copy of this: "Dolly Dingle," paper doll, and gave her some butterfly wings. I'd never made a pinwheel before but she really wanted to hold one.
I loved the lyrics in this old hymn, and the Lord does supply all my needs!

This morning my dear friend Fancynancy sent me an email that I had to share with you.
Ever get an urge for a "little chocolate cake?" Whoever thought of this is a genius! I've baked cakes in jars before but not in a coffee cup!


4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug (MicroSafe)

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well..
Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!
Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
EAT ! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).

And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world?

Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!

Looks good doesn't it with a little dollydingledollup of icecream on the side?
I haven't tried it yet so don't yell at me if it's awful. Least we'll only be out a handful of ingredients and five minutes right? lol

I'm off to pay bills in the big city. Okay so it's not really that big, but this country bumpkin has always been a little intrigued by high society chicks who " go into the city for the day."
The big city to me is one that has stoplights.
I'm the country mouse.
I'm off to the city*


LisaShaw said...

O my dear sister I looked past that ice cream and chocolate cake photos (smile).

I so enjoyed sharing with you today. I wish I could peek into your craft area. I know it's awesome.

Our last child at home is taking a two week trip soon and I'm breaking out my scrappbooking and taking some time off to do that. It's been a LONG TIME and photos are backed up.

You know what I'd like to do? I would like to create 3D types of pages. Any tips?

I'd also like to make a type of ragedy ann doll for my two granddaughters but I don't use a sewing machine so I'll be sewing by hand. Do you know what I should stuff the fabric with? I thought cotton.

Anyway I love crafts but mainly buying what others create but my girlfriend recently received a gift I had paid for to send to her and she said, "Sis. Lisa you could have made this for me." I thought...mmm... maybe I'm selling myself a bit short in the craft area. She saw birdhouses I painted and decorated LONG ago.

Ok this is a long message. Love you sweet sister.

Farm Chick Paula said...

I love your sweet little crafts, Sweetie! You are so talented...*sigh*... I'm proud to know ya!
My thighs thank you VERY MUCH for the mug recipe- it sounds too easy! I guess I'll HAVE to try it... *snicker snort* Twist my arm will ya?
Be careful in the big city!

Kristi said...

It is fabulous, just like you! I've been burning the midnight oil too...it's fun isn't it? Blessings and holy smooches to you, sweet one!

Sweet Magnolias Farm said...

Lea ..I love your new little altered art piece ..and aren't those index cards just the best ..I use them all the time !!

O.k. the cake looks delish !! ..Well have to try this when I am in a pince ..Gee that reminds me of the recipe we make for the Chocolate Lava Cake ..I'll have to share it.

You know I live in the city ..and I don't go to town ..Im still trying to figure out what the gals do there too ..other than buy more clothes and shoes ..and where do you wear all of them ..??? I have a few favorite pairs of shoes and my blue jeans or short and on occasion my sundress and what else does a gal need ?

I think we are out of the loop where that is concerned ..do you wear makeup ? I don't ..and I can never understand when you can buy a perfectly beautiful flat of flowers ..how you can possibly spend ..$50 of some fancy face cover ..or whatever they call it.

Well this was a fun post ...got me to thinking about how silly we humans are ...LOL !!

Have a Great day and try not to run any stop signs ...ha ha ha ..


Denise said...

That paper doll is so adoreable, love you.

Yolanda said...

I think you have an incredibly blessed day, every day!

How f-u-n, and Girlfriend, I may just need to come and stay for awhile, wonder what all I'd learn from ya....lotta lovin and Jesus is my guess, and creativity to boot.

Love YOU

Joyfulsister said...

How cute is that!!! I love the little girl with the music sheet behind her. And I too tried not to stare at that chocolate cake too long (sigh) lol

Hugz Lorie.

Anonymous said...

Lea - I was so glad you came to visit me! I love reading your blog and I stop by pretty often.

Dolly Dingle is so cute! I love what you made. I'm going to try the chocolate cake recipe. I bet it is delicious!

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Hi Lea, Nice to meet you!! I can't believe your post today because I just got finished eating my cake in a mug for the first time. I had seen the recipe on a blog awhile ago and tonight I just needed chocolate and so I googled it and found the same recipe you posted and made one. I altered the recipe slightly cutting back on the sugar and oil. It certainly hit the spot!! I hope you enjoy yours!

And then I scrolled down to find you had posted a cherry recipe - OH MY! I think we were meant to meet in blogland!! I have to read more now!!

hugs, Linda


Oh Lea I am giggleing here..
SO YOU want the banner gals swimsuit(:)
good one..
The card with the little girl and the music and pinwheel is just fabulous~!!
the cake looks really good too.. yummo~!
Hugs, Patty

Edie said...

Ok I HAVE to try that chocolate cake receipe! NOW! LOL.

I haven't crafted in a while. Looks like you had fun! :)

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I keep getting a error message when I try to visit you? I love the crafting, such a cute idea! Thanks so much for your input on my menopause post, I loved it and your a doll!