Monday, October 19, 2009

Clothespin Bags

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Today was spent crafting and baking. A cool, cloudy, windy day brings out the nesting instinct. I attempted to make clothespin bags for the craft show in December. I am happy with how they are turning out.




Here is the first of my clothespin bags. It is rewarding to make something new out of recycled materials. Less in the landfills!

The vintage wooden hanger and clothespin adds to the look of the bag. I am happy with how it turned out.



There is always time for a cuppa and a treat. This was a new recipe that I tried with fresh garden zucchini. It is a yummy, moist cake that everyone loves. A real keeper.

Zucchini Chocolate Cake

Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs
1 3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
4 tbsp cocoa
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup sour milk
2 cups shredded zucchini
1/3 cup chocolate chips plus extra

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 325F. Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan.

Mix all ingredients together except zucchini and chocolate chips. Mix well with a blender. Once mixed well, fold in zucchini and chocolate chips. Fill pan and sprinkle another 1/3 or 1/2 cup of chocolate chips on top of the batter.

Bake 40 - 45 minutes. The cake can fall a little in the middle.

Delicious!

Have a great evening everyone and give your loved ones a hug. =)

10 comments:

  1. Your clothes pin bag is beautiful, is it made with a baby dress. The choc zucchini cake will go on my list of things to make looks yummy.
    Have a nice day

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  2. Love the cup and plate!!!

    Liz

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  3. Cake looks yummo !The clothes pin bag I love :0) We call them pegs,not pins here in the land Down Under.Have a great week Debbie.

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  4. Cake = Yum. Clothes Pin Bag = Awesome! Nice job!

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  5. Love for you to enter both of those in our two forum comps. Would love to know how to make your peg bag and would love to try your zucch cake.


    Hugs

    Kimmie
    x

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  6. That clothespin bag is adorable!!! I love it! So creative!

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  7. Yes Debbie, the clothespin bag in made with a little girls dress. Very easy to make by sewing the bottom shut and adding the embellishments.

    Kimmie, I will enter items as soon as our computer problems in the household are sorted out. It has been horrible and we are now having to look at getting a new one. That is the reason why I haven't been on lickyalipdelish lately.

    Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments and I hope you all have a great day!

    Debbie

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  8. I love the clothes pin bag, just precious, and the bread..ymmm!

    Have a simple day!
    Linda

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  9. The clothes pin bag is awesome and the cake inspired me to bake today thanks debbie ypur blog is always a pleasure Lora88

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  10. I love your clothespin bag!! :) Great job!

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Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment! I love reading all of them. Have a wonderful day.

Debbie

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