Tuesday, May 26, 2009

a pretty coin purse with lining

i set out to retry the little boxy pouch and got to about step 5 when i made a new mistake: i forgot to, "rearrange the tube so that the bottom seam sits on top of the zip." i ended up with something that looked like this:

not wanting to waste, i found some brocade i had and sewed a liner making a pretty cute coin purse.

not giving up on that little boxy pouch, though.

Monday, May 18, 2009

peanut butter and chocolate cupcakes

these are simple, super rich cupcakes. i took a triple chocolate fudge betty crocker cake mix and prepared as directed. then i took mini reese's peanut butter cups and place one in each of the cupcake cups after i'd evenly distributed the batter into 24 standard-sized cups. i baked at the recommended temp for 22 minutes and allowed them to cool for about a half hour.

for the frosting i mixed betty crocker whipped cream cheese frosting with a few tablespoons of peanut butter. after frosting the cupcakes i drizzled chocolate syrup over each of them and stuck one third of a regular-sized reese's peanut butter cup. even with all the reese's, i must say these actually taste more like little debbie nutter butters. that's not a bad thing.