Even though it’s been a while since I posted about my Make a Pin Monday progress, I’ve still been making an effort to make those “pins” more than just a good idea.
Mind you, a whole heap of new pins have joined my boards in recent weeks; it’s just way too easy to lay down on the couch in front of the TV with the laptop and pin…
I don’t have photos for any of the things I’ve made (they’ve been eaten too quickly, or given away before I could take a photo) but allow me to present a virtual smorgasboard of what I’ve been doing:
- I made cranberry curd, inspired by this pin. I used a Nigella recipe for cranberry curd instead of the recipe listed though. Must say I love the idea of a cranberry curd (as well as the vivid magenta colour of the curd) but the end result…I must admit I’m not totally in love with it. One to work on, perhaps.
- I made these gingerbread cookies as Christmas treats. Not bad, but not really what I was hoping they’d be. A soft, spicy, light golden gingerbread like my sister-in-law’s eludes me yet. And she won’t give me the secret recipe…
- These were made for my card making class and also sent with Mr B into work. Chocolate chip cookie bars with a cheesecake filling – I liked the idea, and these bars were quite moreish. But they didn’t really set my taste buds on fire with strong desire. Not in the way Caramel Loaded Brownies do, or the way the double deckers do, for that matter. Give them a try though – they may float your boat.
- And for a little balance on all the sugar, I made these for the thousandth time. I could eat a kilo of these on their own, but Mr B doesn’t get as excited about them as I do. They are definitely worth trying for yourself, you may find them as addictively scoffable as I do.
On a crafty note, we made these cards at my card making class in November. But in all seriousness, next year I just need to bite the bullet and sew some pretty bags and clothes. The thing that scares me though is “wasting” some nice fabric by making a mistake – or ten. In other words, I just needs to harden up, take the plunge and learn from MY mistakes. I’ll keep you posted, because putting it in writing makes me accountable.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this Make a Pin Monday post – and remember, don’t just pin it – do it!