Friday, October 28, 2011

stitching & baking

I have to admit that I'm not able to just relax when I'm ill.
I always wake up early in the morning because my head is full with ideas.
I try to spend most of the day on the sofa but I really HAD to make some new cookies.

I made some yummy cinnamon cookies a few weeks ago and I was lusting for chocolate chip cookies. I found a recipe which should be the best chocolate chip cookies ever if you believe the new york times.

The cookies tastes really nice but I was hoping to find a recipe for cookies where the inner is still soft.
Maybe do you know a recipe which you can share with me ?

Beside cookie making I have always some hand stitch stuff next to me on my sofa.

The ducklings are so fun to make but very time consuming.
I worked more than 2 1/2 hours on the stitching with the duckling & hedgehog so I won't be able to make a lot of them.

Being organised is very important when you don't want to waste time.
I like my embroidery yarn all together in a box sorted by colors. I even made those cardboard things myself.

I really needed to add some buttons on my newly made pillow covers. Gladly I own a lot of fun and colorful vintage ones.
Of course I sort these by colours too .

Mie is not impressed by all my hard work. She prefers to sleep on a "new" cardbox.


  1. I like my chocolate chip cookies to be chewy as well not rock hard. I was told that the recipe on the back of a bag of Nestle Toll House chocolate chip is pretty good. I prefer raisin oatmeal cookies because it's chewy.

    Anyhoo, I admire your patience for needlework. The result is perfection. You're amazing! I hope you feel better soon. Take care and have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Your needlework is beautiful, i enjoy seeing them :)

  3. I hope you are feeling better by now. I have a cold too and what's worse, now the children do. Your ducklings are insanely adorable, Isa. You really are so talented... Cheers my dear! xo amy