Monday, September 8, 2008

Trashy's box

The Box has arrived at the Stashbasket. How exciting was it to open - like Christmas and birthdays all rolled into one! I've chosen my things (although the thing I really wanted was not for keeping - you'll know what I mean when it gets to you) and just need to replace them. I've picked some blank cards with teeny skeins of raffia, a bag pattern (that looks great for transporting half-finished socks to football matches) and a very mad and crazy necklace kit which I intend starting in the next few minutes! This is a great swap - count me in next time too Trashy!

I said I'd show you the cake I've been doing this weekend. It's for a firm I used to work for in London, a client of theirs is retiring and they wanted something to do with a whippet and a man in a flat-cap. I've piped the words to some of Ilkley Moor Bar Tat round the sides (have you ever read the words to that song? It's not the nice little Yorkshire ditty I thought it was!)


Oh and bad news. Startitis has returned. Ravelry is not a good place to browse...

12 comments:

picperfic said...

he cake looks amazing and that box swap sounds fun, do you take out some bits and replace them and then send it on?

Cazzie said...

Another fab cake :)

Gina said...

How exciting to see the box on it's way... can't wait for it to come here!

Kitty said...

Oooh, I'm so excited about the box. What lovely things you found inside too!

That cake is super - I don't know how you 'do' cakes: I have a cousin who 'does' them too. Bloomin' brilliant you are.

x

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

that cake is fantastic!!!! And I'm so glad the box made it safely to you from me! Isn't it full of fab goodies? i need to blog about mine but getting the photos set up and then getting the camera connected to the pooter is the kind of stuff I'm trying not to do while my wrist hurts!

trashalou said...

WoW! That is some triffic cake work there Missus. Tryng to figure out how you piped the words around the side - did you tilt the cake at an unbeliveable angle or contort your body weirdly???

Glad you have enjoyed the box swap. Looks like you chose some fab things there.

Penny said...

That's a nice collection of stuff. I'm intrigued by what you have left - when will it get here?

monkee maker said...

It sounds like you scored well with the box, and blimey, will Rob ever score well with that beautiful cake!

I love your button pictures a bit further down too - you talented lady you!

And finally .... oh! That chocolate cake!!

:)

wonderwoman said...

that cake looks amazing and i'm soo excited about getting trashy's box!!

x

Anonymous said...

I certainly know about the Ravelry addiction and I am desperately trying to soften the grasp ( hope I can use these words because they seem appropriate) as I truly want to use yarn already in the basket and stop buying new skeins...

Giulietta

Kylie said...

That cake is amazing - I love your cakes you do such a great job with them! What fun the trashbox sounds, there is one doing the rounds here in Oz as well.

And I am so hearing you on Ravelry - I think that I have over 300 items in my cue! Started queuing things so i could find them - now I need a cue for my cue LOL (I am mumsbusycrafting if you would like to befriend me!)

Lisa Isaacs said...

I am now probably the only person in the whole of Israel singing On Ilkley Moor Bar Tat!! Thanks for that :) Excellent cake!