Chocolate and Flora
Posted on 24 November 2011 and filed under Shoulder Bags.
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Two cookie pendants have been hanging about my place for a while. They look so real that occasionally they were in danger of being bitten on, so I had to do something about it.
I took some chocolate colour corduroy and made a bag for them, Chocolate. Chocolate is accompanied by Flora, and Flora changes her brooches according to the mood and the occasion.
Thinking about real cookies… time to do something about that as well, and this is the recipe for one of my favorites, I call them Rustic cookies.
- 2/3 butter stick, approximately 160 g
- 3 tablespoons oil
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 packages vanilla flavored sugar, approximately 15 g
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 baking powder
- 2/3 cup walnuts, cut into small pieces
- 1/3 cup dried apricots, cut into small cubes
- 2/3 cup cooking chocolate, cut into small pieces
Mix butter, oil, sugar, vanilla flavored sugar and eggs. Add flour and baking powder, mix thoroughly. In the finale, take a spoon and mix walnut, apricot and chocolate chunks into already very dense mixture. Line a baking tray with baking paper, and for each cookie, put half of a teaspoon of the mixture onto it – this is not a mistake: the mixture spreads during baking, so really small quantity is needed for a single cookie. Attention should be paid to distance between heaps as well. Bake at 1700C, some 15-20 minutes.
I made Chocolate and Flora from corduroy fabric strengthened for firmness and shape. Chocolate is brown and it has two cookies as brooches. Flora is beige and changes the brooches according to the occasion and the mood, poinsettia being her favorite. The fragrance teasing the nose from Chocolate and Flora’s vines have been hand embroidered.
Measured from the bottom of the bag to the top of the handles, both handbags are 52 cm tall and they are around 38 cm wide. The bottom has been strengthened so it would not sag, it is 30 cm long and 10 cm wide. Lining on both bags is made from red cotton, it hides a pocket with zipper closure and a ribbon with a swivel clip. Both handbags close with magnetic snap fastener.
Girls tested the handbags. Thank you, Lara and Marita!