Weekend Productivity

February 9, 2009 at 11:11 am 1 comment

Since Valentine’s Day is later this week, I’ll have to lead with the chocolate… soufflé, that is. I made this Saturday night for some friends we had over for dinner. It is quite nearly perfection.

Seriously.

chocsouffle

It’s everything you want in a heavenly chocolate dessert. It’s dense yet light. It’s creamy but has body. It’s ridiculously chocolate-y but not too sweet. I used two-thirds bittersweet chocolate and the rest semi-sweet. For the six eggs, I used three of our largest duck eggs. It came out of the oven about 10pm or I might have gotten a photo before consumption. I recommend a dollop of lightly sweetened cream or a scoop of good vanilla ice cream to melt lovingly over the top. It’s going to take an amazing amount of self-restraint to not eat this for lunch. Anyway, I highly recommend you make this for any Valentine that enjoys loves adores worships chocolate.

stripedbag

Next, I made myself this bag. I’m too impatient to search for a pattern that has everything I want, so I engineered this one myself. I knew the size I wanted and a few details and I just gave it a whirl. I should have made a muslin version to test everything out but did I mention I’m impatient? I had some extra home dec weight yardage and I decided to go for it. It’s not my favorite fabric so if it didn’t turn out I wouldn’t be too sad, but if it did, it would be servicable. It’s really not all that bad. A few finish things can be addressed. I haven’t decided on a closure yet, button or magnetic clasp. The strap is too wide and some interfacing would give it more body. But overall, not bad. The last bag I made was supposed to be a spring/summer bag to be followed by a fall/winter bag. My two season bag has lasted two years. It’s just starting to show some wear and I needed a replacement. I have some other fabric I like that I’ll try to perfect this with.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. jacquie  |  February 11, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    not bad…you must be kidding…this is amazing! you made this up. i’m in awe. i

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