Wednesday, 17 October 2012

WOYWW 176 - post Crop-fest....

I'm a bit late to the party this week - everyone else who went has already blogged or Facebooked their photos. I didn't actually get that many pictures - I certainly did a STOOPID thing and didn't take any pics at my house in the evening, when we played "see how many WOYWWers you can get round Morti's table....". It was 6 plus satellite family members, in fact.... I think Jan and Donna might have got a couple of pics of that though. I'll just have to beg a sneaky snaffle of those!


I expect by the time you've got here, you're fed up to the back teeth with "wasn't it a wonderful day" kind of remarks. I'll do my version later on in this post, but as we're here for WOYWW, I'll start with my desk... (scroll to the end if you're only here for the tiffin recipe).


Absolute mayhem - I've not yet had the opportunity to put everything away from the weekend.  There is however a new resident.  Perturbius Strop has come to live with me from Doone's house, and she's just ADORABLE!  Thank you, Donna!


I took part in the beaded tassel workshop with Janet (Fairy Thoughts), and finished mine off over the last couple of days.  Such fun!  I have always loved beading, and it's nice to try something new occasionally.


And so, onto the Crop....

Jan directing traffic in her able manner.... or telling one of us off maybe?  Heheheh


Fergus takes pride of place, dead centre of the photo between Helen (H) and Sam (Hettiecraft).  All of us beavering away at something or other.


Queuing for the amazing lunch you've already heard about!




And just to really upset you, gratuitous close up shots of the cupcakes - top one is the Physalis cupcake (like marmite, you either love it or hate it!), bottom one is the Black Forest cupcake.  To my mind, chocolate is always a winner, and these had black cherry sauce in the middle and the icing was fresh cream...... Yum!


As for the tiffin - here is the recipe as promised to many of you....

Fridge Tiffin


Put 225g of Plain chocolate, and 100g of butter in a large saucepan.
Heat gently until melted, and remove from the heat.
Quickly add a 397g can of Nestle Sweetened Condensed milk first, then 275g crushed digestive biscuits, and 25g raisins (optional). You can also add 25g halved glace cherries if you wish, or cranberries and nuts (whatever you fancy!).
Stir well until fully mixed.
Press the mixture into an 18cm x 28cm baking tin lined with greaseproof paper.
Chill until firm.
Cut into triangles and decorate with white chocolate (optional).

Yes, it really IS that easy to make.  Enjoy!  If you want the flapjack recipe, let me know.   See you on the bloghop!

36 comments:

Maria said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day at the crop, I love your little doll that is just so cute...
Your beading looks like a lot of hardwork.
Have a wonderful WOYWW day...

Maria
http://ajourneythatstartshere.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/woyww-176.html

Sandy said...

Oh thanks for that recipe Morti, it looked so yummy will try it very soon. Looks like you all had so much fun, so sad I live so far away. Sandy :)

jill said...

You all had a fab time at the crop & i'm pleased it went so well . jill #51

Helen said...

I saw your post late last night and now I can't remember if I commented or not... oops! Love the review of the crop - it was such fun and lovely to meet you. (the tiffin was gorgeous, for anyone wondering - I have copied out the recipe and will make one) Hugs, Helen, 4

Julia Dunnit said...

We had a lovely evening, and am happy to have been grown up and honoured my commitments, but would have loved to have forced another chair round your table! It was great. Your domino class was great. Your Donna dolly is fab!!

JoZart said...

Now I can vouch for how tidy that desk was over the weekend so how on earth did it get like that so quickly?
Maybe Donna and I were unwittingly crafting with our feet whilst sleeping! Sleeping in a fabulous craftroom was my idea of heaven and your hospitality made it even better.
Lots of love Jo x

Sunshine Girl said...

Looks like you had a great time - have fun unpacking! Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl no. 57

Kate said...

You neglected to mention your wonderful dominoes and how you gave up your time during the day to help us all with them. So I'm here to blow your trumpet for you, as it were!!
Thanks Morti.

** Kate **

scrappystickyinkymess said...

That tiffin was FAB. Dh heated it up and topped it with ice cream :) and DD scoffed hers in the car on the way home ( I didn't get a look in - which was OK as I did have a rather large one at the crop)

Love my domino and really must try some of your other techniques for the now.

Nice to see you again!

Mary Anne (20)

VonnyK said...

It looks like you all had a great time. Saw Jans photos and now I know what you all look like. Yummy looking food there, the choc wins for me too.
Have a great week.
Von #43

Karen said...

You mean you actually spent time crafting with all those delicious cupcakes around! LOL!! Would love the flapjack recipe if you have a mo! Enjoy WOYWW! Karen T 100 x

donnalouiserodgers said...

The photo's are on Dave's laptop I think? or was that pre party?

the wine I drank had completely fernerked my weight loss plan, and as for the cakes,,,

your tassel turned out tremendous ( ha ha)

I am working on the bauble and will post when finished I am really enjoying doing it and my painting has suffered as a consequence!

we have no water for seven days (except for a couple of hour s in the evening) so glad I came last weekend not this - I SMELL...i'm thinking it is good practice for when we buy the ruin in france?


dxxx a hundred and something (106)

Shazsilverwolf said...

Great pics, you clearly all had a fab day. Couldn't get to this, but I did meet a WOYWWer last Saturday tho.And I love the piled high desk, lol.Have a great Wednesday, Hugs Shaz #96

CraftygasheadZo said...

Great post, such a fab day and some fab pics to remember it all by! Take care Zo xx 78

Karen McAlpine said...

Your desk looks very tidy and I see lots of fun things. Love that new doll. I have been seeing other photos of this great event. Everyone sure seems to be enjoying themselves!! How fun!
Karen 115

Buttons said...

So glad you all had such a wonderful time. Something like that is guaranteed to really give you a lift. Hope your domino class went well. Would love to see the results when you unpack. Great tassel in the meantime. Happy WOYWW, hugs Buttons #119

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I think I'm doing The Timewarp....It's just a jump to the left....
Your cakes were awesome, thank you so much for doing them! Love the Donna-made figure, great name too!
It was such a good time but I'm knackered :)
Hugs, LLJ #56 xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I saw the food at Jo's blog, but most people only showed crafting. Still, I feel like I was there with all of you and would love to join in someday. You made Donna's doll proud. I'm sure she is fond of being center stage. What an amazing journey, and to host Donna and Jo afterward was a truly awesome task. Happy WOYWW from # 2.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I can't remember. Did I mention I'm number 2 this week?

lisa said...

It all sounds like a brilliant day. That delicious looking food is making my tummy rumble!!!
Glad you had fun.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax#84

Danielle said...

Lovely beaded tassel...I adore the color. Thanks for the recipe. I love trying new things. dani #132

Ann B said...

Looks like Jan is doing the hokey-cokey in that photo. What a fab weekend you all had and I'm certainly not fedd up at all of the photos - it's called living vicariously (I think) as I wish I could have been there as well. Think you would have struggled to get me in your craft room as well as Jo and Donna though.

One thing about your photos - some great cake shots - yumm

Ann B
#94

Nicky said...

Love your doll and looks like a great day was had at your crop - never been to one of those might have to be brave one day as it looks like fun thanks for sharing have a good week - Nicky ~49

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

I love your new roomate Perturbius Strop..just adorable.
The beaded tassle is a pretty creation. Thanks for sharing all the fun photos. Hope you can get back into the grove, it seems to take me awhile. Enjoy the week #101

Samantha Elliott said...

I am going to have to add what a fab day it was and it didn't stop when the rest went home!! Thanks!
Those cakes were wonderful but I didn't get the Physalis one :-( but the chocolate ones were mmmmmmmn!
Still working on my beads as I decided to take it apart and start again and soo glad I did. Still working on it but will share later!
Hugs
xx

Samantha Elliott said...

Ps. Miss Strop is GORGEOUS!!

famfa said...

The crop sounds like great fun. Cakes looked delicious. Love your new doll.
FAMFA (12)

Twiglet said...

What a fab day was had by all. The food looked so delicious!! I bet the crafting was fun too! x Jo

JoZart said...

Just reliving the weekend through your pics... wish I could get my hands on those goodies again but my clothes have shrunk since Saturday! I wonder why?
I finally found my labradorite ring in the bottom corner of one of my many bags... it could have been there for months but I finally sorted them all today and voila!
Huge thanks again to you D & O, and all the furry and scaly babes for a great stay.
Lv

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Morti
by the time I read to the end of your post I have forgotten all about your desk... far more important is the tiffin recipe, (Oh dear i feel another 10 lbs going on my hips.
Your tassel looks fab, so glad you finished it, I wasnt at my best on the day.
Perturbius strop is fab, she looks like a stroppy teenager.
see you on a workdesk real soon
janet #47

butterfly said...

Sounds like a blast... and I love the look on Perturbius Strop's face - what a great characterful doll! Loving your workspace too... belated happy WOYWW!
Alison x
#31

Kate said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving me some comments today.

Yes, I do need some nice watercolour paper, but I just don't seem to find decent stuff that is smooth enough for stamping.

Re the location, we chatted on WOYWW about it ages ago and I had forgotten until I looked at your blog again. I am in that big town up the road that pretends to be a city and begins with an S.

** Kate **

ERICA said...

Thanks for sending me some bloggin' love! Love your blog... especially the beautiful fairy!

JoZart said...

Can't find your email....
Please can you help? I'm having trouble finding the milk top/pourer that you have (and I WANT). Tesco stores no joy and even Tesco on line, as you suggested. Do you have a link pretty please? What is it's official title? I searched under so many descriptions with no luck. I should have just stolen yours whilst Donna and I were there!!!! Thanks and love to all...
Jo x

Nicky said...

Hi - thanks for visiting me in answer to your question the 12 days of Christmas came from Stichy Bear Digital stamps HERE

famfa said...

Hi my round squares are round in the middle and square around the outside. I'm not known for being conventional x

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