Tuesday, 10 March 2015

"Choc Chip" Baking-Themed Whimsy

It's time for the March whimsy in the Tanith Rowan Designs Whimsy Collection!


This month's novelty theme is baking! I love to bake, especially cookies. Chocolate chip, as well as being a classic, are super-delicious.


The veil is decorated with tiny chocolate chip cookies, and a ribbon bow tied around a small wooden spoon adorns the top. I couldn't resist gingham for a kitchen-centred design!


Does anyone else get a bit funny about deception in photo shoots? I have no qualms about certain lies. I will find the one part of my kitchen that looks vaguely picturesque. I will tidy that part extra. I will move the bins, the compost bin, the plastic bags. I will wear make-up. I will wear a skirt that doesn't quite fit me unless I suck my tummy in a bit. I will wear a dress under a skirt because I don't have a top that works.


But I won't pretend to bake.


These are one of my new favourite cookie recipes. I call them "Banana (Almost) Everything Cookies". They are the "Banana Everything" cookie from "Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar", but without the walnuts. And they are fabulous.


You know how you have one friend in your group who is always eating in photos? No? Well, I do. It's me.


If you are wondering why a baking-themed whimsy, apart from an excuse to make and eat cookies, it was a request from my mother in the comments of the first #bringbackthewhimsy post. It is on its way to her now!

Happy Birthday, Mum!
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  1. Oh my gosh, both the whimsy and your photo shoot are so adorable! I especially love the last picture :)

    Naomi
    teenyboppinalong.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Naomi! The photo shoot was a lot of fun :)

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  2. Seriously delicious, the hat and the cookies. At first glance, I thought the little dots were chocolate chips. I was so pleasantly surprised to discover they were little cookies. This is so cute, and now I want cookies.

    She Knits in Pearls

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    1. That is the problem with this one! It just makes me want cookies all the time :)

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  3. Can't wait to wear it! Just what I need to elevate my cooking experience. Thank you for making it for me...I will send you a photo of it in action in the UK. Love, Mum

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    1. You are very very welcome and I'm glad you like it :)

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  4. Lady, you are too cute! Loving the whimsy, loving the outfit (and wearing a skirt over a dress is just a styling trick, not a deception :P), and those cookies look just divine.

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  5. You're super adorable! My grandma peered over my shoulder as I was looking at the photos on a bigger screen, and said she remembered wearing a couple whimsies to church back in the day.
    And, I might try that wearing a skirt over a dress trick, It works so well!

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    1. Hehe thank you. And thanks so much for sharing the story about your grandma! That's so nice :)

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  6. Looks wonderful! The gingham is perfect.
    I haven't tried those cookies yet. Have you tried the tahini and lime ones yet? Brilliant.

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    1. Thanks :)

      They are possibly my favourite. It's between these and the chocolate fudgey ones. I didn't copy the tahini lime recipe, so I'll have to borrow the book again to do so.

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  7. Oh my word, this is too fabulous!!! It made me smile ear-to-ear and doff my hat at you, sweet Tanith, for your creativity truly knows no bounds and it is always a joy of the highest magnitude to see what you'll share with us next.

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Aww thank you! I am having a lot of fun exploring themes for these whimsies :)

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  8. SO cute! This is adorable, and I love how it is themed and whimsical but still wearable for everyday, since it isn't crazy-over-the-top. It looks great!

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    1. Thank you Emileigh! It is a fine line to tread, and a different line for different people, too!

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  9. so lovely! fun pictures. you lookk adorable with your cooky whimsy. :)

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  10. I absolutely love this! :)

    I found your blog via Jessica over at Chronically Vintage and I'm so glad I did. I've always loved hats and other assorted "head gear" and have been collecting new and old styles since I've had my own income. I'm so glad that I found you! :D

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    1. Oh thank you! I was just reading about your blog on Jessica's too! I'm so glad to have another hat fan here and I hope you enjoy the blog :)

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  11. You look like you were having fun! I enjoyed this theme.

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    1. I was! I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

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  12. Oh sweat Tanith, you look so cute! Specially that last photo, is a killer! The cookies look delicious and your whimsy too! :-)

    Beta x

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    1. Hehe thanks Beta, you are too sweet!

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  13. Oh my goodness! That is just the cutest thing! Did you make the little chocolate chip cookies that adorn the whimsy?

    ~Michelle ^_^
    Delightful Handwork

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    1. Aww thank you! I did make them, from FIMO. They were a bit fiddly but lots of fun :)

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    2. Oh what fun! I'll have to try my hand at FIMO crafting! :D

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