Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Another bag!

Gee anyone would think I enjoyed making bags or something!! :)

This came from the Australian Homespun magazine (issue 84) and was designed by Jodie Carlton of Ric Rac.  My selvedges came from 3 fabric lines.  I started with a Moda Scrap Bag - Looking Back by Brannock and Patek.  I then went through my stash for similar colored fabrics, and found some half yard pieces of Harmony by Jan Patek that I had bought to go with a layer cake.  Then I came across a kit I had had for about 3 years and had not started yet that seemed to match in OK so I started cutting selvedges, only to discover it was Wild Rose by - you guessed it! - Brannock and Patek.  Do you see a trend happening here?

I matched it with some Moda Bella Chocolate/Hershey, and used some beige with butterflies for the lining (from my stash).

On another note we visited a shop we have here in Melbourne called USA Foods, wow did I have some fun in there!  Once we got home I had my first ever Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich - YUM!!  Other highlights included Hershey Kisses (not so impressed, Australian chocolate is much nicer!), Reeses Peanut Butter Cups (yum!!), Reeses Pieces (oh my, we are going back for more of these!), and some Bounce dryer sheets (we don't have dryer sheets here in Australia at all!  Now my clothes smell so yummy!).

We got to the counter to pay and the lady in front of me had an American accent and was buying up REAL big on Kraft Jet-Puffed, so I figured it had to be good stuff so I got a jar.  Now I had no idea what to do with it, it had recipes on the back but I figured surely it had a use other than in cooking?  So first I tried it on a spoon straight out of the jar - not bad!  Then I had it on toast with peanut butter - YUM!!  It went so-so on a crumpet.  I tried a blob in some hot chocolate and that was pretty good too!  So before I go back for some more, how is it supposed to be eaten?


  1. Jet-Puffed is just marshmallows in a jar. We use it in recipes here in the USA. The Kraft website has 42 recipes listed.
    Just use their search tool for desserts with Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Creme as an ingredient, and enjoy :D

  2. What a cute bag! I am addicted to bags, I love to see what you are up to!

  3. I am very impressed I loved this bag pattern when I saw it in Homespun but thought it was a bit beyond my capabilities. Jodie is a very taented designer and her blog is great fun. I have no idea what jet-puff is but it sounds interesting, good luck.

  4. Hey Susan! That is a fabulous bag. You do such wonderful work!

    I usually use Jet-Puffed (marshmallow creme) when I make fudge. And I've used it for S'mores when I've been in a hurry and didn't want to take time to "cook" the marshmallows over the fire! Watch out for those Reeses' Pieces...they are so addicting! So are the Peanut Butter Cups. And congrats on your first ever PB&J sandwich. I grew up eating those and STILL love them!



  5. Love your bag - so cute! Peanut butter and Jelly sandwich - I love'em. My brother used to pack those for his lunch every day. And, marshmallow cream - I put it on graham crackers - so good!


  6. Hi Susan, I just popped in to see how you were going with your 'Early Bird Christmas Crafting'? Did you get any Mini gifts done in June? Let me know what is happening for you.
    Kind Regards

  7. Love the bag! I'm saving my selvages for a project in the future :)

    And I agree about the Hershey's chocs... I loved the choc in Oz a lot better but I moved to the States so I'm surrounded by this waxy stuff they call choc! My husband says the Jet-Puffed on PB is his fave. It's too sweet for me though!