Oh Goody..stands for Karolina..aka Goody Woody custom wood products..she has a line of beautiful large rolling pins..and a beautiful line of small rolling pins..you can even have your rolling pin customized..you may remember years ago I had one done with my blog's name..new wood products have been added..the beautiful boards.
She can personalize them..think of your blog..a dear friend..a collector of pretties..a nana for her Littles..with their names ..etc..a shop name..a bakery..a tea room..a housewarming gift..a foodie friend gift..etc..
..on Instagram I discovered Karolina..
..her photos are fantastic..and the rolling pins caught my eye..so different and cute..
I ordered one for a friend..personalized..regular size..and a small one for me..for me I chose the Scandinavian design..
In corresponding with Karolina she was great:) I had a few questions because..well Canadian currency is not US currency and I got a bit confused..she was so helpful..never missed a beat on our Etsy Convos.
The shipping was so fast! And duty free.
Her products are top notch..Jacques has remarked on how beautifully crafted they are.:)
They come so well packaged..I am sure no harm can come to them.
There are sooo many to chose from.The ease of use was great.
They come with a recipe..I made hers and mine..the first I will share are the first ones I made above..I mean come on..how cute is that pin?
They would be lovely things to collect lol.
Lucas came over and it's on a little antique washtub type piece of furniture in the kitchen w/ my antique scale..and he said..:"Oh look nana..that's cute".♥
I used that recipe I have shared a few times..the one I make the Starbuck's cookies with..
..the one Jacques and I LOVE..Google Translate..if you need to..I halve the recipe.
it's a little weird the recipe..because you have to play with it..
80 grams of butter..cream that with 60 grams of brown sugar....till it's very creamy..add 125 grams of flour and 50 grams of almond flour..the zest of one organic lemon..and a pinch of salt.stir..pour on work surface and knead until lovely and soft..
wrap and refrigerate for about 1 hr..
roll out..cut.. and then refrigerate again for about 20 mins..then bake at 350F for about 20 minutes..check them dough..:)
I use more butter..not sure why but for the perfect ratio of fat to dry..I need more..you will have to experiment..you could even add really soft butter afterwards..and knead again..if you find it too dry..the original poster said you could dampen your hands..not me..
I don't salt them because I always always use salted butter.
Lastly..that's the new watercolor book I bought..I like it..if I could paint out of my head how she paints I would be very happy..Joyce Hick's..I love her houses..fences..flowers..the book has exercises..I have done 4..she suggests 9x12..I am just not comfortable that big..so am going more in my comfort zones..
She says to use watercolors as if you were a millionaire!
I need manganese blue lol..she uses it everywhere.
This little post about cute cute things..well it was my idea..no one asked me to post a review..or say anything..I bought them myself...they were not sent so that I would review them..but..once I received them..had to share..
When I worked..every thank you meant the world to me.I was working with a salary based on commissions..and when people pay for a service..that is thanks enough in the real world..
I was so fortunate..to get hand written notes to me..sometimes to my manager..on top of my salary.
I still have the notes..even w/ all the simplifying I have done over the years w/ magazines..letters..cards..etc..
well not all of them..many of them..
So this is like a thank you card to Karolina..:)
The snow is slow to melt..but we have had some beautiful sunshiney days..just not today..