Saturday, June 25, 2011

Cherry Almond Bars

Here is a recipe I just ran across,it comes from a Gooseberry Patch cookbook. These are soooo YUMMY ...and easy too.
Cherry-Almond Bars

1 C shortening (I used those little Crisco bars that look like butter; one bar is 1 C)
2 C sugar
3 C all-purpose flour
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon salt
21-ounce can of cherry pie filling
Blend shortening and sugar together; add next 5 ingredients and mix well. Pour (this is like cookie dough so you may have to use your hands to pat it onto the cookie sheet) 3/4 of the batter into a greased 15"x10" jellyroll pan; spread cherry pie filling over the top. Dot with remaining batter (I drop it by teaspoonfuls all over the top); bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. Drizzle with Almond Glaze (below) while still warm; cut into bars to serve. Makes about 3 dozen bars.

Almond Glaze

1 C powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 to 3 Tablespoons milk (I only needed 2; start small)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Old Things

A GoldieLoo Original Design.
I have always loved this poem. It sums up my feelings for all the little trinkets and things from my loved ones that I have saved over the years. The older they get they more they mean to me.

Old things are more beautiful

than many things brand new

because they bring fond memories

of things we used to do.

Old photographs in albums

love letters tied with lace

recapture those old feelings

that new ones can't replace.

Baby shoes, a teddy bear,

a ring that Grandma wore,

are treasures waiting there behind

a door marked "Nevermore".

Old things are more beautiful,

more precious day by day.

Because they are the flowers

we planted yesterday.

This is a OOAK GoldieLoo Woodworks design. I have made this sign before but this is the first one of this size (18" X 28" long). It is much larger than it looks.  I used a cabinet door given to me by a good friend of mine several years ago. I really love the way it turned out. I base coated it in Lamp Black & Oatmeal. Aged it all over for a nice Vintage look & feel.
Priced @ $39.00 plus shipping to your zip.
You can contact me @  to purchase or if you have any questions. :)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

NEW~Flag Pokes

*Flag Pokes*
Just in time for Summer is our new Flag Pokes. These are so so much fun to decorate with.Stick them in a old mason jar,crocks,vintage bottles or maybe a floral arrangement,the possibilities are endless.
I have made these out of 1/4 plywood,they each measure4 &1/4" X 5 & 1/2" and are around 15-16" tall. I have used a heavy gauge wire for the poke part and attached 2 rusty bells to each one.
These are priced at $6.50 each.
Currently I have 7 of these ready to go.
They will be available on my website soon.

Friday, June 3, 2011


One of my besties,Ivonne Brown AKA The Crackling Crows made this super cool Prim Banner. As a Gameboard collector I really love this one. In the picture below she has displayed it with a couple of GoldieLoo Woodworks Gameboards that she has bought from me in the past.To see more pictures of this one and many others Ivonne has made just click here to check out her blog.