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Only a few sleeps to go and I realise that I haven’t made a present for elders best friend. So, here’s a quick tutorial for that emergency present. Remember dear readers, I have a stupid amount of craft equipment because I’m doing so many projects at the same time. All of this was gleaned from…

We three kings…

Christmas is taking over my life! I’ve just come back from the school fair, and have now finished making Elder’s Christmas cards to give out on Monday. I did Little One’s cards last week. Just ours to go now. Phew. I thought I’d leave you with some snaps of what I’ve been up to so…

Go bananas

So, what am I doing on such a freezing night i ask myself? I’m in my kitchen, warming myself by the cooker. It is Elders Christmas fair tomorrow and I’m making cakes. Look Banana and apple cakes with sunflower seeds and brown sugar on top. They are actually really quite good! A basic Victoria sponge…

Quicky sticky advent calendar

I don’t know about you, but I’m not very good at buying things in advance. So here I am the end of November and no advent calendar for the boys. By which of course I mean no chocolate advent calendar. So, harking back to a calendar my neighbour (Mrs Schroeder) made for me when I…

Deck the drawers…

Can you guess what this is? No, it’s not a fancy Santa style noose. Nor is it an avante garde barbers pole. It is elders first christmas decorations of the season. I’m proud. I think.

Look! Book!

Well I finished my Christmas book! You can get a preview here. I hope you like it. I’m going to sell ebook copies for about £2.50 as soon as I get to a pc so I can do the techy bit. If you are the glorious mumsnet Blogfest today I have a hard copy with…

Deck the halls…

I’ve started my Christmas making! So far I’ve started knitting a bear for Little One and making a pretty keepsake box for a friend. Here they are…. I know it’s not much but from little acorns….. I also went to a posh garden centre yesterday and explored their Christmas shop. After picking myself up off…

Ho ho ho

Terrible photo I know but I couldn’t wait until tomorrow. I’ve finished my first Christmas make – a scandi stitch cushion. Don’t tell anyone it was meant for 2011. No, don’t. Do you like my label? I’m inordinately excited to have labels. It might make me finish more things. Stranger things have happened.

Quilt lovers’ delight

I got a parcel through the post today…want to see? I warn you, if you are a quilter you’d better settle down. I’m itching to play with these babies, vintage 1940’s blocks, with original papers attached. I’ve got a few ideas already. Watch for Christmas list developments soon…enjoy! The boat is my favourite. I’m planning…

I wrote that!

So, the recipe book. Or should I say The Recipe Book. I thought you’d like to see it in the flesh as it were. I used old family shots together with my pics of quilts and stitchy goodness. Then I chose the recipes that had memories or interesting phrases (wrap yr brandy snap round a…