Thursday, 23 December 2010

Christmas baker

I spent the whole day in the kitchen yesteday making Christmas treats. I was so tired afterwards I couldn't post anything about it! I didn't stop from 630am to 630pm (although that included 50 minutes stuck in the car in the snow).

The list of goodies is:
Coconut ice
Gingerbread - a house and other shapes
A French yule log
Chocolate truffles with three toppings
Chocolate fruit & nut bark
Chocolate Christmas shapes

Phew!!!! I hope everyone appreciates them!

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Final stockings

I finished our stockings! One has a cream heart, quilt wadding, and a green heart on top, the other has a quilted cream heart and a plain green one. The cream heart went a bit wonky, so that one's mine. I'm so pleased with them, and it's a wonderful thing to make such a special thing for each other that we can keep for years (hopefully!). 

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Stocks of stockings

The stockings have been made! Christmas is officially on the way. 

I made them with red fleece material, with a cream thick sock edging around the top. They're massive - but that means all the more presents to be stuffed inside!! 

Am planning to stitch on a couple of hearts in green fabric. We discussed adding one element every year - awww!

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Mini Christmas cakes

I have a terrible cold so no sewing or being creative today, just curling up with a blanket...and dreaming about cupcakes. So poorly I don't think I can even bake anything myself - it must be bad.

But I did get two elves on my advent calendar, so it's not all bad. Merry elves!

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

A sewing machine around my neck?!

Yes, I would like to wear a sewing machine around my neck! Another beautiful necklace from

Folksy loveliness

Check out this website:

It has lots of lovely handmade things - supplies and gifts - and jewellery. Including this gem:

Teapot thatched cottage necklace!!

Sunday, 5 December 2010

What's the time Mr Teapot?

How gorgeous is this necklace!!! It's a necklace, a teapot, and a clock, all in one go. 

I love it!!

It might be too late to add it to my Christmas list, but maybe Father Christmas reads my blog....