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Yum!

I’ve been busy in the kitchen today:

Yummy Gingerbread

Just as yummy as a gingerbread house but I won’t feel guilty about ruining anything if I tuck into one or two of these!

The recipe is from the Great British Bake Off Christmas special and you can find it here. I divided the amount of ingredients by three which as you can see was still more than enough for a good sized batch. I definitely recommend the recipe, it was quick to make, tastes great and if you’ve got kids then I’m sure they’d have a lot of fun decorating them.

Happy Holidays!

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Christmas Sewing Update The Second

Last week’s Christmas sewing session was very productive, but not completed, hence the lack of photos. Over the course of the week I’ve slowly been finishing what I started and I’m now finally ready to share.

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The trees are either going to be hung as a garland or as individual decorations, I’m not quite sure yet. But as a novice sewist I’m quite impressed with what I’ve done and how neat it all looks. My seams are usually fairly straight but I often struggle with tension. I didn’t really have that problem this time, maybe I’m *gasp* improving?!

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I was a little wary of sewing the heart, I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to make the blanket stitches neat enough for my perfectionist ways but I think I did alright! And it was very relaxing, carefully stitching it together whilst listening to a podcast (I’m slooowly catching up on the lovely A Playful Day). I’m thinking I might have to make another one.

This weekend I’m taking on the challenge of patchwork and making a gorgeous Christmas cushion cover for my sofa. I’ve picked a very straightforward pattern so I’m hoping the hardest bit will be picking out the squares of fabric.

But if you think I’ve abandoned knitting, think again. Check back here later as I have a very cute little character that I’d like to you to meet.

And a pattern.

And mini pom-poms.

Glitter With a Side of Knitting

Pretty Baubles

Only 25p each!  They were a part of a mangled, jumbled up heap at the bottom of a bin but with a bit of gentle TLC they were returned to their bauble shape.  Currently, they’re adding a bit of sparkly colour to my bedroom as there are no trees in the house yet (but they might just stay here anyway!)

On a similar festive note I watched ‘Kirstie’s Homemade Christmas‘ last night which is also on again tonight and tomorrow.  I loved ‘Kirstie’s Homemade House’ so I’ve been looking forward to this and it didn’t let me down. From blowing your own glass baubles to making Christmas wreaths to making salt dough ornaments with children. It doesn’t show you step-by-step how to do something but will inspire you to have a go, find a class or google a craft.

I find it annoying that the show portrays the idea of homemade being cheap (it can be sometimes but not often).  But I love Kirstie’s quirky character, her enthusiasm is contagious and I find the show full of inspiration. :)

My knitting is fairly monogamous at the moment which means the sock from my last post is nearly finished.  I’m really pleased with how well it’s turned out, photos will be coming soon!