Wouldn't these be so cute beside a Christmas Yule Log cake??
Saturday, 27 December 2008
Friday, 26 December 2008
GASP!!!! Not that proud.....put your clothes back on!!! My Mum looks at this blog!!!!!! PLEEEEASE!!!!
Wednesday, 24 December 2008
Tuesday, 23 December 2008
Was delighted with the taste of the shortbread, although less happy with this horrible dingy photo of it....just trust me, it is sugar-y butter-y heaven!
There's such a great buzz about making mince pies the mincemeat is super fun to make and just smells like Christmas in a pot (cinnamon-y, spice-y, brandy-y, fruit-y, ginger-y) yum yum YUM!!
And the cranberry scones (in little *heart* shapes) spread when i wanted them to rise, ......but they were yummy so i won't hold that against them. Want proof??? Here's the plate with only 3 left!
Yay finished the green mittens!!
The extent to which i "followed a pattern" on this occasion involved drawing round the hand of the intended recipient on a piece of paper and measuring up against it now and again while watching River Cottage on tv.
I had intended to go the pom-pom embellishment route but when she received a pair of pom-pom resplendent mittens before i got a chance to give her mine....i changed the plan and went for crochet roses instead!!
Tuesday, 2 December 2008
And of course being a GIGANTIC fan of the old customisation they had to be personalised!!
i made some little candy canes to match!!
Also made rudolph and guest for the parentals....complete with little irish shamrock stamp on the "rump" i believe it is called, to remind them of where they came from!
Monday, 1 December 2008
But the highest point for me has to be the horse (originally supposed to be a donkey, but became far too noble looking..lol) Seriously....check out the little ankle bones and everything, it has even got little hollowed-out horse shoes on!!!
I also enjoyed making the holly leaves and thought briefly about making a holly wreath... but then decided it would be waaaay more boring than rewarding and decided to skip it!
Gingerbread Village was 2005
Church with spire was 2006
Sorry about the dodgy pictures, we weren't expecting to post these pictures...just to keep a record, you know... so we don't repeat ourselves in years to come!!
Friday, 28 November 2008
For Poog's birthday we went the route of the "pop"...and super-fun it was too!!!
Well, much rapid strirring later, the chocolate sortof recovered....albeit becoming super-thick and sticky...hence the uneven texture of the orange cake balls!!!!
Wednesday, 19 November 2008
So because of this, the masterpiece lil'pill (my favourite artist) had made was hanging sadly frameless (but still fabulous) in my front lounge.
Enter SuperD with some (very bad quality, thin and green(!!)) salvaged timber which he sawed hammered and glued into a frame for me to paint with deep dark wood paint.
and guess what......I love it even more!!! (sorry the pic is squinty....i'm a child of my mother!)
Monday, 17 November 2008
This is a sign for our shed (yes,.... what's wrong with that??) that is named after "La Baracca" meaning "The Shack" which is one of our favourite bars in Milano.
Adding the little house and hearts cut-out design (all his own idea....i think my influence might be getting to him) made it extra fun!!