Saturday, 17 December 2011

December 17th

If you're the sort of person who makes their christmas cake then around now you're probably thinking about icing it.
This cake just ticks all my boxes, super simple, elegant, and rather unusual.

You can find the original photo here

Friday, 16 December 2011

December 16th

Today brings an idea for a decoration. Some very sweet snowmen, you could make the scarves out of colours to match your Christmas colour scheme, which in our house just so happens to be, anything goes....

You can find the full pattern here

Thursday, 15 December 2011

December 15th

If you're in to handmade gifts and know people who like to create and make things this blog has a great collection of things to gift in jars, not so great if you need to post your presents, but a really sweet gifting idea.

This would be a really useful, yet pretty way to gift someone a sewing kit, usable amounts of thread rather than the tiny amounts you get in some kits, some proper size safety pins, buttons that you wouldn't mind sewing on to something, and scissors that will actually cut!

This idea I could see being transformed for some friends I have that are in to biking, a few energy gels, some nice flapjack, and a bit of investigation to find out the size and make of inner tube they use and you have a present that is actually useful, and nicely presented. If you wanted you could throw in a subscription to a good magazine, I've bought Singletrack subscriptions for a few people and they've all been really pleased with it.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

December 14th

I love good hot chocolate, I love it even more topped with marshmallows, so this is my idea of heaven!

You can find full details of how to make (though I'm sure you could work it out anyway) by looking here

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

December 13th

It never quite gets cold enough here for this to happen, though last year was pretty chilly!
This beautiful photo is of Frozen bubbles in the Canadian Rockies. Photo by Emmanuel Coupe, and originally came from here

Monday, 12 December 2011

December 12th

Another recipe today, how about some homemade fudge as a Christmas present, much better than yet another box of commercial chocolates.

You can fine 3 different recipes (including a fool proof one) here

Sunday, 11 December 2011

December 11th

Another Make for today, these look really quick and easy, and should store well for future years.

You can find the pdf pattern, and instructions here