Christmas, Crafts

Sewing Candy

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS 🎄🎅 13cm square (light brown, dark brown, cream cotton fabric) for each candy-chocolatebeads and pearls in pastel colours,stranded cotton (pink, cream, brown),polyester stuffing,cotton threadchocolate box Cut a circle of paper 10 cm (in diameter), hem all the way around using a simple running stitch.Pull the thread gathering the fabric as you go and… Continue reading Sewing Candy

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Christmas Coronets

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS 🎄🎅 cotton fabric patternedlining fabricribboncotton thread Cut out one piece of fabric for the outside of the coronet and another for the lining.Make a handle bu cutting a 13 cm length of ribbon.Pin to the top of the lining fabric about 5 cm in from the edge.Place the outer fabric on top of… Continue reading Christmas Coronets

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Snow Pompom

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS 🎄🎅 balls of wool3D fabric in redribbonpaper Use a circle (2 cardboard disc) wind 2 cm length of wool into a ball small enough to lift through the hole in the disc.Wind wool around the disc binding them together.When one balls is finished, tie the end to the beginning of a new one.Continue… Continue reading Snow Pompom

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Angel Scandinavian

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS 🎄🎅 wooden beads12cm x 7cm stitchtear fabric (for each angel)glue Fold the piece of stitch and tear fabric into a 1 cm concertina folds.Cut a slit length ways down the centre, about 2,5 cm long.Close the folds then fold each side of the slit down for the angels arms.Sew a few stitches on… Continue reading Angel Scandinavian

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Paper Snowflakes

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS 🎄🎅 20cm square pieces of while paper (for large)10cm square pieces of white paper (for smaller) Fold a square of white paper in half (diagonally) to form a triangle.Fold in half again and then into quarters to create a small folded triangle shape.Using the pencil draw triangular or scalloped shapes on the folded… Continue reading Paper Snowflakes

Christmas, Recipes

Mulled Wine

CHRISTMAS RECIPE 🥣🎄 750ml bottle red wine60gr demerara sugar1 cinnamon sticklight grating of fresh nutmeg2 star anise1 orange halved60ml ginstart anice + slice orange to decorate each glass Put the wine, sugar, spices and orange into a large saucepan.Heat gently until the sugar has dissolved.Taste and remove from the heat.Taking a small sieve strain the… Continue reading Mulled Wine

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Starry Stack

CHRISTMAS RECIPE 🥣🎄 300gr unsalted butter soft300gr caster sugar2 small eggs beaten1 teaspoon vanilla extracta pinch of salt600gr plain flour1 kg white sugar paste icingapricot jamedible gold and silvers stars Preheat the oven 180*C and lightly grease baking sleets.Cream together the butter, sugar, add eggs, vanilla and salt, mix all well.Gradually add the flour, divide… Continue reading Starry Stack

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Christmas Pudding to hang

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS 🥣🎄 Felt white, red, brown, greenthread2 red pom pom or gems15 cm brown cord or ribbonpolyester toy stuffing or cotton Trace and cut out templates of Christmas pudding and trace each on to the correct colour felt.Cut 2 large pudding circles from brown felt, 16 small circles from the red felt, 2 sauce… Continue reading Christmas Pudding to hang

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Gingerbread Tree

CHRISTMAS RECIPE 🥣🎄 600gr plain flour1tsp baking powder3tsp ground ginger1tsp cinnamonpinch of ground cloves150gr muscovado sugar300gr butter (soft)150gr black treacle to décor:500gr royal icing sugarpearls ballsgold stars Put the flour, baking powder, spices and sugar into the bowl and mix, add the butter and blend until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs,pour in the trade and mix… Continue reading Gingerbread Tree

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Cranberry and Pistachio Biscuits

CHRISTMAS RECIPE 🥣🎄 350gr plain flour2 tp baking powder2 tsp mixed spice250gr caster sugar3 eggs2 zest of orange grated150gr dried cranberries100gr shelled pistachios (chopped)50gr blanched almonds (chopped) Preheat oven 180*C,line 2 trays with baking powder, sugar, spices into a large bowl and mix,stir the eggs and orange, until the mixture start to clump together,next add… Continue reading Cranberry and Pistachio Biscuits