I thought since I had gone to the trouble of taking the photographs, I would show you my Christmas cooking for this year. I made my normal twelve mince pies for the freezer. And as there was pastry and mincemeat over I made a mincemeat tart to be cooked and eaten straight away. I also made… Read More Christmas cooking and some bread
Wishing you all the blessings of Christmas. And an especial thank you for all your comments and interest over this past year.
This is just to wish you all Happy Christmas Unfortunately I can’t send you all a piece but these are the Stollen I made this year. I was quite pleased that they didn’t split open showing the marzipan! My son who has tried a piece says it is even better than last year! The only… Read More Happy Christmas to all my readers!
You would think with my lack of dexterity that I would steer clear of Origami but in spite of the problems I have folding the paper accurately, I just love it. When my first child was born I made her a mobile out of origami which had a green frog, a purple fish and two… Read More Origami angel cards
I really feel that I could do with some way of lighting the items I want to photograph in a more even way and even if it is dull outside. However I have packed up all my Christmas cards now so this will have to do. I shared with you the pattern for the angels… Read More Angel Christmas cards
The makes for this month seem to be all about Christmas though I did also write a post about how I thought some photographs were better in black and white and some in colour. I showed you my home made Christmas cards for this year and included a tutorial so you could make some yourselves,… Read More December Montage
I hope you all had a Happy Christmas and are now looking forward to the New Year. So while we wait here is something I couldn’t show you before. These I days I give my children money for Christmas and birthdays with maybe a little something to open. Last year I made my daughters and… Read More Christmas Coasters
Gang aft agley,” as the poet said. Yesterday afternoon about 3.30 as I was beginning to assemble the Christmas decoration I was intending to show you today and moaning to myself about the low light levels for taking photographs, my son arrived unexpectedly. Of course I was glad to see him and we did lots… Read More “The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men,
This year I have got organised enough to make my own Christmas cards. I think it is a rather fun idea that would work as well for Valentine’s day so I have also produced a tutorial. The day I took most of the photographs the light was awful but I decided not to retake them… Read More Christmas cards + tutorial
Apart from my waistcoat and socks I am working on a couple of Christmassy ideas which involve making snowflakes. I showed you this book I had bought last ChristmasWell originally I had thought that I might work my way through the book and I had certainly started. But this year, having made a couple more… Read More What I’m working on