Tagged: Christmas

First of the Christmas bakes; Chocolate peppermint snowballs

With Christmas approaching, smashing a bunch of super strong mints into a dust to make peppermint ‘snow’ seemed like a pretty festive thing to do. Crushing an entire packet on mints in a pestle...

All done with your Christmas knitting? Knit for charity on the Southbank instead!

All done with your Christmas knitting? Knit for charity on the Southbank instead!

If you have miraculously finished knitting, purling, blocking and sewing up your Christmas gifts, why not head down to the Southbank in London, to join Knit for Peace in the gallery@oxo. They’ve set up...

A very homemade Christmas; Mints, Fudge & Scrub

So this years gifts have been mostly handmade, including; Peppermint & Rose kind-of-creams* Frankincense / Clementine bath salts** (a bit fail, as most people have showers I found…) Fudge*** – supremo hit (if I...

Zen teapot

Zen teapot

New Year – New Teapot… Mum gave this to me for Christmas and I have to say it makes drinking tea a real joy… It almost feels like a tea-handbag as I carry it...

Moving Pictures

I’d bought a copy of the The Adventures of Prince Achmed about 4 months ago, but had never got around to watching it. As my mum was coming over for the evening for a...

Musical Christmastime…

Musical Christmastime…

Those smartypants over at the P22 type foundry were inspired my John Cage’s compositions and have made a musical way to say whatever message you like!.. I put in ‘Merry Christmas and very Happy...

Christmas coming early…

Christmas coming early…

I broke my own rule about doing anything Christmassy before at least November, but only by one day… Yesterday morning I ventured north to the optimistically named Cultural Quarter of Wood Green to partake...

Happy almost-Christmas!

Baked these last night as last minute Christmas Cookies… they’re v tasty but a bit of a nightmare to make… super buttery so a very melty, sticky dough and you have to watch them...

Snowflake sewing cards

There’s something very soothing about threading coloured wool through punched holes… It reminds me how much I love the ‘stringing beads’, ‘drawing with crayons’ and ‘cutting pictures from a magazine for your scrapbook’ pictures...

Christmas glitter

Christmas glitter

TuesdayM taking pictures for Sothebys on York Ave.. walk around freezing cold Central Park then meet J for lunch near his work on 6th and 55th. Do a bit of Christmas Shopping at the...

Eeek!

Getting to the end of all the things I have to get done before our trip including making these little dingle-dangles for the Ornament Swap… must… keep… going…