I was a bit slow in ordering some personalised decorations in time for Christmas delivery. So I made my own with a little inspiration from: http://www.etsy.com/shop/OhSoNiceGifts
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a few mince pies. This is this years attempt.
As the host of christmas lunch this year for my family I have been trying to prepare as much as possible in advance.
Ive been making mince pies frozen uncooked ready for the day. Above is a pic of a few I baked off to taste test
I followed this recipe but added half an egg : http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2174/unbelievably-easy-mince-pies
Finally I am back to making fabric decorations, and here’s the final result.
Each shape was sewed inside out then turned out the right way and stuffed with toy stuffing. Buttons, bells and ribbon were used as finishing touches.
After buying fabric the other week I have kind of gone christmas decoration crazy. This is the first of several christmas decoration posts, starting with this… my attempt at making bunting.
Distracted yet again from the fabric I bought in … I started to cut lots of different sized snowflakes out of paper. I then tied these altogether with white cotton and hung them in long chains vertically down my french doors. They look pretty cool.
Last week I went to Columbia Road “Christmas Wednesdays” to have a look around with a friend. Its a beautiful little street with a variety of quaint shops selling sweets and cakes, artwork, fabric, plants and various international crafts. On Wednesdays in December, the street gets into the Christmas spirit and the shops stay open late to greet you with mince pies and mulled wine. Its a perfect way to start December and Christmas shopping.
After Launching the site successfully I have put together a quick christmas theme for The Curious Caterpillar to enjoy over the festive season.
You can view it on their shop until January at : http://www.thecuriouscaterpillar.co.uk