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How To…crochet a baby blanket!

How To…crochet a baby blanket!

As promised, here is the lowdown on how I made the blanket for my wonderful new nephew 🙂 I intended to have a go at a ripple blanket, following the pattern from Cute and Easy Crocheted Baby Clothes by Nikki Trench, that I got out from the library (and had to renew twice as I … Continue reading

Ideas for Homemade Valentines Presents

Ideas for Homemade Valentines Presents

I will come straight out at the start of the post and ‘confess’ that I am writing this from the perspective, of a 30 something female, wanting to make a little something for her hubster. An awful lot of the Valentine’s gifts I’ve seen whilst ‘researching’ this post have been lovely. But not, I suspect, … Continue reading

Enough?

Enough?

BigSmall had the 1st of three birthday parties to attend this weekend. And so the issue of a present raised it’s head again. I really struggle with this. When I drop him off at parties, especially ones where the whole class in invited, and I put the present down on the specially designated present table, … Continue reading

Last Minute Gifts-Chocolate Bites!

Last Minute Gifts-Chocolate Bites!

This is another quick and easy last minute gift idea-I always forget about the neighbours, so often end up making something last minute-this is this year’s…! I got the idea for these while browsing Cathy’s fabulous blog Nurture Store, for ideas for Advent Activities. Cathy makes them with just melted chocolate, but I thought I … Continue reading

Festive Rocky Road v2

Festive Rocky Road v2

Last year we made Festive Rocky Road, and it was very delicious. I decided to make some more this weekend, but we were missing a few ingredients, so ended up with a whole new Festive Rocky Road taste sensation…! This is originally adapted from Nigella’s Rocky Road Crunch Bars in Nigella Express. This is what … Continue reading

Paint it, plant it…

Paint it, plant it…

This is another Christmas make, admittedly far too late to be of use to anyone for Christmas 2013, but it makes a nice gift anytime of the year, or you could go crazy and treat yourself… This is what you need: terracotta plant pots chalkboard paint and brush (I used a sponge applicator thing, which … Continue reading

Hot Chocolate on a Stick

Hot Chocolate on a Stick

Following on from yesterday’s post and the cliffhanger I left you all with… here is the Hot Chocolate part of the Hot Chocolate Kit. I originally intended to just decant some posh hot chocolate powder into a little bag, with some marshmallows and maybe a candy cane, but then I came across ths recipe for … Continue reading

It’s a Miracle!

It’s a Miracle!

I have discovered the miracle that is a Sharpie pen, a ceramic mug, and an oven, and I have seen the light! I have seen lots of pins on Pinterest, but always doubted that it would work, but it does-hallelujah! Sooooo, this is what I made for hubby’s niece for Christmas-a hot chocolate kit in … Continue reading

Last Minute Gifts #2

This one is a bit of a cheat, and is an update on last year’s Ginger Fudge,  which was an adaptation of Nigella’s Dark Chocolate and Pistachio Fudge from Nigella Express. This is Christmas Pudding Fudge, and it is quite delicious! This is what you need: 350g dark chocolate, or a combination of milk and dark-the more … Continue reading