Posted in November 2011

Fairytale Decorations

Fairytale Decorations

I’ve been trying to find some fairytalesque decorations for my Christmas tree this year. Here are some of my findings! Gorgeous little Cinderella shoe  http://www.johnlewis.com/231216472/Product.aspx Sweet little toadstool – the perfect resting place for any fairy http://www.johnlewis.com/231233223/Product.aspx Pink Fairy! http://www.christmastimeuk.com/themes_product_details.php?code=022-19606-PK&cat=21204&pg_src=21204&src_text=Tree-Decorations&src_type=themes Pastel baubles http://www.christmastimeuk.com/themes_product_details.php?code=021-18795&cat=21204&pg_src=21204&src_text=Tree-Decorations&src_type=themes x

Sourdough

Sourdough

Yesterday I made sourdough bread for the first time ever. I’ve always wanted to try it but have never got round to doing it. We went to stay with my parents up in Cheshire at the weekend and upon arrival I noticed a slightly yeasty smell coming from the conservatory. “What is that smell mum?” … Continue reading

The most gorgeous Christmas napkins

The most gorgeous Christmas napkins

I know we’re still in November, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t start thinking about how to decorate our tables at Christmas. Here are some lush napkins for you to feast your eyes on! x http://www.cathkidston.co.uk/p-17092-cath-kidston-christmas-birds-paper-napkins.aspx http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/beckybroomeltd/product/christmas-napkin-set http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/stitchdesignworks/product/christmas-50-s-print-napkin http://www.dotcomgiftshop.com/christmas-paper-napkins http://www.partydelights.co.uk/christmas/cross-stitch-crimbo-party-supplies.aspx?pmo=chtableware http://www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10001_10001_307013906480NAP2_-1?breadcrumb=Home%7EHome+%26amp%3B+furniture%7EDinnerware%7ETable+linen http://www.johnlewis.com/231331737/Product.aspx http://www.johnlewis.com/231331738/Product.aspx http://www.johnlewis.com/231331727/Product.aspx http://www.johnlewis.com/231331729/Product.aspx http://www.johnlewis.com/231331728/Product.aspx

Cutest Christmas Cupcake Cases

Cutest Christmas Cupcake Cases

Thinking of making some Christmas cupcakes? Here are some delightful cupcake cases to inspire you. http://www.lakeland.co.uk/p15453/Christmas-Cupcake-Boxes;jsessionid=B97F9093CB31A2419A84BBBE604377E8.app2 http://www.funkymuffin.co.uk/Seasonal/Christmas/Christmas-Cake-Cases/Small-Cupcake-Cases—Vintage-Christmas/p-261-210-211-2083/ http://www.cakescookiesandcraftsshop.co.uk/acatalog/Red-White-Snowflake-Cupcake-Cases.html http://www.lakeland.co.uk/15453/Christmas-Cupcake-Kit http://www.cakescookiesandcraftsshop.co.uk/acatalog/Snowman-Muffin-Cake-Cases.html http://www.cakescookiesandcraftsshop.co.uk/acatalog/Christmas-Design-Cake-Cases.html http://www.cupcakewrappers.co.uk/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=29824 http://www.johnlewis.com/231307559/Product.aspx Happy baking x

Mincemeat

Mincemeat

This year I’ve decided to try and make as many edible Christmas presents as possible, so I began this week by making mincemeat. I used Delia Smith’s recipe from Delia’s Happy Christmas. The recipe is also on Delia Online (this produces a smaller amount than the recipe in the book). http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/main-ingredient/mincemeat/home-made-christmas-mincemeat.html I found this recipe incredibly easy to follow and when the … Continue reading

Little Pink Butterflies

Little Pink Butterflies

Happy 5th November everyone! Today’s task was to make 40 pink sugarpaste butterflies for some vanilla cupcakes I’ve got to make next Thursday. I don’t use sugarpaste very often and I’m very much a novice, but it is easy to use and having bought a small veined butterfly plunger cutter it only took me about 20 minutes to make … Continue reading