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Christmas Cookies

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All I can say is YUM! These were really easy to make and while they did brake my mixer (I seem to have a habit of that!), they were very quick too! I got the receipe on Design Sponge at http://www.designspongeonline.com/2008/12/in-the-kitchen-with-caroline-swifts-holiday-treats.html. And a friend of mine gave me the cutters a number of years ago.



Corded Scarf

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My flatmate really likes cord (remember the bean bag?) and I made her this scarf for Christmas as she'll be in the Northern Hemisphere and having a proper cold fuelled Christmas. I put a fleecy knit fabric into the centre and I cut square in the fabric so that it would have a patch work effect with the cord lines running the opposite way to the squares above and below it. Feels really soft and oh so warm!


Puttery Pottery

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I really like how this vase worked out - and I'm keeping one of them! I like the shape and the glaze worked out really well! Its two colours and when they mix, they give the pink colour. (The flowers are good too but I can't take credit!)


Gardening

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I'm setting up my garden for summery (joys of the Southern Hemisphere) foodie goodness!


Christmas Cards 2008 (part 2)

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Christmas Cards 2008 (part 1)

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I didn't have much time for Christmas cards this year - and the ones home will be very very late! But its the thought that counts, right??!




Cards, envelopes and presents

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I adapted a paper kit doll (it was female) into a male cowboy for a friend's birthday in a few days time. I hope he likes it. The cowboy was originally wearing a miniskirt and had plaits - they got converted into shorts and the extra hair became a moustache!


I've been wrapping my Christmas presents this week (pox on that international postage deadline!) and used some old maps that were going to the recycle bin in work - hey, reuse is better right??!

Christmas Presents - Apron

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My mother asked for an apron when I was last home a few months ago. I finally got around to making one. I quite like it, though its not in the colours I would have chosen if I was making it for myself. And as I'm living in a different country I hope my aesthetic hasn't changed too much and she actually likes it. Fingers crossed!


Napkins

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I've finally gotten around to sewing up some napkins (bias binding and craft quilt fabric). Hopefully I'll be a little more environmentally friendly!

Candles

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Another pottery class creation. This was molded from one of the class' molds. I really like the glaze. And you're right my signature isn't really like that!