|homemade gingerbread tree|
|the full gingerbread selection|
|christmas gingerbread dove|
I quite like twiggy trees, I always used to have one at our old house. the winter sun on it at about 11am in the kitchen was the highlight of my day!
|twiggy christmas tree|
On an outing to a local craft fair i picked up these trees for a pound each!! i gave our favourite children a christmas decoration each this year and these knitted ones are on the make list for next year. the ones below were the ones i made this year from some scraps. the kids chose a colour of ribbon each when we went to Maculloch and Wallis's shop in central london - Heaven!
Other more grown up presents included blackberry brandy and caramel vodka (hey no scratch that I think i drank it myself!) i will heed vicky on the heath and make much more blakberry brandy next year. its yummy! add blackberries and sugar to brandy,shake alot and try to keep for about 2-3 months before straining off the blackberries. some of us found this harder to do than others!! i just spotted a way to make vanilla essence by steeping vanilla pods in vodka for as long as you can - that is next on the list!
|homemade christmas booze- nice bottles shame about the labels!!!|