More Christmas crafts. I had wanted to make these up last year but I moved house and didn't have time. I opened some large clear glass baubles and filled them with glitter, simple but very pretty.
I hung some candy cane charms inside some of the baubles but it's a little hard to see them: glitter by itself is just as effective.
Still too early to hang them, though, so I've packed them up until December...
I know it's a little early for Christmas posts but I've been making some Christmas decoration in preparation.
I used scales from theringlord.com. They have excellent YouTube instructions and one of their kits makes about 20 poinsettias.
I think they will look great arranged around a candle, hung on the tree or attached to a wreath!
My SO welcomed a niece into his family recently and I'm very excited to have a small creature to make silly outfits for (particularly as I have been banned from making guinea pig costumes). I though that she needed something sciency to inspire her into the correct career choice and that baby grows look a lot like space suits.
She is only a month old so I made the outfit in the 3-6 month pattern size as I hear they grow quickly (the booties didn't fit!).
The main fabric was made from white sweatshirting (hoodie material) with stretch black ribbing to make the patterns.
I used shiny silver fabric for the base of the moon boots and was going to use it as a helmet on the edge of a hoodie but I wasn't sure if babies were allowed hoodies so didn't add it in the end.
I hope she likes it! And hasn't already grown too big to wear it...
These chocolates are delicious and not too sweet. They're also really simple to make and are great Christmas presents.
200g milk chocolate
250g dark chocolate
1/2 tsp star anise
3 tea bags
Heat the cream and leave the tea bags in to stew for 10 mins. Add the chocolate and heat until melted stirring continuously.
Then leave to cool in a tray lined with baking paper. Cut into squares and coat in cocoa.
You rip what you sew!