I had a crazy notion back in September that wouldn't it be great to make my own cake toppers this year for the Christmas cake. I mean I usually do make my own cake decorations but what I am alluding to would be in crochet. A mad idea but I think it worked. The husband is yet to see it, waiting till Christmas Eve to finally do the big reveal but I can imagine it will have something to do with eye rolling and muttering the words, "Of course you would, why wouldn't you..."
I am not sharing the patterns now at such a late stage in December but if you wish for the patterns let me know.
|It all began with the humble mini snowflake|
|And it wouldn't be a Scandinavian Christmas |
without a Nisse now would it?
|I stuck the Nisse on with extra icing so the |
wool was not in actual contact with the real cake itself
I realised that I was short on a present so the current Messy bun trend was spot on for me to make one of the quickest gifts I have ever ever made. Have a spare hour? Then you too can make that last minute gift for someone who has long hair, fun and genius don't you think?
|Do you know how hard it is to take a photo of |
the front and back of yourself at the same side, this was
attempt about 15, you're lucky you got anything!
|In the dark this was the best shot I could get, but you |
get the idea of a messy bun hat now don't you?
For instructions and how to make click on the link: Messy Bun Hat
For me one of the great joys in my life is the month of Advent when we bake and cook so much in the kitchen. At the beginning of December my son asked, "You are going to make all those biscuits and things this year aren't you?" That warmed my heart and makes it all the more worth while. One of his favourites are: Almond cookies He loves anything to do with almonds, but I am sure you could substitute this for any nut you prefer.
Another bake but not counted as one of the 7 cookies makes of Advent were these rather delicious honey bombs, the best way to describe them is a cross between the texture of bread and ginger bread, spread them with lashings of butter and accompanied by a cup of tea, you won't go far wrong: Afternoon Scandinavian Treat
And finally I leave you with what has become a tradition for us now over the past few years, our annual trip to see the lights in London and partake in a sing a long in the very splendid Albert Hall: Christmas in London
|Christmas sing a long Albert Hall|
Joining in with Amy for the last time in 2016, thank you for hosting Amy, sending love xxx
♥ Wishing you all a very very jolly Christmas wherever you are and thanking you from the bottom of my heart for your readership and your very valued comments ♥