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Tag Archive: Christmas

A wee Christmas recipe: My Raspberry Cream Macaroon dessert

This, my dearest birdies, is my favourite Christmas dessert. It’s the perfect way to end a too-stuffed-to-eat-another-mouthful-Christmas-dinner, as it’s relatively light (well, depending on how much you eat) and the raspberries offer an edge to the sweetness of the macaroons and cream. I don’t really use a “recipe” as such (apart from the coconut macaroon […]

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7 Beautiful DIY Christmas Decorations

It’s less than a week ’til Christmas, but there is still plenty of time to get hands-on and make some really special and unique decorations for your place. I’ve gathered together seven gorgeous Christmas projects from Crafttuts+, the awesome new craft tutorials website (which I also happen to edit – quick, pop over there now […]

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What to order now for Christmas: Presents from Etsy, Part 2

Here is part two of my Etsy Christmas Gift Guide for 2012. 1. Mr & Mrs hand-illustrated vintage teacups, US$48 from Yvonne Ellen. 2. Knitted collar in coral beige red pink cotton, EUR29.90 from The Knit Kid. 3. Hawthorn necklace £28 from Anna Wiscombe. 4. Modern ceramic Poligon Cup in green, EUR15.50 from Studio Lorier. […]

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What to order now for Christmas: Stockings

This week I’ll be bringing you my pick of the best gifts, cards and decorations that you need to order now to make sure your goodies arrive in time for Christmas. The vast majority of these things are handmade and many sellers on Etsy are so inundated with orders that they’re already calling last orders. […]

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Wee Christmas finds: Erzgebirge decorations

I do love my glittering vintage ornaments at Christmas, but there is no denying the naive charm and simplicity of these traditional hand-carved and hand-painted German decorations. The miniature wooden decorations are made in the Erzgebirge region of Southern Germany, which is renowned for its traditional woodcarvings and woodwork. Each set of decorations comes with […]

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