Tagged with Christmas

Orange and clove pomanders

Orange and clove pomanders

This time each year I make these wonderful orange and clove pomanders that fill the house with Christmas scent. They look great sat in a decorative bowl or hung with ribbons but this year I added tea lights to make a beautiful Christmas candle centre piece. What you need to do There are lots of … Continue reading

Coconut body scrub

Coconut body scrub

This coconut sugar body scrub is DIVINE!. It smells amazing and it’s sooooooo good for your skin. I’ve made some as Christmas gifts for my friends, wrapped with festive red ribbons and bells they make beautiful gifts. This is going to be the shortest blog post ever as this is just the easiest scrub ever … Continue reading

Christmas mince buns

Christmas mince buns

These little pastry packages are a great alternative to Christmas mince pies, (which I have to say I’m not too fussy about). Made from classic mincemeat and puff pastry these little Christmas parcels are quick and easy to make and taste delicious. These mince buns were featured on Kirstie’s Homemade Christmas, a TV programme in … Continue reading

Christmas Santa Sacks

Christmas Santa Sacks

After trawling the internet for children’s personalised Christmas sacks and not finding anything suitable I decided to have a go at making my own. These fancy Christmas postal bags will look beautiful filled with gifts, or simply sat as a decoration next to the fireplace. Unfortunately in Dubai we have no need for a fireplace … Continue reading

Christmas gingerbread cookies

Christmas gingerbread cookies

There is nothing more Christmassy than the smell of gingerbread baking. I made these Christmas cookies in an attempt to block out the Dubai sunshine and get that lovely feeling of Christmas in the villa. With the help of some Christmas music and a cup of tea Christmas arrived in Dubai. What you’ll need This … Continue reading

Handmade children’s Christmas cards

Handmade children’s Christmas cards

I love making Christmas cards with the kids but it’s hard to find quick and easy ideas which the kids won’t get fed up with making after producing just two. These fingerprints cards are beautiful, I have seen lots of examples of how fingerprints can be used for cards including fairy lights, choir singers and … Continue reading

A Dubai Christmas wreath

A Dubai Christmas wreath

Normally in the UK during the first week of December my friend and I would do a Christmas wreath making course at our local florist. Lots of festive foliage and ribbons accompanied by mulled wine, mince pies and carols, at the end of the evening we had the most beautiful wreaths to decorate our front … Continue reading

Counting days until Christmas

Counting days until Christmas

November is coming to an end, that means Christmas is behind the corner. It´s about time to get the advent calendar ready! I´ve been looking into how to make my calendar this year and found many great ideas that I want to share with you. 1. The tree I love this idea of a proper … Continue reading