Thursday, 25 November 2010

Gingerbread Men and Christmas Cakes

Hello, isn't it freezing today? Rather looking forward to the prospect of snow....



I have wanted to make a gingerbread man tree decoration for a while - I loved choosing a felt material that was 'biscuit' coloured, and matched him up with some festive red checked ribbon and some shell buttons. Here is the little guy, now all finished, ready to hang on Bruce the Spruce when he is brought in from the freezing outdoor conditions (I am surprised Bruce is still with us to be honest but also very pleased at the same time)


Sticking with the festive feelings, I have also bought my ingredients for my Nigella Christmas Cake, so all set to make a start at the weekend. My Dad especially was a fan of this last year and yes, ok, while there is a possibility he was just saying this to be nice, I did rather enjoy making it so am happy to repeat the recipe as per last year!


All of these look lovely but I think my favourite is the one with 'snowstorm' icing and the vintage style deer and Christmas tree decorations. I've noticed that these are quite hard to come by these days, however they can be bought at Jane Asher online which is good to know. They have little robins aswell that are very cute and vintage looking.

I've also nearly finished my pink poodle hot water bottle cover! The fluffy trim and lining is so so soft to touch I love it. Just need to sew all the sections together now... although must remember to use a strong needle as there are quite a few layers to get through.


Keep warm everyone!

Sarah
x

15 comments:

  1. Hi Sarah,

    aww love your ginger breadman. I have some shapes ready cut out im going to make over the weekend, in the process of doing a xmas stocking out of felt at the mo. And i have to say i love the hot water bottle cover to. Enjoy making your xmas cake. Dee x

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  2. OOooh very inspired to make a little gingerbread man as I've got some felt in that colour.
    Thanks for the tip about the reindeer decs. I looked for some but gave up and bought a snowflake cutter instead but I think I'd like some deer for next year - I liked the group of children playing decs too.
    Love
    Louise
    x

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  3. Very handsome fella - he'll look great on Bruce :)

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  4. Hello there, loving your gingerbread man, I have been making them myself but have run out of the biscuit coloured felt and the shop where I purchased mine has totally run out too! Could you possibly tell me where you purchased yours???

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  5. I love the felt gingerbread man! He is super cute!

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  6. Your gingerbread man is so cute - love him! x

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  7. Thanks all! In response to your felt question Emma, I bought mine from my local craft shop in SW London a few weeks ago - I'm not sure if they have any left but think that might be a bit far from you anyway, however... I've spotted that they are selling some on Ebay - if you just type in Sandstone felt (that is the specific colour of the one I used) you should see some on there. I hope this helps! Sarah x

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  8. Aaahh I love your gingerbread man! I do loving making gingerbread men, there is something so lovely about the finished product isn't there?
    I love the vintage style Nigella Christmas cake, with the little vintage figures. My mum & I were talking the other day about these & she still has hers that she has had for years & years.
    love
    Alison
    x

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  9. Mmmmm gingerbread men - he looks divine though make sure he doesn't do a runner!

    Have a warm and snuggly weekend and 'helloooo'

    Nina xxx

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  10. Hello Sarah,
    I just noticed you are following,so I thought I'd pop over and have a look at your lovely blog.Love your little gingerbread man.
    Have fun making your Xmas cake..and don't forget to make a wish as you stir!
    Happy weekend...keep warm! :0)

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  11. Oh, I made the Nigella cake this year too. It's all wrapped up in its tin ready to be fed with brandy. Happy baking- and I love your little gingerbread man, he is super sweet.
    Laura x

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  12. So cool. I wish I was crafty. Love the background crochet rug of your blog! x

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  13. really cute gingerbread man. and calorie free too xxxxx

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  14. Oh that gingerbread man is delightful. What a cute little fellow! Well done - great decoration.

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  15. I just had to pin it pon my pinterest page - great inspiration and what a nice ornament.

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