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Thursday, 31 December 2015

Xmas Grinch shirt

Bah Humbug!

One of my favorite christmas movies is "How the Grinch stole christmas". You may have seen the Grinch quilt I've made and this is my this year's favorite christmas dress. A selfmade Grinch-shirt.
I used this template to convert for the use with my silhouette.
Then I cutted out the different color sections and ironed them onto a very grinchy-green shirt I found on amazon

In addition I wore these pants from Primark for the last few days. (Very comfy!)
Hope y'all have a fantastic new years eve and we'll see us next year.

Monday, 28 December 2015

Child-friendly gift wrapping

Hi there,

hope the last days were peaceful and relaxing to you. We had a lot of happy family time with good food and funny talkings.

This year I decided that the kids deserves a special christmas wrappings. I saw many of these santa sacks over at pinterest and created these of my own.
What shall I say? They were a huge success.

There's one last post for this year. So please, stay tuned.


Monday, 21 December 2015

Heidesandcake

Hi Folks,

there are still a few days until christmas... So I'd like to share my favorite christmas cake with you. The cake is called "Heidesandkuchen". I couldn't find a translation but I think that doesn't bother anyway.
Sorry, the cake doesn't become as beautiful as the pictures you are always see at the internet but it tastes nevertheless yummy - This is real life! 
Maybe you can bake it the whole year but I like it most around Christmas, because I think with the filling it's christmassy .

Here's the receipe if you like to bake it yourself:

Ingredients
250 g
butter
250 g plum jam
2 tbs rolled oats
1 ts grated lemon zest
250 g flour
50 g cornstarch
3 ts baking powder
1/2 ts cinnamon (optional)
150 g sugar
1 pak vanilla sugar
1 pinch salt
4 eggs
Cake icing

Instructions
Tanning the butter and set aside until cool and creamy.
Mix Jam, oatmeal and lemon zest and set aside.

Create a sponge from all the other ingredients. Stir in the cooled butter.

Divide dough into 3 parts. Fill alternating with the jam mixture into the form.

Bake at 160°C for 50-60 minutes. Let sit for 10 minutes then overthrow the cake.

When the cake has cooled, cover the cake with the glaze.


Enjoy you cake!


     

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Hazelnut-spicy Christmas cookie-creme


Hi Y'all!

Li
ke last year I gave a little present to my colleagues. It's not especially for St. Nicolas or Christmas. I would like to say, it's for christmas season. 

I made hazelnut-spicy Christmas cookie-creme. I used the receipe: Homemade Nutella-Spekulatius-Creme from "Zuckers├╝├čes von Tina und Lina". In addition I gave a funny walking santa and and a little bit of choclate.
All was wrapped in a brown paper bag. Decorated with bakers twine and little bit of greenery.
It's absolutly the time for a sweet tooth and not for diet.

Have a tasty time

Monday, 7 December 2015

Christmas Cloth


Hi Folks,

last week I showed you my illuminated christmas decoration but there is even more I did for a cozy christmas season. You may remember my cuddly Grinch quilt and like in Fall I made 3 pillowcases. 
The 1st is from IKEA and has gotten a little design with the help of my Silhouette and heat-on foil. 
The 2nd one was really nice as it goes. But I missed a little spot of green in there. So I cut a stencil and dabbed on the words with green fabric paint from VBS Studio Tex.
And for the 3rd I bought a absolutly adorable fabric to sew my own pillowcase. 
From the leftover I sewed this table topper
Also I had an antique damask bed linen that I dyed from white to green. (Bad blogger missed to have a before-photo - shame on you!) I used Simplicol Textil Echtfarbe from Brauns Heitmann. Because I wanted to have a fir-tree green I mixed these both colours:
I ended up with this, not sooo dark - I would say - christmas green, 
but in the end everything fits together very well.
    
Hope you've a beautiful christmas season.









Note: I didn't get any money for this article. All statements and opinions are my own.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Baby Dragon

Hi Y'all!

I found this pattern over at Ravelry a while back and I wanted to crochet this little dragon, for a long time. Now I reached my goal, so I can show you the latest of my creations.


I'm totally in love with this little one. I'm thinking to try it another time with thicker wool, so that he will become bigger and a little more cuddly for small hands.

Till next time!