Archive | April, 2013

Button heart decoration

27 Apr

I saw this on Country Living & thought it was a wonderful yet simple token of affection.

20130210-224942  For this decoration you will need…

Silver plated jewellery wire (0.6mm)


Wire cutters



Simply cut a length of jewellery wire about 30cm long. Thread the wire through the buttons and push to one end, leaving about 2cm of wire free at this end. Continue threading and pushing the buttons until you have about 5cm of wire free at the other end. Shape the wire into a heart shape and twist the ends together at the back of the heart. With the longer end of wire, shape into a loop, twist to secure again and trim off the ends. Once complete thread a length of ribbon through the loop.

I’d pick Jane Means ribbons as they are lovely


Gingerbread in a Jar recipe

20 Apr

Gingerbread in a Jar from

These can be created with regular jam jars topped with pretty fabric, or kilner style jars (available at a couple of £ at Asda and Ikea) and then riboon wrapped with a luggage tag attached detailing the recipe and any additional ingredients used.

I made these a couple of years ago for friends and i know the idea has been passed on!

All Recipes information about this jar recipe:

Gingerbread in a Jar from

The perfect Christmas food gift for any foodie. Gingerbread biscuit mix is layered in a jar and tagged with instructions. You can also attach a Christmas-shaped cutter to the jar, if you wish.

Ready in 20 mins


Makes: 18 cookies, when prepared
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 200g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 220g dark brown soft sugar

Preparation method

Prep: 20 mins

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18 Apr

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