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A handmade Christmas

By Clare Albans / 30 Dec 2014

Christmas is a pretty busy time for crafters, and this year has been no exception for me – it’s definitely a handmade Christmas in our house!

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Merry Christmas 2014

By Clare Albans / 25 Dec 2014

Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful day, whatever you are doing 🙂 (This photo was taken in Keswick last Christmas and we used it on our Christmas cards this year!)    

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Christmas bauble garland

By Clare Albans / 19 Dec 2014

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and although we’re not having a tree this year (on account of our fridge freezer and washing machine camping out in our living room) we have put up a couple of things to try and bit a little bit festive! I had my eye on these gorgeous…

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Felt Christmas wreath

By Clare Albans / 23 Nov 2014

Christmas crafting is in full swing of many of us now, which means that I can’t actually share most of the things I’m working on with you at the moment! However, I was recently invited to take part in a competition to design a Christmas wreath as part of the Direct Blinds ‘Deck Your Doors’…

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Kitsch Christmas Cake

By Clare Albans / 31 Dec 2012

We spent Christmas in York with my Mum and Dad this year, and had such a wonderful time! It was really lovely to relax and spend some time with them. I just had to share this photo of the cake Mum had made – she said she’d decorated it how I used to do it…

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The making of my Christmas jumper!

By Clare Albans / 23 Dec 2012

Every year we go on a lovely walk from Crosspool in Sheffield to Bamford in Derbyshire, which has become known as ‘The Tinsel Tour’. Tom and his friends started it years ago and yesterday was the 11th Tour (we worked out that it was probably my 6th). The main aim of the walk is to…

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Pastelitos de Boda

By Clare Albans / 21 Dec 2012

Pastelitos de Boda are also known as ‘Mexican Wedding Cakes’, but we only ever make them at Christmas and never really associate them with any other time of year! This recipe is from Tom’s Mum, Helen, and she’s been making them for years. It took me ages to be able to pronounce the name properly,…

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