Merry Christmas!!

Hello lovely readers, it’s come to that time of year again. Can you believe it?! Where did 2014 go? I just want to say a huge thank you for following along with me this year. I have loved all your comments and feedback and I can’t wait to share more fun crafts and recipes with you in 2015.

In the meantime, I will be taking a sort-of break to have a baby!! As soon as he arrives and we are settled in at home I will be sharing a pic or two so don’t worry, you won’t miss out! And I have also scheduled some lovely craft and food posts to tide you over until I am back creating again shortly.

I hope you all have an extremely merry Christmas and a happy healthy start to the new year.

xx Jane

Xmas-tree Image from Studio DIY.

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Personalised clay gift tags

These marbled personalised tags are perfect for letting your wedding guests know which favour is theirs but they are also great as place cards, just secure them around each napkin with some pretty twine. Or use them as Christmas gift tags, perhaps in a more festive colour.

personalised-clay-tags For the tutorial, check out my guest post over at Polka Dot Bride.

Twine and mason jar from emerald + ella shop.

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Breastfeeding cookies

Okay so breastfeeding cookies may sound a little scary but really they are just yummy choc oat cookies with the addition of a couple of key ingredients (flaxseed and brewers yeast) to help with milk production. They are perfectly safe for the menfolk in your life to eat too!

These cookies make a great gift for a new mum and I will be making a big batch of dough before our little man arrives and freezing it to bake as required.

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Interview with Peter from Factory Ceramics

Have you guys checked out our gorgeous new ceramics yet? If you haven’t you really must! You can take a look here.

They are all handmade on a little island in NZ called Waiheke, which is where I come from just FYI. It’s a super cool place with lots of vineyards and beaches, and my family of course, so you can understand why I visit pretty often!

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I wanted to find out more about the guys that make these ceramics so I interviewed Peter from Factory Ceramics and here’s what he had to say:

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8 homemade Christmas food gifts

For those of you planning to make homemade foodie gifts for your loved ones this year, here is a round-up of some of my favourite Christmas recipes from the archives.

christmas-food-gifts1 Date and tahini spread / Peach and tomato chutney / Gingerbread choc chip brownie / Spiced coffee liqueur

christmas-food-gifts1 Smoky green pepper jam / Kaffir and pomegranate syrup / Eggnog fudge / Spiced candied nuts

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