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Christmas crochet

Catching up with some granny squares this week for my work in progress blanket. I should be knitting a hat but I wanted a change and a treat, we all need a treat at this time of year don't we? We are all running around buying presents for loved ones and friends and forget ourselves. Self care it is then! I may have ordered more Debbie Bliss Cashmerino yarn too, oops well it is on sale.

home made raspberry gin liqueur

putting my Birchbox bag to good use

I also managed to bottle up my summer raspberry gin that has turned into the most delicious liqueur if I do say myself. Its going to be my drink on Christmas day with some Asti. You can find my cranberry gin recipe on my blog, just use what fruit you want. Last year I made cranberry and orange for gift bags, my friends loved it, why wouldn't they!

I bought some lovely silver and gold jar labels in Oad Street on Saturday and I'll use these for my chilli jam gifts I'm making this week. I alos bought some silver fabric for the jar tops. Love faffing about with the packaging as much as the making the product. Home made flavoured gin costs a fraction of the price of the fancy ready made ones and tastes so much better too. Why not start a batch this week, ready for New Years Eve. Now there's an idea, off to the supermarket after work ;-)


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