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Oh Christmas Tree…

crochet Christmas tree crochet Christmas tree ornaments - owl

Hi friends!

I am stopping by to tell you a quick hi and ask how you’re doing. Hopefully everything is fine in your world. Here in our family we are slowly starting to tick off the items on our Christmas to do list – the shopping, the baking, the cleaning, listening to sweet Christmas songs. Lovely, lovely time indeed. Oh, and what I wanted to show today you is a thing that’s made me very happy a couple of days ago – my little white office Christmas tree got decorated, this time it even has a few of my crocheted ornaments to display. Yay!! Cheeeeeerful!

 

crochet Christmas tree ornaments - bell

crochet Christmas tree ornaments bell

crochet Christmas tree ornaments - slippers

crochet Christmas tree ornaments bell

crochet Christmas tree ornaments - owl

crochet Christmas tree ornaments - tree

crochet Christmas tree ornaments - mosaic circle

crochet Christmas tree

Wishing you a very lovely festive time!

With lots of love,

Petra

(The crochet ornaments were made following these patterns: Crochet Christmas Ball – Owl, Big Crochet Christmas Party, Crochet Bells and Mini Crochet Slippers – Free Pattern).

 

Spiced White Hot Chocolate

spiced white hot chocolate

If you’re in the mood for something festive, delicious and spicy, then I think you might really like this recipe.

 

spiced white hot chocolate

I invite you to celebrate the most beautiful time of year with a super-indulgent cup of cinnamon infused white hot chocolate. Yum!

 

spiced white hot chocolate

Cheers to all of you!

Love,
Petra

(This recipe was inspired by www.momontimeout.com.)

Spiced White Hot Chocolate
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Serves: 6.5 cups
 
Ingredients
  • 6 oz (170 grams) white chocolate
  • 1¾ cups (400 ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 4 cups (950 ml) milk
  • 10 oz (300 grams) sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 sticks cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a saucepan, bring to a boil and let simmer for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Serve hot. Remove cinnamon sticks before serving.

 

Christmas Market 2014

Christmas Market 2014

Visiting the annual Christmas market here in Bratislava, Slovakia has become one of the highlights of my year. The colors, the smells, the happy people, the cheerful atmosphere – what a delightful experience it is indeed. It definitely is one of my most favorite traditions.

Today I would like to share a few of my favorite snaps from this year’s market with you.

Enjoy!

 

Christmas Market 2014

Christmas Market 2014

Christmas Market 2014

Christmas Market 2014

Christmas Market 2014

Christmas Market 2014

Christmas Market 2014

Christmas Market 2014

Christmas Market 2014

Christmas Market 2014

Christmas Market 2014

Christmas Market 2014

Christmas Market 2014

Christmas Market 2014

Christmas Market 2014

Christmas Market 2014

Thank you for letting me share!

With lots of love,
Petra

New Pattern – Crochet Christmas Trees With Buttons

crochet pattern - Christmas Tree With Buttons

Hi friends!

I have a new crochet idea for you today. It’s Crochet Christmas Trees With Buttons – a cute little decor piece to prepare your home for the upcoming holiday season.

These trees are very simple to make, a perfect project for all crochet lovers who are acquainted with the basics of crochet.

To help you with this project, I have put together a pattern. It’s spread over 21 pages, containing both written instructions and a photo tutorial with 37 detailed step-by-step pictures.

You can find the pattern and more info about it HERE and HERE.

 

crochet pattern - Christmas Tree With Buttons

crochet pattern - Christmas Tree With Buttons

crochet pattern - Christmas Tree With Buttons

Happy crocheting!

With love,
Petra