Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas 2012!

May joy and happiness snow on you, may the bells jingle for you and may Santa be extra good to you!

Merry Christmas!




A Ginberbread House For Your Mug


Look, I’ve made some gingerbread houses that sit on a side of a mug.

Now I’m in love with them.

Actually, I’ve been in love with this idea ever since I saw some gingerbread houses similar to mine on a very lovely blog called Not Martha a year or two ago.

I just knew I needed them in my life too.

So I did this:



I found these ingredients…



… and I put my hands to work. You can follow me if you want to…

1. Sift together the flour, baking soda and baking powder into a large bowl. Set aside.

New Pattern – Happy Crochet Snowflake


Crocheted snowflakes are magical.

They have the special power to add the magical spark to the products of your winter crafting or to the gifts you give to your loved ones, they can also embellish Christmas trees beautifully and they look just cute when used as simple hanging ornaments or garlands.

To celebrate them, I’ve designed this little snowflake ornament. So if you like crocheting, then this might be just the right project for you.

You can find the pattern and all the details about it here.



Making this snowflake is pretty easy, especially if you follow more than 30 step-by-step pictures that are included in the pattern.



There’s still time to make a few. Or many? 🙂



I love using them to create cute little decorations.



The snowflakes that I crocheted for the tree were made with lace weight cotton yarn (thread). I couldn’t resist and used the same pattern and a little thicker (sock weight) yarn to make a few festive coasters too. Love them!



If you are still reading this article, then I have to tell you that you are the best reader ever! So patient! For that, I would like to share a little behind-the-scenes story with you… So here it is… As I was taking the pictures of the snowflakes today, I noticed…



… that I got completely snowed in.

Okay, not ‘completely’ as you can see, but still, a little snowed in. And we are talking about my balcony which is situated on the 6th floor. So we are basically talking about a Christmas miracle.


And what does a girl like me do in this kind of situation?



This is what she does.



A tiny little snowman.



I call him little Paul and love him very dearly.

I hope he stays here looong!

The end!

Thank you for letting me share this very important and true story of mine. You truly are the best!



Oh, and back to the snowflake pattern…



If you are looking for more details, I will be happy to see you in my shop here.




Hot Cocoa Marshmallow Cookies


‘Tis the season to be jolly… and to make cookies, of course!


If you are looking for some new cookie ideas for this year’s Christmas, then I’d like to introduce this recipe to you.

I love it. And I think you’ll like it too.

Prepare for the things to be gorgeous and heavenly. Because we are going to make cookies that are not only filled with a lot of chocolate, there’s some more of the chocolate deliciousness added in the end and it is all topped with irresistible marshmallows… and what else? … even more chocolate, naturally.

They taste simply awesome!



Here’s what we need.



And this is the story…

1. To make the batter, first melt the chocolate (6.5 oz/180 grams) and butter. I’d put these ingredients in a metal bowl a placed the bowl over a pot of boiling water. The steam melted the ingredients slowly and gradually. Also, the mixture needs to be stirred quite often.

When melted, remove the pot from heat and leave the bowl placed over the pot.

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