Christmas Packaging- Milk Cartons

I’ve been busy creating items for Christmas this week. I’ve been struggling to pin down what I wanted to do for our Christmas cards. I love what I’ve made but there’s just a few things that I’m not 100% happy with. So I put the card project aside to come back to and started creating packaging for the Dulce de Leche I made the other day.

I thought that as I’m basically giving away cooked milk I’d put them into little milk cartons.

This is the result! What do you think?

I think they’d also make lovely boxes for small gifts or for biscuits or little Christmas cakes.

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Banana and Dulce de Leche cake

Recipe: Gluten free banana and confiture de lait (or dulce de leche) cake
with sour cream and cream cheese frosting


I held a couple of ateliers on Friday and Saturday where some truly lovely people and their gorgeous little people came to my house for tea and cake and to put together an advent calendar. We had a wonderful time coating paper and the surrounding areas with colour, glue and glitter!

I’d brought what seemed like a ton of chocolate to fill the advent calendars, but I was a little concerned about the little people and just how much chocolate may have been consumed before it went into the calendars! So whilst the workspace was cleared and the work had a little time to dry and before I brought out the chocolate, I served chocolate milk and cake.

It seemed to have worked! Only a few were consumed or fell into pockets for later. So feeding them cake beforehand worked splendidly! Read more

Dulce de leche (or confiture de lait)


Months ago I discovered these. An evil genius had put crème caramel and baked chocolate pudding into small preserving jars. I decided I needed a set, and so set about forcing myself, my husband and other guests to eat the delicious contents. Surprisingly no-one complained!

I’d been serving small desserts in the jars when we had dinner parties. But whilst at the grocery store, I decided that my cute little preserving jars needed to contain one of my favourite discoveries. They needed to become sweet Christmas gifts containing dulce de leche (or confiture de lait in French). Read more

Seriously Simple Embroidered Christmas Decorations

I stumbled across these fabulous miniature embroidery frames by Laura of The Creative Munster a few weeks ago and promptly purchased each of her designs.

They’re fabulous!

Laser cut out of bamboo, they’re very simple to use. I used a little white linen and added some colourful star themed embroidery to these small embroidery hoop frames.

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