65: Seville Orange Marmalade

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It is marmalade season! Each year I make a gigantic batch of seville orange marmalade and this year was no different… I made 12 jars in total, with 1.5kg of oranges and 3kg of granulated sugar. Just had some for breakfast on toast

64: Scandi Blanket

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I saw this gorgeous Scandinavian-inspired blanket in Simply Crochet magazine recently and wanted to make it straight away. I used 18 balls of DROPS Alaska in Off White (100% wool, 50g/70m) plus 2 or so balls of DROPS Big Delight in Wild Berries (08) (100% wool, 100g/190m). The instructions told me I need 5 balls [...]

63: Grandma’s Knitted Jumper Cushions

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Leon’s Grandma, my Mum, made these wonderful cushions as Christmas presents for my brother and my sister-in-law by cutting up an old knitted jumper and sewing on fabric for the back! It took her AGES as she had to interlock each edge of the fabric, amongst other things. Don’t they look professional?!

62: Homemade Christmas Hampers!

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Some of my very lucky friends have received my homemade Christmas hampers that I love to make each year. Items include: chilli vodka, pineapple chutney, Xmas chutney, biscotti and chocolate pretzel bites! YUM. I made the chutneys back in November – about 20 in total!