Battersea Dogs Home Blanket.

Not a Christmas make but by the time I’m finished it will be Christmas.

Battersea Dogs Home have put out a plea for knitted blankets for the doggies to keep them warm this winter. If you want to help out just click on the link and go to The Guardian Newspaper website for information and get your needles out. There you will find a pattern for the blanket squares and the address to send them too.

My own efforts are a little slow, I am not much of a knitter, but I am enjoying the challenge.

Snowman Soup

For a nice little extra Christmas present for friends and family (or even the postman) try some Snowman Soup, plus a quick knit for a mug cozy.

To make the Snowman Soup you will need…

Some cellophane cones or bags. You’ll need twice as many bags as gifts you want to give.

Ribbon, (red, green,gold or white), to give it that extra christmassy touch,

Instant drinking chocolate , the one you just add hot water to will do.

Some mini marshmallows,

some chocolate chips.

And a candy cane, (used for stirring)

Snowman Soup is a big hit with almost everyone, so…

Take a cellophane cone or bag and tip enough chocolate powder into the bottom to make one or two cups of hot chocolate, seal the top of the bag with cellotape and cut off any excess, put this first, sealed, bag inside another bag and add the chocolate chips then the marshmallows and seal with the cellotape.

Tie with the ribbon adding the candy cane as you go.

Add a small gift tag.

As a little extra you could add a christmasy mug too.

and maybe a knittedĀ  mug cozy.

I made my cozy using a small amount of Double Knit yarn in a Christmasy green and 8mm needles as follows…

Cast on 22 stitches, and knit 2 purl 2 for 3o rows, or as many rows as you need to go round the mug. Cast off and sew two small baby buttons at one end, you won’t need to make button holes as the baby buttons will go through the stitches quite easily, and your done.

Pop the cozy into the mug and the Snowman Soup bag on top.

Fun to make and give.


Crafty Blogs

The Sewing Cottage.

Right or wrong I’m going to start my blog with an introduction to my sewing web site

I should think a lot of people will be a bit miffed that I’m starting with a site of my own instead of one belonging to someone else but I can and will bring other web sites to you soon so I thought I’d start with my own.

TheSewingCottage is new and it about all things sewing related, with a little bit of knitting thrown in too, so If you want to pop over and take a look please feel free. If when you get there you don’t see a section on the type of crafts your into then just drop me a line and maybe between us we can come up with something for you and others in your niche.

So far we have a forum, magazine news, photos and videos.

Anyway I hope you like it and will feel the urge to join.

Fabric

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