Friday, 30 December 2011

new years preview

Have spent alll day making my costume for new years. It is jungle theme so I will be working the bar dressed as a monkey! 
Here is one part of it, massively inspired by merrimaking. Was going to attach the hood to the top but it all got a bit too complicated and then i found the lovely ribbon and decided to just make the hood separate! 
My head is so warm right now!

Wednesday, 28 December 2011


Have spent the past week in a caravan in Cornwall with my family eating massive amounts of chocolate, cake and fatty food, walking dogs on the beach and watching christmas TV. Always good, though I do think it is time to go back to civilization tomorrow as I have yet to see anyone since I got back from Plymouth last week! 
Starting to get very excited about new years, I am working at Fieldview New Years Party. Basically a one night only smaller version of the festival near me with many DJ's in a massive tent with cheap cider and a jungle theme! Doing 3 hours on the bar and at midnight I will be free to enjoy the festivities until 6am-amazing! 
Also have decided to make some kindof fur lion playsuit with ears. Hoping I can get that done in a day using my sisters onesie as a pattern, watch this space...

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

christmas biscuits


  • 300g plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 100g unsalted butter , softened
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 1 large egg , beaten

  1. Sift the flour, baking powder, spices and a pinch of salt together. Cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, then gradually beat in the egg. Add the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Add a tsp of cold water to bring the dough together if you need to. Press into a disc, wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to the thickness of a £1 coin and, using cookie cutters, stamp out shapes. Lift onto parchment-lined baking sheets and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until pale golden in colour.

Stolen from here I just skipped the icing bit and dipped them in chocolate and praline mix.