Keep Merry and Bake Cookies..........

......... and cake, and truffles, and mincemeat pies.  For the next week or so it will be all go in the kitchen here at Quirky bird headquarters. It's ideal on cold, driech damp days to be in the kitchen surrounded by the smells of christmas and cooking.

My home made truffles all wrapped up for giving as gifts 

If you've followed my blog for the past few years you'll know I love making things for Christmas, homemade and natural, made with love, as gifts or to decorate our home. The house is filled with the scent of spruce, citrus, spices, chocolate and cake.

Time to make mincepies

That should feed the horde for a wee while

Table centre piece using fir from the farm ad holly from the garden

Our wreath for the front door is a willow ring with fir, red willow stems and teasels from the nursery garden

Making my citrus and spice decoration for the lounge, the house is full of
 festive smells, it's very relaxing making up this decoration

The finished bowl

Christmas cupcakes with mixed spice flavoured sponge

This years christmas cake and baby ones for the kids
 to take home

This year's cake has a real gold bling look this year

Before we know it, it will be Christmas day, so I'd just like to say have a very merry christmas

Hug your loved ones close and appreciate them

Love to those who can't be with their family whatever the reason

A special hug to those in hospital over christmas, when you'd rather be with your family, sending you positive hugs xx

For those that had a challenging year in 2016 I hope 2017 is kinder to you

To my family and friends thank you for everything and for helping make it a great year

You can see previous christmas make in these previous posts:

Home Made Christmas 
Truffling - Handmade Christmas Gifts
Food and Wrapping up for Christmas

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