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Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Advent Angels and Christmas Puds *~*

I have been a little under the weather (a "crummy" virus ) so have just been doing gentle things ....
I made the Christmas Puddings last weekend ( I know I should have waited for stir up Sunday, but I am going to be a bit busy then)
I make one every year, and this year my Daughter put her order in for one!
So the double steamers were called for....

and they gently hissed away until the puds were done...they turned out well,
They are now sitting in the pantry ready for Christmas.
I also made two Stollen breads..
We shared one with friends and the other I put the other in the freezer ready for winter celebrations...
Then I decided to do a bit of sewing....
I have made my little granddaughters an Advent angel each...
Pockets full of treats...
I just adapted a Tilda pattern by enlarging it and adding my own ideas..


For this one I chose more traditional colours...

Added lots of bells and bows...

A special little chocolate peeping out...
I know Mummy and Daddy will help them out with the chocolates too!!....so I shall wrap them up and make sure they are ready for the 1st December

Now I just want to say.. thank you very much to Maria ( Rosy tinted spectacles) ...she sent me a beautiful parcel full of pretty treasures..



She is so very kind..thank you so much my twinkly friend Thea xx



24 comments:

  1. I am sorry to hear that you have been feeling under the weather, I do hope that the next few days will bring some new energy for you. I have just stumbled across your blog and how pleased I am that I have. You have created such a beautiful space here and I am just in awe at the beauty of this angel advent calander, it is simply beautiful!!! I am sure your grand daughters are going to love these very special angels bringing them good tidings every day, simoly beautiful. Off to press the follow button. Xoxo

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    1. Hello thank you for your kind words, I am so glad you found me
      Thea xx

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  2. Hi Thea hope you are feeling better now and have looked after yourself. Beautiful pretty angels all ready for Christmas you are a clever girl. How lovely to get such lovely little treasures through the post to cheer you up. Love Jill xx

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    1. Hello Jill
      Thank you for your sweet words, I am feeling a bit better.. but so tied
      Thea xx

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  3. I think i'm the only person in the world that dosent like Christmas pud, I usually buy the Mr one of those single serving ones from M&S haha

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    1. No your not on your own, my boys are not keen either they usually have pavlova instead
      Thea xx

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  4. These advent angels are a wonderful idea! They will look so nice even after the countdown is complete. I didn't even notice the little numbered pockets until you mentioned them (thought they were just part of her dress). Your granddaughters will be sure to enjoy these for years to come ... a real treasure!

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    1. Thank you Wendy, I really enjoyed making them
      Thea xx

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  5. like the advent angels a lot very sweet and pretty and a lovely idea to turn angels in a calender a lovely gift for your grandchildren very cute

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    1. Thank you for your kind words
      Thea xx

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  6. Your advent fairies are beautiful! So immaculately made. I also love the look of that stollen....something I'd love to have a go at making.

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    1. Thank you, I really enjoyed making them, as for the Stollen it was the first time I had made one, it was quite time consuming but worth it
      Thea x

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  7. Hi Thea - the angels are beautiful; I am sure they will be very loved. I didn't know you could freeze stollen. I love it but find the shop bought ones really disappointing. Can you point me in the direction of a decent recipe please - yours looks lovely. xxx

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    1. Hi Lily
      yes it is the first time I have made Stollen bread I used this recipe from the web http://www.steenbergs.co.uk/blog/2010/11/recipe-for-german-stollen/
      It is quite time consuming but I was very pleased with it , I froze one before putting the icing sugar on it (as recommended by Delia ) so fingers crossed xx

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    2. Thanks, Thea - I will have a go at that ... and who would argue with Delia!!

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  8. Sorry to hear you have been unwell. Your advent angels look wonderful and will be lovely for your grand daughters. I hadn't thought of freezing stollen.
    Your parcel from Maria looks delightful.
    Sarah x

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    1. Hello Sarah, thank you for your words, I read about freezing the stollen in Delia Christmas book , so fingers crossed...although I found the recipe on the web.... http://www.steenbergs.co.uk/blog/2010/11/recipe-for-german-stollen/
      Thea xx

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  9. You have been busy Thea. The advent angel you made for your granddaughter looks very sweet. She will be so pleased!

    Such a lovely tradition the making of Christmas puddings is in your country. I always bake a large turban, but we don't have any traditional Christmas bakes in Holland. Your stolen looks really tasty!

    Hope you will feel better soon. Take care!

    Madelief x

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  10. Hello Madeleif
    Thank you for your words
    Yes we do have a few traditions, I can remember my Mother always wearing her baking apron at Christmas busy making something, your turban sounds wonderful
    I hate not feeling well ( I am not a very good patient)
    Keep Warm my friend
    Thea xx

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  11. Your angel idea is lovely, such a lovely way to enjoy a chocolate each day through December until Christmas. Maybe I'll be tempted to try to create one although there is never enough time to do everything I'd like to. Your Christmas pudding must have smelt lovely when you were mixing them. Thanks for a lovely blog. Stay snug. Hugs, Elizabeth

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  12. ~ Morning lovely Thea... LOVE the advent angels, but then you know i would!! hehe....and the pockets for advent are so sweet..Hope you are beating the lurgy' bugs that around just now, I'm under the weather to this week! ( The worst thing about winter is the virus's and colds that come our way) Your baking as always looks delicious...WISH I could bake!! Hugs and kisses from my corner to yours....Maria x ~ Glad you loved your parcel, I did mine too!

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  13. How absolutely gorgeous are the advent angels? I wish I was as clever enough to make something similar for my two youngest granddaughters.Alas they would take me forever to do and I havent got the time!
    Tony was going to make our christmas pud on stir up sunday but when we were in York the other week he decided to get one from Bettys! So I'm afraid we have cheated but it did come in a rather nice dish which I will be able to use for subsequent christmas puds! Hope you are fully recovered soon Thea, have a lovely weekend.

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  14. So sorry you're not feeling well Thea, and hoe you're better very soon! Your baking looks wonderful, and I am quite envious of your organisational skills, as this year I am so behind with everything! Your advent angels are amazing, what lucky girls they are ...

    Thank you so much for your kind words, they touched me and meant a lot ...

    Love Claire xxx

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  15. I hope you soon feel so much better. Your angels are just so beautiful .i am sure they will become heirlooms l

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Thank for your lovely messages they make my day,Thea x