Thursday, 15 December 2011

Love is... being a blatant bloggy thief!

Today was my first day off in what seems like ages so I decided I couldn't put it off any longer. Yes, I'm talking about the dreaded Christmas shopping. Just presents for the jammers' teachers mind you, the rest can wait 'til next week! Anyway I walked aimlessly around the town without much inspiration. I'm not good at shopping - I get cross quickly with queues, of which there was a ridiculously long one in the bank. I decided what would probably help would be a Starbucks Gingerbread Latte but sadly the queue didn't move fast enough for me so I stomped out and went home, grrrr!

It's only then that I see Nattie's post. Nattie has been very organised and made her teacher presents already. Well, I think smugly to myself, it pays to be late with everything. I find myself heading back to town for kilner jars ready to copy her fab idea. DIY cookie kits. Brilliant! The jammers assembled them themselves leaving me free to stamp some pretty labels and knock up a mulled wine kit for a friend.

 I made a simple bag from Vanessa Arbutnott's plain dotty which I love and filled it with a bottle of wine, a clove studded orange and a muslin bag of sugar and spices.
Check out Nattie's lovely blog Florence and Rose for the cookie kit recipe!

I thoroughly recommend last minute shopping. On my second trip to town I remembered the small matter of Christmas cards, all half price now!! I'm putting Christmas on hold now, that's enough for one day.


  1. Such a brilliant idea, I have no teachers to by for now, alas, the mulled wine bag is fab. I flippin hate shopping am not going to town again until at least Febuary :-)
    I love your labels, where did you get your stamp? been looking for one for ages x
    Sophie xx

  2. What great gifts..... I'd be really happy with that :)

  3. What a great idea. I think I may be stealing it too!! M x


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