Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Christmas~time on Shelf Street & a little craftiness .....

..... Oh yes .....
Shelf Street has had a Christmas *updation
(*a favourite family word)

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Look at that cute gingerbread house
That's right ..... Hansel and Gretel have officially moved onto the street
such lovely neighbours
the wicked witch is long gone BTW.

Snowflake street lights have been installed and Christmas trees erected

Shelf street is ready to party!

(All from the  FaNtAbUlOuS  The Little Red Door)

Oh my Sweet B is home
it feels so wonderful
we are all together
the four of us
my heart, once again, feels complete

We two girls have been having fun in the kitchen

Making Christmas gifts
One of our favourite things to do in the whole world
All feels right with the world when we are 'playing' together in the kitchen

 ~ Hot Choccy Stirring Spoons ~

They were so easy to make
but Oh. So. Much. Fun.

By the end of the session we were feeling a little sick
 and VERY Chocolated out

We used some mini silicone cake cases
(which I had lurking in my baking cupboard ~ they were perfect)
The birch wood spoons were from Ebay
and the beautiful labels from here
I love the way you can edit the text
such a clever lady and so kind

I have a lovely new knitting project too
perfect for long and cosy evenings
surround with quality street and Baileys
Oh Yes ..... Christmas has well and truly started!

and for a little fun before I go
I found this on Pinterest
(sadly it doesn't link back to anyone ..... but if you made this ..... Thank You!)

Well my sweets ..... this is my last post of 2013

I would love to wish you a 
and VERY happy Christmas~time
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart 
for all of the love and kindness you have shown me
you are  A M A Z I N G 

See you in 2014!

BIG love

x Puddin Toe~Bells x


  1. Hi Jooles,
    What a beautiful blog post, everything looks so beautiful! I love the 'updations' to your little street and your Hot Choccy Spoons look delish, what a lovely idea :)
    Wishing you a wonderful and peaceful Christmas too ~ enjoy the rest, you deserve it.
    See you next year!!
    Love Caroline xxx

  2. Have a lovely Christmas. Lily. xxx

  3. Love everything here today! Shelf Street and all its 'updations' looks wonderful, and so do your beautiful gifts and pretty knitting. And the elf names :D Just worked out my family's names....ha ha ha!!! Mine is Tootsie Superplum...I can go with that :) Thank you for sharing, lovely Jooles! Have fun!
    Helen x

  4. Jooles - those choccy spoons look scrumptious! I love making my own gifts too. There is such pleasure in giving a gift that you have lovingly spent time on. I have to say that your post on your Quality Street choccies and Bailey's earlier on had me off to the store that afternoon to stock up :o)

    Any chance of a post in the new year on how to run a successful Etsy/NOTHS store? It's a personal 2014 goal, but I have read some conflicting opinions about the success of an online store. I would love to hear your thoughts.

    Have a wonderful, blessed and peaceful Christmas.
    Love Shirley Ann

    1. I'm sorry about giving you the wanties Shirley Ann!
      Gosh I'm very flattered but I really don't feel 'qualified' to write a whole post but if you would like to send me an email I would be happy to help in any way I can.
      love jooles xxx

  5. Those spoons look wonderful & the elf names are huge fun. I'm going to take it into work with me not before telling everyone I will now be known as Puddin Pickle-Pants, I hope you have a lovely Christmas.

  6. Oh I would love to live on Shelf Street and with a name like Gingerbread Pickle-Pants, I think I would fit in nicely! :)
    Love the choccy spoons and your knitting does look pretty.
    Enjoy your family time Jooles and have a wonderful, happy Christmas, see you in 2014! :)
    V xxx

  7. Merry Christmas! I'm a very new reader of your blog, but I'm completely (already) in love with it and your work. Thank you for inspiration!

  8. All the best wishes for you and your loved ones in 2014!

  9. Looks like you girls have been having fun! Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas xxx

  10. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year Jooles... from Nipper Peppermint xxx

  11. The hot choccy stirring spoons are ingenious......I love the colour of the new knitting project!

  12. Love those Christmas spoons . . . what a delightful idea.
    Merry Christmas, Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  13. Hi Jooles, your hot choccy spoons look really good and I love the colour of that yarn on your knitting needles. Have a very happy Christmas and New Year. It seems we share an elf name - I'm Puddin Toe-Bells too and I can't wait to tell my daughters that they're Perky Floppy-Feet and Buddy Pickle-Pants! :o)
    Jane xx

  14. Buon Natale from Perky Peppermint!!!!
    love and xxxxxx, Ale

  15. Perky Sugar Socks would just like to let you know that Shelf Street is looking wonderful, especially with the christmassy additions! How lovely to have your family back together and making hot chocolate spoons - what a great idea, and they look so wonderfully packaged as beautiful gifts! Happy Christmas. xx

  16. What a lovely post filled with such beautiful eye candy. Love the sweet hot choccie spoons you have done and those labels are fab. So wish I had gotten wind of them a little sooner as they would have come in tres handy. Enjoy the baileys and the long cosy evenings and especially the time with your family now that your daughter is home. Sending you all the best festive greetings and wishes for a wonderful new year. Love the elve name, really sweet. Much love xxx

  17. Merry Christmas!! Do you think we could have the recipe for the hot chocolate spoons?

    1. Hi Bonney ..... thank you!
      Of course, I just melted a 200g of dark chocolate and 200g of milk chocolate together, poured it into the little moulds, sprinkled on what~ever you fancy and waited until the choc was half set before popping in the spoons. I may do a little tutorial in the new year if you'd like.
      love jooles xxx

  18. Shelf Street is so lovely-- I'd like to live there!
    Love how you made and pressented those hot choccy spoons. They look irresistible!
    Marion x
    PS. I like how you've 'prettified' the basket for your knitting. Great idea!

  19. Jooles what a perfect post, I love it and I wish you all happiness and laughter throughout this special time and look forward to 2014. Big special hugs to you and your lovely family

  20. I've just been having a lovely catch-up with your Christmassy posts. Some gorgeous makes and I love your new houses. I wish you and your family A Very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year, With love, Jingle Toe-Bells. xxx

  21. Happy Christmas jooles. Lovely post the chocky spoons are gorgeous. Thanks or all the lovely moments reading your posts over the year, xx

  22. I love your shelf, it's just gorgeous. Your hot chocolate gifts are so delightful and prettily packaged. I saw those labels on Posy Gets Cosy and wished I'd seen them a month ago, they're so pretty. Enjoy your family time lovely Jooles - spending time in the kitchen with your girl sounds so fun and makes me look forward to a different kind of quality time with Bella when she's older,

    By the way, the dog was from issue 18 of Mollie Makes. It's quite small - if I make another I might be tempted to increase the pattern by 50%, but it's very cute.

    Merry Christmas lovely! xx

  23. Hi Jooles - I love all your Christmas goodies....Merry Christmas and warm wishes for 2014.

    Nina x

  24. Hope you are having a lovely Christmas Eve Jooles and that you have a wonderful family Christmas tomorrow. It's so nice that you are all together, that is where the magic of Christmas is xxx

  25. Lovely post Jooles...Ooh, your hot choccy spoons sound delicious and it really is the best Xmas present when everyone is together again at home... Wishing you a wonderful Christmas with your to work out our elf names! :-)
    See you in 2014!
    Susan x
    P.S Love your gorgeous little row of houses..x

  26. You are amazing too Jooles! Here's hoping you and yours had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you peace and joy in the months ahead.

  27. Oh dear! Those Elf names - there were 5 of us in the car and we had to pull into a layby on our journey as we did our names ( and the names of people we weren't so fond of) Thankyou for giving us such a laugh. Happy New Year, Gingerbread Sparkly-toes.

  28. Your Christmas shelf and the chocolate spoons are absolutely gorgeous, shame I've only just seen them! I guess I must be Puddin Sugar-Socks!

  29. Those hot choc spoons are a wonderful idea!

    Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2014,

    Jo X

  30. Dear Jooles,
    what a nice Post!
    I hope you and your family have had a wonderful christmas!
    Happy new year to you and your Lovelies!

  31. Puddin McJingle.... love it. Happy New Year!
    Jacqui x

  32. I just saw this wonderful post :) thank you so much for sharing these lovely photos! you are so sweet :) xxoo


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