Friday, December 23, 2011

Crafty Christmas Goodies from Ria

Earlier this week I met up with my friend Ria one final time before she heads home to Adelaide for Christmas.

I knew Ria had made me something for Christmas - but I didn't know just how amazing my present would be! I love skulls and all things Mexican, so Ria made me this Mexican Day of the Dead style bag. Isn't it amazing? I LOVE this trim!

If you want to know more about how she made this beauty you can check out some more of the details on her blog here.

She also made me some traditional German Christmas Cake called "Stollen" - I have never heard of it before, but it looks amazing and I really DON'T like the traditional English style Christmas Fruitcake with almond icing. I am saving this for Christmas Day - it looks amazing.
If you want to learn more about how to make stollen, or see how Ria's kitchen exploded when she made this stollen, check out this post.

Finally, Ria very generously bought me "Make!" by Cath Kidston - I have wanted this book FOREVER but I could just never bring myself to buy it, I have looked at it at book stores a lot though.

Believe it or not, this book even comes with supplies so you can start crafting straight away! No need to make a mad dash to the fabric or craft store.I just thought I'd share one of the projects in the book - they are all so pretty, I love the vintage style and all the pretty pictures.


Ria said...

hey lovely- hope you have a great break, you deserve it!! Can't wait to see what you make and glad you liked the pressie :) xx

Cosmia, Inflammatory Knit said...

That is so awesome! And I have the Make book too, it's adorable :)

Vix said...

Stollen is yummy, I like it with cheese but I am a bit odd!
Loving the Mexican bag. What fab treats Ria sent you. x

Kendy P said...

that bag is awesome!!!

cb said...

wow what wonderful gifts! the bag is perfectly you and i can't wait to see what wonderful things you make from that book! happy holidays!!