Monday, September 27, 2010

Only 88 days till ......

dare I say it ?? CHRISTMAS !! Yes, the silly season is almost here and to put you in the mood, have a look at this amusing little gem from Robbie Williams and 'friends' .....

I've been making mini Christmas stockings to help with a Knit4Charities project. We are making mini stockings to send to one of our members who will distribute them to many of the charities in the Brisbane area who give out small gifts (presented in the hand made mini stockings) to children during the Christmas season. The number of expected children is around 5,000.

Quite a few members are knitting stockings but since I prefer to crochet, I'm going to stick with these ones, the pattern for which was written by another member of our group. They're very easy and each one takes less than an hour to make.

Something else which is easy, is this recipe ..

Christmas Crackles

70g (2 cups) rice bubbles
100g (1/2 cup) caster sugar
45g (1/2 cup) desiccated coconut
2/3 cup Sunbeam Mixed Fruit
125g copha
95g (1/2 cup) choc bits

Combine the rice bubbles, sugar, coconut and mixed fruit in a large bowl.

Place copha in a saucepan over medium heat until melted. Add copha and choc bits to rice-bubbles mixture and stir to combine.

Spoon mixture into 16 patty pans lined with paper cases. Place in the fridge to set.

Yum !!


  1. I love the crochet stockings Dorothy.
    I love the idea of making and giving these little stockings to charity..I needed a new project, maybe this could be it :)

  2. If you want to help you could either join the Knit4Charities group or you could send your little stockings to me and I can forward them on with mine. All help most welcome.

  3. Sounds like a good idea to me..I'll post to you thanks Dorothy.. Hope your day has been sunny :))

  4. Thankyou Dorothy for your Message to my blog, I am enjoying making the little stockings and am on my fifth now. It is a welcome break from all the larger items I am trying to crochet...
    Thankyou for your kind remarks on the photography, a new camera from youngest son,:)) I have so much to learn, I don't think I have time to sleep LOL ..

  5. First visit here today. Thanks for the hilarious Robbie Williams bit! Cute little Christmas stockings. I'll be back.

  6. Hi Clara .. Thanks for dropping by. I looked at your blog and love your projects (and your cats). I've added you to the blogs I follow and will visit regularly.


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