środa, 24 grudnia 2014

Ginger bread for Christmas tree

Here is the recipe for ginger bread I did for our Christmas tree. First day they are quite hard and crunchy but next one they absorbed water from air and became nice and soft. Too much if you know what I mean :/

Ingredients     1 glass of honey (can be artificial)
     1/2 glass of sugar
     100g margarine
     1/2 gingerbread spice
     2 teaspoons cinnamon
     1 tablespoon cocoa
     1 flat teaspoon of baking soda
     3-4 glasses of flour

Preheat oven to 180 degrees. In a saucepan dissolve margarine, honey, sugar and spices. Leave on for half an hour to cool, add soda and stir. Add flour and knead the dough (you can use a mixer). Roll the cake very thin and cut out patterns.
Cut holes through which you can put the string (they need to bit bigger as during the baking they will shrink). Bake on a baking sheet, approx. 5-8 minutes. Let cool on a metal grid.

Knitted pattern Christmas card

Knitting always remind me of Christmas. I knitted few things in the past and give it to my close ones as gifts. But this time I was so surrounded by it that it inspired me to prepare my own Christmas Card.
I even found wrapping paper in knitted pattern and I wasn't only one, as John bought it too.

One of the strange things for me was dressing christmas tree earlier then in Poland.... we did it on 6th of december. It was good for me as I was able to do it and went for Christmas to my homeland. I'm quite proud from the result. I even baked ginger bread and hang it on a tree.
 As i didn't want to spend few days on one card I look through the internet for tutorial, there is plenty of such. I've choose this one (http://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/create-a-christmas-knitted-text-effect-in-adobe-illustrator--vector-19778) but I needed to stop in the middle because my computer didn't coupe with duplicating the bright pattern. So I did it manually, bit by bit. Here is a bit official version.