A made Garment Bags for my mom, my daughter and my daughter-in-law. I first saw these at Serge & Sew in Nanaimo last fall and thought they'd be fun to make.
The pattern is included in Cindy Taylor Oates' book Trendy Totes & Caryalls.
Along with sewing projects I did a bit of baking too. I am a huge fan of The Great British Baking Show (thanks to my friend Jill who got me 'hooked'). I watched their 'Christmas Masterclass' episode a few weeks before Christmas and I was enchanted by Paul Hollywood's Chelsea Bun Christmas Tree. I thought it would be a prefect treat to take to my daughter's home to share in the afternoon on Christmas Day. Here is my version of his recipe.
(Note - the PBS video may not be available in your area but
the recipe is available through the Masterclass link above.)
I found the conversion to Farenheit from Celsius (used in the UK) in the recipe is probably incorrect. I suggest a hotter oven if you want the 'buns' to cook in the time listed.
At 350F it took at least 40-45 minutes in my oven. Paul used 190C Fan.
That converts to about 375F Convection.
And finally (until I get more 'gift pictures' from my kids....) here is the turkey cooked by my son-in-law - all 20 pounds of it! And my granddaughter, Alice's reaction!
|I CAN'T believe how BIG that Turkey is Daddy!|