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It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas!

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Happy sunday everyone....

Casa Dragonfly smells absolutely divine this evening.  I made the Christmas Cake today and am not sure I am going to be able to wait until the big day to try it...Although I keep telling myself it will be much better when it's been 'fed' with brandy every week until icing.  Mmmmm yum!!  I am not a baker or cake maker but I do seem to be able to make a mean Xmas cake...(all thanks to Delia though)  Check out her recipe here...  It's the bee's knees and really easy to follow...(it has to be, for me to be able to follow it)  Although most of you crafty types will probably have your own recipes :) here is a pic as it was cooling down..

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It will now be wrapped up and put away for the next 9 weeks and opened once a week for a dash of brandy :D...will post another pic once it's all iced up!

My bracelets continue to do well...I wore this one to work the other day and sold it within an hour of being there... which is brilliant!!

Last bit of creativity this week is that I made a favicon and (hopefully) succeeded in adding it to the site.  You should be able to see it on the little browser tab, it's the little 'LD' logo.  I am lucky to have access to the Create forum  which told me everything I needed to know to create the file and add it to the Dragonfly website.  Thanks guys!!

Right....am going to admit to being sad and tell you I am heading off to watch X Factor.  I know, I know but a bit of trashy TV is just what you need on an Autumn evening.  Don't forget to head over to Handmade Monday to see what everyone else is up to.

Bye for now

S x

 

21.54pm Post Script.... X Factor is totally rubbish!!  I'd love to say I won't be watching again, but I can honestly say I'll probably be sat here next week whinging about it being a 'fix'  ;) xx

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  1. Take care when lining the tin. Fit the greaseproof into the corners carefully for a good shape.

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  2. that cake looks yum! Christmas cake has to be one of the most fun cakes to make :) well done on your bracelet sale too! x p.s. i watch X factor too...

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  3. MMM yummy. I'm not a cake maker but I'm going to check out your Delia link. I've never watched X.F :) Jan x

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  4. Love the Christmas cake-you can always rely on Delia! beautiful bracelet too.

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  5. "Auntie Delia" (as she's known here!)is a great help in our house too. Love her Christmas pud recipe too - I make both with gluten free and they work a treat.

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  6. The cake looks yummy. I feed mine on a weekly basis too, makes a big difference. Mum always used to bake ours at half-term week so am waiting until then before i do ours.

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  7. Oh, yum - I can smell it from here. Such a gorgeous pong. Well done with your sale - it is a beautiful bracelet so not surprising it went quickly.

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  8. I love Delia's cake and most of her other Xmas recipes, so easy and delicious, now step away from the cake tin not long to wait until you can dive in. Well done on your braclet sale think this one is perfect with a lbd

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  9. I need to do my cake! Yours looks yummy!

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  10. I'm with you with Delia's recipe - works every time. By the time Christmas comes that cake is going to have half a bottle in it!! Where do you live?;)

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  11. The cake does look lovely! Good news on the jewellery fron too!

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  12. Yum, I can smell your cake from here! Glad that all your jewellery is selling so well.

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