{Make} Winter

So, when I was brain-storming for a couple of neat projects for the Winter edition of Make, I thought of what my perfect winter afternoon would entail.  My thoughts first went to cuddling up with my girls in a cozy spot of our home with a good book and some hot chocolate.  So here’s a recipe for a very yummy and creamy hot chocolate.  I’ve also got a tutorial for making a pretty little bookmark.

Yummy Hot Chocolate

I’ve included the recipe for the hot chocolate below.  It’s super rich and creamy, so a little goes a long way.  When we made it I used a combination of milk and dark chocolate, but you can use whichever chocolate is your favourite.

I think the girls had more fun making it then drinking it:

Lovely Little Bookmarks

These bookmarks are so easy and something fun for older littlies to do.  I started with a piece of ribbon for inspiration.  My ribbon is from Sasha at the Gilded Bee.  She has the most amazing collection of crafty supplies and the parcels she sends are a delight to receive.

Once you have your ribbon (18cm), pick 3 pieces of contrasting felt, and a button (or two) to accessorize.  You’ll want to cut one rectangle of felt (5 x 15cm) and 3 circles of felt (6cm, 4cm and 3cm in diameter).  Assemble as above and sew together with embroidery thread.  Trim the ribbon so it just overlaps the felt and use a hot glue gun to fasten the ribbon down.

Does that make sense?  I hope so.  I didn’t realise how difficult it can be to write a tutorial and make sense!!

So, tell me, do you have any fun crafts you’d like to make with your little ones this winter?





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2 Responses to “{Make} Winter”

  1. June 14, 2011 at 3:12 pm, Brandy said:

    Ha, okay, it’s swelteringly hot over on my side of the world but your post definitely made me want some hot cocoa!

    I loved your pictures, too! Your girls are adorable! :) Happy winter!


    • June 14, 2011 at 10:55 pm, Hana said:

      Oh thanks Brandy! Honestly, a sweltering summer sounds pretty good right now – we are knee-deep in winter coughs and colds this week. Hoping you are enjoying days at the beach and chocolate ice cream instead! H xo


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