Hellow wednesday - Christmas pudding

Don't you just LOVE wednesday's? Say hello to wednesday  "hello wednesday" It's all downhill from now on to the weekend - yippee!!!

One of the most talked about items on our stand last week in Exeter were the ribbon cupcakes.  Everyone loved them and eagerly made a collection of ribbons for their own batch of cupcakes.  Our stand was opposite the stand that sold the polystyrene balls, a perfect combo! 

"What about a Christmas Pudding?" - ummmm someone had already mentioned that.  So on Sunday morning I went looking for a Christmas pudding ball.......

The ball I used was larger then the ones for the cupcakes, about 10cm.  I covered it with 10mm grosgrain, in black here, when I make another pudding, I am going to change this to the dark chocolate as I think the black is....well....too black for a pudding!!  The dark chocolate ribbon is here.

All the raw ends of ribbon are hidden underneath the white sauce topping.  The sauce topping is made by pinning white buttons to the surface with white glass head pins.  I used the buttons from our "Ice" button box here.  I had loads of buttons left for another christmas pudding.

The three holly leaves are just oblongs of ribbon folded into triangles and sewn.  They are the same as for the poinsettias i made last year, full instructions are here. (WOW that brought back some memories trying to locate the link.  How on earth am I going to find another 24 Christmas ideas for this year - yikes!)  The berries I had in my stash and I would have thought they came from Hobbycrafts.

I hope you like my version of the traditional Christmas pudding, I plan on hanging it up, so will attach a ribbon.

Have you got your copy of Crafts Beautiful this month? "Why?" I hear you ask. Well, on page 71 you could win £50 of our wonderful ribbon.  That's right we are giving away £50 of our EXCLUSIVE ribbons. You can not miss the articile it has this picture on it.

I have one of my pictures in Crafts Beautiful - wooo hooo!!  Well two if you include the small New England card I made.  That's it I am famous!!!!!!

Have you checked out our Challenge blog recently?  I was without wifi for most of the weekend and I could not believe it when I got back on Sunday evening.  The current challenge "Anything Goes" has had 365 entries........amazing...............you still have 9 hours to get your entry in, closes at 6pm GMT tonight.  A NEW Challenge will start tomorrow at 8.30am GMT.

365 entries for our second challenge, yes it is still only our second challenge, awesome.  Go on, put an entry in, could we make 400 with 9 hours to go?

Have a great day, they have promised us a heat wave.we will see!

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