Welcome 2013

Welcoming the New Year peacefully at home with cats and boyfriend, although the plans for the starting year are exciting and challenging ๐Ÿ™‚

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Mudcake which I wont be making again…

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The cats seem to be interested and not scared of the fireworks. Happy New Year 2013!

What have I done…

…So what did I do for Christmas presents this year ๐Ÿ™‚keksitjakissa

Sesam- and sesam-coconut-cookies to my collegues at work. The recipe is Japanese, but the coconut version my own mix ๐Ÿ™‚ The recipe makes about 50.

3/4 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 1/4 cups sifted flour

1 tsp salt

3/4 roasted sesame seeds

Mix together butter, sugar and egg. Mix in remaining ingredients. Place rounded teaspoonfulls on buttered cookie sheet. Bake 4-5 mins at 180 degrees of Celsius.

For the coconut version I mix for the half of the dough 1/4 dl coconut flakes.

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I made this lavender-olive oil soap with my mother for gifts to friends and family.

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Date cakes for Christmas sales.

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Tube scarf and a beanie for a boyfriends niece. The pattern is sort of a spiral type, see the graph above. It’s very easy to make and fun too!

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Tube scarf for my sister, lace and jersey.

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Pin cushion and pouch for knitting needles. The cat inspects the quality.

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Himmeli for my mother-in-law. It’s traditional Finnish decoration for Christmas and made out of straw. Good tutorial with pictures can be foundย here.