As we edge towards Winter Solstice, I feel more drawn than ever to baking, and nesting, and hibernating. This week we made some dinner buns (my first ever, I have to admit) and they were not only incredibly fun to make with my little daughter, but also very delicious. That combination is not always so easy to achieve, I’ve found.
I tried to catch some pictures, but the bowl lined with my vintage Vera tea towel was empty so quickly that I just managed to take this one.
You can head over here to find the recipe I used. We used half whole spelt flour, 2% milk, and not as much butter as she called for (though I might use a little more next time).
And then there’s this wooden reindeer – another very child-friendly activity that will yield a sweet winter creature for your nature table. Or your mantel. Or your window sill.
All you need is a little saw, some twigs of different widths, a touch of glue, and an awl to make the little holes required for the legs, neck and antlers.
I finally acquired a small stash of vintage wooden clothespins, and am looking for some young kid-friendly crafts to make using them – any suggestions?
A very special and magical winter Solstice to you.
p.s. you can still enter the giveaway for handmade felted heart pebbles and a Marimekko pillow sham cover!