Tuesday, 29 November 2011


Hi everyone!  I'm really aware of the fact that I need to do a new post - not just to update you on what I have been up to......but also to tell you about the first giveaway I have won!! So I will, very shortly I promise!

But firstly I need some urgent help! At the Children's Centre I work at, we have a little stall -which we set up for different seasons, for the children to play with.  The children have a little till and we add bits like icecreams, deckchair etc in the summer and at the moment it is a garden centre.  I want to make it Christmassy and so thought I could make it into a German Market type stall.  My mum, bless her, is knitting her little fingers off making xmas puds and xmas cake but we cannot find a pattern anywhere for mince pies.................so if anybody could point us in the right direction (online) I would be most grateful!!!  

Thanks all!


  1. What a super idea!

    Hope the children enjoy it!

    I've just been to the Christmas markets in Manchester....but a long time ago, I went to the "real" German Markets with a good friend.....gluhwein is potent stuff!

    hope someone can help you with the pattern!

  2. Found this on Ravelry - tis a free download


    BTW sounds a lovely idea :)

  3. Hope you find what you are looking for, it's lovely when people like you make that extra bit of effort for the kiddies!
    In response to your comment, the hearts and home sign on the fire place were little east of india decorations that we stuck on after we had the fire surround made.
    Nattie x

  4. Hello,
    Thank you for visiting Red Rose Alley. Your blog is pretty and charming. While I was scrolling down, I noticed the red heart and candle holder. I love the color red as well. I do hope that you visit with us again, and I hope you have many special moments this holiday season.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  5. Hi, I just landed here on a blog hop and stayed to view your blog for a while. I've loved looking at all your pretty things. I hope you find a pattern for your mince pies. Tell your mum she's wonderful from me!
    Love from Mum

  6. Stopping by to wish you a very happy christmas hun :o) Scarlett x