Gone Elvin'



El-vin/g: (verb) Not uncommon behaviour surfacing this time of year in which people spend a considerable amount of their time putting together parcels of homemade goodness for others. 

Happy elving out there! I'm looking forward to catching up on your blogs over the coming days..


**P.S. There were a few questions/comments in my last post about the homemade pectin stock I was using in homemade jam. The pectin stock was made the first time here following these directions from Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial. We wouldn't be without it. **

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  1. They all look so good! I'd sworn off labels but I'm going to have to reconsider- yours look beautiful Christine. Lucky people all receiving your goodies this year.
    Happy Elvin'!

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  2. loving my elf gifts, thankyou so much Christine, they all look so professional, you could open a shop!

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  3. LOVE this...had never heard the expression "elving." soo gonna have to remember that! ;)

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  4. I made my first jam a couple of days ago. I now call it Strawberry Syrup. That pectin thing is a good idea!

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  5. They look beautiful Christine, lucky recipients!

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  6. Wow! Gorgeous! Those presents look fantastic, what a great job!

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  7. everything looks so beautiful christine..i'm envious of the lucky recipients..

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  8. I;m sure the contents are superb, but the presentation is great. Makes all the difference...lucky receivers!

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  9. So beautiful!!!!!! Gorgeous presentation - so professional and so thoughtful - what lucky people to receive those handmade lovelies :)

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  10. Brydie, the labels were printed out of necessity - my handwriting is atrocious!

    Thanks dixiebelle and Kirsty!

    It's a funny one, isn't it Dmarie!

    Yep, Frogdancer, syrup is a place I have been at several times! It's ok to tip it all back in the pot and add some pectin to re-boil it. Quite ok!

    Thankyou, Sonya, Linda and Jane, you're very kind.

    Wrapping is always my favourite part, Alison. I don't know why!

    Aww, you are too sweet, Sherri, thankyou. xx

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  11. Ooooooh, it all looks gorgeous. Love the soaps and the marmalade!:-)

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  12. What wonderful presentation. I love the name of the 'sunshine' soap.Do you have a special soap mould for those soaps ?
    Thanks for all your blogging this year, I have thoroughly enjoyed your posts and all your inspiring ideas.
    Merry Christmas, Kimxxx

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  13. Happy Elving, and thanks for the linky, Christine! Everything looks wonderful! Have a wonderful Christmas! xx

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  14. Thanks, Faeryfay, you are too kind :)

    No, no soap mould, Kim. Just an old plastic container that I line with plastic wrap. It sets the soap in a big brick, which is then cut up after it has set. Merry Christmas to you too, you know how much I've enjoyed reading your blog. ;) xx

    Likewise, Celia. I hope you have a wonderful day with good food, good company and laughter. xx

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Hi there, so nice of you to stop by! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, I love hearing what you are up to. Christine x

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