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HAPPY NEW YEAR

2011 has been a beautiful year and we can't wait to get started on 2012. So much is going to happen and we are exited about it. 
 
Today we are celebrating with family and there is going to be lots of great food. Sussi made this gorgeous tulip decoration this morning and it's going to be our centerpiece for the table. It's gonna look beautiful.
 
Thank you for all of your wonderful comments. We're so glad that you like what we do, as we are so lucky enough to be doing what we love. We hope to continue to inspire you.
 
May you all have a wonderful and Happy New Year. See you in 2012.
/Annika & Sussi
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

CHOCOLATE FACTORY

This year I bought a small Christmas present for myself, that I had been dreaming of for a while. Some of you might know that I(Annika) have a weak spot for homemade chocolate. I have a few recipes I like to use around Easter and Christmas, and I give these as presents or treats, all nicely wrapped, looking fiercely delicious :) 
 
 
Up until now, I have been quite satisfied with a more simple chocolate making approach, one where I could shape the chocolate pieces with a spoon. But this year I was craving a bit more. 
 
 
I got this idea of a chocolate with caramel filling into my head and it just wouldn't go away again. A while ago I stumbled across this delicious caramel recipe, that I was using for a cake, and I thought it would be perfect for the chocolate filling.
 
 
So for this little experiment of mine, I realized I needed to upgrade my chocolate making tools and I immediately thought of those beautiful old metal molds, you sometimes find in vintage shops. These are not necessarily easy or cheap to come by, but I was pretty lucky. I found 

 
So the week before Christmas I turned my kitchen into a small chocolate factory, testing and experimenting and it turned out beautifully. I even tested a couple of silicon molds, or actually they were ice cube trays from Ikea, and they worked very well too. 
 
 
They were pretty easy to just turn upside down and the chocolate pieces would more or less pop out. The metal molds can be a bit harder to work with, but it looks so delicious, when you get it right. 
 
 
I'm very much looking forward to be making more filled chocolate...actually thinking of permanently turning the kitchen into a chocolate factory. I mean, what else do you need besides homemade caramel filled chocolate :)
 
Have a great day!
/Annika & Sussi
 

MERRY CHRISTMAS

WISHING YOU A JOYFUL CHRISTMAS

We want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and hope that you have enjoyed our Christmas crafting during all of December. We have a lot of creative plans for 2012 and for the Precious Sister blog and we hope that you'll continue to follow us and be a part of this creative place of ours. Thank you so much for all of your sweet comments, they mean so much to us.
 
Happy Holidays to all!
/Annika & Sussi
 
 
 
 

CHRISTMAS NOIR

This year I have totally fallen in love with an elegant 'Noir' style wrapping, with textured ribbons, lace and  twine. All wrapped in brown paper, giving it a touch of yesterday.
 
I start dreaming of a snowy Christmas in the City of Love, 
walking the streets of Paris, 
hand in hand with the man of my dreams.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Merry 22. December. 
/Annika & Sussi
 
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CHRISTMAS GIFT TAGS

Christmas is all about giving...and we like to do that with style. That means a present is not just a present, it's also about how it is presented. When it comes to wrapping presents, only ones imagination sets the limit. If you are a crafty person, my guess is that you have a lot of buttons and ribbons laying around waiting for an occasion like this. But any beautifully wrapped presents needs a beautiful tag, and we have just that for you.
Here's a set of four different colored tags with individual text.
 
 
 
Download Christmas gift tags here
 
 
Merry 21. December. 
/Annika & Sussi
 
 
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PRESENT TAGS

It's nice when a gift is presented well and I especially like when you use a box with a lid. It looks so good when you open it and the present is just laying there looking up at you.
 
These tags are perfect for just that. They will secure the box lid and add a perfect touch to you wrapping. Print them out on either adhesive paper or regular paper, and glue them to the box.
 
 
 
Download present tags here
 
 
Merry 20. December. 
/Annika & Sussi
 
 
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GIFT BAG TEMPLATE

This is an awesome printable for little gifts and treats. 
The bag measures: height: 13 cm, width: 9 cm and depth: 5 cm. 
Choose from 4 different colors
 
 
Print the template and cut out along black lines. Score along white lines. Make holes as marked and assemble the bag. Secure it with glue/tape along side. Cut two pieces of string and make handles.
 
 
 
Download red goodie bag here

Download blue goodie bag here

Download brown goodie bag here

Download latte goodie bag here

Merry 19. December. 
/Annika & Sussi
 
 
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SNOWFLAKE CANDELS

At this time of year, I think candles is a necessity. It adds a warmth to these cold winter months and it looks so inviting and cozy.
In this project we have Christmas pimped a couple of glass jars and added a bit of winter wonderland to them. 
 
You'll need this:

- felt
- buttons
- glass jars
(our glass has a circumference of 27 cm)
- scissor
- needle & tread

1. Print out the following template.

2. Take a  piece of felt and pin the template (don't cut out the template) to the felt, but keep room for the extra centimeters on the sided.

3. Now cut along the template, through both paper and felt (This is to create more stability when cutting.). Add the extra bit of felt to both sides. This gives you the possibility to adjust the size a bit, if your jar isn't exactly 27 cm.

4. Measure so the felt piece sits rather tight around the glass, mark and stitch.

5. Stitch on buttons and cut any excess felt.

 
Download pattern for snowflake candles here
 
Merry 18. December. 
/Annika & Sussi
 
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CHRISTMAS PILLOW

Decorating for Christmas can include more than just ornaments and Christmas trees. Making your own pillows and throws are a great way to add some cozy winter mood. This is a cute pillow that will fit with a classic Christmas or country style, but depending on your choice of fabric, it could fit anywhere in the house.
 
 
 
 
You'll find the instructions here
 
Merry 17. December. 
/Annika & Sussi
 

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