Measure all the dry ingredients together except the sugar into a clean bowl, then rub in the margarine to form fine breadcrumbs........
...stir in the sugar and then the golden syrup which has been warmed....
Stir all the ingredient together to form a pliable dough (add more flour if needs be)
Allow to cool then roll out the dough to an even thickness on a well floured surface.
Using various glasses cut circles out and press a smaller glass to create the ridge of the button, don't forget to punch two holes in the centre of each one!
Lay on a floured baking tray and cook in a hot oven till crisp and golden.....
....once cooler choose a pretty fine ribbon to thread a handful of the cookies and secure in place by tying into a bow.
I really struggled which colour to use of Jane Means ribbon collection but ended up with this gorgeous Narrow Stitched ribbon which was 7mm perfect to go through the holes and the Sage colour was perfect.
I love the fact that this gift will have two uses, first being a unique edible gift for a friend who can only eat gluten free food and is really missing biscuits and pastries, secondly I know that she will make great use of the ribbons afterwards.
All that was left to do was to simply wrap in tissue paper and finish off with the same ribbon but in this delicious Raspberry colour!
*This blog post is for the Jane Means Ribbon Blogging Team which I belong to and the ribbons are of my own choice
Just before Christmas I was very busy needle felting, creating unique commissions for some clients.
I really loved the unusual choices which took me away from the usual dog commissions (which I really love making!)
My favourite was between this gorgeous lion which I really wanted to keep and the chimpanzee which strangely made me look at the form of my own body for reference...yes, we are not that different...apart from all the hair.... (she shays, checking herself in the mirror!)
This has given me a few ideas and I'm hoping to work on some new illustrative needle felted characters, watch this space!
So if you have any requests, please feel free to get in touch!
I have also set up a new shop just for my needle felting items, which can be found at the top of the page so please take a look.
January may be cold and grey but it also holds such beauty in its decay, nature can be amazing with such small details we so often fail to see when rushing about in our important busy lives.
So taking a flask of tea and soup up the allotment, we felt smug and spoilt with our little slice of heaven.
My new nephew was introduced to allotment life, snoozing in his pram with the Winter sun warming his nest. We listened to Mr Robin thanking us for the fresh earth exposed as we built a huge compost bin.