Monday, March 30, 2015

Our Easter Tree, Crochet Egg Baskets and the True Meaning of Easter…

Easter is such a beautiful time of celebrating and thanksgiving for the Believer… 

It is a time to remember our precious Saviour’s sacrifice on the cross and what He did for us when He willingly gave Himself up so that we might have eternal life…

He set us free – wonderfully and amazingly free from all our sin and shame!

What a blessed thought…what a privilege to know He redeemed us because He loves us so tenderly and unconditionally!

Jesus died for you, as He died for everyone – but stop a moment and ponder on this:

Jesus died for you because He loves you, and you have a special place in His heart because you are His child and in desperate need of His glorious mercy and grace…

When I look around me at the piles of chocolate bunnies, eggs and other fancy Easter treats, it saddens my heart to think of all the dear children on this earth who do not know the true meaning of Easter – to them it is merely a time for being frivolous – for having egg hunts and such…

Unfortunately, many Christian children don’t even understand the full importance of this day!

I feel it is important that we establish the reason for celebrating before we enjoy the more wordly pleasures of chocolate, etc…

I dearly love the Easter story…I always have...

To think of the pain our Lord suffered for us and what He must have gone through for our sakes humbles me and brings me to my knees!

Surely we should centre our thoughts on Him first and foremost…?

As I have written before, I still enjoy Easter for its candy coated goodies, Easter egg hunts and so on, but I choose to dwell on Jesus and all that His blood did for me above everything else…


I did promise you a little while ago I would show you what we did with our pretty decoupage eggs, and here you are!


This is the little Easter tree Nancy made for our stall at the market, and also for us to enjoy at home…

She covered a tin in book paper and added a length of lace at the top.
Then she filled the tin with sand and pebbles and placed a twig inside to create a tree…

  Look at the darling little crocheted baskets!

We then decorated the tree with these gorgeous crochet egg baskets Nancy lovingly made, and popped a decoupage egg in each one!

Afterwards she strung a length of mini crochet bunting around the branches to finish it off!

Doesn’t it look pretty?

To make your own decoupage eggs, click here for our easy to follow tutorial!

I hope you enjoy the many rich delights of Easter, dear friends!  Let us strive to keep Christ as the centre of our Easter celebrations!
Halleluiah, He is risen!

With love in Christ,

 ~ The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.  And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, heard his cry and saw how he died, he said, “Surely this man was the Son of God!”  Mark 15:38-39

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Honey and Muesli Muffins

 Whether you will be stepping out your home early tomorrow morning, or you have guests joining you for tea time, or you simply feel like whipping up something delicious in the kitchen this afternoon, I have the perfect recipe for you to try!
How about some delicious Honey and Muesli muffins…?

 These muffins are soft, moist and flavourful, and the lovely thing is that the recipe calls for very little sugar… 

And what could be nicer than a sprinkling of muesli in a muffin – it adds such a yummy flavour and texture!

Morning Honey and Muesli Muffins…

250g self-raising flour

1tsp baking powder

½ tsp ground ginger (this is entirely optional)

100g muesli

50g dried fruit of your choice, chopped

2 eggs

5tbsp melted butter

50g brown sugar

5tbsp runny honey plus extra for drizzling

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

Line a muffin tray with 12 paper cases.

Sift the flour, baking powder and ginger, if using, into a bowl.

In a separate bowl mix together the muesli and dried fruit.

Add ¾ of the muesli mix to the flour mix, setting the remainder aside.

In another bowl combine all the remaining ingredients until well combined.

Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.

Divide the mixture between 12 muffin cases and sprinkle with the remaining muesli.

Bake for 20 minutes or until golden and well risen.

Remove from the oven and drizzle a little extra runny honey over the muffins, then leave to cool on a wire rack.

Serve fresh with plenty of well brewed tea and enjoy!

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  I hope you are having an excellent weekend thus far, dear friends!  Thank you so much for stopping by today!

This week I have been happily sewing some new lovelies for Heartmade and I simply can’t wait to share a few of the completed projects with you!


“Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.” 

~ Ecclesiastes 9:10

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