We have spent today putting up the tree and getting into all of the lovely Christmas traditions. My Mum always decorated oranges with cloves to hang up in the house at Christmas, they release such a lovely festive smell and I always have to do them each year too. I followed a different recipe for mince pies this year and they were really good the pastry was a shortbread pastry and it was a really easy recipe to follow – you can find it here. This week we also received T’s fantastic stocking, it was made by a lovely lady in Arizona, her Etsy shop can be found here, the design is compeltely customisable from the pattern to the colours and is made of lovely quality Peruvian wool. The little pudding decoration was made by myself a couple of months ago when I tried out some needle-felting, it was very quick and easy to make and looks quite sweet on the tree too!