I asked her if she had done the sewing herself but she had bought it in Townsville, a city on the East coast of Australia. She was happy for me to take a photo and I am sure that it will give a lot of readers some good ideas about prettying up their Woolies hessian bag if they have one. I believe hessian is called burlap in the US. Doesn't it look great?
The new baby hasn't arrived and my daughter wanted to mix up--- a variety of Christmas sweets to give away so made some Coconut Ice, Chocolate Balls and Apricot Balls. She has been inspired by Annabel from 'The Bluebirds are Nesting' and, if I was really clever with using this Blogsy App I would learn how to link to Annabel's lovely blog but the link is in my blogroll so head over there and take a look if you haven't visited there before. She recently made and beautifully packaged some Apricot Balls so we used her simple recipe. The recipe for the Chocolate Balls are on Kim McCosker's '4 Ingredients' website which will come up in a Google search as her books and videos are hugely popular.Apricot Balls
1 440g can Condensed Milk
500g chopped apricots
1 cup fine dessicated coconut
More coconut for rolling mixture in.
Combine all ingredients, roll into balls then roll in extra coconut. Enjoy!
The only problem is trying not to eat these sweet delights before they are given away as Christmas gifts.