First things first – found my camera lead in my knitting bag – duh – of course…

So here are a few things I made for Christmas:

Some lovely chocolate cupcakes, made using Nigellas Chocolate cherry cupcake mix, topped with chocolate frosting and a sprinkle of gold stars.

Vanilla cupcakes, a little less rich, but still very tasty.

Some wee bootees based on the saartje pattern, but with one strap. Turned out a bit strange though – I must have counted the stiches/rows wrong, they look like different sizes. Still cute though.