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Eastside Flea Holiday Market November 14th…

4 Nov

chu chu the urbanpocketknife

Things are coming along nicely and I had a chance to take some promotional photos of my wares.  The November 14th Eastside Flea Holiday Market is coming up fast and I still have a lot of little tasks to finish but I’m starting to get very excited!

I love making these holiday cards and watching the piles grow as I finish each set!  There’s something quite gratifying about embossing paper by hand and creating these little art cards.

Anyone who knows me, knows I’m a little obsessed with preserves.  I’ve taken my favourite recipes and made small batches to sell at these holiday markets!  They are all organic made with local ingredients and packed full of flavour explosion!  This year I’ll be featuring dill garlic pickles, peach earl grey tea jam, red pepper jelly, apple chutney and coronation grape jam.

Come see my face at the Eastside Flea!
The Wise Hall
1882 Adanac St.
Commercial Drive


eastside flea november 14th

26 Sep


It’s happening…I’m finally taking the plunge and selling at the Eastside Flea this November!  Come see me on Saturday, November 14th from 10am-4pm and take a gander at my local preserves and handmade cards at this holiday market!


I’ll be selling a variety of holiday designs, each card is hand cut, hand embossed, hand stamped and hand coloured.  They are shall we say…handsy?!?!


And of course a few preserves, I’ve got organic garlic pickles and organic red pepper jelly on the roster with a few others that will be added to the mix.


Along with the holiday cards, I’ll be featuring a few birthday and blank cards that are just as adorbs and vintagey as the rest of the lot.  I’m really excited to participate in this market and hope to see you all there!

mint chocolate snowflake cookies are divine…

22 Dec

mint cookies urbanpocketknife

Moist chocolate mint cookies with a pretty mint icing on top!  Who could say no to these cookies at Christmas?  I’ve made several batches of these guys this holiday season and they’re quite addictive and double as great small gifts.  Although the recipe was intended to be wafer like, I made them a bit thicker to give it a texture closer to a brownie.

I’ve gotten the hang of icing and my kitchen turns into a factory whenever I’m making rolled cookies.  These cookies made it to the cookie swap I was a part of and they turned out pretty darn cute!

Here’s the recipe!

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christmas ninja cookies?!?!?!? yes please!

16 Dec

ninja cookie urbanpocketknife

I couldn’t resist buying these three ninja cookie cutters when I saw them…ninja cookies are festive right?  For Christmas this year, I decided to make them Christmasy by making them red, green and white, throw in some ninja stars and we’re all set!

The ninja stars are actually made with my snowflake cutter with a circle cut out of the middle.  I took a Martha Stewart sugar cookie recipe and added some ginger, lemon juice and finely chopped dried pineapple.

ninja cookie urbanpocketknife

With the help of some good quality gel food colouring, I was able to get some pretty vibrant colours with just a few drops.

ninja cookie urbanpocketknife

I certainly haven’t mastered the art of icing yet, I’m super slow at it and takes me almost a whole day to get an entire batch done!

ninja cookie urbanpocketknife

Even though it took forever, I was smiling the whole time since these little guys are so darn amusing.  Who can say no to a ninja cookie?  Hiya!