We are delighted to have been asked to take part in a Christmas stocking making project being run by Turtle Mat. They provided us with a lovely box of craft goodies and asked us to come up with our own fabulous design.
When we sat down to brainstorm some ideas, the kids made it very clear that they didn't want to see their current stockings replaced - they assured me that it was not anything to do with them being ridiculously large, but only because they were made by my late mum (they do know how to play me!).
The kids are always disappointed that we don't get the pets any presents for Christmas, so we decided we would make a stocking for our lovely Labrador Sophie.
Once our stocking was finished it was time to fill it. We decided we would make some lovely homemade dog biscuits to stuff inside. We combined 3 cups uncooked Oats (which we ground in our spice mill) 2 ripe mashed bananas and 1 cup peanut butter into a biscuit dough, rolled it out and cut out bone shapes. W wanted our biscuits to be nice and crunchy so we gave them 10 mins at about 180 C and then reduced the heat down to about 130 C and gave them another 30 minutes.
Thank you to Turtle Mat for asking us to take part in their Christmas challenge, we had lots of fun designing and making our stocking and Sophie is delighted to finally have one of her own - she seems determined not to take her eyes off it!