Enter for a chance to win a signed copy of my new craft book:

Pipsqueaks - itsy-bitsy felt creations to stitch & love.

Craft the cutest, tiniest felt animals imaginable - all by hand.


Below is a cryptic crossword created by me. 

Print out the crossword, fill in the answers and return with your name, email address and postal address. 

Entries can be sent to Sally Dixon Creations, P.O. Box 16, Hope Valley, SA, 5090, Australia or

Entries close on the 31st January 2016.

All 100% correct crosswords will be placed into a draw. The winner will be chosen at random by online software and notified within 30 days. 

International entries are welcome. 

The crossword uses standard British English spelling.
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1. The promoter is: Sally Dixon Creations whose registered address is P.O. Box 16, Hope Valley, SA, 5090, Australia.

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10. No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.

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All 100% correct crosswords will be placed into a draw. The winner will be chosen at random, by online software, from all entries received and verified by Promoter and or its agents.

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♥  Makes an 18cm round cake  ♥  serves 4-6  ♥  20 Mins Prep  ♥  30 mins Cooking Time  ♥  

190 grams almond meal
115 grams soft brown sugar
115 grams raw or demerara sugar (I used CSR Logicain sugar - low GI)
1/2 tsp salt 
70 grams butter, unsalted and softened
2 small eggs (or one large egg)
130 grams Greek yogurt, plus extra to serve
1/2 heaped tsp cinnamon, ground
1/2 tsp cardamom, ground
1/2 tsp nutmeg, ground
3-4 tablespoons pistachios, shelled and unsalted

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C. 
  2. Grease and line an 18 cm spring-form tin with baking paper.
  3. Combine almond meal, brown sugar, demarara sugar and salt in a bowl. 
  4. Chop the butter into cubes and add to the almond and sugar mixture. Rub into the mixture with your fingertips until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs. 
  5. Spoon half the mixture into the prepared tin. Press down to evenly cover the base. 
  6. To the remaining mixture, add the eggs, yoghurt and spices. Beat with a stirring spoon until smooth. 
  7. Pour this mixture over the base in the tin. 
  8. Sprinkle the pistachios over the top of the cake.
  9. Bake until golden brown and just set, about 40 minutes.
  10. Cool completely before gently removing the tin. Transfer carefully to a serving plate.
  11. Serve with extra Greek yoghurt and fresh berries.