February Fun 2023 and St Valentines Giveaway ❤️
FEBRUARY FUN 2023 AND ST
February is always associated with St Valentine, love, hearts and flowers. 💗🌸 We have unique cards for Valentines in store as well as sweet little gifts such as pewter elephant, dachshund and hare ring holders,
We absolutely love the Konplott Zum Zum jewellery because it's bringing a blast of brights to winter days - take a look here.
Our hot pink chalcedony silver pendant is another bright which is so pretty and cheery.
We are so excited to announce that here at Raft HQ we are giving away a lovely prize running from February 1st and to be drawn at random on 14th February at 12 o'clock and the winner's name will be posted on FB and Instagram
❤️ Joya cosy cuff house socks in red with a stitched cuff and cream hearts around the ankle❤️
🧡 A gold plated elasticated bracelet with a gold plated
To enter the giveaway from Feb 1st go to either Facebook: Raft Clothing Company and click on the giveaway post and follow the instructions or
Instagram: raft_clothing and follow the instructions
Known as the month of change, February is the shortest month but it is the border between winter and spring. Time to get thinking about the change in season and new additions to brighten your wardrobe such as the new fringe edged jumper.
We love the new cashmere knit colours in blues but so many new colours have arrived we are spoilt for choice.
The new curved hem cashmere mix jumpers are sure to be a hit and in 5 colours - which to choose?
The birthstone for February is the Amethyst a purple through to lilac quartz stone.
It's properties are peace, calm and protection against negative energy. We have lovely amethyst jewellery which is set in solid silver and perfect for a February birthday present or for you - just because. See these lovely examples below:
Cabochon teardrop amethyst pendant with solid silver surround.
Silver Amethyst rope stud earrings
Solid silver mini teardrop reverse amethyst earrings
Cold wintery days sometimes mean we need a mood boost:
Wrap up and get out into the fresh air for walks
Call an old friend to catch up
Wear something colourful
Have a warm relaxing bath with a candle
Bake a cake (see the red velvet cupcakes below)
Violets and primroses will soon be out and the birds thinking about feathering their nests. See this cute little bird bath soap dish now available in store.
There is so much to look forward - clean sweeps and spring cleaning our homes and wardrobes. Being outside more, feeling fitter and even more to get on with if you have a garden. The Thought Tammie gardening socks are cute cosy and comfy and also GOTS (global organic textile standard cotton).
Here are some easy recipes for winter days:
Red Velvet cupcakes
Recipe for 12 cupcakes
Oven 169 fan or Gas 4
12 hole muffin tin with paper cases
150g caster sugar
125g self raising flour
25g cocoa powder
2 tbsp milk
10ml red food colouring
Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix to a batter - spoon into muffin cases and cook 20-25 mins. Cool
50g softened butter
200g cream cheese
300g icing sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Mix all the frosting ingredients together and decorate the cakes with a teaspoon or piping bag
Slip on your Joya fluffy heart house socks, get the fire crackling, snuggle down with a good book and enjoy with a big mug of something warming!
Comfort food is still a tonic for the cold days and Kate's fabulous Beef Massamam Curry is a hot favourite and a perfect batch cook too.
Recipe for 4 servings
500g diced beef
2 tbsp curry paste (any one you like)
2 tsp olive oil
400g tin reduced fat coconut milk
300g new potatoes
150ml beef stock
Salt, pepper, red chilli sliced (or more if you like it hot hot hot).
Fry the beef in oil until brown, add the curry paste and fry a few minutes more. Add the coconut milk, half a tin of water, new potatoes and the stock. Simmer with a lid on for 90 minutes. Adding green beans for five minutes at the end is a great addition. Top with fresh chilli. Serve with rice or naan bread.
Turn up the heat from within! 🌶️
Wishing you a hot and spicy February from all of us here at Raft Clothing Company.