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A Handmade Christmas

Tuesday December 27th, 2011, 3 years, 2 months and 3 days ago

Did you have a good Christmas? My aim was to have a relaxing, stress-free time, but it never quite happens that way does it? The last few days before Christmas were a flurry of making & baking. We decided to make each other presents this year – here are a few pics of the things I made. I wanted to make things I don’t normally do & I used vintage graphics instead of my own artwork – I wanted to give everyone something they wouldn’t be expecting from me. Despite the last minute rush, I really had a lot of fun making fudge, shortbreads, soy candles, compact mirrors, lip balms & potpourri sachets. It wasn’t so much fun making chocolate truffles…they turned out a little lumpy & I somehow managed to get chocolate everywhere. I received some beautiful gifts in return. My sister Cass & her boyfriend Dave planted me a herb garden & made delicious walnut shortbreads, & my best friend Mark & his fiancé Stevie made gift boxes of bath & beauty products with the most gorgeous packaging.

I hope you had a chance to catch up with the people you love & had a wonderful time! I’m looking forward to doing nothing for the rest of today…maybe some reading & DVD watching, & a sandwich made from leftover glazed seitan roast with cashew lemon & thyme stuffing. Yum!

3 Responses to A Handmade Christmas

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  1. Mark says:

    I had a lot of fun making stuff for Christmas and even more fun receiving things. Your box of fun looks fantastic!

    Reply to Mark Dec 28th 2011, 3 yrs and 2 mths ago
  2. Tina “The Book Lady” says: familyliteracy2.blogspot.com

    Your christmas cards are so cute. I found you from your comment to my post on packaging on Etsy. Thanks for your help. I’m really leaning toward the vacuum sealed packages someone posted – but I like your bags too. Thanks again!

    Tina ‘the book lady’
    Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/thebooklady/
    (lets link up!)

    Reply to Tina "The Book Lady" Apr 26th 2012, 2 yrs and 10 mths ago

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