A couple of years ago Proeun and I realized that as our number of children grew so did the amount of accumluation acquired at Christmas. Between my side of the family and Proeun’s 5 siblings it was getting crazy. So we decided to draw names for Proeun’s side of the family and my side its all about handmade. Here are some gifts going out.
The table runner is the “Kid Art Table Runner” from Handmade Home with one adjustment. We have a laser print and all the iron on transfer paper I found was for inkjet. So we got some fabric markers and embroidery hoops and voila, kid art beauty. That is what we are doing
Here. We made a table runner for my grandma and great-grandma.
Then we have the felted leave coasters for my sister and her new house.
Next we have Shea Butter Brown Sugar Scrub with tangerine and grapefruit essential oil. I learned how to make this treat at one of Erin Piorer’s (herbalist) classes. The girl’s and I had a great time making this but at first I had a hard time convincing them it wasn’t food since it looked and smelled so yummy. I made a double batch so that went out to all my ladies.
Finally the smokehouse almonds.
1 tsp salt
1 tsp liquid smoke
2 tbsp water
4 cups raw whole almonds
Disolve salt in water and liquid smoke. Pour over almonds and stir well. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Place almonds on cookie sheet in one layer and bake for 2 hours.
Now with Christmas over we can really work on our move. The count down has begun. So I will be away from here for awhile. I will be back soon with pictures of our new place.