gifting

It’s the gifting time of year, and no matter how many items I check off the gift list, I never feel right until I include something home-made in the mix.

Over the years, I have made and given:

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Ginger Lime Syrup for making home made Ginger Ale – also delicious in tea and apple dishes

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A beach bag with a hand made pouch

 

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Home made bird suet

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A refillable burlap bird feeder

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It was popular with the recipients as well as with the birds.

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Regifting wine bags

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And various gifts for my chicken lover friends –

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And my cat lover friends

I hope someone will get some ideas for making some hand made gifts of their own. Let me know if you have any questions about any of these. Happy Gifting!

 

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Happy Holidays

One of the great things about having adult children is the people they bring into our lives. After a while the friends and boyfriends and girlfriends start walking in without knocking. The dog knows them and stays on the sofa and wags her tail. (Instead of going ballistic like she would if a stranger came into the house.)DSC_0009

I decided this year that my daughter’s boyfriend and son’s girlfriend needed their own homemade stockings. An official welcome to the family.

Enjoy your holidays, everyone.