If you're anything like me this time of year becomes a blur of Christmas crafting around all the seasonal events. Last Saturday, the family was invited to a casual Christmas get together. We were all asked to bring a finger food so I of course got busy baking. Well, baking and candymaking.
I put together a tin of some of my favorite sweets to share.
These are Oreo truffles, peanut butter chocolate chip balls, and a copycat recipe of Christie Cookies famous oatmeal raisin cookies.
But of course I couldn't just leave it at that. I just had to have a hostess gift too. So did I run out to W---- in order to pick up a random gift. Of course not! That's not what a over ambitious crafter does for a gift, now is it?
Instead I dug into my stash of cotton yarn and knit a couple of my new favorite quick knits.
The dishcloth is vortex. It looks so intricate. When I finished and showed it to a friend, her response was, "It looks like a knitted quilt!!!!!" I couldn't agree more.
The scrubbies are tribbles. Such an easy knit and instant gratification too. I'm working on more of these for gifts throughout the Christmas season.
I also included a loaf of my cranberry nut bread and a jar of cranberry relish.
I took all these homemade treasures and placed them in a basket that I had picked up at the dollar store.
I was pleased with the results.
Now after this time of procrastination by blogging I must return to my regularly scheduled Christmas crafting bonanza.
But before I leave I feel the need to give you a glimpse at my oldest daughter's reaction to a Christmas gift from a friend.
Have a very Merry Christmas! And remember to take time to enjoy the little things this Christmas season!