Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wrapping Up

So, I took another little hiatus this fall...
I feel like October, November & December just flew by.

We've been busy around here with projects (as usual).  I'll be posting lots of follow-ups next year.

The first thing I want to follow-up on is the Homemade Vanilla Extract I made back in October.

My plan was to give this to my daughter's teachers & a few other special people for the holidays. it is!

As of January 1, 2013, it will be aged 3 months.  Not only is it this beautiful dark, amber color, but it tastes amazing!

For the labels, I simply printed my design on some lightweight, bleached muslin and used spray adhesive to glue to the bottle.  (I'll give a tutorial on 'how to print on fabric' soon!)

Honestly, when I thought about giving this as gifts, I hadn't quite figured out HOW I was going to give it.  Then, literally, as I was chatting with a friend about this (the night before I needed to give the first of the gifts), I decided to do this:

I grabbed some cute green aprons ($10), LeCreuset mixing bowls ($15...I grabbed one of these for myself, too!),  and a little rubber spatula ($2) at Home Goods.  A little bag of Godiva caramels ($3) and found these adorable recipe cards (FREE).

available here

I'm pretty pleased with how they turned out.  Not the typical gift card, but definitely useful.  Teachers out there...what do you think?

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