Monday, December 15, 2008

my crafty christmas

This holiday season I have given into my inner Martha. Usually, I only do one of the holiday activities that I dream of in my head, but this year I have done almost all of them. This year I made teacup candles:

I don't know why, but I am so proud of them. Every since my friend Libby's tea party, I've been visiting thrift stores and antique shops and collecting pretty teacups, it was fun to do something with them. I gave each teacup candle to my blue rose girl friends (which is why they are blue candles).

And (for those of you that get my newsletter know), I also made Christmas cookies with special labels for the tin. Here is the label:

and here are the COOKIES:

This year I used Martha Stewart's honey gingerbread recipe which was quite good but more of a milder, sweet taste. Next year I think I will do more of a spicy gingerbread, have to do some experimenting.

The other culinary activity, which was a first, was the creation was truffles and fudge:

I put candied ginger in the truffles. The cookies and truffles I gave(as well as books) to friends and family...not really out of generosity but more out of self-preservation. If left to my own devices I would have eaten everything and given myself an extra 5 pounds for Christmas.


Libby Koponen said...

Grace! Thank you! I love my blue tea cup candle. I'm going to light on the Solstice.

Your cookies are works of art.


alvina said...

The cookies are delicious! The truffles are divine. Everyone in the office are enjoying them. THANK YOU!!!

Jenny said...

Libby is right, those cookies are works of art! Thank you for sharing the pics - we are sorely lacking on Christmas cookies here.

Anna Alter said...

I love my tea cup candle too, I am so impressed by your all your holiday crafting!

Dale Rogers said...

wow The tea cup candles are so cute. I would have never thought of that. Very crafty.