Monday, December 14, 2009

on my desk monday

Remember those peppermint trees?



I used them for my the labels of my homemade holiday gifts! This year my schedule has not allowed for as many of the fun crafts I like to do, but I was able to squeeze in some time for a little holiday fun.

But instead of cookies, like years past, I made peppermint bark! It was great fun and thanks to A Baker's Field Guide to Candy I learned how to temper chocolate. Plus, I got to make these cute little packages (I'm so proud):

10 comments:

Tarie said...

Really cute, Grace!!!

journeyaround said...

That's adorable. My daughters loved meeting you on Saturday- yours was their favorite booth! Thank you!

Linda said...

I plan to make the bark with my grands when they come next week. They love to "cruch" and of course they love chocolate.
Thanks for the label - that will be a hit, too.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Dear Grace, I have always assumed you were the Grace Lin who was part of the Maud Hart Lovelace discussion list, some time ago, but I now think this may be another Grace Lin. Could you please let me know about this in a comment. Thank you.

Grace Lin said...

Thanks, all!

Martha, it was fun meeting you & your daughters. I really enjoyed the card
Bevin made me.

Linda--hope the bark turns out well!

Kristi--No, I wasn't on the Maud Hart Lovelace list, but where do I sign up? I love the Betsy-Tacy books! I was just rereading "Betsy-Tacy Go Downtown" the other day!

yamster said...

Yum! Very cute packaging!

swim32 said...

OMG! I made peppermint Bark for my girlies @ school, and they loved the sticker! I told them how awsome Grace Lin was and they thought the label was a hit! Thanks Grace! I had fun seein you at ur book signing!

Jan J. said...

These labels are such a cute idea! Thanks for the great idea for making peppermint bark and the free label in the newsletter! This is just what we needed for some last-minute gifts and the label will make it especially cute!

Grace Lin said...

Thanks! So glad you are going to use the label, wasn't sure if people were. Now that I know people will, I'll try to offer things like that more often!

Christina E. Rodriguez said...

Those are so cute! Kudos to your baking and candy-making skills. If only I were so talented!

I make homemade liqueur to give as holiday gifts. Last year, my husband and I collaborated on a label (http://christinaerodriguez.blogspot.com/2008/12/homemade-goods.html), but this year I made little clay charms to attach to the bottles.