Monday, November 17, 2014

#iMake Monday

The Christmas holidays are practically at our doorsteps and it's now time to start working on our gift giving.  For the most part, we try to gift homemade during this special season. I believe gifting homemade during these holidays shows how much you care for that person; that you're willing to put in effort to make that person happy. 

A benefit of gifting homemade is helping to keep the expenses in check during this frenetic season.  On a personal, more selfish note, I love the satisfaction I feel when I make things that look pretty and taste good.

Yesterday, I made the first trial batch of the Hot Chocolate spoons we plan to give away this year.  I am using the recipe from Giver's Log.




These turned out great and I am very happy with the result.  Now I need to work on the packaging and my production schedule.

Currently on my knitting needles is the Lis slouchy beanie, which is our gift to my sister, Nicki, who lives in Vancouver.  It doesn't get as cold there as it does here, but I'm pretty sure she'd enjoy the warmth during the cool evenings.


In this picture, I'm about 60% done.

My brother, who will be celebrating his 30th while visiting my sister for Christmas, is also getting a hat to keep him warm.  I still have to find the right pattern for him.

I am secretly jealous that they will be together during this holiday.  I wish they were celebrating here with me. 

7 comments:

  1. Those spoons look cool. What kind are they? Are they reusable so they can keep the spoon after making the hot chocolate? I love to give homemade gifts.

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    1. Hi Jessica! Those are birch wooden spoons. They can be re-used after, plus they can go into the compost bin too.

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  2. I believe that gifting homemade means you are far more talented than I, and can thus make gifts that people actually want to receive.

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  3. Looking good Mokie! Lovin it already ;)

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Thank you so much for your kind comments.