Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Handmade Gifts

I made a few gifts myself this year- I love giving something handmade! This year for teacher gifts and for some coworkers, I made the cupcakes in a jar that have been so popular. For Quinn's teacher, I gave her one with a gift card to our local bakery. These were French Toast cupcakes with maple buttercream frosting- the same ones I just did a scrapbook page about! :) I baked them at the suggested temperature in the recipe, but left them in for a little longer. A doily and some bakers twine made wrapping these super simple!

I had plans to make this spool wreath for my mom since sometime in November. I started it and worked on it very sporadically since both kids were sick for weeks. I finally finished it about a half hour before my parents pulled in my driveway on Christmas Eve! I used scraps of fabric from the quilt my mom made my daughter for her 4th birthday. It's Basic Grey Blush from Moda. I also wrapped some of the spools in twine that matched perfectly- cappuccino, caribbean and blossom from The Twinery. I got the spools on eBay from a sweet lady that didn't charge near enough for shipping.


I'd really love to do a whole wreath with twine wrapped spools- we'll see if I can get one done for spring! :) I hope everyone is hanging out with friends and family and relaxing this week! Enjoy ringing in 2012!

14 comments:

Theresa said...

Hi!!! love that wreath. so creative. I don't know if I could stick with it long enough to complete. I'm sure your mom loved it.
Jarrod's band is playing out at the Stables this weekend and that means I have to be out and about for the new year. Will make the best of it. Have a wonderful and Happy New Year!!!! =)

Angi said...

Your creations are amazing Sarah. Love the wreath. And Big Congrats on your first publication!

Julie Ranae said...

This is a beautiful wreath and such a lovely way to showcase our baker twine....I will be sharing this with our FB readers! Lovely! Julie Ranae

Carina Lindholm said...

wooow!!!I love, love ,love that wreath!

Karen W said...

Beautiful! You did a wonderful job on it, I'm sure your Mom loved it.

shoplady said...

What a treasure! Thank you for sharing this beautiful idea! A blessed new year to you....

Carol said...

Beautiful, love it. Did you have a base (cardboard, styrofoam....) that you started to adhered the spools to? What type of glue did you use? Would love to give this a try.

Chrissy said...

Sarah, this wreath is gorgeous! I love the color and the twine spools. I really like the papers you chose too. Awesome work!

Cheryl said...

This is so amazing! That's a lot of spools! I was curious, since you used fabric, what glue did you use that you find holds the best with fabrics? Thanks for sharing!

Blossom inch said...

that is so beautiful!

NatQuebec said...

I love your wreth sooo much !

Kim said...

This wreath is gorgeous Sarah!

I gave you the Leibster blog award. Head on over to my blog for more info and to see it - http://craftypinkanchor.blogspot.com/2012/01/leibster-blog-award.html

antenucci said...

What a neat wreath and welcome to Paper Issues!

Peg said...

Omg I totally *heart* this wreath!!!
So looking forward to playing with you on the PI blog :-)

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