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Old 10-11-2009, 09:00 AM
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For sure, I'm doing a latch-hook rug for my future MIL. Other than that, I'm not sure. I'd like to do homemade canies for everyone. My mom did this for a few years and it was a big hit.
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Originally Posted by pkcrafty View Post
.. making small jars of red and green pepper jelly (they are in abundance at our farmers market right now) to give out to friends and neighbors. Thought they would look pretty all wrapped up in pretty celophane and curling ribbon.

YES!--- I think this would be great!
There is a wonderful booth at my local farmer's market, who sells Chipotle Mango Pepper Jelly, that is just delish! I eat it throughout the year, it's so good. I thought this year I would buy up plenty of jelly for my own gatherings, as well as, gift out at Christmas. I really commend, those who are so talented to make their own, but this is so good, I don't think I could do it that well.....nor the time it takes!
I do make various breads..pumpkin, chocolate, cherry...etc. to gift, so I thought jars of jelly would go together perfectly. It seems we think along the same line PKCrafty C.A.

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I did find a fabulous jelly recipe last year out of the Paula Deen Christmas magazine. It is a pepper jelly w/cranberries and pecans. It was REALLY good and I've got so many people requesting it this year, so guess I'll makng it this year,too.
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I'll bake a few cookies and mince pies, some shortbread maybe. I'm not really a crafty person!
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This summer I bought a hair band that was fabric, with serged edges. What makes me love it so much, it that it has the velcro dots on the side against your hair...the "hook" part of the velcro, so they grab my hair and stay in place without being a tight band around my head.

The one I bought has ribbon ties, which I found hard to tie to my size, plus the ends show....so I plan to make mine with elastic.

I love this hair band, and plan to make bunches up in plain, colorful, and holiday fabrics to give out.
An interface between the two fabrics will stiffen it some, to hold the shape.

Might make a basket with a few, and some hair product samples or something. I don't know yet.
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I'm knitting/crochet hats, more scarves, a everyone seems to want those, fingerless mitts,legwarmers for this year to give. I make up food gifts-homemade salsa,add chips,homemade strawberry jam,bread. I have made homemade soaps for different ones but not too sure I'll do that again even tho they were well received. jy
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I'm making a couple of fleece quillows. I am also hoping to make some travel-sized art kits.
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I am making:
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This year I am going to make - Jams, Chutney, Pin cushions, Aprons, Oven Gloves, Cookies, Christmas Cakes. I am not going to buy any presents everyone is getting homemade this year.

I love the sound of those spiced nuts in jars that have been mentioned - does anyone know where I can find a good recipe please??
Here is a spiced nuts recipe that I use:


1 egg white
2 tablespoons cold water
2/3 cup walnut halves
2/3 cup pecan halves
2/3 cup whole almonds
1/2 cup sugar (you can substitute Splenda for baking)
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Directions
1.Beat egg white and water until frothy. Stir nuts into mixture to coat, then drain slightly in a colander, 3-4 minutes. Mix sugar and spices in a plastic bag. Add nuts and shake to coat. Spread wet nut mixture in a single layer on a microwave-safe plate; microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes, or until mixture is bubbly. Stir.
2.Microwave another 1 1/2 minutes. Remove; stir to separate. Cool. Store in a sealed container.
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