The last few Christmases I spent more money at Michael’s craft store than I care to admit. Normally I’m not the “crafty” type. I don’t typically strive to make things generically cute, and I never scrapbook. I have nothing against scrapbookers; I just don’t cut things well–very bad with scissors.
But at Christmas a change comes over me and I get the urge to create adorableness and give it as gifts. Last year I wrote about this same phenomenon. I said how growing up we had a refrigerator magnet that read, “Martha Stewart doesn’t live here,” but judging by my Christmas crafts I didn’t deserve the magnet anymore.
I channeled my inner Martha, and it looks like this year will be similar.
Add to this that this year, working for Edible Nashville, I am exposed to so many nifty ideas for food gifts to give that it is difficult to set boundaries. Here is a list of five fantabulous new challenges I plan to undertake:
- Sugared Cranberries from Love and Olive Oil
- Homemade Bourbon Marshmallows from For the Love of the South
- Passionfruit Caramels/Gingerbread Caramels, Love and Olive Oil
- Rhubarb Simple Syrup(Assuming I can find rhubarb in December)
- Goozy’s Chocolate Decadence Cookie