I had fun with Christmas gifts this year. Some were just mundane, like a book for my brother-in-law, grilling accessories for my in-laws, gift cards for my sister and her husband because they have to travel home, and computer speakers for my dad. But for my mom and other friends, I got to be a little more creative. And as always, I churned out a load of Amish Friendship Bread!
This year I decided to try my hand at making homemade vanilla extract. I used two types of vodka: one organic and the other potato vodka (for gluten free). I purchased the Avery labels from Amazon.
For my best friend, in addition to some homemade vanilla, I got my mom’s help to make a scarf that was inspired by the one in this post. I found lace curtains at Goodwill and the scarves (I made two and decided to keep the color she didn’t want) at Target. The fabric of the scarves I chose was scrunched, so sewing the curtain lace on proved a little more difficult, but in the end they turned out super cute. The one I gave her was a lime green, so I kept the black one.
And speaking of sewing, my mom got me this for Christmas:
I don’t know how involved I will get in sewing, but just being able to hem or mend seams and make simple things like curtain panels or pillow covers on my own will be nice.