antique thread holder for my mother-in-law...
metal bucket for my brother--great for camping, i thought. on christmas day it was called to my attention that the bucket probably should have had a lid. hey--secondhand isn't always perfect, right? he also got a secondhand american apparel track jacket.
vintage beer glass for my dad. he's not especially into cars, but does enjoy interesting pint glasses. how could i resist something with "hudson" on it? that's right, i couldn't!
handmade initial necklaces for my friends and future sister-in-law...
the necklaces, wrapped and ready-to-go in small bags crafted from thrifted sheets...
she also got a like-new robe (pink flamingos!) and hooded towel, secondhand finger puppets, and a plethora of crocheted food...
but hot chocolate on a stick is still a very fun project. and it yields truly yummy & thick homemade hot cocoa which is loads better than your average store-bought mix. i won't say the recipe is entirely easy--out of 5 batches i made, 3 had to be scrapped. steam from my double-boiler setup kept getting water into the chocolate, which causes it to seize. and once the chocolate/sugar mixture is ready for piping, you've got to work quickly. "working quickly" and "cooking with a toddler" are two phrases that don't really fit well together, in my experience. but we sure had fun. a word of warning: sugar highs = a downright guarantee!
did i mention the stick part is great practice in fine motor skills? and that the stick actually doubles as a really great spoon? :)
the monkey diapers are too cute! most of our stash is filled with one size diapers. i would love some that fit from the time the new little one is well, little!
Those are so cute! I would LOVE to try them out. And what's not to love about chocolate covered diapers? :)
to you lucky gals, look for an email from me tonight.
thanks to all who else who entered. look for another giveaway soon!