Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Day 6: Sugar Cookie Drizzled with Chocolate

                         Here is another super easy gift to give, and yummy too. Just get pre made sugar cookie dough and bake the cookies. the melt some chocolate in the microwave and take some chocolate into a small spoon and lighting drizzle the chocolate onto the cookie with an up and down motion with your hand. Who doesn't like cookies for a gift?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Day 5: Chocolate and White Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Hey everyone. Here is a super easy sweet and salty treat that just about everyone loves and you can make buckets of them! All you need are semi-sweet chocolate chip, white chocolate chips and a big bag of pretzels. All you need to do is melt the chocolate in the microwave and dip until your heart is content. Put them in a festive tin or bag to give them as gifts.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Day 4: Simple and Elegant Necklace

                  This is a beautiful necklace made of glass pearls and grey metal chain. It would go great almost anything. This took a little longer to make than the earrings but it was fun to see the necklace grow as the beads went on. I thought about adding more colors, then I decided not to after putting the last bead on. Enjoy Day 4, there is still so much more to come.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Day 3: Crochet Coasters

                                      Day 3 are these 4 crocheted coasters. They were a lot of fun and so easy to make. These are the first coasters I have ever made and I think they turned out pretty good. They would be great paired with wine glasses, or a wine glass cover. The great  thing about these is that you can make them in any color to match your home decor and show off your personality.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Day 2: Sterling Silver and crystal earings

                   These earrings would make a lovely gift for any girl. Simple, Sparkly, and Handmade.
I love making jewelry and just had to share these with you all. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Jewelry is so easy to make. I learned by watching videos and reading books. Also, with trends constantly changing there is always something new to learn. These were so much fun to make and took only about 20 minutes.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Day 1: Mint Chocolate Drops

                    Hello everyone, I hope all of you are doing well tonight. The orginal plan was to start the 12 Days on the 1st. but I didn't realize how close we were to Dec. 1st and how much work needed to be done. Because of the date had to be pushed back a little later than planned.
                   Today is, finally, the first day of the 12 Days of Handmade. During these days I am going to show you some of my favorite things to make, some recipes, and some new things I am trying. The First Day is a sweet day and new recipe. It is very simple and very yummy. These little bits of yumminess (not sure if this is a real word) will go great in a festive treat bag and then placed in an even more festive coffee mug. Ok, here is the recipe. I hope you all like it and enjoy these 12 Days of Handmade.



              12 oz. Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

              Mint Candy Flavoring Oil

              Green or Red Sprinkles


 1. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second intervals until melted. Stir after each time.

 2. Add a few drops of the flavoring at a time stirring after each addition until the flavor is to your liking.

3. Drop by spoonful onto a cookie sheet covered in wax paper.

4. Sprinkle with sprinkles while still wet.

5. Leave on counter until set. Store in a container.

Makes about 24-36