Some cool Homemade Gifts images:
Better Than Nonna’s
Image by yummysmellsca
I don’t have an Italian grandmother. If anything, I come from Irish / Scottish / English stock (with a few rogues thrown in there). But I do like my marinara, and I like it to be made right. Mom’s old wooden spoon included.
I adore roasted tomatoes, in everything from salads and pizza to soups and sauces like this garlicky delight! Roasting concentrated the sweetness of my homegrown heirloom tomatoes, hot and sweet peppers, and carrots. It also really upped the richness and caramelly, buttery note of the (13 cloves of) garlic and a Vidalia onion. Pureed and canned (after an obligatory
10 1 bowl of pasta), it is a delight for the long winter ahead!
Now I just have to figure out what to do with batch #2…
“Heart in Pieces” digital Valentine heart design by mimitalks, married w/children
Image by mimitalks, married, under grace
Valentine’s really don’t have to be red…
As God has gifted me, so gift I you. Happy Valentine’s Day early…
Suggestion: Print on acid-free white cardstock to fit on a page and cut out with a paper cutter.I fold the card in half vertically and match up the edges. I place the card on something that "gives" – like a carpet – then use a bulletin board push pin to poke a hole through both layers of the card in the center of the two circle indentions on the full color side. Then I cut out the shape you see at the bottom – on the outer side of the green line. I push a mini brad (one of the metal ones for this design, check out a scrapbook store or dept. for these) through each of the two holes and spread out the prongs on the back side of the card in a vertical direction. Securing the card this way gives you a pouch in which to put a small gift – like a sandwich bag of sweetheart candy or a wrapped homemade cookie or lollipop (something not too heavy or bulky). Make a copy of a favorite photo, tear the edges to make it roughly into a heart shape and glue it into the torn heart – or come up with your own idea! Going under a Creative Commons license for personal use only.
Set on Flickr of all my (for personal use only) Valentine printable designs
Wedding of Charlene & Kenneth “Atholl Palace” Pitlochry Scotland
Image by Salicia
A mosaic of the colour theme chosen for the wedding of my lovely daughter Charlene & Kenneth my handsome new son in-law. As mother of the bride I was honoured to be asked to be the Wedding Planner for they’re special day it was a joy and a pleasure and I hope the pretty colours will give inspiration to many brides to be. The mosaic contains my homemade Wedding Invitations, Unity Candle & Tapers, Mini Memorial Candles, Bookmark Favours, Tealight Candle Pouch Favours, Order of Service, Tears of Joy Packs, Decorated Candy Jars, Decorated Serving Spoons, Gift Wrapped Presents for the Bridal Party and Wedding Wreath . The picture in the centre is a close up of my daughter’s Wedding Cake with the Scottish Thistle representing they’re Traditional Scottish Wedding and of course the Bride & Groom themselves also make an appearance. HAPPY WEDDING PLANNING X