Well, hello again! I can’t believe it’s been a month since the last time I posted. Between getting ready for the holidays and coming down with the flu a couple weeks ago, I just couldn’t seem to find the time or energy to get a post together. So here’s a look at what I’ve been up to in the last month.
For the gift exchange at my work’s holiday party, I decided to do a bottle of wine and some homemade treats. As my friend and co-worker has Celiac disease, all the treats had to be gluten-free – i.e. flourless or with easily substituted ingredients (like g-free pretzels and oreos).
Candied Pecans from Aimee over on Shugary Sweets
Christmas Cookie Bark I found at Keeping up with the Kitchen Mom
Christmas Crunch from Cooking Classy
Chocolate Covered Peanuts from Steph at Plain Chicken
Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies adapted from Brandy at BD Design
Gluten-free Mocha Hazelnut Cookies from ifood.tv
Some friends of mine hosted their 2nd Annual Christmas Movie Marathon Party this month, and in addition to the obvious watching of movies, we did some Christmas crafting as well. We made glittered ornaments using pledge floor finish (more info here), candy cane-filled ornaments, and finger print canvas art.
I also mentioned in a previous post that I had been knitting some hats for the babies of the family. I used Justyna Lorkowska’s “I Heart Cables” pattern on Ravelry. This pattern is also on Petite Purls, but there are errors in the cable instructions, so be sure to go to Ravelry for the correct pattern. This hat turned out so cute for both the babies! And my older niece seemed to like my test hat.
Aren’t they just so adorable?! I hope you’ve had a wonderful December! As always, questions and comments are welcome! I’d love to hear from you! Have a Happy New Year!