‘Tis the season to be jolly and frenzied! Just like everyone else reading this blog, December is usually a very busy month preparing for the holidays. And despite all our planning, and what seemed like timely preparations, here we are, just 4 short weeks before Christmas, and only 3 weeks before the family begins to gather at our home, and many projects are well from finished! So, December is going to look a little different around here. We need to finish some major Christmas projects, so most of our crafting time will be spent finishing up gifts, not crafting new projects for the blog. If we turn out something new and doable, we will be sure to post it. But there is a good chance that we will put blinders on and stick to finishing up gifts for family and friends.
So, we’ll share what we can. I haven’t finished the hobby horses so the directions aren’t quite ready, but still hoping to get them posted. Also, I know some of you would like to have a go at the holiday gnomes, so I’ll try to make that pattern available. In the meantime, you’ll probably find us sharing some of our holiday decorating ideas, wrapping projects, (check out It’s A Wrap! on One Generation) and gifts from the kitchen.
We also plan to share in a different way, too. Michelle and I have about 2 dozen different types of cookies we make for the holidays. And because of the shear quantity, we start early. Some cookies, the kind that store well, we will begin to make December 1. Others that have dough that freeze well, will make, freeze the dough, and wait until closer to Christmas to bake. And the fragile cookies will be made at the last minute. As we make our cookies, we will be taking pics and sharing them along with the recipes. (We wish we could share the cookies and a nice cup of friendship tea with everyone, but since we can’t, this is our way of sharing the season with you.)
We would absolutely love it if you shared pics and recipes of some of your family’s favorite cookie recipes. If you’d like to, just include your recipe here, and post a pic at the flickr Wee Folk Art Crafting Club pool. If you do include a pic on flickr, please make sure to include your Wee Folk Art username so we know who you are!
So, here’s hoping we all get all our projects done on time!
To start us out…here’s that cup of tea we’d like to share with you. The recipe is quick and easy, lovely to give as a gift from the kitchen, or perfect for a quick calm during the hectic holidays. Enjoy and think of us!
1/2 c. Instant Tea
3/4 c. Tang
1 c. Sugar
1/2 t. ground cloves
1 t. cinnamon
Mix everything together and store in a air tight container.
To serve add 1 heaping tablespoon to 8 oz. of boiling water.
Sit back and enjoy!