Apparently I depend on a white Christmas to remind me to get gifts done! I have been running outside, driving to work with cruise control, and skipping a jacket some days.
This crazy (mild) Iowa weather is throwing me off big time. I nearly forgot my family Christmas last Sunday, and just today it hit me that tomorrow is my last day of work this year! I had to think quick for cute mentor gifts.
These would make great teacher gifts, because I am a teacher, and I like them!
I really enjoy homemade canned goods as gifts because I eat waaay to many sweets over the holidays. The canned goods get me through the doldrums of January and February.
I shared my triple berry jam from my summer canning adventures. I added a fabric top, using an extra canning lid as a template. I used variegated crochet thread to tie on a button and crocheted snowflake.
I made the jam from scavenged blackberries and mulberries. (Remember that disaster?!) The crochet thread to make the snowflakes and tie on the button came from a $5 grab bag of thrifted thread. I made the snowflakes last year; they were in my stash waiting to be starched. Snowflake patterns are free online. The buttons came from my stash.
I am so happy with the results! These make nice token gifts that anyone would be happy with. It is hard to plan ahead when I think best under pressure.