Late Christmas Eve, I finally finished this little fellow and his twin brother. I found the pattern for him in the December 2009 "Crafts 'n Things" magazine and fell in love. I've looked on their website for an on-line tutorial or picture to share with you, but can't find one. I particularly love the craft boa. It makes the Santa and I loved the blanket stitch. I'm not great at it, but I like to do it.
I was late getting them to their intended recipients, but hopefully they'll forgive me. Especially since they were accompanied with this.
It is my signature toffee that many people seem to love (including myself and my family.) I cannot seem to make a decent sugar cookie like so many people can and do. My peanut brittle, fudge, and sweet breads like banana bread are pretty good too, but I learned long ago that the toffee is the main event. I long ago decided to quit wasting my money on the run of the mill candies and specialize. I have! I have 4 heavy-duty aluminum pans, 8 cookie sheets, candy paddles, and a thermometer to make my toffee and make 6-7 batches at a time in 4-6 hour increments. I only make the other stuff for my family.
OK, I know I'm boring you silly, but it's my blog and I can do what I want! Right???
I hope each of you have had a wonderful Christmas full of family, celebrations of the Savior, and taking the opportunity to serve others. I'll also add that I hope you have had the opportunity as I have of crafting, cooking, sewing, buying and making gifts, keeping secrets and perhaps slipping on a few, decorating, staying up late at nights, getting up early, skipping a few meals, taking your grandchildren (children) shopping, being a secret Santa, planning and throwing a party, cleaning your kitchen 2 and 3 times a day .and generally enjoying this Holiday to the fullest. Merry Christmas to all of you!