Monday, May 10, 2010

A Homemade Gift

We have had one of the first little girl parties of the year yesterday. And a perfect opportunity to get started on my homemade gifts.

I've been dying to make this brownie jar. It contains all the dry ingredients needed to make a quick mix brownie. The dry ingredients are layered up the jar to create a sand jar effect.

All that needs to be added are eggs and butter. In order from the bottom are flour and baking powder, cocoa, sugar, choc bits and coloured mini marshmallows. So easy and (I think) so cute.

I've added the recipe to the front of the jar and prettied up the top a little with some scrappy bits and pieces.

Yesterday was a bit of a day out for me. I had both my hubby and son home sick so I wasn't about to hang around all day playing nurse maid. I did that on Sunday when it should have been Mother's Day.

I'm loving my stationery at the moment and picked up these bits and pieces. What I'm going to use them for, I have no idea but that's not really the point with pretty stationery is it? For me just looking at them and ohhing and ahhing over them is almost enough.

Hope you are enjoying your week.


Debbie said...

The Brownies in a jar idea is great for a budding little chef and I think any child would love it :0). I have seen quite a few mix-in-jar recipes...just never done it. I love stationary too

Emma said...

Thankyou again so very much for such a thoughtful present. We (Lili and I)love it and cant wait to make it up, although we love the look of it sitting on our bench at the moment.
I am a sucker for all things stationary, love all the brads you got!!!

Sammy :0) said...

That is such a great idea! I might have to use it next year for easter gifts (i usually spend a couple of days baking things). I know what you mean about the stationery love except for me its fabric...I just keep buying it whenever I see something pretty then it sits there til I decide what to do with it :0)

libby said...

What a lovely idea Vanessa. I've made this before for xmas presents but never thought to do so for a child. It looks fantastic.
And I totally agree about buying stationary, or anything crafty :-)


Vanessa said...

Thanks for all your comments. Looking at the pics i realise I have to get a new camera. I hate that the pics don't do the items justice. My birthday is next month so i just might start hinting big time.