I will post the Irish cream recipe later today -- I don't have the recipe on hand. It's super yummy and always very well received!!
14 oz. Irish whiskey
14 oz. Eagle sweetened condensed milk
1 C. (1/2 pint) whipping cream
2 Tbs. chocolate syrup
2 tsp. instant coffee
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. almond
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Consume within 7 days (that hasn't ever really been a problem here!).
You can upload the child's face into the program. The magnetic paper was kind of expensive, 15 dollars for 5 sheets at Office Depot. Anyone know where I can get it cheaper?
I have a big ol' playsilk, undyed, that I was given and my son doesn't have any interest in. So I will dye that. She is a ladybug maniac, so I will make the ladybug pattern either w/a cookie cutter or w/2 biscuit cutters bent to shape. And then dye red, w/a stash of Koolaid I found on crazy sale (like 5 cents a packet at the salvage store). So, a gorgeous gift plus it will cost less than a quarter to make!
Cold Crittershttp://jas.familyfun.go.com/arts-and...&craftid=11565 snake and doggy
I have a few ideas for this christmas;
A tooth fairy pillow for nephew who is 5. plus maybe some inexpensive artsy stuff.
Irish Cream (from recipe above) for BIL, my brothers
Slippers (link above) for DS
Cup cozy for my parents-they will love it w/a pocket for DS's pic.
How cute are these!!! I was thinking about making them for DS, but they may be too hard for me. Please someone make them.
The microwave peanut brittle and apple butter I made a few years ago.
SIL and MIL are nearly impossible-I have no ideas for them.
Ooh-I just thought of another idea for nephew. (They want us to get him some legos, but can't afford it.) I could get a wood box from Michael's, paint it and make a fabric lego for the top. Cover the top w/primary color fabric and make 8 large circles and sew them on top to look like a giant lego. Then he could store his legos in it and it would look cute in his room.
Pam Cliff Malachi 5/08 Judah 5/10 Eden 8/12 Asher 8/12
You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me. ~CS Lewis
I'm going to do a little for everyone!!
My cup overflows with a wonderful husband and two beautiful daughters and another on the way in April 2012!
Homemade art supply kit for my nephew and beginning embroidery kit for my two older girls:
Also, I plan on making stationery kits for some of the gals in my family. Inexpensive, coordinating journals, note pads, magnet sets, pretty pens. I like searching the stores like Marshall's, TJ Maxx, or Tuesday Morning for great deals on stationery. I have all the materials except I need to find a basket or place them in a small tote bag. So far, I've only spent $6 and the sets are really pretty.
I haven't done this yet, but I'm dying to make a few of these too: