I can't imagine a world where I wouldn't give hand-made gifts to my kids' teachers, but as the month ramps up, I always feel overwhelmed by the myriad of things on my to-do list. Thankfully, Jeni's tutorial for drawstring bags is quick and easy and yet makes such a great product.
I love these bags. They are so stinkin' cute and make adorable gifts. I used large scraps and making a dent in my scrap bin is the icing on the cake of these gifts.
I filled each bag with a few jars of homemade jam and a little bamboo spoon. They were very well received.
And for the office staff, I prepared boxes of homemade cookies. I love making cookies and perhaps I go a bit overboard around the holidays. This year I made ten varieties - Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk, Nutella Hamentashen, Chocolate Crinkles, Mocha Snowflakes, Snickers Surprises, Carmel Bars, Scandinavian Almond Cookies, Apple Squares, Chocolate Carmel Drops with Sea Salt, and Gingerbread Double Chip Muffins.
I'm glad to have these gifts done and delivered - a few more things crossed off of my to-do list. Now it's time to knock a few more items off that list. But not before I eat one of the cookies I kept for myself.