Saturday, January 2, 2010

updates for the new year!

Well a million things have happened since my last post. I wanted to dedicate an entire clutter-free post to my first craft show experience, but I still have yet to go through and organize the photos. So that can be for next time.

For Christmas, I tried to make most of my gifts this year. I think it went pretty well. I always feel a little funny giving people things I've made. I don't know why.
For the men in the family, who are terribly impossible to shop for, I made some mixed nut concoctions. They were SO good and really easy to make with basic ingredients like brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc etc. And look how pretty they pack up!




I also found time to bake some cookies. I made some cinnamon chocolate cookies. They tasted AWESOME right from the oven because they had a chewy inside and a crunchy outside. The best. They're kind of all crunchy now, but the flavor is still tasty.



For my nana I drew a caricature picture of her. I also drew one of my mom but I forgot to take a picture of it. She mentioned she'd blog about it, so I'll link to it when she does.



My sister and my friend Yesenia got these little trinket boxes that I painted and attached all kinds of clay goodies on top of. The first picture is the one for my sister and the second for my friend.




Thankfully the holidays are all over and done with and now I can get back to work! I have a mountain of things I'd like to list and another mountain of things I'm in the middle of working on. And lest we not forget I have a mountain of sketches I'd like to turn into finished pieces. One of these days I'll get prints made. I finally ordered some more printer ink, so maybe that's not too far off!

4 comments:

Irit said...

Such lovely gifts! But I know what you mean about feeling uneasy giving things you made. I sometimes feel the same way.

The boxes you made are adorable!!!

Would you mind sharing the recipe for the cinnamon cookies? They look delicious. :-)

Jamie Ferraioli said...

You bet! They were easy to make.
http://www.hersheys.com/recipes/recipes/detail.asp?id=5744&page=1&per=448&product_ID=19

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

The nuts were so good I stole Pop-Pop's. Make us some more of that peanut brittle. I've never had peanut brittle that good!

Seriously, those were the best presents Jam. We absolutely loved everything. Yesenia's Asian themed box. You are incredible.

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

The nuts were so good I stole Pop-Pop's. Make us some more of that peanut brittle. I've never had peanut brittle that good!

Seriously, those were the best presents Jam. We absolutely loved everything. Yesenia's Asian themed box. You are incredible.