A Craft Swap- part two

6:00 AM

I was stressing about what to create for the craft swap hosted by Amanda when early last week inspiration ran me over like a truck.  Valentines Day was on Friday.  Why not create a box of goodies in honor of the heart holiday?  I knew for sure I was going to make these cute Pottery Barn inspired heart tea towels created by insanely talented sister-in-law.  I bought the towels from Ikea and then bought some red fabric and the iron on adhesive.  Easy enough.  A few of the first hearts gone thrown away, but once I got the hang of it, it was smooth sailing!  
What else goes with Valentines Day?  I thought about making some sort of chocolate or caramel something but in the end decided on homemade marshmallows.  I had made some peppermint marshmallows at Christmas with a recipe from  King Arthur but it was made with corn syrup.  (I have nothing against corn syrup for baking because I control how much goes in).  They were very good marshmallows, buy they were very sticky and tool a while to set up.   I found this recipe for corn syrup free marshmallows and thought I would give it a go.  Corrine and I made them and they were set and ready to cut about five hours later.  We were only marginally sticky.  

 
 I put them in the mail on Wednesday with the hopes they arrived in time for Valentines Day.

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9 comments

  1. They are beautiful gifts Jen.
    I use to make marshmallows all the time when my babies were little, they are so much fun and my crew loved them.

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  2. hi jen ~ thank you so much for your package! everything is beautiful and arrived exactly on valentine's day. :) my daughter set right to making a cup of hot cocoa to top with your marshmallows and the tea towels are so sweet and perfect. this craft swap was such fun... thank you again! xo

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  3. What neat gifts! Those marshmallows will taste great in some hot chocolate.

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  4. Love the tea towels, those are really darling.

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  5. great presents!! Love how everyone is creating and making pretty stuff :)

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  6. Those tea towels are so cute! I made marshmallows once and I don't think I'll do it again haha. A lot of work. It did help to cut them with scissors that were dusted with powdered sugar.

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  7. oh what sweet gifts! I want to try making homemade marshmallows someday..... I think I can handle 'marginally sticky' ;) thank you for participating in the swap!

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  8. Seeing what everyone has been either receiving or sending as a part of Amanda's blog swap sure has been fun!

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